In case you haven’t been to Frothy Monkey, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite all-day café. Originally based in Nashville, this raved about spot has officially made its way to The Magic City. From starting your day with the perfect cup of coffee to winding down the evening with a glass of wine and cheese board, you’ll want to grab a seat at the table. Read on to discover more, including five weekly events and unbeatable specials.
There’s something for everyone at Frothy Monkey
Since 2004, Frothy Monkey has been a Nashville staple. Now, the popular café has officially landed in The Magic City in the former Urban Standard space. Locals rave about the outstanding hospitality, delicious eats and, of course, the freshly roasted coffee.
We couldn’t agree more. The food and drinks are made from scratch using original recipes and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients from regional farmers and producers, so you know you’ve got the real deal. When you walk through the doors, you know you’re bound for fresh food and a welcoming atmosphere. Plus, Frothy Monkey hosts fun weekly events and specials that bring the community together.
1. Wine Down Wednesday + Half Price Bottles
Wine may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Frothy Monkey, but it definitely should be. These specials need to be on every wine-lover’s radar.
Wine Down Wednesday
By the time you hit that mid-week slump, you likely need a little extra encouragement to help get you to the weekend. That’s exactly what Wine Down Wednesday is for. For just $17, you’ll enjoy a flight of three different wines, plus your choice of a personal cheeseboard or $4 off a dinner entree.
Each week features a unique selection of wines, so get ready to grab a friend, enjoy community, relax and unwind.
- When: Every Wednesday | 4PM-Close
- Price: $17 per person
Half-Off Bottles of Wine
Frothy Monkey gives a whole new meaning to TGIF. Every Friday after 5PM, all wine bottles are half-off. Pair your pick of bubbles, red, white or rose with a dinner entree or cheese board and cheers to the weekend. You deserve it.
- When: Every Friday | 5PM-Close
Learn more about Frothy Monkey’s wine specials here.
2. Frothy Love Valentine’s Day Dinner
Whether you’ll be gazing across the table at your significant other or clinking wine glasses with your BFF, Frothy Monkey has your Valentine’s Day dinner plans signed, sealed and delivered. On February 13 and 14, they’re dimming the lights, setting the soundtrack and crafting the perfect ambiance for a curated three-course dinner experience for two. All you need to bring is love.
Let’s take a look at the menu, shall we? You’ll definitely be making heart eyes at the plates that hit your table.
Course 1: Artisan cheese plate to share OR small salad x2
Course 2 (choose two):
- Braised Beef Short Rib—over mashed potatoes with buttered greens beans and mushroom pan sauce
- Grilled Mahi—over herb polenta, buttered spinach and sundried tomato pesto
- Creamy Basil Pesto Pasta—Nicoletto’s (Nashville-based) fusilli pasta with tomatoes, red onions, kale and a basil pesto cream *add chicken for $4*
Course 3: Double Chocolate Flourless Cake – gluten-friendly double chocolate cake with passion fruit mousse filling and chocolate sauce.
Plus, you can add a bottle of wine to your meal from a hand-picked Valentine selection for $30.
- When: Monday, February 13-Tuesday, February 14 | 5PM-Close
- Price: $65 for a curated 3-course dinner experience for two.
Don’t put off making plans ’til it’s too late—reserve your table now.
3. Happy Hour
Everyone loves a refreshing drink and saving some cash while winding down your workday. Every weekday from 3-6PM, enjoy special deals on your favorite libations.
Draft beer is two for the price of one, glasses of select red or white wines are only $6 and you’ll find special prices on the Rootbeer Highball, Aperol Margarita and UKR Mule.
You’re sure to find something to sip on. These deals are subject to change so make sure to check the specifics before ordering!
- When: Monday-Friday | 3-6PM
4. $4 off 4 packs of canned cold brew coffee every Monday
Every Monday needs a little pick-me-up. Luckily for you, Frothy Monkey is stocked with the perfect grab-and-go option—canned cold brew coffee.
Designed to be refreshing and bright with a sweet, creamy body, these cans are packed with goodness. Each sip is a smooth, crisp blend of washed Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffees with notes of Bartlett pear, milk chocolate and hazelnut. Plus, it’s natural, sugar-free, low-calorie, plant-based and a fantastic alternative to energy drinks when you need a boost.
The best part? Every Monday you can take $4 off any 4-pack of Frothy Monkey Cold Brew Coffee. Add that to your grocery list.
5. Dig into delicious locally-sourced meals
Who are we kidding, with a menu like this, any day can be a special occasion at Frothy Monkey. Forget everything you know about traditional café offerings, Frothy Monkey’s extensive menu is full of delectable meals and small bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here are some of our top recommendations:
- Farm Breakfast—2 KY Farm Fresh eggs cooked to order, Broadbent bacon or pork sausage, smoked Gouda grits, orange wedges and toast.
- Royale Sandwich—Smoked turkey, Swiss, avocado, lettuce, tomato, basil mayo, served warm on multigrain.
- French Toast—Vanilla-cinnamon brioche French toast topped with macerated beries and powdered sugar. Served with Brundage Farms maple syrup.
- Basil Pesto Chicken—Basil pesto grilled chicken breasts with butternut squash, roasted tomatoes, leeks and kale. Topped with sprouts.
Thirsty? From cocktails to caffeine (and even a mix of both), you can’t go wrong with these picks:
- FM Bloody Mary—Cathead vodka and Hoff’s Wake Up Call Sauce feat. Frothy Cold Brew, olive, house-pickled okra & cracked pepper.
- Irish Coffee—Iced or hot. Jameson caskmates, Frothy Monkey coffee, brown sugar & unsweetened whipped cream.
- Monkey Mocha —Espresso, steamed milk, chocolate sauce and frothy monkey banana syrup
- Rosemary Honey Latte—Espresso, steamed milk and house-infused rosemary honey.
Explore the full menu here.
Visit for yourself
Now that you’ve got plenty of reasons to make the visit, what are you waiting for? The Birmingham Frothy Monkey team is ready to take care of you. PS. There’s a brand new Frothy Monkey location coming soon to Homewood! Keep an eye out for updates.
- Location: 2320 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
- Hours: 7AM-9PM Daily
There’s always something fun going on at Frothy Monkey, follow them on Instagram and Facebook + check out their website so you don’t miss a beat.