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Glow Worm Play Cafe

Glow Worm Play Cafe Louisville's first play cafe, where a coffee shop meets an indoor playground for kids 6 and younger.

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It’s Hallo-week at Glow Worm! Sign up for a play session now to participate in the fun. Sunday, October 30th is also Boo...
10/24/2022

It’s Hallo-week at Glow Worm! Sign up for a play session now to participate in the fun. Sunday, October 30th is also Boo on Barret! We will be handing out candy from 12-4 inside the cafe, and participating businesses on the block will be doing the same and running specials and giveaways. Join us for a spooky good time!

For Afterglow mamas! Dress your babies up for tomorrow’s group. We can’t wait to see you!
10/24/2022

For Afterglow mamas! Dress your babies up for tomorrow’s group. We can’t wait to see you!

Hope to see you all tomorrow for our Halloween party! One of our own facilitators, Erin Quinlan Photography, will be on hand to shoot a Halloween mini of your baby in costume! Get 3 edited pics for $25 to capture these little ones in their first outfit!

Join us this Tuesday at 9:30 for Afterglow with Shanice! Come early, come late, come stinky, come as you are! You’ll be ...
10/18/2022

Join us this Tuesday at 9:30 for Afterglow with Shanice! Come early, come late, come stinky, come as you are! You’ll be in good company 💕

10/17/2022

Bonnie Knows Breast presents Starting Solids with Baby on November 13 at 10:00am.

We recommend your baby be 5-6 months old before attending the class as solid foods are not recommended until at least 6 months of age.

After this course, you’ll feel better prepared to:
-Recognize signs of developmental readiness
-Understand baby-led weaning vs. purees
-Get your questions answered about food allergies
-Choking hazards and food safety
-What to offer and how to serve it

Babies and partners are always welcome and encouraged to join in with the class.

Register at www.bonnieknowsbreast.com. Click on CLASSES & COURSES for parents.

The class fee is $40/family for up to 2 people for this 90-minute class.

Class held at Glow Worm Play Cafe in Louisville, KY.

encanto theme! 🐆🦋🌸🌺
10/16/2022

encanto theme! 🐆🦋🌸🌺

Sorry for any inconvenience! We are closing early today due to a staffing shortage. Our midday session from 11:30am to 1...
10/12/2022

Sorry for any inconvenience! We are closing early today due to a staffing shortage. Our midday session from 11:30am to 1:30pm is still on, and we will close after that session is over. We hope everyone stays well, and stay home if you’re sick! 😘 We will be back to our regular hours Thursday at 9am.

Alright friends, we are 34% of the way to our target raise on Mainvest! Can you commit to investing $100 or more today? ...
10/11/2022
Invest in Glow Worm Play Cafe | Play Cafe in Louisville, KY

Alright friends, we are 34% of the way to our target raise on Mainvest! Can you commit to investing $100 or more today? We want our next location to be totally funded by our community and revenue from our current location. Only YOU can make this happen! Invest in something you believe in.

Glow Worm Play Cafe is seeking investment to obtain operating capital.

WOWOWOWOW! Thank you all so much for coming to our first annual Fall Fest! We had the best time and there was such an in...
10/08/2022

WOWOWOWOW! Thank you all so much for coming to our first annual Fall Fest! We had the best time and there was such an incredible turnout. I didn’t get to take many pictures, but here are some animals from our petting zoo! I hope everyone had a lovely time, and we super appreciate your patience in the cafe of chaos today. We could not have anticipated the turnout and are forever grateful for your support.

We have stickers! Die cut for $3 and bumper stickers for $5. Stop in and get one today and show everyone you’re a fan of...
10/07/2022

We have stickers! Die cut for $3 and bumper stickers for $5. Stop in and get one today and show everyone you’re a fan of Glow Worm 💕

IT IS SHIPPING DAY!!!!!! Our new play sets are officially on the way. Do I have an ETA? NOPE. But this is a really nice ...
10/06/2022

IT IS SHIPPING DAY!!!!!! Our new play sets are officially on the way. Do I have an ETA? NOPE. But this is a really nice first step. We can’t wait!!

Tuesday, October 25th through Sunday, October 30th, join us at Glow Worm for a week of Halloween fun! All week long, we’...
10/06/2022

Tuesday, October 25th through Sunday, October 30th, join us at Glow Worm for a week of Halloween fun! All week long, we’ll have sales on retail and giveaways. All kiddos (and adults) are welcome to come in their Halloween best (but no masks or face paint, sorry!). You won’t want to miss this spooktacular week — book your play session now!

It’s fall y’all! And we know you’d rather be outside. We would too, but we are stuck inside our really awesome play cafe...
10/05/2022
Glow Worm Play Cafe | Louisville, KY

It’s fall y’all! And we know you’d rather be outside. We would too, but we are stuck inside our really awesome play cafe with a really sweet patio. We miss you! So we are offering 30% off play sessions for the month of October. Just use the code FALLYALL at checkout. https://www.glowwormplaycafe.com/book-a-play-session

Louisville, Kentucky's first indoor play cafe for kids six years old and younger. Glow Worm offers a full service coffee shop and bakery, community classes, private parties, and ethically made children's clothing.

Bring your babies to Glow Worm for Afterglow in their Halloween costumes…or else [I’ll be really disappointed because I ...
10/04/2022

Bring your babies to Glow Worm for Afterglow in their Halloween costumes…or else [I’ll be really disappointed because I love a baby in a costume]!

Go ahead and save the date for this baby Halloween party and plan your costumes accordingly! We will have lots of fun!👻🎃🧙‍♀️🧚‍♀️🐻🐣

Let’s show up this week for La Casita Center y’all! We are open 9-4 Tuesday through Sunday. Stop by anytime with diapers...
10/04/2022

Let’s show up this week for La Casita Center y’all! We are open 9-4 Tuesday through Sunday. Stop by anytime with diapers or other needs from their list. If you’re coming to fall fest, bring a donation!

& Glow Worm Play Cafe are partnering up to support with an October Diaper Drive!

Between October 1 - 10, drop off diapers at Glow Worm Play Cafe (962 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY) between 9am and 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Or!

At the Bonnie Knows Breast office collection box at Bloom Counseling + Wellness Studio, 6500 Glenridge Park Place, Suite 8, Louisville, KY.

You can also stop by the Glow Worm Fall Fest on October 8.

Most needed sizes are NB, 5, and 6, but any size is welcome.

Other needs include wipes, formula, white rice, and dry black beans.

NEW CLASS ALERT 🚨 Zumbini with Bright Skies Therapy & Consulting is back this week! Sign up for a 6 week class beginning...
10/02/2022
Zumbini Class in Louisville, KY with Quiana Long

NEW CLASS ALERT 🚨 Zumbini with Bright Skies Therapy & Consulting is back this week! Sign up for a 6 week class beginning this Friday at 10am. Click below for more details or to sign up!

Sign up for a Zumbini class with Quiana Long in Louisville, KY, class begins on October 07, 2022

Hey y’all! Mark your calendars for our Fall Fest on Saturday, October 8th from 10 to 4. The forecast looks absolutely go...
10/01/2022

Hey y’all! Mark your calendars for our Fall Fest on Saturday, October 8th from 10 to 4. The forecast looks absolutely gorgeous for the day. We will have wonderful vendors, a fall photo op, and Farmer Steve’s petting zoo! The festival will be outdoors in our upper and lower parking lot. It’s free and requires no registration! Just show up, shop, and enjoy the festivities. **IF YOU WANT TO PLAY IN THE CAFE please register as soon as possible, as play is not included in the festivities and we do have capacity limitations.** We can’t wait to see you!

Just a handful of our vendors for Fall Fest on October 8th! We can’t wait to see everyone for this free event. It requir...
09/30/2022

Just a handful of our vendors for Fall Fest on October 8th! We can’t wait to see everyone for this free event. It requires no registration and you get to visit Farmer Steve 🐷🐥🐮🐏🐇 for free!

 & Glow Worm Play Cafe are partnering up to support  with an October Diaper Drive! Between October 1 - 10, drop off diap...
09/29/2022

& Glow Worm Play Cafe are partnering up to support with an October Diaper Drive!

Between October 1 - 10, drop off diapers at Glow Worm Play Cafe (962 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY) between 9am and 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Or!

At the Bonnie Knows Breast office collection box at Bloom Counseling + Wellness Studio, 6500 Glenridge Park Place, Suite 8, Louisville, KY.

You can also stop by the Glow Worm Fall Fest on October 8.

Most needed sizes are NB, 5, and 6, but any size is welcome.

Other needs include wipes, formula, white rice, and dry black beans.

If you’re considering investing in our expansion, think no more! Mainvest is offering $20 off your first investment with...
09/28/2022

If you’re considering investing in our expansion, think no more! Mainvest is offering $20 off your first investment with us, which means if you invest as little as $100 today, you’ll only pay $80 and see the same return on your investment as if you’ve contributed the full amount! That’s a pretty dang good deal. The catch? The offer ends September 30th, so you need to act fast. We’ve reached 31% of our target raise so far, and the sooner we hit the target, the sooner Glow Worm Two opens! Use this link to get the discount: mainvest.com/?c=september22 We love having your support! 💕

09/27/2022

New coats have arrived from Turtledove London! These coats are perfect for Kentucky fall and winter. Waterproof too, our kids jackets are lined in super-soft 100% GOTS certified organic cotton jersey, and made from sustainable & eco-friendly fabric utilizing plastic bottles destined for the landfill! Each kids raincoat utilizes 14 bottles, a lovely repurpose for single-use bottles.

We’re at it again! We want our second location to be fully funded by our community instead of banks and high interest lo...
09/22/2022

We’re at it again! We want our second location to be fully funded by our community instead of banks and high interest loan providers. We want YOU to benefit from our success. How is that possible? Through Mainvest! We set the goal, you invest as little as $100, and get 1.5x ROI by or before the maturity date. Check out the specifics on our Mainvest page and invest today! We launched our latest campaign 2 days ago and are already 30% funded. Invest in something you believe in today. Learn more: https://mainvest.com/in/glow-worm-play-cafe

We are hiring a part-time crew member! Details are on our website linked below, along with an application to easily appl...
09/19/2022
We are hiring a Glow Worm Crew Member! — Glow Worm Play Cafe | Louisville, KY

We are hiring a part-time crew member! Details are on our website linked below, along with an application to easily apply online. Tag a friend or apply yourself! Position starts at $15/hr + tips, approximately 15 hours a week with room to grow.

Join our crew.We are looking for a part time crew member to join us at the cafe.  About UsGlow Worm Play Cafe started as a children’s clothing pop-up in 2017. Our focus is and remains on ethically made goods from around the world. In 2021, Glow Worm began construction on a brick and mortar and is...

Welcome Mandy! We can wait to have her at Afterglow at Glow Worm!
09/15/2022

Welcome Mandy! We can wait to have her at Afterglow at Glow Worm!

Help me give a warm welcome to Mandy Zoeller Olivam, as she joins our Afterglow facilitator team! Mandy is a blessing to anyone she meets and her warm smile and amazing hugs are just two of things you will love about her! Join us on Tuesdays for new parent support, 9:30 AM at Glow Worm Play Cafe.

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! We’ll see ya, tomorrow.
09/12/2022

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! We’ll see ya, tomorrow.

Can't wait to meet you and your baby at Afterglow tomorrow at from 9:30-11. Come as you are to this safe space to share your roses and thorns of parenthood.
This is not a breastfeeding group. We support you in all the ways of feeding, diapering, birthing, and sleeping your baby.
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We’ve never discounted play sessions before! But this weather has us feeling good and fine and we want to spend this gor...
09/12/2022

We’ve never discounted play sessions before! But this weather has us feeling good and fine and we want to spend this gorgeous week with YOU. For this week only, use code SUNNYDAY at checkout for $5 off your play session. Valid only on play sessions occurring this week (September 13-16). Not valid on existing reservations. (Please also don’t cancel your existing reservation just to rebook and get a discount because we are a small business and honestly it’s just mean.)

Glow Worm is expanding and we would love your support! Check out our merch shop on Bonfire. All proceeds will go toward ...
09/09/2022
Glow Worm Play Cafe | Official Merchandise | Bonfire

Glow Worm is expanding and we would love your support! Check out our merch shop on Bonfire. All proceeds will go toward helping us a secure a space for a second location. You already know it'll be Middletown, Prospect, or Southern Indiana -- but we can't say which yet! Help us grow 🌿🌳✨

Welcome to the Glow Worm Play Cafe Official Merch Shop! . We are raising money to help us build the first indoor play cafe in Louisville, KY! You get a cute tee or tote...

We are in the camp of “the entire month of September is Halloween Eve”! We have *very* limited stock of these adorable m...
09/08/2022

We are in the camp of “the entire month of September is Halloween Eve”! We have *very* limited stock of these adorable mini sets. Each set comes with the story of Mr. Bones which focuses on establishing family traditions, plus Frank and Vlad minis. Shop in store or online and snag a set before it’s too late! ➡️ https://www.shopatglowworm.com/product/slumberkins-inc-mr-bones-mini-bundle/558

May we interest you in a cupcake? Happy 1st birthday to this cutie! Thanks for spending your special day with us 🥰
09/08/2022

May we interest you in a cupcake? Happy 1st birthday to this cutie! Thanks for spending your special day with us 🥰

One of our lovely customers also makes beautiful crocheted hats and scrunchies, and we get to sell them at Glow Worm! Ha...
09/07/2022

One of our lovely customers also makes beautiful crocheted hats and scrunchies, and we get to sell them at Glow Worm! Hats are $20 and scrunchies are $8. Come snag one before they’re gone!

Walk-ins welcome all day today! We should have the patio open later, but right now it’s still wet 😓
09/07/2022

Walk-ins welcome all day today! We should have the patio open later, but right now it’s still wet 😓

🚨 UPDATE: y’all seemed a tad confused about booking for our new extended hours! So we are now offering two sessions on T...
09/06/2022

🚨 UPDATE: y’all seemed a tad confused about booking for our new extended hours! So we are now offering two sessions on Thursday and Friday afternoons — one from 2-4pm and one from 3-5pm. There will be some overlap with sessions but we’ve adjusted capacity to account for that. This should make booking a tad easier! 💞

Tuesday from 9:30-11! Come as you are 🥰
09/06/2022

Tuesday from 9:30-11! Come as you are 🥰

Come see Erin tomorrow for Afterglow New Parent group! We meet at Worm Play Cafe every Tuesday at 9:30AM. We hope you will come as you are and bring your baby or just yourself! No such thing as late! See you there!

Our Labor Day sale starts now! Take 20% off our entire online store with code LABORDAY22 at checkout. Sale ends Monday, ...
09/04/2022

Our Labor Day sale starts now! Take 20% off our entire online store with code LABORDAY22 at checkout. Sale ends Monday, September 5th at 6pm EST. Orders are available for shipping or in store pickup on or after Tuesday, September 6th.
🌐 https://www.shopatglowworm.com/s/shop

On the fence about visiting us? See what some of our customers have to say!
09/04/2022

On the fence about visiting us? See what some of our customers have to say!

We are trialing the After School Special! On Thursdays and Fridays in September (beginning next week) you can book an ex...
09/01/2022

We are trialing the After School Special! On Thursdays and Fridays in September (beginning next week) you can book an extended play session from 2-5pm for the price of a 2 hour session. That’s right — we have extended the afternoon session two days a week from 4pm to 5pm! If this goes well, we will make it a permanent offering, so if you’re into it, book it now.

This session is called “Extended Play Session” on our booking page and is only available on Thursdays and Fridays. We can’t wait to see you!

ISO part time barista because I can’t work when I’m giving birth and snugging a new baby. More details on the image belo...
08/31/2022

ISO part time barista because I can’t work when I’m giving birth and snugging a new baby. More details on the image below. TYSM!

Roll into the week on a ladybug at Glow Worm!
08/29/2022

Roll into the week on a ladybug at Glow Worm!

velour animal print co-ord set, anyone? this bomber and harem pant combo has us melting.
08/24/2022

velour animal print co-ord set, anyone? this bomber and harem pant combo has us melting.

matchy matchy! one kiddo in this super soft, breezy jacquard dress, and the other in the coordinating harem pants with a...
08/23/2022

matchy matchy! one kiddo in this super soft, breezy jacquard dress, and the other in the coordinating harem pants with a 100% organic cotton dreamer sweatshirt. well ain’t that cute 🥰

we are ready to help your littles look their best this fall! 100% organic waffle tee (size 3M to 6Y) paired with a class...
08/22/2022

we are ready to help your littles look their best this fall! 100% organic waffle tee (size 3M to 6Y) paired with a classic beanie and leathers moccs. shop our website or in store tuesday-sunday from 9 to 4.

Address

962 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY
40204

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

+15026904633

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Glow Worm was founded on the premise that everyone should have access to high quality, ethically made baby clothing that is affordable. What we learned throughout the process of building our store is that we'll never be able to compete with your big box store prices, or your online shops that source everything from overseas companies with little to no labor or environmental oversight, and then mark up the price 500% -- and we don't want to compete with them either. See, the most important thing to us is that we are a company that you can trust. We want to be completely transparent about where our goods come from, what they're made of, and why we chose to sell them in our store. That's why each product on our site has two key points: why you'll love the product, and why we chose to work with that brand. All of the brands we carry support fair trade and wages. They are made from 100% organic materials, and many of the goods are even made right here in the USA.

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thanks to everyone who supported this amazing business! It is appreciated more than you'll ever know!!!



Tue, Mar 22 at 3:04 AM

Thanks to support from investors like you, Glow Worm Play Cafe received their maximum investment amount of $20,000 on Mainvest. You can view other investment opportunities on Mainvest: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES If you have questions, visit our support center or email [email protected]

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During the height of the pandemic, 18,691 new businesses were started with the help of SBDCs. Katie Read, owner of Glow Worm Play Cafe, launched in the fall of 2021. Katie shares her experience working with the in Louisville.
A big shout out to Glow Worm Play Cafe for doing such a wonderful job yesterday for my daughter's 5th birthday! A good time was definitely had by all. I HIGHLY recommend. They literally took care of everything for me.
Glow Worm Play Cafe held a full day of free activities to help parents. Click here to learn about the lawmakers behind the event: https://wdrb.news/3AeHfQl
Glow Worm Play Cafe held a full day of free activities to help parents. Click here to learn about the lawmakers behind the event: https://wdrb.news/3AeHfQl
Thanks to the families impacted by JCPS and daycare closures who took a break with Councilmember Cassie Chambers Armstrong and me last week at Glow Worm Play Cafe. Mom after mom told me in disbelief, "I worked for TWO HOURS!" Do all you can to support the parents in your life right now. Cassie and I will keep working on the systemic solutions like paid leave and pre-k.
Mural design and painting completed by me for Glow Worm Play Cafe
Indoor play time is ON at Glow Worm Play Cafe - check it out!
Here's some Christmas help for either you or a loved one. If you, a friend, family member, neighbor, etc calls or msgs us for a quote you or they will receive a choice of a gift card to: $25 Sport Clips Haircuts of Louisville - Plainview Shopping Center, or 2 Hours of Play Time at Glow Worm Play Cafe! Call or message me today for an Auto Quote and enjoy a free gift card - no other strings attached.
Not that we need any particular reason to celebrate, but October is National Women's Small Business Month. My Team and I have the privilege to be connected with several local small businesses. I can tell you they're great to do business with also. Check them out:
Katie Read - Glow Worm Play Cafe baby goods
Jessica Gies - Dunn Right Cleaning LLC Home and Commercial Cleaning Service
Cay Cassady - CC & Company Interiors
Tanya Mangrum - Salad Chic LLC
Rebecca Mercer - Bluegrass Doulas

Doing business local with these awesome ladies means a lot to our local economy. Give them a shout some time!

Who are some of your favorite Women Businessowners you'd like to give some Kudos?
Pop-up fun! Come check out Glow Worm Play Cafe’s incredible new space!
From 4-7 tonight we are doing a fundraiser for our friends Glow Worm Kids: Louisville's first indoor play cafe. When you mention Glow Worm, 15% of sales from your purchase will go toward the Glow Worm Kids Indiegogo fundraiser.

Glow Worm will be raffling off:
- Golden Mug for Glow Worm (a lifetime of free coffees!)
- A party rental in the new space (opening Spring 2020)

There will be complimentary cookies and holiday drinks!
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