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City Cafe

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408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
+1 205-758-9171
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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4:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter is in her 3rd year at school and didn't know of this place until recently and it didn't disappoint. Quick service and reasonable prices. The menu offers different things daily but it worth every bite.

Thank leapyear29
Reviewed August 19, 2018

What a place to go small town cafe, Meat and three . Get there early and line up all University Students eat a the cafe. Be ready for a wonderful time in small town cafe

Thank I640JDbrendah
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Average food/prices. In my humble opinions, highly overrated. Very popular with students eating on limited budget.

Thank Allen D
Reviewed August 14, 2018

And, I am love with this place. The food, service, and pricing are ALL outstanding. I'm glad that I took the advice of many and visited around 11AM for lunch because by 11:30 it was standing room only waiting for a table. But, even so,...More

Thank RockyRaccoon
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Our group of 5 had an excellent lunch at the City Café. The City Café is like stepping back in the past where many communities had local establishments serving home made meat and vegetable dishes. We arrived at 1245 and there was still a crowd...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed June 22, 2018

If you want a good meal at a great price with a good atmosphere, then this is your place. I've been eating breakfast here regularly for a number of years. Two or three years ago, it would have been an easy 5 stars, but it...More

Thank briscoedarling
Reviewed March 5, 2018

A good meat and three in historic downtown Northport. Be prepared to wait 5-10 minutes for a table at lunch. Food is pretty good, especially vegetables. The breaded pork cutlet just about covers your plate. The country fried steak was a disappointment, however. It was...More

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Have not been here in years. Stopped by for lunch. Same scenario.... you just walk in and you are automatically in a que for a table. The first person in that line waits until someone leaves, then instantly sits at that table. The waitress comes...More

Thank ramblin1
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

City cafe has been a favorite of mine for 35 years. Sadly, the new co-owner, Gin, has had a negative impact on the quality of the food as well as the service. We arrived at the beginning of the lunch service and received pencil thin,...More

2  Thank rolltideamy r
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a greasy spoon in the best way. The biscuits are excellent and the food is prepared well. I’d recommend this place to anyone in Tuscaloosa looking for a good breakfast.

Thank casualdiner90
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476-5064
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-9171
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