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What are your hours?
Where are you located? Do you have multiple locations?
Do you take orders?
How can I place an order?
Are you open every day?
Do you take wedding appointments?
Do you charge by the slice for wedding cakes?
How long have you been open? What is your history?




What are your hours?

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

Where are you located?

We only have one location. We are located at:
        3940 Shelbyville Rd
        Louisville, KY 40207


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Do you take orders?

Yes, we take orders. If you want to be sure to get something, the best way is to call and place an order. We'll be glad to make your order for you (if you call at least 1-2 days before), or put back your order for you (if you call that day and we have the items available).

How can 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 until 4p (3p on Saturdays). We do have some days (before Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) where we do not do wedding consults.

Do you charge by the slice 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.

Plehn's Bakery
3940 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
502.896.4438 or 502.895.8223

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