Civitas is adding breakfast, coffee and cocktails concept in adjacent English Village space

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Civitas in English Village is growing. This is where the expansion is occurring (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Civitas, the popular fine dining establishment in the heart of Mountain Brook’s English Village, is growing.

Owner Tonya Jones Combs announced on social media her plans to “expand into the front corner space directly behind the ‘Civitas’ statue for an ALL DAY Coffee to Cocktail Cafe.”

The announcement comes before the restaurant’s one-year anniversary, which will be celebrated at the location on February 1st.

The new space (2003 Cahaba Road) is adjacent to the current Civitas where the Chester’s Test Kitchen presently sits. For longtime residents it was formerly occupied by the IZ Cafe.

Civitas plans to open the new space in the Summer of 2023.

What to Expect

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Civitas in English Village is growing. This is where the expansion is occurring (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Obviously, the new location will be connected and intertwined with the present restaurant. Civitas manager Sunny Chander described to Bham Now what to expect. 

“It will all be connected. We’re going to have coffee and cocktails in the new space plus breakfast, lunch and ‘grab and go’ as well. At five o’clock you can have your tablecloth dinner with us in the space that we currently have.”

Even though they are developing the menu expect a number of breakfast and lunch options, plus cocktails and frozen alcoholic beverages that can be taken outside the establishment because Civitas is within the English Village Entertainment District.

Celebrate their 1st Anniversary

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the growth at Civitas than their upcoming 1st Anniversary. On February 1st, the restaurant is holding a party between 3:00PM to 5:00PM.

And stay tuned to Bham Now for more info about their new addition in Summer 2023.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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