Dear Continental Bakery and Chez Lulu family and friends,


We are so grateful for you, our amazing community. Every day, we witness the love and strength our customers and employees demonstrate in these uncertain times, and we are lifted up!

We are also deeply humbled that you entrust us to serve you, and want to assure you that we take that very seriously. Please take note of these changes to our operations:


Continental Bakery

The bakery is currently open from 7AM until 7PM, 7 days a week. Customers can expect a “choose your own adventure” experience:

  • shopping at our walk-up “hobbit window”
  • in person shopping inside the bakery, up to 5 customers at a time (with masks)
  • ordering online here, or by telephone at 205-870-5584 for pickup in-store or at our walk-up window
  • limited curbside service behind the bakery for telephone and online orders
  • several appropriately-distanced self service sidewalk tables for self-bussed onsite dining

We also continue to participate Saturdays (7am to noon) at The Market at Pepper Place (order/pay online for contactless drive thru pick-up here) and Birdsong Farmers Market (1st come 1st served walk-up)


Chez Lulu

We have decided to postpone the reopening of the café for another week or so, in order to form a more perfect reunion :) We know that Chez Lulu is a magical place.. the challenge for us has been to distill that magic and find a way to make it shine even in these strange times. We’ve been meditating on this question: What exactly makes Chez Lulu so enchanting? We’re working hard to find ways to deliver to a Lulu experience that will truly delight.

You can also click here to buy gift cards or here to continue to our website.


Thanks again for your patience as we figure out how best to do business during this pandemic. We hope to re-open again soon. Until then, please be safe, we look forward to seeing you back at Continental Bakery & Chez Lulu!



Thank you,


Carole, Shea, and the superstar Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu crew