Popular African Cafe to close after 13 years of business

November 23, 2023 by No Comments

Funmi’s Cafe, a beloved Nigerian restaurant that graced Bardstown Road for 13 years, has bid farewell to the Louisville dining scene. The restaurant, founded by the culinary duo of Yomi and Funmi Aderinokun, announced its closure on Tuesday via a heartfelt Facebook post.

Here, they wrote: ‘We are retiring from the restaurant industry and as a result Funmi’s Cafe is closed. We may be saying farewell to Funmi’s Cafe, but the immeasurable support from each and every one of you over the past 13 years has been remarkable. While this marks the end of our restaurant, we’re forever grateful for the friends we made, all the beautiful memories shared, and the amazing love we experienced. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for the amazing journey you shared with us.’

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The post gained hundreds of likes and comments, with many Louisville locals paying their respects to the owners. Here, many even claimed it was the best African restaurant in the city and that they were sad to see it go.

With its warm, inviting ambiance and authentic West African flavors, Funmi’s Cafe had become a cherished destination for those seeking a taste of Nigeria’s culinary treasures. Initially nestled at 1043 Bardstown Road, the restaurant later relocated to the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center at 3028 Bardstown Road.

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