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Crape Myrtle's Cafe

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2721 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-1903
+1 205-879-7891
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:30 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had some delicious food served by friendly folks! You must try this uncrowded gem, situated in a bookstore! Winning combination for a Saturday morning. I also have enjoyed lunch here!

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Thank Martha S
Birmingham, Alabama
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A group of us eats here once a moth after a meeting, and it never gets old. The food is fresh but the service is fast, and when they get to know you, even playful, certainly friendly. It is affordable and always good, in a pleasant ambiance. A short walk carries you into the Little Professor Bookstore with which they... More 

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Thank birminghampastor
Birmingham
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88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Crape Myrtle's, located inside the Little Professor Bookstore, since it opened 23 years ago. I have fond memories of stopping in with my mother after medical treatments to get vegetarian vegetable soup & corn muffins (and, once upon a time, scones) to go. I recently ate lunch at C.M.'s with a friend and was pleased... More 

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Thank PrednisonePrincess
Yazoo City, Mississippi
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Crepe Myrtle's Cafe is hidden behind a bookstore like a secret. Locals frequent often, and are generally welcomed by name. This is not a fancy eatery and if you dislike plastic cutlery, bring your own utensils, but you will not be disappointed with the food. One of my favorites is the Salmon Salad, very flavorful. My husband enjoys their hamburgers... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Wow, the guys always get it right. I had the Hearty Breakfast. Salmon with salad and eggs. My wife had half sandwich and soup. The food is fresh, hot and the service is the best. This is a great hidden little spot.

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Thank Preston L
SF, CA
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I visit Crape Myrtle's Cafe every single time that I am in Birmingham. The menu is filled with wonderful choices for lunch and brunch. This past week we had a couple of visits and enjoyed the best sandwiches and soups in ages (chicken salad and tomato soup). The other day we had vegetable plates with fresh corn muffins and they... More 

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Thank AllisonSFCA
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

We stoped for sunday lunch and found they served breakfast,I had eggs benedict and my wife had a grilled cheese.Others had regular scrambled eggs,The food was delicious and the service was great.

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Thank rebelwebb
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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243 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Our family needed a kid-friendly place to celebrate a birthday for lunch. Crape Myrtle's allowed us to make reservations and put several tables together in the sunroom area. You pick up a printed menu, order and pay at the register then take a seat. In our experience, the food is served very quickly. I broke away from my usual favorite... More 

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Thank Jenny W
Hollywood, FL
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I had lunch here and really enjoyed the ambience and the food. I ordered a summer salad with grilled salmon, a cup of homemade vegetable soup, and an ice tea. Everything was delicious, although the sweet tea was a bit too sweet for me and I had to cut it with regular/unsweetened tea. I also enjoyed a cup of coffee... More 

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Thank kmccolli
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

My husband and I have eaten at this little cafe for years, don't know why it has taken me so long to write a review. We have brought friends and relatives because we think the food is good and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed, a good place to eat and have a conversation during breakfast, lunch or dinner. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Soups, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2721 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-879-7891

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?