Well let me tell you something, my friend. I know two things incredibly well: awesome coffee and a solid meal. Today, on this edition of For the Love of Lexington, I’m taking you to two of my favorite spots in Lexington, where I find both: Perfect Blend and Cafe 35.

First thing in the morning, you’ll find my mother and me fueling up at Perfect Blend. Husband and wife team, Tyler and Madison, opened Perfect Blend as a place for neighbors to connect with neighbors and share life over a perfect cup of coffee. They’ve done that and more in this Main Street iconic location. Hand roasted in the back of the shop, Perfect Blend’s coffee is smooth, bold, and unique – every single time. Choose from one of the many from-scratch baked goods and take a seat with Lexington. You’ll be glad you did.




By 10:30 a.m., I’m already planning lunch! And I’ve got one spot I love more than any other: Cafe 35. Just a couple blocks down the road from Perfect Blend, Cafe 35 is a local favorite (so get there early!) On a crisp fall day, I start out with a cup of homemade chili. But in these warmer summer months, it’s a fully loaded Greek salad with a side of ONE BIG CHEESEBURGER. Choose from a myriad of combinations (blue cheese crumbles + jalapeños or mushroom + swiss…and everything in between!) Add on a side order of sweet potato fries and that’s lunch, my friends!




The best part of these Lexington spots? Without a doubt, the people. Around here, we don’t eat and run. We sit…and stay a while. Won’t you join us?

With love from Lexington,
Parker, Lynda, and Jasper

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