Taste the closest thing to a French baguette outside France, plus great sandwiches and tomato soup. It’s located near the heart of historic Southside.

Birmingham Breadworks
2408 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 933-7517

Enjoy a latte and house-made pastry from the Continental Bakery as you wait for the charming shops in English Village to open their doors.

Continental Bakery
1909 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 323-4110

No frills eggs, French toast, and biscuits. BBQ for lunch, but breakfast is the best time to go.

Demetri's BBQ
1901 28th Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35209

Killer cupcakes by a Southern Living Test Kitchen alum.

Dreamcakes
960 Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 871-9377
Stop in for an espresso and the homemade honey-nut granola; stay and shop around for bike apparel.
Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
5530 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35212