Taking over the former Proof Bakeshop space on Hurt Street, the Daily in Inman Park features the same menu as the westside location. However, Inman Park will serve as home base for the Daily’s bread and pastry operations and the eventual launch of its wholesale business.
Proof Bakeshop and its cafe, owned by Billy and Kristin Allin (Bread and Butterfly), closed at the end of 2021 after six years on Hurt Street. Proof became a staple in the neighborhood for fresh breads, scones, croissants, cakes, and cookies. The cafe also served coffee and breakfast in the morning, with sandwiches and salads during lunch.
Owned by Michael and Melody Shemtov (Butcher and Bee, Redheaded Stranger) and chef Jacob Hunter, expect seating for around 35 people inside, with a menu of coffee, seasonal lattes, and smoothies, grain and vegetable bowls, toasts, pita sandwiches, and the Daily’s popular breakfast burrito. The burrito comes stuffed with scrambled eggs, home fries, cheddar cheese, salsa verde, and pickled red onions wrapped in a Poco Loco flour tortilla. It’s part of the mission behind the Daily to use as much locally grown produce, fresh farm eggs, and pantry provisions from local food makers as possible.
Atlanta isn’t unfamiliar territory for the Shemtovs or Hunter. Michael Shemtov, who was born in Israel, moved to Atlanta when he was nine, before moving to Charleston at 18. Both Hunter and Melody Shemtov are natives of Atlanta. Hunter, who grew up in Toco Hills, now lives in Inman Park, and the Shemtovs once lived in Cabbagetown.
As part of an effort to continually give back to the community, one dollar of every espresso drink sold during the opening will be donated to the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. The association is responsible for putting on one of Atlanta’s most beloved and largest neighborhood festivals every year, which sees thousands of people descend upon Inman Park for a weekend of historic home tours, food, a craft market, music, and its annual parade. This year’s festival takes place April 28 through April 30.
A third location of the Daily should open by the end of the year in a new portion of the Northcreek Office Park complex on Northside Parkway in Buckhead.
Open daily, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
100 Hurt Street, Atlanta. shopthedaily.com.