• Funmi's Cafe

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Their vegan lunch and dinner menu offers seven dishes. Try the collard greens and plantains. Previously located on Bardstown Rd. Black-owned. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm. closed Monday

9 Reviews

First Review by xsamx


Points +568

01 Jul 2023

great flavor

I love this type of food. Big on flavor and in portions this is the place to go to when you're hungry. Delivery or pick up only at this time. A sign at the door indicated. Plenty of parking as it's tucked a bit in the back of a strip mall. Staff was friendly. What more can you ask for?

Pros: Big flavor, Big portions

Cons: No dine in



Points +39

12 Sep 2021

great vegan options

Ran across Funmi's on HappyCow yesterday, and I can't believe it's the first time I've heard of them as a vegan option in Louisville! Their vegan-friendly menu is extensive, well-marked, and diverse. Ordered take-out (an appetizer sampler and an entree) and everything was delicious. I appreciate that the vegan options are complete, whole-foods-based meals. Will definitely be back there again!

Pros: vegan options marked on menu, excellent food, many options


Points +1123

10 Jul 2021

Tons of flavor!

My first stop in Louisville! As of writing this (July 2021), the restaurant is still curbside - they take orders via phone and all the usual apps. Vegan options are clearly labeled and there are plenty! I had the Chef’s specialty rice with tofu - delicious and filled with unique flavors/spices.

Pros: Clearly labeled vegan options, Unique flavors


Points +216

11 Mar 2020

Go for the food, not the atmosphere

Really yummy food, served in a space that feels like a waiting room for your dentist. :-)

We don’t think there’s anything like it in Louisville. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and understanding about the vegan options—there’s a separate menu that makes it easy. We ordered the dishes medium spicy and found them to be just that, could be a little hotter but pretty much right on the money. Loved all the flavors and interesting ingredients.

We’ve only been once but plan to go back soon.

Pros: Flavors you can’t find elsewhere in Louisville

Cons: Strip mall aesthetics


Points +443

20 Apr 2017

Vegan options even my 6 year old loved!

Happy we found this in our neighborhood. Pleasant cafe tucked away behind Buckhead's. My young one loved the Sambusas. We had several vegan apps and vegan stew for dinner.


Points +21

29 Aug 2016

Treat people well...serve them amazing food.

This is the slogan on the kitchen door at Funmi's. And, we both felt, on the Saturday night we went, that we were fed well. I haven't had plantain that was prepared as well as at Funmi's. Very lightly fried, and perfectly ripe, with the Mrs. C special it was just everything you would want for a home cooked meal. The African brown beans were hearty, a nice combo with the kale stew.
it was surprising how the food is so outstanding, yet the atmosphere is so similar to any ethnic you takey/carry-out place.
TVs showing music videos, can't-remember-what-they looked-like tables, mass produced art on the walls. Really?
Nigerian cooking with all those wonderful spices, textures and flavors would seem to inspire much more. Also,it's a bit hard to find this place as it is tucked behind the other stores that face Bardstown in the strip.

Pros: Delicious food, Vegan menu!!!, Friendly and gracious staff

Cons: Feels like you are eating in a cafeteria., Somewhat hard to find.


Points +59

Non Veg
27 Oct 2015

Big on Great Service and Great Flavor

Funmi's is a great little find in the Gardiner Lane shopping center. I visited recently with a Groupon and was able to get a delicious red cabbage salad and a vegan entree for just $15! I got it as a take-out meal and the owner was very friendly, getting my meal prepared fresh and in a timely fashion.


Points +16

17 Aug 2014

Delicious food, friendly people, lots of vegan ops

My whole family loves Funmi's! They're one of the best restaurants in Louisville for vegans. There are vegan options for starters, salads, soup, main meals, and desserts. That's really exciting because so many restaurants only have one or two things vegans can choose from. The food is always DELICIOUS to the point that I sometimes dream about it. I love her plantains in anything. I like the way she cooks her rice because it's so plump and has a great texture. Her cooking is so good that I crave things from Funmi's that I don't even normally like. The puff puffs dessert is like funnel cakes, doughnuts, and yeast rolls came together for a magical taste party. The service is good and Funmi and Yomi are so nice that you immediately feel like they're your friends. If you haven't been yet, you should go tonight!

Pros: delicious food, vegan options, friendly staff

Cons: you'll wait a bit if it's a busy night


Points +416

15 Jul 2011

Updated vegan menu, a bit pricey

Finally got to check out Funmi's! Their vegan menu is pretty rad, though they listed 'ice cream' and weren't sure they actually had vegan ice cream. I told them to check out So Delicious, etc. The other dishes were incredible, mostly rice and bean based, or tofu, with savory Nigerian flavors in a tomato base. Really good stuff! They have yeast donuts that are vegan as well.

The portions are smaller than what you would expect for the price, and while we used a Groupon-like deal, paying full price would be pretty serious at this place (think $40+ for two people). Still, great to have another vegan option on Bardstown Rd, and very cool that they decided to update their menu based on requests and location.

Pros: vegan options, vegan donuts, very tasty

Cons: pricey

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