From Our Editors
Located in Montevallo, Eclipse Coffee and Books is a hugely-popular restaurant that delivers fabulous coffee and good tea. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a laid-back ambience. It's a culinary destination for guests that want terrific food.
Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Alabama weather is cooperating. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
It's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and if you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar.
Specializing in lunch and late-night cuisine, making a trip to Eclipse Coffee and Books is never a bad call. The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a private lot nearby. Prefer to pedal your way there? Bike parking is also offered.