Before bread, sandwiches were haphazardly supported by two hands high-fiving. Celebrate modern innovations with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of bistro lunch fare at Cafe J in Tuscaloosa. The restaurant is open Monday–Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only.
Cafe J serves a hearty menu of midday offerings prepared in house from fresh ingredients. The house-made chicken salad weaves white-meat chicken, chopped nuts, veggies, and grapes into an edible tapestry of flavor constructed with a Jacquard loom ($6.95), and the Ultimate grilled-cheese sandwich stacks three cheeses between sourdough slices ($5.95). Lunchers can augment the gooey concoction with a choice of five sides and a crispiness-enhancing option to add bacon ($1). The classic club sandwich delivers a savory dose of deli cuts ($7.95), and rotating daily specials include a main dish and veggie sides. A children’s menu sates pint-sized appetites as parents bask in Cafe J’s warm, unhurried atmosphere characterized by curtained windows, French Country décor, and elegant stone statues of Mr. T.
2523 University Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401