Located in historical Franklin, Kentucky Brickyard Cafe features a combination of Italian food, friendly atmosphere, and excellent service. Experience the finest quality food in a romantic atmosphere. Also great for business meetings or large events such as rehearsal dinners, birthdays parties, and family reunions. We welcome you to come in and try it out yourself!
In 1995, Zeljko “Jake ” Simic and Robert Stupar left the war-torn former Yugoslavia to forge a new life in the United States. Jake was a restaurateur in Bosnia, and Robert was a baker in Croatia. In 1998, they opened the Brickyard Cafe in Bowling Green, Kentucky. With its combination of Italian food, friendly atmosphere, and excellent service, Brickyard Cafe became a resounding success as a fine dining experience in downtown Bowling Green. Robert and Jake responded to the appreciation shown by their customers and friends by expanding in Franklin.
Built in early 1900, the PJ’s General Store was occupied by the Franklin Carriage Company and the Hatter Hardware Company. While remodeling, Jake and Robert have preserved some of Franklin’s rich history by uncovering the original flooring and Simpson County’s Ford Brothers’ brick walls. An old horse-drawn buggy is suspended on the original manually operated Lift platform. The original glass-paneled doors were restored as well as old Hatter Hardware store sign. They preserved the original limestone footings that came from the same quarry as the stone used to build the former jail, presently the Simpson County Archives. The 8,000 pound Diebold safe is displayed in the private dining area.
BRICKYARD CAFE COCKTAILS
“Cocktail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters – It Is vulgarly called a bittered sling, and Is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, In as much as It renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that It fuddles the head.”