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The Poncey Highland Cafe & Coffee House is Open

Coffee, pastries, and quiet work spaces abound on North Highland

The Poncey Highland Cafe & Coffee House quietly opened on North Highland Avenue last month.
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

The Poncey Highland on North Highland Avenue has opened in the former Cafe Highland (and Cafes 640 and Diem) space next door to the Highland Inn. What Now Atlanta first reported the coffee shop’s arrival back in November but no opening date had been set.

The coffee shop and cafe, owned by Jamie Fahey of Atlanta Cupcake Factory, is currently serving Counter Culture coffee, espresso, tea, and Emerald City Bagels Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reader told Eater Atlanta Fahey expects to expand the food service which should include sandwiches. No word as to when that might begin.

Fahey has temporarily closed her cupcake shop located in Highland Row next door to the coffee house but will eventually reopen Atlanta Cupcake Factory in a portion of the new building.

The plan is for the space to become an all-day, neighborhood hangout with hours extending into the evening.

The Poncey Highland is now open seven days a week from 7a.m. to 3 p.m., according to owner Jamie Fahey, who also told Eater Atlanta she plans to roll out a limited food menu to include waffles beginning this weekend [January 6]. Fahey hopes to provide a more fleshed-out, daytime menu starting on January 15.

As for the evening hours, Fahey said she’s shooting for August. The Poncey Highland will have a full bar and serve tapas.

“I hope to be a neighborhood-driven spot,” Fahey said. “We will show Atlanta United games during the season, have some live music, and such.”