The idea for Leestown Coffee House was born out of years of commuting to and from Lexington and noticing a lack of convenient local options for coffee.
Owners (design/quality engineer) Thomas Ward and (photographer) Bre Taulbee started renovations in March 2020, with plans of being open in May. Covid-19 delayed those plans significantly but the Grand Opening finally took place on Oct 2-4, 2020.
Meet the Team
Michael has been involved in the service industry for almost 12 years and has been in the coffee industry for the last 5 of those. He not only works at the shop but also owns and operates City Roastery, which supplies the coffee beans to the shop. They offer a wide range of ethically sourced, high quality coffee from around the world. All of their coffee is also 100% Organic and Fair Trade certified. Check out more about them at cityroastery.com
Haleigh grew up in sunny Southern California before moving to Kansas City to attend university. Now, she finds herself in Lexington along with her husband, 2 kitties, and pit bull rescue. She looks forward to getting to know the city of Lexington while serving the members of the community with amazing local coffee.
Roberta moved to the U.S. from Brazil and lived in San Diego, CA for nine years before moving to Kentucky. "My time there taught me a lot about the many differences society exudes. I’ve been in Kentucky for six years now and enjoy what this part of the country has to offer. I enjoy baking, photography, working out and spending time with my family and friends. My passion is everything to do with coffee. I have worked in coffee industry for 10 years now and enjoy serving those who also love coffee."