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Savannah-Based Perc Coffee Opens Next Month in the East Lake Neighborhood

The coffee shop opens as a walk-up window with patio seating in early August and Atlanta baker Sarah Dodge overseeing the food

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Perc Coffee Roasters opens its first Atlanta-area coffee shop next month at the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake. The Savannah-based coffee shop resides in the second phase of the development, located at the corner of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue.

In addition to coffee and coffee drinks, owner Philip Brown tapped Atlanta baker Sarah Dodge (8ARM, Bread is Good) to oversee the food for Perc Coffee. The shop opens as a walk-up window with patio seating in early August. Brown, his business partner Alan Fischer, and general manager Amber Foreman plan to continue monitoring the pandemic to decide when it will be safe to allow patrons inside and open the coffee shop for dine-in service.

“We want to do everything we can to keep our staff and community safe, including creating a high standard of cleanliness and social responsibility”, Foreman says in the press release. “Now more than ever, I think it is important for people to take part in the daily ritual of enjoying good food and coffee, and we are so stoked to be a part of creating this for our community.”

Brown, an Atlanta native and musician, founded Perc Coffee Roasters in 2010 after moving to Savannah and has been selling the company’s beans wholesale to area coffee shops and grocery stores like Whole Foods for years.

a rendering of the inside of Perc Coffee opening East Lake, Atlanta Perc Coffee
An exterior street shot of the gray and white modern building and future home of Perc Coffee at the Hosea and 2nd development in East Lake, Atlanta Perc Coffee

Perc Coffee joins Southern barbecue restaurant Lake and Oak BBQ at the East Lake development. The restaurant opened earlier this month in the former Greater Good BBQ space. Owned by chefs Todd Richards and Josh Lee, Lake and Oak pays homage to “classic BBQ techniques” with meats smoked using a combination of charcoal and white oak and pecan woods. Richards and Lee are currently running the restaurant as a takeout operation on the weekends and plan to expand the days and the menu with demand. Due to the ongoing health crisis, the chefs are waiting to open Lake and Oak for dine-in service.

Neighborhood pub Poor Hendrix, a location of Mix’D Up Burgers, and Japanese-Korean restaurant Salaryman are also located at Hosea + 2nd.

2380 Hosea Williams Drive NE, Unit B, Atlanta.


710 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 Visit Website

Greater Good BBQ

4441 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 303-8525

Hosea + 2nd

2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta, GA 30317 (678) 632-5814 Visit Website