Then take the short trip over to the Birmingham Museum of Art and browse the impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, photos, drawings and more. And there’s always an exhibition or two to check out as well.
While most of the dinner establishments in this foodie experience require a reservation, Bottega Café doesn’t accept them. But don’t let that bother you because the atmosphere is casual, the cocktails are delicious and everything the menu is well worth a little wait.
Get the day started at The Essential, a refined neighborhood cafe and bar located on the historic cobblestone of Morris Avenue. The all day cafe serves seasonal, New American fare focused on the beautiful produce of southern soil.
Start the weekend with a considerably less formal – but no less impressive – breakfast with a decadent donut indulgence. At both Heavenly Donuts and Hero Donuts, you’ll find an amazing assortment of unique donut offerings from custard- and crème filled to beignets, cinnamon rolls and apple fritters.
To wind up your weekend of culinary discovery, make a reservation for brunch at the Fig Tree Café. Using the freshest local food, this is southern-inspired cuisine at its best. Your biggest issue will be deciding what to order. The saving grace is that it doesn’t matter – everything on the menu is pure perfection.
Birmingham is fast becoming the go-to food destination in the southeast. Established, award-winning chefs, coupled with a new crop of up-and-coming stars, this experience is one you – and your taste buds – won’t soon forget.