The Red Cat Coffee House

Coffee For Everyone

The Red Cat Coffee Houses offer delicious breakfast items, great lunches, vegan and vegetarian alternatives, house-made baked goods, and smoothies. We also roast all of our coffee fresh in-house daily.

The Red Cat Coffee House

Coffee for all

When we opened The Red Cat in 2008, we wanted to create a coffeehouse that struck a balance between our own personal tastes in coffee and ambiance, what our customers desired, and what makes practical sense.  We didn’t want blindly to follow the third wave of coffee culture without questioning every aspect of it to see if it is right for us. There are times when coffee is not a science experiment, but a positive experience for the customer.

We wanted to create a coffeehouse that is welcoming to all people and all tastes in the Birmingham community. Our motto is coffee for everyone. We measure success by seeing that concept come to life each day when we open the doors. Here you will find specialty-grade coffees treated with care but also made accessible to a range of coffee experiences. The Red Cat offers the Birmingham community a gathering place for connecting over great coffee and wholesome food.

Mike and Aileen McElwain, Owners
Mike and Aileen McElwain, Owners
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Menu & Locations

Pepper Place
2901 2nd Ave S. Suite 120
Birmingham, AL 35233

(205) 616-8450

Mon-Sat: 7:00am - 6:00pm Closed Sunday

Railroad Park
1701 1st Ave S Unit 101
Birmingham, AL 35233

(205) 518-0779

Mon-Sun: 6:30am - 6:00pm

UAB Highlands Hospital
1201 11th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35205

(205) 593-4974

Mon-Fri: 6am - 3pm

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Take a peek inside our kitchen

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Take a peek inside our kitchen

Rent Our Space

for your party or event!
(Pepper Place Location Only)

Specifics: industrial chic atmosphere, 2300 sq. ft w/15 ft. ceilings (open and airy), occupancy approved for 93 people, seating for 70+, sound system (we are only licensed for using Sirus XM Radio. 

The Red Cat is an excellent option for birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, reunions, and other gatherings. If you are looking for a room that sparkles with beauty in the evening, but without the stuffiness of formality and predictability, then this room is for you. It is also a room that can transform according to your tastes and wishes, so that the room reflects your event rather than dictating it.

For information on pricing and available dates, fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Our hours of availability for rentals are Mon-Sat from 6-10pm or any mutually agreeable time on Sunday. The rental rate is $150/hr and is subject to higher rates depending on dates selected and services needed. 

Please Fill Out Entire Event Form

Statement: Payment of deposit is $100, remainder of balance due the week before the event (payments in cash or check made payable to The Red Cat Coffeehouse). No Venmo, credit or pay apps of any kind accepted.

Access to the kitchen and our equipment is not allowed.

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