Revelator-backed coffee and wine bar Hazel Jane’s opens today next door to Kevin Gillespie’s latest restaurant, Cold Beer.
Located at the Edge apartment complex along the Eastside Beltline trail, the all-day cafe opens for coffee only on Monday, October 28, with the full food and wine menu beginning Tuesday. Hazel Jane’s serves coffee throughout the morning, followed by lunch, a mid-day aperitivo, and dinner in the evenings. Brunch replaces lunch on the weekends.
Sommelier Melissa Davis, formerly of Staplehouse, oversees day-to-day operations and the bar’s small wine shop. Hazel Jane’s carries nearly 150 wines by the glass and bottle and over 40 sherry and vermouth selections and a variety of fortified wines. The wine list ranges from dusty, old world reds and whites to skin contacts, sparkling wines, and hard to find bottles. All wines are available by the glass.
Food from chef Brad Morris (Ticonderoga Club, Empire State South) includes light lunch and snacks and shared plates during dinner, like marinated olives and spiced almonds, mussels and white beans in pork broth, and a roast chicken.
“We believe that wine and food should be enjoyed among a group at a table and the best way to do that is with sharable plates,” Davis tells Eater Atlanta. “Our menu will rotate based on what’s available from local farmers and will include sharable small plate options for dinner, abbreviated brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, and a light lunch menu Tuesday through Friday.”
Take a look at a sample menu:
Hazel Jane’s offers seating inside at the 25-seat oval bar and in the dining room as well as on the Beltline-facing patio.
The bar is named for the first Georgia woman to receive her pilot’s license, Hazel Jane Raines. Raines was a ferry pilot for the British Royal Air Force and a WASP (Woman Airforce Service Pilot) during World War II.
670 Dekalb Avenue Suite 102, Atlanta. hazeljanesatl.com. Hazel Jane’s can also be accessed from Airline Street directly behind the bar.
Monday - Friday: coffee 8 a.m.; Tuesday - Friday: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; aperitivo 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday; Saturday and Sunday: brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; aperitivo 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday.