Welcome to the Lindner Family Café!

Relax and enjoy a bite to eat or a glass of wine during your visit. We have vegetarian and gluten-free dishes available. Enjoy our special dining opportunities throughout the year, including Afternoon Teas, Easter Brunch, and Mother’s Day Brunch. Please ask your server for information about hosting private or corporate lunches at the Taft.

Reservations are recommended. Please use the Yelp calendar button or call (513) 352-5140.

Regular Café Hours

11 a.m.–2 p.m. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. closed

New! Light Bite Service

2 p.m.–4 p.m. 3 p.m.–5 p.m. closed

Bring a friend and savor a selection from our new lite-bites menu after viewing the art. Relax and enjoy a fruit and cheese plate or hummus and crudités with a glass of wine. Bar selections, coffee, teas, and more.

Download the current menu here or explore below.

gf = gluten free
v = vegetarian (ask your server about vegan options)

Lunch Features
Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 2pm

Beef Bourguignon |  $14
Beef braised in red wine, with mushrooms, carrots and onions served with a toasted baguette.

Shepherd’s Pie |  $12
Lamb, onions, peas, and carrots in gravy topped with cheddar horseradish mashed potatoes.

Turkey Sandwich |  $11
Sliced roasted turkey and romaine lettuce with cranberry dijonnaise, on 16 Bricks whole wheat bread, served with a side salad.

Warm Lentil Salad (v) |  $10
Lentils with butternut squash, goat cheese, and red wine vinaigrette, served with a toasted baguette.

Brunch Features
Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 3pm

Salmon Eggs Benedict | $14
Two poached eggs and smoked salmon served on a biscuit topped with hollandaise, served with a side salad.

Turkey Sausage and Grits (gf) | $11
Turkey sausage patties served with creamy, cheese grits and Amish cranberry jam.

Homestyle Waffles (v) | $10
Two waffles topped with fruit and whipped cream, served with syrup.

Sunrise Breakfast (v) | $7
Two eggs, applewood smoked bacon or turkey sausage with a side of toast or a biscuit.

Side of bacon or turkey sausage (gf) | $3

Café Favorites
Only during Lunch and Brunch hours

Pick Two  |  $10
Sample any of our soups, sandwiches, or salads combined as two half portions.
(All pick two sandwiches served on a dinner roll)

Quiche of the Day  |  $11
Chef’s daily quiche creation, served with a side salad dressed in balsamic vinaigrette.

House-made, served with crackers. Add $1 for bread.

Soup du Jour  |  cup $4 / bowl $6

Butternut Squash (v)  |  cup $4 / bowl $6

Only during Lunch and Brunch hours

Anna Sinton Salad (v, gf)  |  $9 / add sliced chicken breast $3
Our classic salad of mixed greens with tomatoes, English cucumbers, red onions, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Chicken Caesar Salad  |  $13
Chopped Romaine, crispy shiitake mushrooms, shredded Piave, toasted baguette, white anchovies, sliced chicken breast and house made Caesar dressing.

Beet and Pear Salad (v, gf)  |  $10
Mixed greens, roasted beets, Bartlett pears, goat cheese pepitas, with house lemon vinaigrette.

Served with chips

Chicken Salad Sandwich  |  $10
House chicken salad served on 16 Bricks sliced wheat bread.

BLT  |  $11
Applewood smoked bacon, greens, Roma tomatoes, and caramelized onion aioli on 16 Bricks sourdough.

Tuna Salad  |  $10
Tuna salad on 16 Bricks wheat bread.

To Share

Chef’s Cheese Board  |  $14
Selection of three specially-selected cheeses, served with crackers and traditional accoutrements.

Hummus and Crudité (v, gf)  |  $9
Creamy hummus dressed with paprika with a selection of crudités.

Pico de Gallo (v, gf)  |  $9
House made with tomatoes, onion and cilantro, served with corn tortilla chips.

Children’s Selections
For art lovers 12 and under. Served with fruit or chips.

Cheddar Grilled Cheese  |  $5

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich  |  $5

A selection of wines, beers, and *cocktails are available in addition to:

Iced Tea, Lemonade  |  $1.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale  |  $2
La Croix Pure, Lemon or Lime  |  $2
Coffee  |  $2.50

*Cranberry Mimosa  |  $8
Seasonal Sparkling wine and cranberry juice. Garnished with a sugar rimmed glass and cranberries.

Tea at the Taft
As a guest a century ago you might have been offered tea in one of our historic house’s delightful art-filled rooms. Now our relaxing Café with garden vistas serves as the backdrop to sample our delicious teas!

Taft Museum of Art Black Tea  |  $4
Our custom blend of Dayagama and Keenum black tea, featuring Orange Pekoe and wine notes, only available at the Taft Museum of Art. Also available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

African Sunrise Green Tea  |  $4
Sencha green tea with raspberry, lemon, and rose petals.

Sweet Mango Herbal Tea  |  $4
An exotic and naturally sweet blend of mango, pineapple, orange, safflower, marigold, and strawberry.

Presented in partnership with Churchill’s Fine Teas


Apple Crunch (v)  |  $6
Graham cracker base, tart apples and cinnamon crumb topping,

Peanut Butter Mouse (v)  |  $6
Layered chocolate and peanut butter


Please note: We always offer options for special dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals. Please let your server know if you have a special dietary need so we can better serve you. One check is issued for parties of 8 or more with an automatic gratuity of 20% added. Notice: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.