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This laid-back coffeehouse is a favorite with University of Alabama at Birmingham employees and students. There is nothing particularly remarkable about the coffee, tea, bagels and baked goods sold here, but owner Lucy and her friendly staff inspire strong customer loyalty. To get a sense of how popular the place is, check out the chalkboard behind the register that Lucy uses to keep tabs for dozens of patrons.
The Red Cat takes their coffee seriously, as you will discover with their wide range of creatively brewed options. From their Bob-O-Link coffee with a touch of fruity flavor, to their aromatic blends that are sourced from South America, this place has everything that it takes to please a coffee lover. The ambiance reflects a coffee-drinker's haven too, replete with wooden accents and cozy interiors bathed in a warm light. Live music is played at the coffeehouse occasionally. While you're here, you can quieten your hunger pangs with a bite of their superb sandwiches or wraps.
A small coffeehouse that feels like a (popular) living room. Occasionally, staff or patrons perform live acoustic music. The usual coffee beverages (cappuccino, latte) are available plus seasonal specialties. During sizzling Southern summers, sipping frozen espresso granita can become a pleasant habit. Sandwiches and soup (served in a sourbread bowl) are available for lunch. Desserts like Oreo cheesecake, cranberry scones, cookies and muffins abound. You can purchase locally roasted beans to brew at home.