Out-of-the-way café

Posted on Jun 23 2022 in Indiana Eats
Bison Burger from Farmhouse Cafe
Farmhouse Café and Tea Room’s Double Bison Burger may just be the best in Brown County.

The Farmhouse Café and Tea Room is located off the beaten path out in the country, three miles from Bean Blossom and five miles from downtown Nashville, Indiana. That out-of-the-way location is just one reason you should visit this quaint southern Indiana eatery.

A trip to the cafe is like traveling through time back to the Indiana of the 1800s. Not only is the vibe of the antique-filled dining area cozy and country, the menu features comfort food at its finest. And the outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy it.

Sandwiches, including the big-as-a-plate tenderloin on a buttered brioche bun; a variety of tempting salads; and homemade soup round out the lunch menu. Standouts include Brown County’s Best BLT which elevates a traditional sandwich to a new level with a tasty handmade sun-dried tomato herbal mayo aioli. The Chicken Papaya Salad and Avocado and Smoked Fish Salad are as Instagram-worthy as they are delicious with their bright colors and flavors. 

Sully’s Blackbean Burger features a made in-house patty that perfectly blends bean with heat. Just
like the Blackbean Burger, the local-sourced Double Bison Burger gets a punch of flavor thanks to its achiote ranch sauce topping. The House Chicken Velvet Soup is served daily, along with two other soup options.

At dinnertime (Thursdays-Saturdays) don’t miss the Oh-So-Good BBQ Ribs, dry-rubbed and basted with “Brown County Backwoods” barbecue sauce. The ribs are fall off the bone tender. The crowd favorite dessert is the carrot cake, and the cobblers and pies are all made with seasonal fruits.

Though Iced Sassafras Tea is a real treat for those used to typical black tea brews, anyone who visits Farmhouse Café must try the house specialty beverage, Herb Barn Lemonade. It’s a refreshing though unusual blend of frozen lemonade, ginger ale and milk.

The brick building housing the café was formerly an Underground Railroad safe house and is just steps away from the Flower and Herb Barn nursery. Browse the nursery’s herbs, perennials, native flowers and grasses, garden art and antiques to cap off your day. 

Check Farmhouse Café’s Facebook page for current hours and specials.

If you go …

Farmhouse Café and Tea Room
5171 Bean Blossom Road, Ninevah