Another Broken Egg makes another eggs-travagant splash in Mountain Brook. Ron E. Green shed his nine-to-five corporate skin to manifest his longstanding dream of opening a restaurant. Disappointed with the lack of creativity in brunch menus, he opened his flagship cafe in Louisiana that guarantees a delicious and healthy start to the day. The quirky name was born during a conversation with a patron while the imaginative menu features breakfast classics with a twist. From the Spanish omelet to the Southern Scramble, the menu boasts eggs many ways. Also on offer are scrumptious specialty brunches, pancakes, waffles, burgers, salads and sandwiches.
Opened in 2004 and located in Mountain Brook, Olexa's provides patrons with everything you look for in a café: a relaxed atmosphere, a great staff, and, more importantly, great food. Sit among street lamps and facades of old building while dining on savory soups, generous salads, and yummy sandwiches. But, no trip to Olexa's is complete with a piece of cake. Finish your meal with their signature Chocolate Fudge Buttercreme Cake or Warm White Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding. Wedding and specialty cakes are also available. Check out their online interactive menu that is sure to have you running to Olexa's! - Terah Shelton
Owned and operated by Kathy G. & Company, the Terrace Cafe offers an appealing menu, quality service and a beautiful atmosphere. It's perfect for business lunches or a casual meal with friends and family. The Terrace Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11a-2p, with a Jazz Brunch on the first Sunday of each month.
The Gardens Café by Kathy G. offers a daily lunch Tuesday through Saturday. The café lunch menu reflects the feeling of being 'in the Gardens' and is inspired by local greens and produce. The bi-level café offers a mezzanine and patio dining as well. The Gardens Café is also the perfect venue for intimate wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons, teas, corporate lunches & dinners, receptions and other private events.
European-style crusty breads, creme-filled or plain croissants, tartlets and other tasty Continental treats tempt from glass cases. The small shop and outside walk are filled with eclectic furniture. You can sip strong coffee, teas or juices while watching passersby along the main route through the English Village district of upscale Mountain Brook. Light sandwiches and salads are also available. Continental Bakery is a popular Sunday morning destination, but commuters also stack their pricey autos along the street on weekdays, dashing in for a morning bite. The same proprietors operate the French restaurant Chez Lulu next door.
1911 Cahaba Road English Village Birmingham, AL 35223
Located at the English Village shopping center in Mountain Brook, Chez Lulu serves an eclectic version of classic French cuisine. The restaurant resembles a playful combination of classic bistro and second-hand shop. The tables are an interesting metal construction, and the walls are adorned with miscellaneous antique objects. The menu features classic French cuisine like vegetable tarts and soups made fresh each evening. As an extension of the Continental Bakery next door, Chez Lulu serves excellent bread and wonderful pastries for dessert. Chez Lulu also offers live entertainment, including accordian players every Sunday and bellydancers every other Thursday evening.
Located at the Crestline Center in Mountain Brook, La Paz offers an elegant version of Mexican cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The pastel-colored stucco walls are decorated with Mexican folk art, and the menu features many traditional Mexican dishes prepared in fresh and creative ways. The service is excellent, and there is an extensive wine and tequila list.
700 Montgomery Highway, Suite 178 Vestavia Hills Birmingham, AL 35216
Located in the Vestavia Hills area of Birmingham, this sushi restaurant is one of the offshoots of the popular chain of Japanese restaurants in the South. It is frequented by locals because of it's popular and extensive menu-more than 20 selections of rolls are on offer. Those paranoid about raw food can rest easy; cooked seafood items feature on the list as well. Patrons keep returning for more teriyaki and tempura, among other delicacies. A wide selection of Japanese beer and sake helps ease down the fare with aplomb, so dig in!
Gyros and wrap sandwiches at very reasonable prices are the big draw here, although Aladdins' menu is as diverse as they come. Dinner specials include gyros, garden vegetable pitas, fish, falafel and burgers. Hummus, French fries and tabouli salad are among the sides. Beer and wine are available by the bottle, but the iced tea flavored with mint is the drink of choice.
Located in the Hoover area of Birmingham, Mr. P's Deli is known for their fresh cut sandwiches and wide selection of meats. This popular delicatessen has been open for 37 years and is owned and operated by Mr. P himself, Charles Pilleterie. The shop carries imported groceries as well as local products such as Mr. P's handcrafted spices and marinades. Over two dozen sandwiches are on offer featuring the sliced in-house deli meats, sauces and more. Made to order breakfast sandwiches are served from 8:30-11a and can be called in for pickup.
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