The Futile Bakery in Lexington (Photos, Menu, Reviews & Ratings)

The Futile Bakery

Address: 399 Waller Ave Ste 130, Lexington, KY 40504

Phone: (859) 687-0141


Menu: View Online

Rating: 4.8


What Time Does The Futile Bakery Open?

Saturday,: 8AM to 12PM

Sunday,: 8AM to 12PM

Monday,: Closed

Tuesday,: Closed

Wednesday,: 6AM to 12PM

Thursday,: 6AM to 12PM

Friday,: 6AM to 12PM

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The Futile Bakery Reviews

Mike Terry

What a great little gem of a place. I am always looking for a great scone and I finally found a great place for that craving! There isn’t much to place and when you walk in it is somewhat underwhelming BUT the whole purpose of a bakery is to make great baked goods and that is definitely being done. I grabbed the Blueberry Scone and a coffee and because it was my first time in I also grabbed a salted caramel cookie to go. Starting with the scone it was cooked perfectly and slightly different than most scones I have had. It was full of flavor, not dry and shaped differently than the typical triangle being a square as pictured! The Salted Caramel cookie wasn’t eaten until much later in the day and it kept wonderfully and was incredible tasting with an awesome blend of flavors. This place is fantastic and it will become a new place in my rotation.

Allyson Yarra

We haven’t even finished sampling what I just took home but I can already say that this is my favorite bakery in Lexington. The cinnamon roll and the honey roll were absolutely unreal. Got there right at opening and they were still warm. WOW. So fresh, so soft, perfect amount of icing. The cold brew coffee is also delicious. Super nice folks as well! We’ll absolutely be back!

Michelle Smock

Delicious cinnamon rolls and coffee! Hands down, best rolls I’ve ever had- and the coffee was definitely the best in Lexington. (Light roast/black)…
And, I don’t know if the gentleman working there had a sixth sense that I had been having a rough morning and was running late due to a coffee disaster at home that prompted a complete wardrobe change as I was rushing out the door…. But, he gave me a hazelnut brownie to try- and it was unbelievable
We had a special team breakfast to celebrate 14 years of business today, and this definitely made it special!

Manda Yoder

Hands down best cookies ever! We ordered a cinnamon roll, oatmeal pie cookie and one of their special blackberry jam doozy cookies. All were delicious and they also gave us an extra salted caramel chocolate cookie. This is one of the best bakeries I’ve been to and I’ll be coming again when I’m back in Lexington!

amy lynne

I been waiting to get the chance to go to this small business amd was not disappointed…yum!! The cinnamon rolls are probably some of the best I have had and giant as well. A small little bakery with homemade treats. Also tried the salted carmel chocolate chip cookie and the snickerdoodle…cant wait to get back there and try more.of their fabulous treats!

Kaitlynne Cone

I went two days in a row and loved it. The first day I went was closer to closing to time. The cinnamon rolls were still good, it’s just that they leave their pastries on a rack so eventually they dry a little throughout the day. But I went early in the morning again, and their pastries were warm and fresh. Courteous staff!!:) Recommend going closer to 8:30 after the initial rush.

Ashley LeBourveau

Great baked goods – the strawberry roll was incredible! They even gave me a free cookie for my first visit. The owners were also very fun conversation- definitely worth a stop!

Jesseca Johnson

I got there at 8:04 and there were three people in front of me. By 8:11, when it was my turn, they were already out of bacon-pimento cheese scones. If you’re only going to make enough of something for three people, maybe don’t advertise it as one of the first things on the menu. Amazing cinnamon rolls though.

Amy Jo

I was recommended by a friend to try Futile Bakery and I am so glad I did! The warm cinnamon rolls are my favorite. The staff has always been so pleasant as well.


What a great find! I have been following them on Instagram and watching their posts! I finally had a chance to get some treats! Futile did not disappoint! Yummy, delectable, and savory! Very friendly and happy place! I will be back!

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