Eating Like a Local in Huntsville: Five Points Neighborhood Edition

One of our goals here at Eat Huntsville is to promote a sense of community. A big part of that involves supporting local restaurants and businesses. Even before we were residents of the Historic Five Points area, we noticed the strong sense of community and knew we wanted to be part of the quickly growing downtown Huntsville area. These are our go-to spots in Five Points:

Olde Towne Coffee

Coffee culture has exploded the last couple of years in Huntsville. We love seeing the city embrace the new shops as well as continuing to love and support the long time local hangouts like Olde Towne Coffee, which has been located in Five Points since 1998. You really get the sense of the tight-knit community culture coming here. The cozy interior, cute brick building, and just the right amount of quirkiness fit the vibe of Five Points perfectly.


Thai Garden

After trying Thai Garden once, we’re confident it will become your go-to restaurant for Asian food in the area. Offering authentic Thai cuisine and exceptionally friendly service in a convenient neighborhood location, there’s so much to love. From vegetarians to meat lovers, their menu has something for everyone. Add a Thai tea for a treat or opt for one of the craft brews from their impressive beer list.


1892 East

A recommendation from a friend and resident of Five Points led us to try 1892 East for the first time a few years ago, and now it’s one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Our first experience was with their brunch, which is always great. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic eggs Benedict, fried chicken, or a burger, you are sure to have one of the best brunch experiences in Huntsville. Their lunch and dinner menus are equally impressive. What we’re loving most about 1892 East at the moment is the dedicated vegetarian section of the lunch and dinner menus. Getting a healthy meal here doesn’t make you feel like it was added to the menu as an afterthought.



Galen’s is our spot for a big traditional breakfast in the neighborhood on a Saturday morning. Going early, you will find the restaurant already bustling with regular customers. If you’re a breakfast purist and enjoy the classics, you are sure to have the breakfast of your dreams here. We are able to enjoy our veggies while still indulging a bit when ordering the California omelet with biscuits and gravy. But first, coffee.


Big Ed’s Pizza (Coming Soon!)

Did you know Big Ed’s is moving to Five Points? We were excited to hear about their upcoming move to Pratt Avenue and can’t wait to stop by as soon as they open their doors. This local pizzeria has been in business for over 50 years, has strong roots in this city, and will make a perfect addition to the neighborhood.


Additional Five Points favorites to check out:

Po Boy Factory

Walker’s Market

Star Market

Ted’s BBQ


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