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Step Inside Cafe + Velo, the Sweet Auburn Cafe for Coffee and Bike Enthusiasts

Now open on Edgewood Avenue

Outside Cafe and Velo on Edgewood Avenue in Sweet Auburn.
Cafe + Velo is located at 381 Edgewood Ave. SE in Sweet Auburn.
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Atlanta’s cycling community now has a coffeeshop that caters directly to its interests. Cafe + Velo, from artist Jeff Demetriou and Atlanta Beltline Bikes owner Ben Boisson, is certified open at 381 Edgewood Ave. SE in Sweet Auburn. The shop is serving Octane Coffee and a French-inspired menu from baker and chef Eric Dauce.

The Cafe + Velo team hopes the shop will be a destination for locals who wish to leave their cars behind. The owners tout a location that’s easily accessible by “foot, dedicated bike lanes, MARTA, or the streetcar,” and they offer bikes for rent by the day or week. Inside, a vending machine full of spare parts is ready to serve anyone who already owns a bike and is in need of a quick repair.

Cafe + Velo is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take a look inside via the photos below.

Bicycles for rent line the street outside of Cafe + Velo.
Bicycles for rent line the street outside of Cafe + Velo.
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The cafe sports two patios — one on the roof and another on street level.
The cafe sports two patios — one on the roof and another on street level.
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The rooftop patio at Cafe + Velo.
The rooftop patio at Cafe + Velo.
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Cafe and Velo’s street-level patio.
Cafe + Velo’s street-level patio.
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A mini-croquet course provides cafe patrons some entertainment.
A mini-croquet course provides cafe patrons some entertainment.
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Inside Cafe and Velo, a view from the front door.
Inside Cafe + Velo, a view from the front door.
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Cycling videos are projected on one of the cafe’s walls.
Cycling videos are projected on one of the cafe’s walls.
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Co-owner Jeff Demetriou has curated a photo gallery of famous cyclists, civil rights leaders, artists, poets, thinkers, activists, and “progressive subversives/critical thinkers of yesterday and today.”
Co-owner Jeff Demetriou has curated a photo gallery of famous cyclists, civil rights leaders, artists, poets, thinkers, activists, and “progressive subversives/critical thinkers of yesterday and today.”
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The bike box: a vending machine with spare parts one might need for their two-wheeled ride.
The bike box: a vending machine with spare parts one might need for their two-wheeled ride.
Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta
A view from the counter inside Cafe and Velo.
A view from the counter inside Cafe + Velo.
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Jeff Demetriou pulled together all of the photography for the space.
Jeff Demetriou pulled together all of the photography for the space.
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Cafe and Velo’s kitchen focuses on “crandwiches” (croissant sandwiches), such as the Colnago with goat cheese, cranberries, cucumber, and walnuts.
Cafe + Velo’s kitchen focuses on “crandwiches” (croissant sandwiches), such as the Colnago with goat cheese, cranberries, cucumber, and walnuts.
Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta

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381 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta , GA 30312 Visit Website

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