Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Refreshing Meal After a Long Road Trip at Shakespeare and Co. on Lexington, Kentucky

Refreshing Meal After a Long Road Trip at Shakespeare and Co. on Lexington, Kentucky

Refreshing Meal After a Long Road Trip at Shakespeare and Co. on Lexington, Kentucky

We arrived in Lexington, Kentucky after a long nine hour drive from Annapolis. So, we were quite tired. We did a quick search of restaurants near our hotel and found that Shakespeare and Co. seemed to be a favorite with a menu featuring cafe selections with a few elements reflecting Middle Eastern flare. We were intrigued and it appeared there would be something refreshing to eat after a long ride. So, we went to check it out.


Cozy yet fancy inside Shakespeare and Co.
Cozy yet fancy inside Shakespeare and Co.
The decor definitely maintained a fanciful Shakespearean flourish. In some ways, the decor was reminiscent of some tea houses I have visited. We loved the novelty. We settled in and took a little time to review the menu. We were on vacation, so we had a few heavy meals in a row. I jumped at the chance to have a refreshing shrimp and avocado wrap. It was full of veggies which made it a great meal after a long day.

Shrimp and avocado wrap at Shakespeare and Co. in Lexington, KY
Shrimp and avocado wrap
My daughter ordered the Penne Arriabiata. We were pretty happy with the portion size -- all too often pasta dishes can be out of control! We marveled a bit at the plate with a deeper than you would think depressed center. Pretty cool!

Penne Arriabiata at Shakespeare and Co in Lexington, Kentucky
Penne Arriabiata


My husbanded opted for a chicken sandwich which came with a wonderful side of greens. All in all we enjoyed our dinners which a really welcome feeling after a long day on the road!

Chicken Wrap and Greens at Shakespeare and Co. in Lexington, KY
Chicken Wrap and Greens
More about Shakespeare and Co.

We actually learned later that Shakespeare and Co. is an outpost of a Dubai cafe chain. This is currently the only outpost in the USA. Although a chain, the rarity in the USA as well as decor made it quite a novelty. The menu features Saj which is a Mediterranean flat bread with a variety of preparations. Lamb skewers, hummus, lentil soup and more menu items make a nod towards the restaurant's Middle Eastern roots. We enjoyed our meals and returned on our last morning in Lexington for breakfast to check it out. 

Breakfast Time:


Shakespeare and Co.'s menu features a variety of crepes. My husband had a crepe with fruit which included bananas, blueberries and strawberries.


My daughter, of course, went with a chocolate crepe.



I went with a pretty filling egg white omelette with herbs and roasted potatoes. Just what I needed to start the day!

Overall Impressions:

Overall, we loved the ambiance in Shakespeare and Co. The setting definitely is unique in terms of restaurants. We felt that lunch/dinner was much better than breakfast. Breakfast was a little more generic. However, the lunch and dinner menu had much more to offer and choose from. The setting is definitely fun and unique.

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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