Our Story

It all began in 1979, across the street at Hardee’s… Pam and I (Noah) met for the first time and began working together as hourly employees. What began as a summer job in our hometown has led to 39 years of marriage, two daughters (Taylor and Madison), and a restaurant industry journey across six states and back home again.

For many years, our desire has been to open a restaurant…to do something for ourselves where we could determine the culture, values, and principles by which we operate. What better place to do so, than our home town. When the opportunity presented itself through a good friend, we purchased the present land and building and began construction in the Fall of 2011.

With the support of friends, family, business leaders in the community, and Divine intervention, we proudly offer you a taste of 1220 Café.

We offer a Fast Casual setting, where you place your order at the counter, proceed to the beverage bar, and have a seat while your order is prepared fresh and delivered to your table. Our menu consists of gourmet sandwiches served on several types of fresh-baked bread. Each soup we prepare is made from scratch using the freshest ingredients. Our salads are hand-tossed to order, never made ahead of time. Our desserts include house-made pies and cakes along with our proprietary cookie recipes, which are absolutely amazing! And yes, we serve MooWalla Frozen Custard (premium ice cream) and fresh roasted, three-bean Colombian and Specialty coffees. We hope you enjoy your visit as much as we enjoy serving you. We pay attention to detail and believe it makes a difference.

Our Vision is to contribute to the growth, diversity, and prosperity of the City of Tallassee and the surrounding area by providing a unique dining experience that enhances the quality of life for the community.

Our Mission is to provide the Tallassee community with an innovative, fresh, high-quality, and moderately priced dining experience. We strive each day to provide a best-in-class dining experience for our guests while serving as an employer of choice for our staff. Our Café Principles are as follows:

  • Great Attitude
  • High Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Harmony
  • Work Hard
  • Have Fun

We value and appreciate your business!