North Alabama Hidden Gems – Mentone Inn & Wildflower Cafe

Discover some of North Alabama's hidden gems!

Some of the state’s best kept secrets and hidden gems are located right here in North Alabama. From museums and hole-in-the-wall eats to wineries and animal preserves, we’ve got the spots you definitely need to see for yourself!

Mentone Inn – 6139 AL Hwy 117, Mentone, AL 35984


Enjoy the big porch and rocking chairs and feel free to explore the grounds and relax under the trees.
The Inn sleeps up to 26 comfortably in our twelve rooms, each with private bath with /claw foot tub and/or showers.  You will served a southern style breakfast guaranteed to give you a good start to your day. Located in the heart of Mentone, Pet friendly, queen size & full size rooms. Great for family reunions, church retreats, club meetings, weddings etc. Outdoor covered pavilion with fireplace and WiFi. Discounts to active military

Visit them at their website here.

Wildflower Cafe – 6007 AL Hwy 117, Mentone, AL 35984

Beautiful setting on Lookout Mountain, Wildflower Café of Mentone is known for its ambiance and fresh delicious food in a fun shabby chic atmosphere.  Featured in Southern Living’s “100 Places to Eat Before You Die” for Tomato Pie.  Voted Best Destination Restaurant and recently voted Best Café in the State.  Brunch and lunch included fresh ground burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads. Dinner includes filet mignon, wild caught salmon and smothered chicken.  Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options and fried menu.  Homemade desserts.  Live music on weekends.  Local art and handmade goods.  Mon-Wed 11-2, Thur-Sat 11-3, 4-8, Sunday 11-6.  Store open at 10am Mon-Sun.

Visit them at their website here.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit Alabama Mountain Lakes to find your next great adventure.

Or check out some other hidden gems in North Alabama:

A Civil War museum and some of the best BBQ in the Tennessee Valley.

Get up close with tigers, lions and other exotic animals then stop by a family owned vineyard.

A restaurant with award winning hushpuppys and a farm specializing in beauty products.