Shakespeare and Co. Delights Dunbar Students

If you are ever visiting downtown Lexington and looking for a fun place to eat, Shakespeare and Co. is a great place to go. Located on the corner of West Short Street and Broadway, it is known for its mix between a café and coffee house. It features European style food and Victorian decorations with a Middle Eastern flair.

The Shakespeare and Co. restaurant chain was founded in Dubai in 2001 and was introduced to the U.S. for the first time last fall in downtown Lexington. Its menu has something for everyone and can be tweaked so that people with specialized diets can enjoy a meal as well. The prices range from $10-$30 depending on what you order, and the restaurant is open from 7:30 am to 12 am the next morning every day.

Shakespeare and Co.’s menu has breakfast foods, sandwiches, salads and more so even the pickiest eaters can always find something to eat. The menu shows the roots of the company, offering foods ranging from Mediterranean inspired flatbreads to American foods like burgers.

Junior Morgan Tallio said, “My favorite part is either the beautiful view of downtown or the amazing food.”

With Shakespeare and Co.’s scenic location, it’s no wonder the view is one of Tallio’s favorite aspects. Shakespeare and Co. provides a great view of places like the nearby Opera House and the Lexington Children’s Theatre. Large windows offer not only a great view but also help to keep it bright inside. The interior reminds diners of a princess’s bedroom, decorated in pinks and pastels. Lots of bright patterns give the Victorian style restaurant a girly twist. The unique setting of the restaurant creates a place where groups of friends can meet to talk or just hang out.

Senior Phoebe Glaser said, “It’s a better experience with another person.”

Shakespeare and Co. is set up with tables for groups of people. With the bright colors contrasting with the Victorian style decoration, your experience can be either casual or formal.

Shakespeare and Co. offers something that appeals to everyone, from great food to an inviting atmosphere. Its location allows you to experience downtown Lexington and then come to a relaxing place that is unlike anywhere else. If you are looking for a great place to have a meal, Shakespeare and Co. offers a unique experience that is sure to make you want to come back.