357 Highway 304
Calera, AL 35040
Phone: (205) 668-3641
Fax: (205) 668-3102
Bars & Cafes
Nestled in a quaint, old southern house, the Eclipse Coffee & Books is a unique place that will charm you. It is a coffee-house, restaurant and a book lounge all rolled into one. Browse through their book rooms to find a favorite and then settle on a comfortable spot to read on. Serving great coffee, hearty sandwiches, yummy milkshakes, wine and a wide range of beer, you will find regulars lingering to have a chat or relax at their lovely covered patio. Eclipse is also a live music venue featuring local bands. Some of their past line ups are Blaine Duncan & the Lookers, The Sour Notes and Crown Larks. Whatever be the occasion of your visit, you will definitely be allured by Eclipse to come back for more.
Bellinis Ristorante, a specialty Italian restaurant whips up delicacies for the hungry diner to satiate his appetite. The menu comprises of Chicken Picatta, Pizza Neapolitan, Crispy Eggplant Pasta and Bellinis Sliders. The favorites among the dishes are the Classic Italian salad, Chicken & Bowtie Pasta and the Bread Pudding. The ambience is casual and friendly, with a polite and professional staff. The tables outdoor are great for a fun meal in fresh air, though inside, the atmosphere is magical with soft lighting and elegant decor. Bellinis Ristorante is the ideal place for a relaxing meal at a leisurely pace.
If you like to tap your feet to good music as you meet new people and munch on delicious snacks, Café Firenze is where you should be! The café dazzles with an impressive line-up of live acts and music performances. Dig into fries layered with lots of cheese, crunchy salads, meat and fresh vegetable filled sandwiches and subs and mouthwatering cheese sticks as you sip on a beer and enjoy the action. Call for more details on current and upcoming events.
Black Market Bar + Grill is an edgy, fun establishment serving up tasty food and strong drinks. From the kitchen, sample a wide range of foods inspired from all over the globe, from Greek egg rolls filled with chicken, spinach and feta to pork empanadas, burgers, pasta and more. A full bar rounds out the offerings. A special kids menu and late night menu are available, as well as daily specials.
Village Tavern is a diner's paradise with excellent meals ranging from steaks, salads, pastas and seafood. The wine list is also commendable. Best known for its excellent service, the restaurant is casual and simple with an easygoing charm that is infectious. Tuck into succulent pieces of Grilled Tilapia, Steak Au Poivre and Maryland-Style Crab Cake that transport the diner to gustatory paradise. A children's menu is also provided, selected while keeping in mind their likes and dislikes. The bar is a good place to sip some cool wine and delight in the comfort of the place.
This chain of oven fresh goodies is a must visit. The interiors are simple and welcoming giving a comfortable feeling. The premises are scattered with tables and is always buzzing with diners, babbling youngsters and coffee-sipping readers. The place boasts of having over two dozen different kinds of bread, apart from bagels, sweet muffins, rolls, soups, salads and sandwiches. All delicacies carry the panera bread trademark and most outlets offer free wi-fi connectivity. So this is a place where business and pleasure mix well.
White stallion sculptures welcome you at the entrance of this well known Chinese restaurant—P.F. Chang's China Bistro located in The Summit Birmingham. The decor is a mix of light brown and black with mute lightings that adds style to this casual eatery. Though it serves traditional Chinese cuisine, it is well known and visited for its innovative menu. Apart from its delicious food this bistro serves delicious desserts along with 50 wines by glass at the bar. If you love Chinese with an American twist in it, P.F. Chang's China Bistro is the place for you.
The first thing that captures the diner's attention on entering Satterfield's Restaurant is the the low lighting, casual ambience and classy decor. An open kitchen is further intriguing as one can see the dishes being meticulously prepared by the chef. The most loved dishes on the menu are the grilled items, especially the Mixed Grill, for which the patrons continue to return. The charm lies in the hands of the grill-master who succeeds in preparing each dish to perfection. The wine list also woos for attention with quite a few good labels. The prices are reasonable, adding to the pleasant experience here.
Located on Oxmoor Road in Homewood, Nabeel's offers a full range of Greek repasts along with an adjoining store stocked with Mediterranean groceries. The décor is very cozy and very Greek, furnished with antique-looking Mediterranean furniture and decorative ceramics. The tables are candlelit, and the lighting is soft. The interesting menu tapers upward from a massive array of salads, soups, and Greek appetizers, to a much smaller selection of main-course meat dishes including John's Steak, Shrimp Aegean and Chicken Skewers.
Steel City Pops is a family-owned ice cream parlor with multiple branches. This Homewood restaurant is the first and flagship location and serves delicious ice pops. These ice lollies are inspired by “paletas” or “Latin American popsicles” made solely from natural fruits. These healthier versions of ice pops are served in varieties such as Blueberry Basil, Orange Mint Green Tea, Cucumber Lime, Tamarind and Pineapple Jalapeño. The menu also lists the ingredients and nutritional information next to the name of each ice lolly. Most of the constituents used in the popsicles are organic and procured from local suppliers. Relishing the brightly-colored pops is a great way to beat the heat during summer.
Located on 18th Street in downtown Homewood, this cozy bar offers many American favorites in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The décor is that of a typical pub with a large bar and tables arranged around it. There are also several televisions tuned to sports events. The menu offers traditional American favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and steak. The restaurant also serves many finger food items to those who are at the bar or watching sports on television.
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.