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Crape Myrtle's Cafe

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2721 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-1903
+1 205-879-7891
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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Deltona, FL
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this fine establishment that has plenty to offer to anyone anytime of the year. The Crape Myrtle Cafe is the perfect locale for fine fresh Whole Foods, any kind of crape, or just a great cup of tea or coffee. This is the ideal gathering place for all occasions and definitely the spot the locals go. If you go,... More 

Thank scrivenerlf
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 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!

Thank Martha S
Birmingham, Alabama
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank birminghampastor
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95 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank PrednisonePrincess
Yazoo City, Mississippi
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

1 Thank Hope C
Birmingham, Alabama
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Thank Preston L
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank AllisonSFCA
Birmingham, Alabama
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225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

Thank rebelwebb
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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460 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jenny W
Hollywood, FL
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?