Old Cloverdale’s Newest Cafe Offers Excellent Breakfast and Lunch Options
Tucked away in the heart of Montgomery in the beautiful Old Cloverdale is a new cafe, Vintage Cafe, that is quickly becoming a local favorite. Built in 1955, the two story, former Regions and First National Bank building is owned by Café proprietor Jud Blount and his uncle, Tom Blount. Prior to transforming this historic building, the elder Blount, a retired architect, also designed the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Blount Cultural Park in addition to several other buildings internationally. The sleek, modern interior design was done by Laura Dockery Design while the renovation was brought to life by R.F. Pruett Construction. Working together, the team refurbished the bank’s terrazzo floors, transformed the teller window into a drive thru and re-purposed safety deposit boxes along the counter. Guests will see other elements of the old bank including a working camera in the height chart by the entrance, the depository box, and metal vault gate. Additionally, the second-floor mezzanine that overlooks the entrance is next to a private room that is available for daytime meetings as well as receptions and cocktail parties at night.
Chad and I took our first trip to Vintage Cafe just a few days ago and I’m beyond excited to add them to our favorite restaurant rotation list. The sleek modern design is beautiful and the staff very inviting. A combination any successful business needs. The menu offers a great selection of both breakfast and lunch combinations without being too overwhelming.
On our recent trip to Vintage Cafe Chad enjoyed the Chicken BLT noting it was his favorite. The grilled chicken was flavorful and tender while the tomatoes were fresh and juicy. The ingredients and proportions on the Grilled Chicken BLT were exquisite and everything you would expect from the perfect Chicken BLT. The bread provide just the right amount of crunch and the fennel aioli set this dish apart from any competitors.
I enjoyed the B-Ham & Cheese while on our trip and if you’ve followed my blog for a while you know I’m a sucker for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. This was just that, but WOW was it packed full of five different ooey gooey delicious cheeses! This was hand down my favorite take on a grilled cheese. I even liked it better than the ones I make at home and I can be a picky eater. The only thing different I would change is next time I order it I will add bacon to it but it definitely doesn’t need it more than it’s just a preference. I also enjoyed a cup of their Cold Brew coffee which I added a little vanilla and caramel too. I was dragging a little that day and this cold brew gave me new energy I needed to make it through the rest of the day.
“At Vintage Café, our team is committed to providing a crisp level of service that is prompt and polite,” said General Manager Bryan Wooden. “Welcoming each of our guests into our comfortable environment coupled with our quality offerings are the ingredients to providing the preferred Vintage Café experience. This is our contribution and commitment to our community.”
Next time you are in the Montgomery area I highly recommend adding the Vintage Cafe to your list of stops. They are located at at 416 Cloverdale Road serving Monday-Saturday from 7 am – 5 pm.