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Stone Mountain baker Shellane Brown opens Woodstone Bakery and Cafe serving coffee drinks from Gilly Brew Bar, owned by husband Daniel Brown

Woodstone Bakery and Cafe is now open at Town Center at Trilith serving coffee drinks from Stone Mountain-based Gilly Brew Bar.
Woodstone Bakery and Cafe is now open at Town Center at Trilith in Fayetteville serving coffee drinks from Stone Mountain-based Gilly Brew Bar.
Woodstone Bakery and Cafe
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Woodstone Bakery and Cafe is now open at Town Centre at Trilith (formerly Pinewood Forest) in Fayetteville, just south of Atlanta.

Owned by baker Shellane Brown, who also owns Apple-Butter Bakery in Stone Mountain, Woodstone serves coffee and coffee drinks inspired by the 1990s from Stone Mountain coffee shop Gilly Brew Bar, owned by Brown’s husband, Daniel.

Taking its name from the street on which Brown grew up on in Lithonia, Georgia, expect a variety of cupcakes, pies, pastries, and charcuterie served here paired with Gilly’s signature coffee elixir drinks. Brown recently won Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” and plans to offer her custom-designed cake and pastry services from the new Fayetteville bake shop.

Daniel and Shellane Brown of Gilly Brew Bar and Woodstone Bakery and Cafe in Fayetteville.
Daniel and Shellane Brown.
Woodstone Bakery and Cafe

“After hearing the vision for Trilith, Daniel and I were confident that this was the community for us to live and work,” Brown says of opening in Fayetteville. “We’ve formed a special bond with our Stone Mountain community and we look forward to doing the same with our new Fayetteville neighbors.”

Daniel Brown opened Gilly Brew Bar in 2018, after purchasing the oldest house in Stone Mountain Village five years prior. Built by enslaved people around 1834, the house was home to the first mayor of Stone Mountain, Andrew Johnson, and served as a hospital during the Civil War. It later became a hotel and then a Southern restaurant.

Brown expanded the kitchen at the Stone Mountain shop last year, offering it as an incubator space with temporary residencies for local chefs and food entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses. A third location of Gilly Brew Bar opens inside Peter Street Station in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood soon.

Woodstone Bakery and Cafe joins Honeysuckle Gelato, Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar, Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, and Amici Italian Cafe now open at Town Centre. A food hall, Sensu Sushi, and restaurant Braise, owned by Mushi Ni chefs Tanya Jimenez and Michael Le, are all slated to open over the coming months at the Fayetteville development.

Woodstone Bakery and Cafe

A second location of breakfast spot Pancake Social, owned by Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano, who Jimenez previously worked for at Bacchanalia, was to open at Town Centre. However, the restaurant is no longer listed on the Trilith community website.

The Fayette County movie studio the residential community is based around currently serves as headquarters for several film productions and TV shows, including for past blockbusters like “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame”.

Hundreds of single family homes and apartment lofts, a hotel, along with 15 miles of walking trails, a 54-acre forest, and several parks, are eventually planned for the community. A future expansion for Town Centre calls for more restaurants, retail, offices, and TV and movie studios to be built, as well as a theater and K-12 micro-school.

Pancake Social

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (678) 609-8696 Visit Website

Honeysuckle Gelato

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 228-7825 Visit Website

Mushi Ni

1170 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 500-4737 Visit Website

Gilly Brew Bar

5329 Mimosa Drive, , GA 30083 (770) 557-1614 Visit Website

Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar

2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, GA 30009


1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 365-0410 Visit Website