Commonwealth is a place I'd like to spend more time in. It seems like a gem in a uppdity city. I'm sure you can guess that I'm not a huge fan of Birmingham. I have just found that i haven't encountered tons of warm nice people in the area. I know that can happen anywhere, but it's happened more in B'ham, more frequently.
There are a couple of spots that I do like, this being one of them. They dish up breakfast/brunch items and serve delicious coffee. It has a very clean, minimalist, modern environment. Their food is good and it feels comfortable to be there. However, when it comes down to breakfast/brunch areas and I have to pick... sadly this is not one of the first places that pop into my mind. I do often wonder if I would go here more if it weren't in Birmingham... It's one of the more casual-hip places in B'ham.
It's good though. Check it out.
Giving you a taste of what I taste. From gourmet to everyday. No pretentious bull - just good food.