Hillbilly Tea

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Tea Room
120 S 1st St, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Wed–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

Based on 168 votes

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  • What you need to know
    JJ
    "Bean & sage fritters are the best appetizer."(2 Tips)
    louisville.com
    "... with names such a "good earth," "gunpowder," "big Earl's" and "forest..."(2 Tips)
    Lauren M.
    "Watermelon salad and bourbon bread pudding were perfect."(5 Tips)
    jbrotherlove
    "Whatever you order, add the Roasted Sweet Potatoes as a side."(2 Tips)
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  • Andrew M.

    Try the crawdad fritters and asparagus soup. The kale salad and tea cracklins make it a good morning.

    Andrew Mager · April 12
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  • Elly W.

    Bourbon Pudding? More like Bourbon Good-ing 🙌.

    Elly Wallace · April 3
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  • Tammy V.

    The Harvest Moon chai tea toddy warmed my heart!

    Tammy Voisine · March 9
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  • Greg R.

    The duck burger is really good, but can be kind of messy. Also, try the bright green tea.

    Greg Reynolds · January 5
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  • Nikayla E.

    Meat loaf & roasted sweet potatoes

    Nikayla Edmondson · December 2, 2014
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  • Brenda M.

    Oooo order a glass of wine sooo cute

    Brenda McKinley · November 23, 2014
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  • Cecilia S.

    Get the sweet potato fries. Sooooo good. Wash down with tea or a shot of moonshine.

    Cecilia Sun · October 26, 2014
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  • Alison B.

    Bourbon breakfast is yummy. Waiters are as well.

    Alison Byrne Fields · October 12, 2014
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  • Danielle L.

    Try the Tea Plank, it'll give you a sample of their great foods!

    Danielle Larsen · October 6, 2014
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  • Kevin S.

    Downstairs men's room has a vintage musket hanging above the toilet. Ya know, because.

    Kevin Smokler · September 30, 2014
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  • Zombie

    Hunter Stew is hearty and amazing!

    Zombie · September 29, 2014
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  • Louis K.

    Nice teas , great look , so far good service I'm liking it

    Louis Katz · September 14, 2014
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  • Kayleigh H.

    Had the ham and sweet potato hash with fried eggs and the basil tea - recommended by the server and was the perfect post wedding/ pre flight to NYC brunch. Liked sitting upstairs, too.

    Kayleigh Harrington · September 10, 2014
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  • Jamie

    Save room for the Bourbon Bread Pudding.

    Jamie · August 16, 2014
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  • jamie g.

    Hbt sour! Booze!

    jamie grimes · August 12, 2014
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  • Kay T.

    It was wonderful !! Friendly, food was excellence !! Fun place !

    Kay Townsend · July 31, 2014
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  • Karin

    Such a cute place and great tea soda! The tea plank was sort of strange... Don't really recommend it but the soup was amazing!

    Karin · June 10, 2014
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  • Stephanie K.

    No brunch during the week days (besides Friday) do plan accordingly :(

    Stephanie Kappel · June 9, 2014
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  • Ryan P.

    Great food, cool atmosphere and attentive service. Definitely check this place out.

    Ryan Paul · May 12, 2014
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  • Mike S.

    Hidden gem. Definitely gives off the hipster vibe but the food is amazing. Menu changes regularly based on seasonal ingredients. Try the friend cod!

    Mike Smith · May 3, 2014
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  • Kevin M.

    Great tea. Food tasted good (lunch). Burger overcooked. Expensive for what it is, though. No kid's menu.

    Kevin McKay · April 1, 2014
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  • Juliet M.

    Good earth tea. Yum.

    Juliet M. · March 27, 2014
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  • Lindsay J.

    A lovely place but not for those in a hurry.

    Lindsay Jones · February 24, 2014
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  • Brian L.

    Steak and Eggs and the Smoked black tea. Best brunch in quite a while. They have MOONSHINE...whaaat??

    Brian Love · January 11, 2014
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  • Chanda G.

    The bacon wrapped fish will change your life. You haven't eaten in Louisville until you've eaten at Hillbilly Tea.

    Chanda Glover · January 10, 2014
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  • Eater

    Despite having only opened in 2010, this downtown cafe—which focuses on "organic teas, mountain-inspired tea cuisine and tea hooch"—is as quintessential Kentucky as it gets. [Eater 18 Member]

    Eater · January 8, 2014
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  • Katherine F.

    This place is ADORABLE! The food was amazing and the servers were fabulous! Highly recommend for brunch!!

    Katherine F. · November 3, 2013
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  • Zeb Y.

    Great food, tea, and a friendly place!

    Zeb Yoko · October 13, 2013
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  • jbrotherlove

    Whatever you order, add the Roasted Sweet Potatoes as a side. Trust me.

    jbrotherlove · October 7, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    There's a heavy dose of hipster irony, sure, but the menu transcends gimmicks; there's fine food coming out of this hillbilly kitchen. We love the catfish sandwich!

    Serious Eats · September 11, 2013
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  • Michael J.

    Interesting food choices. Loved the Cream of Wheat pancake'

    Michael Jones · August 3, 2013
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  • Lauren M.

    Really outstanding experience. Watermelon salad and bourbon bread pudding were perfect.

    Lauren M. · August 2, 2013
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  • Nicolas W.

    Wow super chill manager and good food.

    Nicolas Wendl🎥 · July 27, 2013
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  • Carol P.

    Staff very friendly and helpful. Ask about the teas and enjoy!

    Carol Pietro · July 20, 2013
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  • Jason M.

    Try the White Bean And Sage Fritters - To make a good fritter is impressive. These are light, flavorful, & savory. The home made tartar makes it over the top.

    Jason M. · June 21, 2013
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  • Logan S.

    Want hipster haven....come here. Beards, cut off jeans, weird tattoos and buddy holly glasses galore. BUT pork & pone....mind blowingly good.

    Logan Sandoval · June 9, 2013
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  • Chris C.

    I submit "The Deluxe"...who's with me?

    Chris Combs · June 2, 2013
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  • Phay B.

    The Scotch Eggs are to die for!

    Phay Bay · May 26, 2013
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  • Elbridge B.

    The white bean fritters rock!

    Elbridge Barker · May 23, 2013
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  • Elmer W.

    I'm a big fan of the Morning Dew Tea. Can't go wrong with the eggs. the poached eggs were so fluffy and delicious.

    Elmer Wang · May 14, 2013
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  • Kenisha T.

    3 words: Chai Chess Pie

    Kenisha Thompson · May 10, 2013
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  • Jennifer D.

    The outside seating is great. Expect a slower pace atmosphere as well as slower service. Food is delicious but slightly pricy considering portion size

    Jennifer Dieterlen · May 8, 2013
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  • Yelena S.

    Wide choice of good tea! Breakfast is delicious. Cookies with tea are super tasty (especially camomile one). Interior, atmosphere and stuff are awesome!

    Yelena Sharonina · April 23, 2013
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  • Eater

    Despite having only opened in 2010, this downtown cafe—which focuses on "organic teas, mountain-inspired tea cuisine and tea hooch"—is as quintessential Kentucky as it gets.

    Eater · April 23, 2013
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  • Ce

    Cute and friendly spot to relax.

    Ce · April 21, 2013
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  • Mathew B.

    Try the Corn Fried Tofu

    Mathew Ballard · April 12, 2013
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  • Mathew B.

    Try the Broccoli Cheddar Bake - Tasted like a bonfire. Which was a good thing.

    Mathew Ballard · April 12, 2013
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  • Mathew B.

    Try the Bbq Tofu Burger - #vegetarian #bbq #smokey

    Mathew Ballard · April 12, 2013
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  • Mathew B.

    Try the Bbq Tofu Burger

    Mathew Ballard · April 12, 2013
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  • Mathew B.

    Try the Bazooka Tea - Iced Chamomile Tea. Not too sweet with a great aroma. It kinda taste like bazooka gum.

    Mathew Ballard · April 12, 2013
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