A location of popular East Atlanta coffee shop Hodgepodge Coffeehouse opens this spring in Decatur, according to an Instagram post over the weekend. While the specific location isn’t disclosed in the post, comments indicate the shop might open next door to Cremalosa Gelato, owned by former AJC dining critic Meridith Ford.
Krystle Rodriguez first opened Hodgepodge Coffeehouse eight years ago in East Atlanta. A second, smaller outpost opened in spring 2019 down the road on Moreland Avenue in Reynoldstown, with another location eventually slated to open in the Summerhill neighborhood along Hank Aaron Drive. Both the East Atlanta and Reynoldstown shops remain open for takeout only.
The East Atlanta Hodgepodge Coffeehouse also acts as host location for a community fridge and food pantry, part of mutual aid organization Free99Fridge. Founded by Atlanta entrepreneur and activist Latisha Springer over the summer, Free99Fridge aims to combat food insecurity in some of the most vulnerable populations living within Atlanta’s neighborhoods. Community fridges include fresh produce, non-perishable food, and personal hygiene items and are maintained, managed, and stocked by volunteers, local farmers, and businesses within the community
Eater reached out to Rodriguez for comment and confirmation on the location.
Okonomiyaki pop-up OK Yaki opened last month as a restaurant in East Atlanta. The Osaka-style street food restaurant, owned by Corban Irby, resides in the renovated Seville complex along Moreland Avenue, next door to Hodgepodge Coffeehouse.