Hillbilly Tea
Hillbilly Tea
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Hillbilly Tea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://hillbillytea.com/
  • Phone: 5025877350
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Friday - Sunday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Arpi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main & Market
  • Parking: No
A word from Hillbilly Tea
Louisville's eccentric tea cafe serving up their own brand of fresh crop organic teas & Appalachian cuisine... "y'all come on by for a jar of tea!"
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Hillbilly Tea reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I love both tea and bourbon,
    maxdog
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I love both tea and bourbon, so this place was made especially for me. Every food item we had was creative and delicious, and for the quality I thought the food was a great value. The specialty drinks made with the tea infused "hooch" were also great, wish I could have tried more of them but had to be able to walk back to the hotel! Highly recommend, and will be a must visit if I get a chance to return to Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seems familiar...
    Eatin4dawknd
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Hillbilly Tea was good. It did however remind me a lot of another restaurant in town... The strawberry soup was AMAZING! We all had a fantastic time and left extremely full
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place to dine!
    Kacey
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    My husband and I went with another couple. I thought this was a fun place to dine and the food and drinks were great!! We had great service and will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Louisville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Fantastic food, service, ambiance! And don't forget to try the tea hooch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service suffered
    Lexigirl
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The service was very slow. Waiter forgot to offer water a d had to ask twice. Then we had to wait forr ice for our water Had to ask for several things more than once. It didn't seem crazy busy bu t it took over an hour to get our food and two of us had salads only. We missed much of the trolley hop shopping opportunity since we were there so long, mostly waiting on water, drinks, salt and paper, ketchup and our bill. The food was very good and unusual. The unique blend of different foods paired together was interesting and the sweet dream tea was very good. Loved the decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a lot of options...
    Tastee
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Hillbilly Tea is a great, unique hot spot. Only downside, half the menu was sold out when we got there. Having a small menu to start with means, not a lot of options...
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Atmosphere and food
    studwithathud
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Great job guys! We loved our first experience at Hillbilly Tea. The tea was amazing and the atmosphere and service was wonderful and the food was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone that loves southern food done REALLY well and an atmosphere that is friendly and creative. ps- I highly recommend the quail!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Brunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    I had my first Hillbilly Tea experience at 11am on a Sunday. The service was great, and the menu and ambience were interesting and unique without trying to hard or becoming a distraction. My only complaint was that the best tables (window seats on a sunny day) were reserved for parties of 3 more more. It's a little more expensive than other local brunch spots once you factor in the drink and the addition of meat to a meal, but will definitely become a part of my brunch rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simplicity
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Good with an unique feel. Very lite on the menu items but special to the taste. Good Saturday afternoon place but lacks ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the downtown Kentucky area??
    Patrick
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    This one is worth the price of admission. This was our 2nd visit and it was better than the first. Tea selection is absolutely fabulous. Can't wait for next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Fives for Hillbilly
    LTSTECFVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Ate brunch while visiting for a wedding. Have been before for lunch, but not brunch. Do not miss the back or the smoky Mary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something delicious and different
    StephenTVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We were looking for a place to eat before an event at the YUM! center. Close walk and easy parking accross the street. The food was a pleasent surprise. We asked our waiter what to order and followed his lead. The okra was smokey and excelent. Salad was Ok but nothing special. The steak was wonderful and the ribs were very tasty. The steak was around 6 ounces and was sliced. There were only 3 ribs in the dinner. The bread pudding was awesome. I will go back just for desert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hillbilly Heaven
    southerndiner
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Do not be distracted by the name of this restaurant. Yes, they do focus on tea but I didn't witness any hillbillies loitering in the shadows! The food was incredible, handmade pate, braised lamb shanks and smoked catfish on sweet potato hash browns just to name a few of the offerings. Stephen, our waiter was World Class! He was one of the finest waiters we have ever encountered anywhere. There was not one single negative to our dining experience at Hillbilly Tea. We will be returning on our next trip to Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great favorite, always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    We visit often and always love it, and this time was no exception. Most interesting brunch in the city, light and cheery atmosphere, friendly and funky (in a good way) service, and endlessly accommodating. Plus, their iced matcha is the bee's knees. Go for it -- you won't regret the choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quirky and Delicious
    Aimee
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Thoroughly impressed with Hillbilly Tea. We had brunch on Sunday morning and the food was delicious (pancakes were incredible!). The menu was creative and quirky, as was the decor and atmosphere. Wait staff was excellent in recommending tea and items from the menu. Loved our experience here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't miss the specialty cocktails!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    This restaurant is located between the Market Street NuLu scene and the Main Street Urban Bourbon Trail spots like Doc Crow's, Proof, and St. Charles Exchange. The food left something to be desired, but the COCKTAILS - especially those with tea hooch!!! - are amazing! Try the tea hooch and honey one. Very sweet, hint of tea flavor, and the alcohol isn't too strong. Very refreshing for a summer evening!! Not to be missed! They also have moonshine flights and good mini biscuits. It's a no brainer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Did NOT disappoint
    Scubagirl
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    We came here due to their web page. We were intrigued by their menu. My husband is a vegetarian and I am not. We both loved or food and drink choices. The menu is innovative and delicious. Our server was knowledgeable. What a fun place. We came from Chicago to see Louisville and put this destination as a must see. We are so glad we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    I rarely come to Louisville, but every time I come I always make a point to visit to Hillbilly Tea. It is consistently fantastic, reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is great for a relaxing dinner with friends or brunch with your significant other. I always have a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant and tasty
    JustinWestVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    My first time to go for brunch with a group. It was simply excellent food, fun service, and vibrant environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before a concert
    Rita
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Our meal started with the little biscuits. Our waitress told us they had bamboo ash in them. They were very tasteful. Jenna our waitress was very knowledgeable of the teas as well as the new summer menu. I enjoyed the Fish Cake with the cucumber salad. The sauce served with the Fish Cake was excellent and complimented the fish. My spouse had the pork ribs with the radish potato salad, he said the ribs were excellent as well and the radish potato salad was a tasty surprise. Others at our table enjoyed the Flank Steak prepared to perfection. One of our group enjoyed a white wine and was very happy with the suggested selection by our waitress. Jenna, our waitress was excellent, prompt, and very knowledgeable of the menu and teas. EXCELLENT!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cute cute cute
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    it was my husband and my's first wedding anniversary. we were staying the weekend in louisville. a friend recommended Hillbilly tea for brunch and i'm so glad she did. it was a wonderful little hideaway in the middle of the city. very rustic and charming. the staff was very friendly and prompt with everything. we will most definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a one and done concept.
    LousyBarServiceVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    This is a one and done concept. Maybe good for A dinner. No interest in returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting
    JSmith
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Given the vegan choices, this place might should be renamed "Hippy Hollow Tea" (tongue in cheek). I found some flavors in my food that I wouldn't expect - in a good way. Was visiting from out of town and this was highly recommended. Didn't disappoint. However, a more encompassing menu would be good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    Tearific
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Second time to dine at Hillbilly Tea and both experiences were very positive. I appreciate the enthusiam and overall knowledge of the servers. I especially love the non-rushed atmosphere. It is very relaxed and each course can be enjoyed on it's own merits. Menu is unique and the food very delicious. I would definitely pass the good word on to my friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all your pancakes are belong to us
    realdeal
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. I would like to come back and try the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place For Brunch
    Louky
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I like the location, the interior was fun and relaxed and the menu was really interesting. I had the tofu scramble and really liked it. The scone was good and the honey delicious. Also really liked the different ice teas. The catfish sandwich was also very good. We were celebrating Mother's Day and it was a nice place to have our family together. The music was really good but a little to loud. The only complaint was that it really took a very long time to get our food after we ordered.. We understood it was crowed on Mother's Day and we were not in a hurry...just hungry! I would go back and I have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food for Sunday Brunch
    food4me
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The eggs biscuits & gravy was fabulous! We were all very happy with the food. It was very flavorful and the portions were nice size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Hit
    Sarah
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I took my mom to Hillbilly Tea last year for Mother's Day and she loved it so much she asked to go again for 2013. Our second dining experience was even better than the first and I didn't think that was possible! We absolutely love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu was varied and had
    Jmalone103VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    The menu was varied and had something to please everyone. Quirky drinking glasses,mismatched flatware and the rough tables made the dining experience nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrific atmosphere
    MPMeyersVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Great brunch with wonderful service. Learn more than you thought possible about teas. Scrabble was outstanding and wife loved her cream of wheat pancakes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Paco
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Best meal, service, & ambiance of a restaurant that I have rated in a long time. I stopped in for my Mom's 78th birthday and the owner treated us like family. Fantastic evening. The decor is wonderful! Country farm charm, down to the smallest details. Clean. Fun wait staff, the are making a music CD together. We had the Lamb shank, Marinated Catfish, Duck confit, Road Stew, & Bread pudding all were fantastic. Best bread pudding ever, by the way. Have fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were
    Execchef
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The food and service were exceptional. This place is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    HoosierMamaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    I have been to Hillbilly Tea on several occasions and have always been pleased with my experience. The food is consistently good and the service is consistently awesome. Friday's crowd was celebrating Oaks Day in style and the staff didn't miss a beat - loved the energy and ambience! The menu selection was different (it was the brunch rather than the lunch menu) and a favorite item (the "tea party") was missing. The waiter and kitchen staff happily made accommodations for my daughters and they weren't disappointed with their Oaks Day tea party. Thanks again for a lovely time, Hillbilly Tea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • success
    annseed12
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    My friends went for my best friends bachelorette dinner. wait staff was friendly. it was not crowded. each person only spent about $10, so it wasn't too pricey. the larger dinners were more expensive. great atmosphere, laid back and like going to a friends house for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good. Teas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Food is always good. Teas are fantastic. Servers is always great. Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere and wide
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Great atmosphere and wide variety of teas and unique tea-based drinks. Absolutely loved the bourbon bread puffing with toasted marshmallow topping!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Hillbilly brew was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The Hillbilly brew was the best coffee, not too strong but bold. The cream o' wheat pancakes had a wonderful light taste. Our server was great at answering our ? about the many diffrent items on the mnue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive food: I had a roasted
    rtraveler
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Inventive food: I had a roasted lamb shank on succotash, the succotash was corn mixed with a type of pea or bean I had never tasted before (it wasn't a lima bean) and it was excellent. Portions are judicious, not huge but not itty bitty. Tried the corn pone on the side (excellent) and had bean fritters as an appetizer. Enjoyed a jar of prosecco to start the meal, wine list is abbreviated but of good quailty. Service was excellent even though they were busy. Ended the meal with their Chamomile tea; I am a tea snob and it was one of the best I have ever tasted, I bought some on my way out. I hope to go back for brunch when I can try their caffeinated teas. Dining companion had a bourbon based drink and she was delighted. A true local gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Hillbilly Tea is my favorite restaurant in town! They have excellent food and everything is so good you'll want to try it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try
    Flat0champagneVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    This is the first time we dined at Hillbilly's, and it was a fascinating experience. The decor is rustic and very imaginative. The service is good and accommodating (e.g. they didn't have a cold bottle of the wine we ordered, so they gave us an ice-cooler for it). The food is OK, but it needs great help with seasoning: the lamb and succotash were kind of drab tasting. However, we enjoyed the dark-colored biscuits (could have used more). Otherwise, the place is clean, and interesting, and a must-try experience for any louisvillian.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate