Are you new in Tuscaloosa? Or maybe you've been living in the house you bought from Tuscaloosa homes for sale a while back, but you haven't really had a chance to get around. Our real estate agents are fond of suggesting that a great way to get to know Tuscaloosa is by visiting various breakfast haunts. Whether it's just you and the significant other, the entire family, or you're going solo, you need to try all of these — and more. Company coming? Treating them to breakfast is a fabulous way to introduce your visitors to your town.
Let's have a look at some of our favorite breakfast venues.
- The Historic Waysider, 1512 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa
Fans unabashedly proclaim the Historic Waysider Restaurant as having the best breakfast you can find, far and wide. We're not disagreeing. Some of the breakfast items you have to sample: Cheese Grits; short stack of Homemade Hot Cakes; Steak with Two Eggs; Biscuits with Red-Eye Gravy (and biscuits are oh-so-fluffy!). Breakfast is served Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-noon, and Sunday from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday.
- TTown Cafe. 500 14th St., Tuscaloosa
Looking for something substantial for the right price? That would be TTown Cafe. Breakfast revs up with two or three Eggs, Breakfast Meat, and Toast, Hotcakes, Biscuit and Gravy, French toast, or Bagel. There's also your choice of Omelette, with meat (try hickory-smoked Conecuh — an Alabama speciality), or vegetarian, dressed up with jalapenos, bell pepper, tomatoes, and what have you; Biscuits, solo or with cheese, meat, or egg; and Sweet and Savory French Toast. There's also a nice selection of Burritos.
- Heritage House Coffee. 700 Towncenter Blvd., Tuscaloosa
For some, breakfast is coffee and a pastry or a bagel. For these, there's Heritage House Coffee. Established in 1993, Heritage House was Tuscaloosa's first coffee house. It's grown considerably, with 40 coffees from all over the world, a variety of teas, and fresh baked goods. You can also order cafe lunches and full-service dinner. Order any of the traditional coffee house coffee drinks, hot or cold. Want something different? Get the day going with the HH Special, with caramel sauce, chocolate, white chocolate, steamed milk, and rich drip coffee.
- Rama Jama's. 1000 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa
This is the restaurant for University of Alabama fans — and breakfast is a great excuse to come in and see what the Crimson Tide is all about if you have out-of-town company. Check out the sports memorabilia while you enjoy what some say is the best breakfast in Tuscaloosa. Rama Jama's Menu is basic: eggs how you like them, plus choice of meats, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits, and toast.
- Wright's Restaurant, 3750 University Blvd. E, Tuscaloosa
If you love breakfast in an old-time cafe, Wright's Restaurant is right up your alley. Wright's has been open forever, serving breakfast starting at 5 a.m. for you early risers. It's pretty basic: bologna, Red Hots, Bacon, or Ham, Sausage or Steak if you prefer; Eggs however you want them; Pancakes; French Toast; Omelette Platters; Biscuit Sandwiches; and Biscuits and Gravy. And while your folks are in town, you may as well bring 'em back for lunch: starting with a Bologna Sandwich or BLT, and working your way down the menu to the hefty selection of fabulous homemade pies.
Breakfast is waiting for you in Tuscaloosa, so get going. Questions about buying or selling a home? Contact us today.