Helena, Alabama has a New Coffee Cafe! Welcome La Reunion!

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La Reunion Coffee Cafe Old Town Helena Alabama

Nothing is better than the aromatic smell of rich coffee beans and freshly brewed coffee to give you that feel good feeling!  And that is exactly how you feel when you step into La Reunion a Coffee Cafe located in Historic Helena. That nostalgic feeling is abundant as you soak in the high ceilings with exposed rafters, exposed brick, wood plank floors and the eclectic furniture groupings perfectly arranged to accommodate small or large groups to enjoy conversation and hot coffee.

Coffee lovers will drool over the many different Signature Hot Lattes that include Java Slinger, Raspberry Mocha, Heart Murmur and Nuttin' Honey to name just a few.  The coffee drinks are served up hot or cold and these friendly owners, Del and Robin Howell are happy to help you decide if you prefer a Latte or Cappuccino or maybe even a freshly brewed cup of hot tea from their gourmet selection of loose teas.


La Reunion Coffee Cafe Old Town Helena Alabama On hot days you may want to try a Frozen Frappes from a long list of fun choices like Jumpy Monkey Mocha, Frozen Dirt Worms or for the less daring Chocolate Malt!  There is also a nice array of flavored syrups that can be added to any drink to concoct the drink of your choice.  Or you may even try one of the REAL Fruit Smoothies!

Hungry?  Not to worry!  Robin has put the gourmet touch on a wonderful assortment of Breakfast breads, muffins, bagels and croissants.  Or the healthy dieters can feast on organic granola, yogurt and fresh fruit.

The Lunch Menu is Superb!  A great selection of deli style sandwiches served up on white, whole grain, croissant or foccacia breads with Miss Vickie's chips and crisp dill spears.  You MUST try the unique Asian Chicken Salad!  Or you may opt for one of the many different crisp lettuce salads topped off with delicious dressings.


La Reunion Coffee Cafe Old Town Helena Alabama


So whether you are out and about and just want to grab a nice healthy lunch or have the urge to satisfy your coffee cravings......La Reunion is the place to go!  Come alone or bring a friend or two.  Groups large or small can also be accommodated.   Come for pleasure or carve out a spot to do business.  Oh did I mention the WiFi?  That's right bring your laptop and surf the Internet while you sip on a nice hot cup of java!  There is even a small gift and card shop where you can browse and pick up a last minute gift idea or two!


La Reunion Coffee Cafe Old Town Helena Alabama




And be sure to plan a nice relaxing evening on Friday or Saturday to just sit and talk and listen to some live music! 

PLANNING A WEDDING?  La Reunion has Bridal Catering Packages offered to Brides planning their wedding at Old Town Helena's Wedding Chapel right next door. Ask for a brochure of the Package Options.

And if you are interested you may rent the coffee shop out as a venue for your next function!



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La Reunion is named after an island in the Indian Ocean.  History says that 100's of years ago, 100 coffee trees were transported from Africa to the island.  Only 2 trees survived the journey.  The government of La Reunion, then called the Isle of Bourbon, made every inhabitant plant coffee trees which initiated the export of coffee to Europe.  From those two initial surviving trees, the islanders started a species known as Bourbon Arabica, which is still grown around the world.  Reunion Island no longer grows coffee, but instead is a surfers paradise.

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So I guess you can tell that I am a coffee lover and I do have to admit that I am crazy about Robin and Del, so don't just take my word for it, stop by and give it a try yourself.  You will be glad you did!

Give me a call I will meet you there and we can chat over a nice hot cup of coffee!


La Reunion Coffee Cafe Helena Alabama
La Reunion

Privately Owned by Del and Robin Howell
Located in Historic Helena
4085 Helena Road
Helena Alabama 35080
(205) 358-3000

Open Monday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday thru Thursday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


About the Author

Debbie Hutchins a Certified Residential Specialist has been a licensed Realtor since 1987 Serving the Greater Birmingham Area and specializing in Shelby County Debbie is available to assist you with your real estate needs.  We hope you have enjoyed reading and hope you will come back!  You may also subscribe to "debs doodles" and have it delivered to your email! And as always, you are welcome to search the MLS through Debbie's Re/Max website.    All phone calls are welcome!    You can reach Debbie via her cell phone at 205-368-2474

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Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


La Réunion looks like a great place to hang out and have a good coffee, have lunch and/or listen to live music.  I enjoyed the little history lesson with regards to its name.  Great localism post with lots of good photos! Have a great weekend!

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Jul 17, 2009 11:16 AM #1
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Yay, I hope they are highly successful.......luv anything that is about Helena!

Jul 17, 2009 01:24 PM #2
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Debbie - What an awesome job featuring a local business. I am sure La Reunion is thrilled to have this testimonial! I am a coffee lover myself so I would appreciate this place if I was a local:)

Jul 20, 2009 12:46 AM #3
Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Hey there Miss Debbie!!  How are you doing?  I gotta tell you that there is nothing better than a good cozy coffee joint.  I especially love the places that have sofa's and comfy chairs!

Jul 21, 2009 12:19 PM #4
Elayna Fernandez
The Positive Mom - Irving, TX
BE Positive and You'll BE Powerful!

This is where we will meet and hang out!

Jul 24, 2009 08:54 AM #5
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I love little home town coffee shops.  We have one called blackbird and it's lovely.  I love the smell.  Of course I'm also a fan of the taste.  Bravo to the folks who started this business and I wish them nothing but success.

Jul 29, 2009 04:40 PM #6
Lenda Farmer

The blog is awesome just like La Reunion.  We had lunch at La Reunion last week with the family.  The coffee was rich and very flavorful.  Everyone bragged about the sandwiches and pickles.  My husband even had the nerve to tell me the potato salad was the best he had ever had,  So much for spending hours making mine.  In the future I know where to get (in his opinion and actually mine) the best.  I had a piece of Robin's homemade chocolate cake - it was to die for.  I cannot wait to go back to La Reunion.  Maybe this weekend for coffee relaxation and music. 

Aug 01, 2009 04:03 AM #7
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