The best coffee beans are grown in the center of the earth, but the farmer who dares to harvest them must overcome the infamous Lava Twins, infinite negative gravity, and his commitment issues. Grind the best beans growing aboveground with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, milkshakes, and American fare at Eclipse Coffee & Books, located in Montevallo.
Voted to have the best milkshakes by Birmingham News’ readers, Eclipse Coffee & Books boasts an eclectic selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as a menu that brims with sandwiches and delectable breakfast options. Literary theorists can interpret the poetry of pastries with the pecan pie milkshake ($6), or nurse a cup of chocolate turtle latte ($4.50) as they thumb through a novel from one of Eclipse's three book rooms. A bite from the avocado melt ($5.50) with red onion and provolone will satiate hungry bookworms, while Eclipse's selection of beers and liquor is as ever-changing as Abe Lincoln's facial expressions on Mount Rushmore. In addition to its laid-back vibe and stacks of intriguing literature, Eclipse hosts several events each month, including palate-pleasing wine tastings, trivia nights, poetry slams, and soothing musical performances.
- Eclipse Coffee & Books in Montevallo is as well-known for milkshakes as it is lattes and Southern lit. Especially its pecan pie milkshake, which is the dessert equivalent of dying and going to heaven. – Bob Carlton, Birmingham News
- Very cool hangout for lunch and drinks. I have eaten many good sandwich type foods here and it was all good. – Jeremy Gardner, Urbanspoon
1032 Main St.
Montevallo, Alabama 35115Get Directions