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Irwin Street Market Stall Academy Coffee Is Relocating to Virginia-Highland

Academy Coffee closes September 13 and reopens later this year at forthcoming marketplace and cafe Kinship in Virginia-Highland

A hand holding a sparkling iced coffee concoction from Academy Coffee in front of three people sitting at the bar beyond Academy Coffee
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Eastside Beltline coffee counter Academy Coffee closes Sunday, September 13, at Irwin Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward. Owner Connan Moody tells Eater he’s reopening Academy Coffee later this fall inside forthcoming marketplace and cafe Kinship in Virginia-Highland, owned by Rachael Pack and his brother Myles.

The combination butcher shop, marketplace, and cafe should open by the end of the year at the VA-HI building on the corner of Virginia and North Highland avenues.

Moody opened the Beltline-adjacent coffee counter on Irwin Street two years ago where he cranks out more than just the usual coffee, latte, and espresso drinks. Think creative cold brew and tea concoctions, like an iced latte called “the Stuntman” made with Guinness and Jameson syrups or “Space Cadet” iced butterfly flower tea drink with jasmine and lemon.

“We are super excited to be joining my brother at his new space. Our new location will be more focused and allow for us to become a multi-roaster concept with many new avenues of exploration that we can work with,” Moody writes in a direct message to Eater.

A cocktail tin pouring a bright green iced matcha latte infused with vanilla and mint into a plastic to-go cup filled with ice cubes Academy Coffee
Academy Coffee
Rachael Pack and Myles Moody owners of Kinship Butcher and Sundry in Virginia-Highland
Rachael Pack and Myles Moody, owners of Kinship Butcher and Sundry

In addition to Academy Coffee, Kinship plans to comprise of a number of other “sections,” including a grocery, butcher shop, a cheese counter, a kitchen serving to-go and prepared foods, and a small wine shop. Refrigerated cases will also display daily selections of packaged meats and cheeses.

Kinship and Academy Coffee join Paolo’s Gelato and pizzeria Pizza by the Slice in the circa-1910 building in Virginia-Highland. The Sicilian-style pizza joint, owned by O4W Pizza proprietor Anthony Spina, opens soon.

Academy Coffee

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