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. No reservations required!

View the current lunch and brunch menu here.

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

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 mixed greens dressed in balsamic vinaigrette


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

Soup du Jour  |  cup $4 / bowl $6

Corn Chowder (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, and sliced chicken breast

Beet and Pear Salad (v, gf)  |  $10
Mixed greens, roasted beets, Bartlett pears, goat cheese, and 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

Rustic Vegetable Tart (v)  |  $11
Crisp flatbread base topped with house made pesto, seasonal roasted vegetables, and balsamic reduction


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 is available.

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


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 black tea, 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



Key Lime Tart (v)  |  $6
Creamy and citrusy, made locally by Libby’s Desserts

Strawberry Sensation Cake (v)  |  $6
Light cake filled with strawberry puree, made locally by Libby’s Desserts


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.