We offer socially distanced dine-in and take out at both of our locations

The Red Cat Coffee Houses are offering all our guests, medical & emergency workers socially distanced dine-in, and takeout. We offer breakfast all day, great lunch options (including some new offerings!), vegan and vegetarian options, house-made baked goods, and smoothies. We roast our coffee and espresso fresh in-house.

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

Railroad Park
1701 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233

(205) 518-0779

Mon-Sat: 6:30am - 8:00pm Daily
Sun: 6:30am - 6:00pm

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

(205) 616-8450

Mon-Fri: 7am - 6pm
Sat: 7am-3pm
Closed Sunday

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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, LCD project/screen available.

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 right back to you.

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