Cahawba House

Eclectic | Sandwich Shop
excellent
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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 combination!

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.

What to Eat
Cahawba House, Breakfast Biscuit
Breakfast Biscuit
Must-Try
A great 'Bama breakfast biscuit: Conecuh sausage, eggs, and zesty pimento cheese
Cahawba House, Apple Butter
Apple Butter
Must-Try
Rich, spicy, made-in-house apple butter is a biscuit's boon companion.
Cahawba House, Biscuit
Biscuit
Must-Try
Breakfast's heart and soul: a broad, crunch-edged buttermilk biscuit
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday8am - 2pm
Monday6:30am - 2pm
Tuesday6:30am - 2pm
Wednesday6:30am - 2pm
Thursday6:30am - 2pm
Friday6:30am - 2pm
Saturday8am - 2pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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