Restaurant Listings: Coffee & Tea

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Big Mountain Coffee Company

4085 Helena Rd. Old Towne Helena
685-8782
Coffee, sandwiches, baked goods. WiFi hotspot. Often hosts live events.

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:45AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | CommentsPost a Comment

Cafe Capri

1706 Oxmoor Road, Homewood
879-9292
www.nabeels.com
An offshoot of the Mediterranean favorite Nabeel's, Cafe Capri offers specialty coffees such as Cafe au lait with chicory, plus beignets, loukoumades, pastries and liquers.

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 10:11PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | CommentsPost a Comment

Coffee House of Trussville

137 North Chalkville Road, Trussville
655-1676
Breakfast, lunch and light dinner, desserts. Sandwiches such as homemade pimiento cheese, veggie sandwich, meat-based sandwiches, chicken salad, wraps. Charming, homey location was once an antique shop.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:51AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | CommentsPost a Comment

Coffee on Valley

367 Valley Ave., Homewood (off Green Springs)
397-2393
www.coffeeonvalley.com
Wireless internet, drive-through. Brewed coffees, espresso classics, gourmet teas, smoothies, ice-cream shakes, snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts.

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 02:56PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | CommentsPost a Comment

Forest Perk Coffee

3328 Clairmont Avenue S.
(Across from Highland Golf Course in Piggly Wiggly shopping center)
453-9237
www.forestperkcoffee.com
Proudly serves and sells locally roasted coffee from Higher Ground. Pastries made in store, from scratch. Grilled sandwiches for lunch include turkey, ham, tomato-pesto-mozzarella and roast beef. Also offers live entertainment and open mic night on occasion.

Posted on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 10:23AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | CommentsPost a Comment

Java & Jams

321 N. 20th Street
321-5282
www.javaandjams.com
www.myspace.com/javaandjams
Serving organic and fair trade coffee from Leeds-based Higher Ground Roasters, plus chai, smoothies, alcoholic beverages, wine and beer. Featuring free wi-fi, live music and local artwork, with light dinner menu and pastries made fresh daily at either a local bakery or on the premises.

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 01:02PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | CommentsPost a Comment

Lucy's Coffee & Tea

2007 University Blvd., Southside/UAB area
328-2007
www.myspace.com/lucyscoffeeandtea
In addition to coffee and tea, Lucy's offers sandwiches, salads, baked goods and more at good prices weekdays. Warm, friendly atmosphere, retro furniture and funky artwork. Free wireless internet access, outdoor seating. For breakfast, a variety of baked goods plus the Egg MacLucy sandwich. At lunch, a variety of Panini grilled sandwiches on toasted ciabatta bread from Edgar's Bakery (including several vegetarian choices), plus homemade soup, Zapp's chips and a couple of salad options. City Scene gave high marks to the smoked turkey sandwich, with smoked gouda, tomato chutney and arugula.

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 10:05PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments1 Comment

Miss Rosemarie's Special Teas

5299 Valleydale Road, Inverness Corners
980-8335
www.mrsteas.com
European-style tea salon and lunch restaurant. Antique tables, fresh flowers, custom-blended tea, homemade sandwiches, quiches and desserts. A 2006 City Scene review said, "Miss Rosemarie and her special teas are just delightful," and gave high marks to roasted garlic soup, apple and blue cheese quiche, lemon bars, chicken salad, egg alad, tuna salad with capers, pear and cream cheese tea sandwiches, espresso brownie, with the only complaint being that some of the portions could have been larger. Named a "hidden gem of dining" in Birmingham News City Scene, March 2009, which says, "European elegance gets a dose of Southern charm in this quaint tearoom ... don't leave without trying the chicken salad on wheat." Now serving dinner on Thursday and Friday nights from 6-8 p.m., with items such as shrimp and grits, crab cakes, spinach-stuffed chicken breasts, chicken or crab crepes, Island chicken salad, and a steak special each week.

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 10:03PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments6 Comments

O'Henry's Coffees

2831 18th St. South, Homewood
870-1198
www.ohenryscoffees.com
O'Henry's roasts their own beans, for full-flavored coffees offered in three or four selections each day. There are also espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, teas, elaborate specialty drinks, as well as sandwiches and desserts, in a warm cozy setting.

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 10:04PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments2 Comments

Primavera Coffee Roasters

4133 White Oak Drive (Cahaba Heights, not far from the Summit, behind Miss Myra's)
969-1177
http://primaveracoffee.com/
From their web site: "We roast our coffee by hand daily in a 15 kilo, gas-fired roaster. At Primavera, our goal is to purchase, roast, and deliver the finest coffee available. Along the way, we hope to help each of our customers see a clearer picture of the world of working hands from ground to grind. Our coffee will awaken your senses. Our mission is to awaken your sensibilities." Enjoy a free "cupping," or coffee tasting, each Saturday. Owners Havilah and Brett Burton spent time in Guatemala living on a small coffee farm while working at a coffee shop. This is the place for the real coffee connoisseur.

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:51AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments2 Comments
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