Cahawba House

Eclectic | Sandwich Shop | Southern Comfort
Worth a detour

Montgomery, Alabama, is not a great breakfast city, but Cahawba House, downtown, goes a long way to correct that situation. Open at 6:30 am with a menu that features a “build your own biscuit” concept, it offers homey food with a genial Dixie accent.

Built your own means that you select from a long list of things to put on or in your biscuit. There are jams and jellies, including marvelously rich and spicy house-made apple butter, as well as preserves and honey from local suppliers. Available proteins are Alabama’s own Conecuh sausage (so taut, so ecstatically spicy!), applewood smoked bacon, eggs, and a boneless fried chicken breast. To complement whatever else you choose, there are sausage gravy, a fried green tomato slice, and assorted cheeses.

I went for a regionally flavored combo, augmenting scrambled eggs with Conecuh sausage and a generous schmear of very creamy pimento cheese. A felicitous trio!

I haven’t yet had lunch at Cahawba House, where the menu lists salads, sandwiches, and a meat-and-3 plates built around chicken (roasted, BBQ’d, or fried), meat loaf, and hamburger steak.

Key lime pie, banana pudding, and strawberry shortcake are served packed into Mason jars.

(Take-out and cubside pickup are available.)

What to Eat
Cahawba House, Breakfast Biscuit
Breakfast Biscuit
A great 'Bama breakfast biscuit: Conecuh sausage, eggs, and pimento cheese
Cahawba House, Apple Butter
Apple Butter
Rich, spicy, made-in-house apple butter is a biscuit's boon companion.
Cahawba House, Biscuit
Breakfast's heart and soul: a broad, crunch-edged buttermilk biscuit
Directions and Hours
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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