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experience coffee. experience community.

The Cairn is a small town coffee shop with a big heart. We exist to serve others, and to add value to our favorite place: Winchester, KY. 

Our doors first opened in 2012. Originally owned and operated by Calvary Christian Church as a mission front for Winchester, The Cairn Coffee House became a ‘landmark’ for the city. Located across Main Street from the Courthouse, in the historic downtown area, the Cairn truly offers one of the most unique dining experiences in the area. 

Our passion to serve others and our community is exemplified through our passion for coffee and food. Serving the freshest coffee in town, roasted in-house by our roastery, Rocco’s Coffee Roastery, fresh baked goods from our own in-house bakery, and gourmet sandwiches and salads.  All items are made-to-order so that every customer walks out our doors with the freshest possible food and drink.

At the beginning of 2018, Calvary Christian wished to find a new operator of the Cairn. Born and raised Winchester resident, John Dixon, took over as our owner on January 1st, 2018. The mission remains the same. Serve others while serving the finest coffees and freshest foods. Still partnering with Calvary Christian, The Cairn sponsors a child in Guatemala; Jose Arnulfo Morales Martinez. Jose is a student in Guatemala. Through our support, Jose is able to afford to go to school. School is free to the public, however the student is required to pay for their uniforms, books, and supplies. We directly support Jose and his family. There is no third party organization involved, so we know exactly where all the money goes, and not to a corporation. 

The Cairn has also partnered with the Rowland Arts Center on our second floor, to give a place for their Mentors & Meals program. The M&M program provides an opportunity for local high school students to tutor, mentor and guide local 5th & 6th graders. At the end of the night, a meal is provided for the program enrollees.

When you EXPERIENCE COFFEE, you support a local business, support missions in our town and around the world, and EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY.