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Sweet Basil Cafe

1627-A Darby Dr 1627-A


Located in Beautiful

English Village

Shopping Center


256 764 5991



256 764 5997




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Business Hours

 Monday - Friday   9am-6pm

 Saturday           10am-4pm

 Sunday                CLOSED


Sweet Basil Nights

  6-10 pm

  Dates will be announced



Cooking Class 2014

Sweet Basil Café presents cooking classes with wine pairings. Bring your friends and enjoy a fun and informative evening. There will be refreshments and a tasting of all that is prepared. Each class will include techniques, questions and answers that apply to every day cooking.


Tuesday, April 15th  at 6:00

Southern Comfort

Ham Bone Soup

Squash Puppies

Pecan Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Stuffed with Pimento Cheese and Bacon

Baked Butterbeans

Mississippi Mud Cake


April 17th at 5:30 Wine Tasting

Five Wines and Five Foods

Pulled Pork Nachos

Hamburger Wontons

Fried Chicken Drummettes with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Sausage in Puff Pastry with Assorted Mustards

Baked Fontina with Crusty Bread


Vegan and Gluten free

April 24th at 6:00


Best Green Juice Spicy                                          

Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle &


                                                                                                            Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets, Squash, Shallots With Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Risotto with Peas and Greens


Tuesday, April 29th   at 6:00

Southern Favorites

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Toast

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding


Tuesday, May 20th   at 6:00

More Southern Favorites

Warm Goat Cheese Baby Greens Sun-dried Tomato Salad

Hanger Steak with Watercress Sauce

Mashed Potato Pancakes with Gruyere Cheese 





Sweet Basil Cafe: The Shoals' Best Kept Secret

Located in beautiful English Village Shopping Center, Sweet Basil Cafe offers gourmet dishes and seasonal delicacies, both day and night. Opened 15 years ago, Sweet Basil Cafe continues to charm local residents and out of town guests with our amazing gourmet food served in a laid back cafe setting.  


Our lunch menu offers a wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and legendary plate lunches. Not to mention desserts that are out of this world!  We have traditional cakes, pies, cookies, and other southern delights that are to die for!  


During the week, we have a wide selection of wonderful Gourmet-to-Go dishes in our freezer. Simply take them home, heat them up, and you have a healthy gourmet meal to serve your family on those busy nights...or nights that you just do not want to cook.  


And when the weekend comes, it's time to treat yourself to the most fabulous gourmet dinner in the Shoals!!!  We are now opening on Friday and Saturday evenings for Sweet Basil Nights!  Give us a call to reserve your table.  You will be amazed by the dishes prepared by our Chefs.  And you can always have our knowledgeable staff recommend one of our select wines to accompany your meal.

At Sweet Basil Cafe, you'll always find something special going on.  Whatever your craving, a light lunch, a delicate dessert, a healthy dinner, a gourmet meal, or an extraordinary bottle of wine...We are here to serve.

Whether you come in for a business lunch with associates, an after school snack, or an elegant special dinner... you'll be treated to first-rate food & service.

Flair and charm at Sweet Basil Cafe

Make yourself at home in our Cafe and discover what sets us apart from the crowd.

About Us

Monthly Event: Cooking School


Learn to make gourmet cafe favorites, then have a seat and enjoy with a wine pairing. Also includes take-home recipes.


Call to reserve your place!