The Fig Tree Cafe and Catering

About the Fig Tree

How We Started

It all started on September 28 2013 with a life-long dream and fifteen years of culinary experience. Chef Jon Holland decided to open his own catering company in order to raise enough money to start his own restaurant. Working all day catering and long nights at some of Birmingham’s best restaurants, Jon built a fiercely loyal catering clientele. In May of 2014 he finally got his chance at a small cafe tucked in a little nook in Cahaba Heights. The mission was clear, provide fresh, seasonal and amazing food dedicated to our rich southern culture with a touch of fine dining.

Our Food and What We Have to Offer

From the freshest fish in Birmingham to creole favorites like gumbo and jambalaya, you are sure to find something that ignites your taste buds. Quality, seasonal ingredients is the top priority of our chefs and nothing else will do. “Come in with an open palate and trust us” says executive chef Jon Holland. Game meats, southern soul food, and fresh gulf seafood is what we do!

News Articles Featuring the Fig Tree

Best in Town!

Best restaurant in town!! Only place I can honestly say that everything on menu is outstanding.
2016-11-01T04:20:03+00:00
Best restaurant in town!! Only place I can honestly say that everything on menu is outstanding.

Quite Possibly the Best Meal

Quite possibly the best meal I've eaten in a very long time and I'm pretty sure the best I've ever had in Birmingham
2016-11-01T04:17:05+00:00
Quite possibly the best meal I've eaten in a very long time and I'm pretty sure the best I've ever had in Birmingham

Excellent Service

Excellent service for the neighborhood girl's night out. Food was excellent! Thanks :)
2014-10-01T12:38:40+00:00
Excellent service for the neighborhood girl's night out. Food was excellent! Thanks :)

Hands Down

This is my new go to restaurant. Hands down.
2016-11-01T04:21:31+00:00
This is my new go to restaurant. Hands down.

Best Wedding Food

Catered my wedding, worked diligently with me on a menu that suited our tastes. Best wedding food I've ever had. Totally not "wedding food" but a billion times better.
2016-11-01T04:18:10+00:00
Catered my wedding, worked diligently with me on a menu that suited our tastes. Best wedding food I've ever had. Totally not "wedding food" but a billion times better.

Hidden Gem, Must Try

I live in Atlanta now and never was very impressed with Birmingham's food scene but this place blew me away with their amazing brunch (great place to check out after church on Sundays). I got the Fig Tree Hash which was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I cannot wait to go back for dinner!
2014-10-01T11:57:49+00:00
I live in Atlanta now and never was very impressed with Birmingham's food scene but this place blew me away with their amazing brunch (great place to check out after church on Sundays). I got the Fig Tree Hash which was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I cannot wait to go back for dinner!

Soul Food

Really good food with a lot of soul. I will definitely be back to try everything else on the menu!
2016-11-01T04:19:26+00:00
Really good food with a lot of soul. I will definitely be back to try everything else on the menu!

Our First of Many

Just had our first (of what will be many) dinners there this evening.... On our short list for favorite places?
2016-11-01T04:17:42+00:00
Just had our first (of what will be many) dinners there this evening.... On our short list for favorite places?

The Perfect Evening

My wife and I just celebrated our 8th anniversary at The Fig Tree and it was a perfect evening. The food was exceptional and the staff treated us like family.
2016-11-01T04:18:37+00:00
My wife and I just celebrated our 8th anniversary at The Fig Tree and it was a perfect evening. The food was exceptional and the staff treated us like family.