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What Once Was Cafe Highlands Is Now an ‘American Cantina’ Called Tierras Alto

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Ownership recently changed concepts

Exterior signage for Tierras Alto.
Tierras Alto.
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Cafe Highlands, which opened adjacent to the Highland Inn only last December, has undertaken a reboot. Ownership has changed concepts, and the restaurant is now known as Tierras Alto. All previous online evidence of Cafe Highlands has been scrubbed, and there are now Twitter and Facebook accounts for the new restaurant, as well as an official website.

When chef Stephen McGuffin launched Cafe Highlands in the former Cafe 640 space, he promised “progressive American cuisine with the atmosphere of a neighborhood bar.” Now, the revamped eatery is mostly offering standard Tex-Mex fare — tacos, nachos, dinner entrees, soups, and salads. The “American” aspect of the cantina comes in the form of a seven-item burger list.

Tierras Alto is open seven days a week. Regular hours are Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Take a look at the menu below.

Cafe Highlands Replaces Cafe 640 Friday [EATL]

Tierras Alto

640 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 698-3509 Visit Website

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