Urban Standard serves up tasty treats in a quiet, cozy setting.

music at night. Specialty espres- so drinks, beer and wine, and light sandwiches make The Red Cat a perfect gathering place. The Red Cat reminds me of my hometown of Seattle. It has great ambiance, and even better crois- sants! Betsy W.

Savage s Bakery 2916 18th St S 205-871-4901 HOMEWOOD

Founded in 1939 and relocated to downtown Homewood in the 50s, Savage s is a Birmingham landmark. Only the finest in- gredients are used at this made- from-scratch bakery and deli, resulting in the old-fashioned, homemade taste. This is the foremost bakery in Birmingham. I have been going

there since I was a child, and when I think of warm, happy, sweet memories, I think of Savage s. Erin G.

Seeds Coffee Co. 174 Oxmoor Rd 205-259-6405 HOMEWOOD

Featuring a diverse selection of flavors, live music and a cozy, welcoming atmosphere, Seeds is the only nonprofit coffee roaster in Birmingham. For the folks at Seeds, it s about more than just coffee their fundraising endeavors aid notable causes like international adoption and supporting mis- sionary efforts. A cup of coffee from Seeds makes me feel warm inside in

multiple ways! Great coffee for a great cause. Julia W.

Urban Standard 2320 2nd Ave N 205-250-8200 BIRMINGHAM

A one-of-a-kind coffee and culinary spot, Urban Standard brings a European vibe to down- town. Antique furniture, home accents, locally roasted coffee, soups, sandwiches, salads and gorgeous sweets are among the assortment of must-haves of- fered. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week. I can t help but fall in love with a place that has funky decor, cool people and mouth-watering red velvet cupcakes. It s candy for the eyes and mouth. Marie S.