Safai Coffee Shop

When Mike and Medora Safai stumbled into the coffee world, they they lit a spark of passion for exploration that would soon become a driving force in their continued pursuit of perfection in the craft. In 1998, the couple opened their first store in Louisville, Kentucky. The 72 square foot drive-thru kiosk was a humble beginning, but it was inside of that kiosk that the Safais’ built a curiosity for coffee into a love for it. Rather than forcing coffee to suit them, the Safais’ learned to understand and adapt their roasting techniques to the strengths and depths of each individual bean.

What We Like

Each single-origin coffee is tasted multiple times, at different roasting levels, to ensure that each bean is given the perfect roast. Every one of  their blends are created to accentuate the strengths of their featured beans.

Menu Favorites

• Cherokee Triangle Blend

• Espresso Especial

• Ethiopia Blend


Shop Highlights

  • Local, organic, micro-lot signature coffees
  • Located in heart of the Highlands
  • Fireplace & reservable meeting space
  • Indoor & outdoor seating for dog days of summer
  • Beer & wine menu for a casual night out

Insider Opinions

“The atmosphere of Safai is gorgeous! Plants everywhere, lots of natural light and the smell of delicious coffee mixes with the aroma of tasty crepes!”

Monday 7am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 5pm
Wednesday 7am – 5pm
Thursday 7am – 5pm
Friday 7am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
Sunday 8am – 5pm

(502) 384-3555

1707 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205 Open in maps