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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

My husband and I the Kentucky Burgers which were great. The coffee is good too. Deb and Rod are very friendly. They have a range of locally made gifts for sale. The cafe is spotlessly clean.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2019

Great place to stop and fill up the car and grab some drinks and snacks when on the road. Not much to do in Kentucky apart from the distillery but its good to support the locals when you can.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I have dropped into this store about 4 times now and I always seem to get excited before I pull up there,I have never eaten there though it always seems to have a couple eating, I love the feel of the store, I have bought...beer there to take home and once petrol and a couple of lollies for the kids, if your in Kentucky then stick your head in ,I feel its a lovely little country store, worth a lookMore

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Kentucky is a tiny village a few km off the New England Highway, between Armidale and Tamworth. The turn-off is not all well signposted and without knowing about it, you can very easily drive straight past. Luckily, some locals in Armidale told me about the...Kentucky General Store, which serve meals (takeaways as well as sit-down) as well as operating as the local grocery store, gas station, bottle shop and PO. The store has a quaint (if a bit cluttered) dining room and service is friendly. Quite a good range of options on the menu, including pizza: I had the chicken-schnitzel burger, which was huge. My coffee (flat white) also passed muster. You wouldn't call the food sophisticated - fair enough given the location - but prices are very reasonable and servings generous. Meals are also a little slow to arrive at the table. If you are in a mad rush to get somewhere you are probably better off driving through to one of the fast-food places in Armidale. Otherwise, set the GPS for Kentucky.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Rod M, Owner at Kentucky General Store and Licensed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

We appreciate your comments & thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Out in the middle of nowhere and not looking much on the outside is a charming cafe with the best nachos I've had in years. You head in not expecting much and there is this cosy nook with a warm fire just waiting for you....Nice menu and a welcome oasis from our days driving. Great host and oodles of country charm and hospitality. Head off the highway to experience good country charm.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and really good bacon egg rolls well worth the diversion off the New England highway staff very friendly excellent service

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great coffee, tasty toasted sandwiches and friendly interesting information was meted out by the owners, Rob and Deb McGrath. Having been to Texas, Qld we could not go past Kentucky, NSW without visiting this village. We were not sorry we made the effort.

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped off in Kentucky on my way to Armidale. I was a little hesitate at first ordering a coffee but my Cap was made wonderfully. The store is very cosy and the lovely gentleman that served me told me all about the area and...what to see and do. I had a wonderful stop, i love the attitudes and friendliness of country folk. Will be back. :)More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I just had time for a quick stop here but I went into the store and got some provisions for the road - the store is nice, quaint in a NSW way and the lady who served me was friendly and willing to talk about...the area.More

Date of visit: March 2015
Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

Plus plenty more to choose from ...friendly owner. Opened up the hall next door so I could read about the history of Kentucky while my locally sourced steak cooked. Bell, the cafe doggie kept me company. Only 4 km off the highway south of Uralla....Definitely worth the detour.More

Date of visit: November 2013
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