What are your regular hours?

New TEMPORARY hours due to COVID-19

  • Monday 7am-5pm
  • Tuesday 7am-5pm
  • Wednesday 7am-5pm
  • Thursday 7am-5pm
  • Friday 7am-5pm
  • Saturday 6:30am-5pm
  • Sunday 6:30am-1pm


We have our storefront open as well as continuing to offer curbside service.  We are limiting customers in the store, as well as asking customers to wear masks.  All of our staff are wearing masks as well.  We have also installed plexiglass shields to provide some separation between customers and staff. 

If you'd like to use curbside service, please call your order in (preferable ahead of time, but when you get here is fine too).  When you arrive, please call us and we will run it out to your car.


Where are you located?  Do you have more that one location?

We only have the one location.  We are located at:

3940 Shelbyville Rd        Louisville,  KY  40207

Do you take orders?

Absolutely!   If you want to be sure to get something, the best way is to call and place an order.  During the holiday season we sometimes have an order deadline to ensure that we are able to produce everything ordered.  We recommend if you are ordering for a holiday to order at least 3 days ahead of time.

How do I place an order?

We only take orders two ways: on the phone or in person. To place an order over the phone, call us at either 502.895.8223 or 502.896.4438. Or if you'd prefer, you can come in and place your order in person. We do NOT take orders via the internet or by fax.

Are you open every day?

We are open most days, all year round. We do, however, close on major holidays. We are almost always closed on:

  • New Years Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • December 26th

Do you take wedding appointments?

It's best to make an appointment for a consulation to sit and talk with someone about weddings. This will ensure that we have someone onsite who can talk to you about your needs and what you are looking for in a wedding. We can take appointments Monday thru Saturday from 9a until3p.  We do have some days (before Easter, Derby, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) where we do not do wedding consults.

Do you charge by the serving for wedding cakes?

We do not have a set price per slice / per person for cakes. Our wedding cake prices depend on a number of factors including: cake size (both number of tiers as well as size of tiers), cake flavors, icing flavors, fillings (if desired), as well as the actual design of the cake.

How long have you been open?  What's your history?

Plehn's first opened in 1922 on Shelby Street. The bakery was started by Kuno Plehn, a native of Kiel, Germany. In 1924 he moved the bakery to it's current St. Matthews location in 1924. An "ice cream works" was added in 1927. Kuno Plehn was one of the founder's of the Retail Baker's of America (RBA).

During the 1937 flood, the bakery was one of the few in town that could make bread. They ran their mixers with a belt from a truck outstide. People came from all over town to get bread during this time.

In 1945, Kuno sold the business to his nephew, Bernie Bowling, Sr. He was also very active in the RBA, serving as president and treasurer for many years.

In 1980, he sold the business to several of his sons, as well as a gentlemen he treated like another son.   Since then the business has been sold to their children, making the current owners the fourth generation of the family to own Plehn's.

How do you pronounce your name?

Plehn's - like planes that you fly in, or plain.