Little Tart Bakeshop reopened last week at the Jane complex in Grant Park following a two-week renovation. The Memorial Drive bakery-cafe, owned by Sarah O’Brien, shut down just after Christmas to begin a planned expansion to take over the entire space after the departure of Revelator coffee in December.
The Grant Park location now includes a fresh coat of paint as well as new chairs and tables, similar to those found at its Summerhill cafe. The expanded kitchen in Grant Park also doubles the bakery’s overall production.
Little Tart-Grant Park is open until 3 p.m. daily throughout January, with extended hours coming in February. In addition to its pastries and baked goods, Little Tart serves Counter Culture coffee.
As for what the future holds for the expanded Little Tart-Grant Park, O’Brien told Eater Atlanta last May she was considering some “fun ideas,” but wouldn’t elaborate further.
O’Brien opened Little Tart nine years ago at the Jane, sharing the space for years with Atlanta-based Octane coffee. Revelator purchased the Octane brand from Tony and Diane Riffel in 2017 and continued to share the Grant Park space with Little Tart until its lease expired at the end of 2019.
A counter-serve location of Little Tart opened inside Krog Street Market in 2014. The bakery’s first full-service cafe opened last January on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill, followed by O’Brien’s soft serve ice cream shop, Big Softie, next door in June.
Eater Atlanta reached out to O’Brien for more details on her plans for the Grant Park bakery-cafe. Check back for updates.