Mobay Spice brings Jamaican fare to Toco Hills in March
A new restaurant centered on Jamaican dishes and tropical cocktails and fresh juices is opening at the Toco Hill Shopping Plaza on North Druid Hills Road, the same complex as Spiller Park Coffee and Publix. Owned by Wynter Lii and her daughters Ashante, Neirah, and Kenecia, Mobay Spice takes over the former Fish Bowl Poke space in March and will also feature a Jamaican-American-style brunch on Sundays.
“I was born and raised in the tropical melting pot of south Florida with Caribbean descent. I relocated to Atlanta with my daughters around three years ago with the goal of one day introducing Atlantans to the beautiful authentic Jamaican cuisine and tropical drinks that are a part of our culture,” Lii tells Eater. “We have spent the past year working to create Mobay Spice, a full-service Jamaican restaurant and bar.”
As for lunch and dinner, expect appetizers and shared plates of oxtail tacos, beef patties, and salt fish fritters, followed by entrees of brown stew chicken, curry goat, and coconut curry shrimp. Take a look at a sample food menu below.
Peoples Town Coffee Bar opens February 8
A new coffee bar that also serves wine and beer in the evenings is set to open at the 55 Milton apartment complex on Milton Avenue Wednesday, February 8. Located a little over a mile south of the Summerhill dining district on Georgia Avenue, Peoples Town Coffee Bar will serve coffee and espresso drinks using beans from Black-owned Atlanta roastery Portrait Coffee and Methodical Coffee out of Greenville, South Carolina. Expect pastries and toasts in the morning, with grilled cheese sandwiches and other small bites paired with wine, beer, and cocktails in the afternoon and evening.
Dope Coffee roastery and coffee shop opens in Stonecrest soon
Black-owned coffee roastery Dope Coffee, owned by Michael and Michelle Loyd, opens in its permanent location in February after over two years of pop-ups around Atlanta and a temporary residence in downtown Decatur. Located on Snapfinger Woods Drive in Stonecrest, the new location will feature a roastery, multi-media community events space, and a coffee shop. Dope Coffee plans to host a grand opening event on February 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free coffee tastings, a roasting demonstration, prizes, and live music from Michael Loyd (known as Creative Mike the Rapper) and the company’s chief marketing officer Stace Loyd.
“The mission of the Dope Coffee brand is to connect coffee, culture and hip-hop,” Michael Loyd says in a press release. “Dope is the tantalizing vibe of coffee + hip-hop and we use music to bridge the gap between generations and ethnicities, offering quality that appeals to everyone.”
During the 2022 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Dope Coffee hosted a pop-up centered around the FX television series Atlanta. The cast was in town to promote the third season, which takes place in European cities like London and Amsterdam. The pop-up was modeled after an Amsterdam cafe.