The Parc Café – A Little History

The Parc Café was founded in 2010 by Bruce Carlson. Mr. Carlson is also the founder of Carlson Software now located in historic downtown Maysville, Kentucky. While renovating a historic building for the software business he included the cafe in the plans. His vision was to create a platform for the community to gather and spend time with friends and family as well as make new friends in a warm and inspiring environment. Well, that vision has come to life.

The Parc Café serves a complete line of fine coffees including espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and special flavored coffee drinks. Pastries, breads, and sandwiches are available. Free wireless internet is offered, along with a collection of books and other literature on early Kentucky and Mason County history for patrons who want to sit and linger for a while.

The staff and owners hope the Parc Cafe will be a place of relaxation, a place to meet friends, read the newspaper, or in their words, “write that novel, article or job application you’ve been thinking about.””

April 4, 2014  The Ledger Independent

You can read the entire article HERE.

The new managers, a warm and friendly husband and wife team, have expanded the menu including soups, breakfast goodies, wines and vegetarian/vegan alternatives.

Outside the cafe is a charming terrace with wrought iron fencing on cobblestone from the old streets of Cincinnati, Ohio. The terrace overlooks a beautiful park developed by Carlson with stone walls, walkways and gorgeous landscaping. More about this park will be featured in future blogs.

From the terrace view, your eyes will catch the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge spanning the Ohio River, connecting Kentucky and Ohio. The bridge was built in 1931 and is almost 2,000 feet in length. Though beautiful during the daylight hours, it can be breathtaking after sunset.

À plus tard at The Parc Cafe…

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  1. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your beautiful, thoughtful rendition of a Parisian cafe in Maysville. For me, it ties several things together — my ancestor Samuel Strode landed at Limestone landing in 1776; I lived and worked in Maysville for several years, and my husband flew for United for years and took me to several tiny restaurants in Paris. I esp. love the ironwork because iron work once thrived in Maysville. All in all, wow, what a gorgeous concept. Thank you.

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