Business Spotlight: 1220 Café

May 20, 2021

Tell us about your business:

1220 Café is a family-owned restaurant in Tallassee, Alabama located at 1220 Gilmer Avenue. After 30 years in the restaurant business and having lived in six states, we came home to Tallassee to make a difference in the community.

What services/products do you provide?

The Café offers fast-casual service with a variety of menu items that include a meat and three vegetable option for lunch Monday thru Friday, burgers, chicken tenders, wraps, soups, salads, paninis, and more.

Daily dinner specials include wing night on Monday; hamburger steak and baked potato on Tuesday; shrimp and mahi-mahi tacos on Wednesday; steak night on Thursday; catfish, shrimp, and crab cakes on Friday and Saturday. We offer Sunday lunch features that vary each week – poppyseed chicken, beef tips and rice, country-fried chicken, pork chops, and Mississippi pot roast – just to name a few. We also have a variety of homemade desserts, frozen custard, and specialty coffees. Sunday lunch is available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

How long have you been in business?

1220 Café opened for business in May of 2012. We are proud to be a Chamber Member and a Gold Sponsor of Tallassee High School.

Describe your business’ primary goals:

Our primary goal is to pay off our debt. LOL! In addition to this small task, we have always strived to provide a great dining experience for the city of Tallassee and the surrounding area. People drive many miles to dine with us, and we are very grateful for their support! We love serving others, which is derived from our faith. We serve food, but we do so with a higher purpose in mind.

Is there something your business is known for?

Great food served by good people who care for our guests and for one another.

Tell us what you like most about being located in Elmore County:

It’s home. The River Region is a great place to live, work, and play. We came back to the area because of family, friends, and quality of life.

Any interesting projects/jobs your business has done or been involved in?

1220 Café has an annex building behind the café that hosts large groups for bridal showers, birthday parties, class reunions, and more. (Call 334-991-4129 to inquire). We also provide a diverse catering menu for off-site weddings and special events (Call 334-252-1220 to inquire).

Anything else you’d like to share:

We also own Wharf Casual Seafood restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama… coming soon to Wetumpka and Alexander City.

Please join us at your convenience at 1220 Café or Wharf Casual Seafood!