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Kinship Brings a Butcher, Market, and Cafe With Its Own Coffee Bar to Virginia-Highland

Kinship, a butcher shop, neighborhood market, and cafe, along with former Irwin Street Market coffee bar Academy Coffee, open at the VA-HI building

Large glass shop windows and entrance to Kinship Butcher and Sundry Market and Academy Coffee in Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, note what the shop sells, including coffee, natural wines, provisions, and sandwiches Atlanta Coffee Shops
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Kinship, a butcher shop, neighborhood market, and cafe, along with former Irwin Street Market coffee bar Academy Coffee, are now open at the VA-HI building in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.

Co-owned by Myles Moody and Rachael Pack, Kinship sells whole-animal butchered meats, in-season produce, and other ingredients from local farmers and food producers. The market also features a cheese counter and a selection of natural wines. Refrigerated cases also include daily meats and cheeses for sale, while the kitchen offers fresh stocks and broths as well as to-go breakfast and lunch sandwiches and specials throughout the day.

Prior to opening Kinship, Moody worked for Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins at both Holeman & Finch Public House and Restaurant Eugene and trained in the kitchens of restaurants like Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska in New York City. Pack previously worked as a food writer and recipe editor for online travel and culture site New Worlder, before working as a sommelier for the Beatrice Inn and as the beverage manager and later general manager for Aska.

Joining Kinship is Moody’s brother Connan, who reopens his Irwin Street Market coffee bar Academy Coffee inside the marketplace. Academy is known for serving coffee and tea drinks that go beyond the usual latte and mocha, including the Space Cadet iced butterfly flower tea drink with jasmine and lemon and a cold brew concoction the B-Side with banana and basil. For those willing to take a risk with their coffee, the Surprise Me offers an on-the-spot original creation from Moody.

Academy Coffee menu at Kinship Butcher Sundries in Virginia-Highland, Atlanta Atlanta Coffee Shops

Academy Coffee and Kinship join Paolo’s Gelato and slice and sub shop Pielands at the circa-1910 building on the corner of Virginia and North Highland avenues. The latter may be owned by O4W Pizza proprietor Anthony Spina, who previously announced he would open Sicilian-style pizza joint Pizza by the Slice at the VA-HI building.

1019 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.

Restaurant Eugene

2277 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30309 (404) 355-0321 Visit Website

O4W Pizza

3117 Main Street, , GA 30096 (678) 587-5420 Visit Website

Academy Coffee

1019 Virginia Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 343-4374 Visit Website