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Atlanta’s Essential Coffee Shops

Where to get a much-needed caffeine fix in ATL

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Atlanta has more than its fair share of great coffee shops — everyone has a favorite. Whether ordering that all-important first cup of the morning, grabbing an afternoon pick-me-up while taking advantage of an hour of free WiFi, or meeting a friend for lattes, coffee shops play a vital role in the daily lives of busy Atlantans. Here are the cafes and shops to grab an espresso, a cappuccino, or a soul-soothing cup of black coffee.

To keep this list relevant and fresh, it will be updated quarterly to include newly eligible or pertinent coffee shops.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Rev Coffee

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Located in Smyrna just outside the perimeter, Rev is known for naming coffee blends after local landmarks like the Silver Comet Trail and taking great pride in being part of a loyal community of java addicts. Free WiFi. Ask for the password.

BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse

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Head over to Buzz Coffee and Winehouse on Cascade for nitro coffee on draft and macarons or a daily pastry (wine and wine cocktails are served later in the day, alongside sandwiches and sharable snacks).

Drip-Thru Coffee®

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With locations in Stockbridge and in College Park, the double-side drive-thru service at Drip-Thru makes grabbing coffee in the morning a quick and easy experience. Order everything from espresso, lattes, and smoothies to frappes, teas, and pastries from this drive-thru coffee shop.

Portrait Coffee

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Atlanta-based Portrait Coffee opens its first permanent location in the West End in 2022. The coffee company is currently roasting from its permanent location inside the Lottie Watkins Building on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, where the cafe should also open by the end of the year. As a Black-owned coffee company, founders John Onwuchekwa, Marcus Hollinger, Khalid Smith, Shawndra Onwuchekwa, Aaron Fender, and Erin Fender want to bring better and more diverse representation to Atlanta’s specialty coffee scene. For now, people can find Portrait coffee at shops across Atlanta and can subscribe to its bean subscription service. Follow Portrait on Instagram for updates on the forthcoming shop.

Finca to Filter Coffee Bar @ Wild Heaven

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Located inside the taproom at Wild Heaven-West End, this friendly little coffee shop has become an integral part of the community in the neighborhood, hosting a running club, open-mic nights, and drag bingo. As a queer-owned business, Finca to Filter also prioritizes partnering with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC local and Southern coffee brands as well as food businesses. The shop serves everything from drip coffee, flat whites, and lattes to espresso drinks and even a seasonal espresso spritzer. Grab coffee to go, or take a seat inside or outside on the patio flanking the Westside Beltline trail. Order online for takeout

Prevail Union | ATL

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Alabama-based coffee shop and roastery Prevail Roasters opened at the new Star Metals development on Howell Mill Road near Northside Tavern and Westside Provisions District in 2020. Located on the ground floor of the residence lobby, Prevail serves a variety of coffee and coffee drinks on its menu using beans harvested from small farms in Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Central America.

Brash Coffee

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Brash works directly with coffee farmers in El Salvador in order to source beans as fairly and ethically as possible. Located in a repurposed shipping container at Westside Provisions District, Brash offers coffee drinkers everything from pour-overs to drip coffee. A second Brash is located inside the revamped Atlanta History Center in Buckhead across from Souper Jenny, and a third shop is located in Midtown on Peachtree Road.

Urban Grind

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This longtime Marietta Street coffee shop opened in 2007 and has become a gathering spot for neighborhood residents and students of Georgia Tech and Georgia State. In addition to coffee and coffee drinks, Urban Grind also serves paninis, cakes, and pastries. Swing by for open mic nights featuring comedy, music, and poetry. Grab a seat on the patio to read or do a bit of work.

Ebrik Coffee Room

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While the downtown Atlanta location is now closed, Ebrik is still slinging its coffee beans from a roastery in Castleberry Hill. But a return of the shop to downtown Atlanta isn’t out of the question. There’s also a location at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus. Order beans online for delivery.

TanBrown Coffee

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Founded in 2021 by Marissa Childers and Ethan Darla, this Asian-American-owned coffee company is one to watch in Atlanta. Keeping community at the heart of their coffee, Childers and Darla want to shine the spotlight on the variety of Asian coffees found throughout the world, including from India, as well as work with coffee growers at the origin source to continue developing their own blends. Folks can find Tanbrown popping up around town and can purchase beans online, too.

Tic Tac Coffee

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Located in the parking lot of skate shop Skate Escape, Tic Tac Coffee keeps the menu tight, serving Americanos, lattes, macchiatos, espressos, and ice coffees from a trailer across from Piedmont Park. But the coffee menu is expected to expand now that the pop-up shop has moved into larger quarters. Grab coffee to go on the way to work or for a stroll in the park. Look for food pop-ups on the weekends and the occasional artists market here, too. Open daily at 8 a.m. at 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue.

East Pole Coffee Co.

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This Atlanta coffee shop quickly became a favorite among caffeine seekers since hitting the scene in 2017. The bright and airy shop offers plenty of seating, including a patio out front and floor-to-ceiling bleachers just beyond the doors in the lobby of the complex. East Pole also offers public tastings and cuppings. A second location is opening in the former San Francisco Coffee space on North Highland Avenue. Free WiFi.

Kula Coffee Co

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Located inside Atlanta Tech Village, this coffee shop is part of the Kula Project, which helps provide fellowships, training, and business investment and entrepreneurial opportunities in coffee and coffee farming to women living in Rwanda. Order everything from regular drip coffee to lavender-infused lattes here. Purchase bags of coffee with funding helping to continue supporting these entrepreneurs and the training and fellowship programs.

Condesa Coffee

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Billed as an “industrial-modern espresso bar,” this Old Fourth Ward coffee shop also offer pastries from Proof Bakeshop in Inman Park and cocktails in the evenings. Free WiFi.

Chrome Yellow Trading Co

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Part coffee shop, part craft-goods purveyor, Chrome Yellow has found a loyal following among local artists, writers, theater nerds, and tech geeks who swing by daily for Chrome’s Stumptown coffee blends and locally made pastries. Free WiFi.

Dancing Goats Ponce City Market

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Part of Atlanta-based Batdorf and Bronson coffee roasters, this congenial coffee bar was the first business to open at Ponce City Market — first as a pop-up in 2012, followed by its present location two years later. The shop includes a screened-in porch overlooking North Avenue with plenty of seating. Dancing Goats also has locations in Buckhead and Decatur. Free WiFi.

Victory C.C.

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Victory Brands, the group behind popular Atlanta restaurants like LLoyd’s and Victory Sandwich Bar, rebranded its Dekalb Athletic Club coffee shop to Victory Coffee and Calamity in 2020. Located next door to the group’s throwback restaurant LLoyd’s, Victory CC serves coffee and coffee drinks from Avondale Estates-based Radio Roasters along with “gas station” biscuits through the afternoon. There’s plenty of seating indoors and outside on the patio.

Garnet Gal's Coffee Shop & Bakery

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Head to Garnet Gal’s for organic coffee and coffee drinks and one of the shop’s from-scratch pastries, baked goods, or daily sandwiches. Try the broccoli cheddar quiche, blueberry, cornbread, or orange cranberry spelt muffins, or the savory tomato corn cobbler with that cup of coffee for breakfast or lunch. Don’t skip the coffee cake with coconut and pecans here.

ParkGrounds

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ParkGrounds in Reynoldstown offers up more than just coffee at its shop, it also serves food, adult beverages, and includes a newly opened beer garden and outdoor seating area where its dog park once stood. Don’t worry, dogs on leashes are still welcome outside as long as they are supervised.

Academy Coffee

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After relocating from Irwin Street Market to Kinship Butchery and Sundries in Virginia-Highland, Connan Moody and Academy Coffee are back in action again. Look for Moody’s clever coffee and tea drinks here, including the Space Cadet iced butterfly flower tea drink with jasmine and lemon and the Thai Fighter, an iced latte made with Thai coconut and peanut caramel with a chili lime syrup. The Surprise Me on the menu offers an on-the-spot original creation from Moody and his team.

Con Leche

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The petite Con Leche coffee bar opened on Flat Shoals Avenue in Reynoldstown in 2020. The 400-square-foot, grab-and-go shop serves coffee using Decatur-based Radio Roasters Coffee beans and baked goods and other coffee sundries from Root Baking Co., Georgia Grinders, Honey Next Door, Rockhouse Creamery, Condor Chocolates, and Blackberry Patch, Inc. Grab everything from regular drip and iced coffee to cortados and chai lattes here.

Aurora Coffee

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This indie coffee shop in the heart of Little Five Points displays work from local artists on the walls as guests sip on coffee blends from around the world. For those seeking to cool off with caffeine, try a "bear” or a half-iced coffee, half-flavored milk combo. Aurora is currently selling hand pies from Goodness Graceous cottage bakery, too.

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery

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Hodgepodge in East Atlanta concocts specialty drinks with ingredients such as Ghirardelli chocolate and caramel. If that’s not enough of a pick-me-up, try the “kick in the pants,” a drip coffee with two shots of espresso. The shop brews Batdorf and Bronson beans and features an impressive ’zine library. Locations are now open in Reynoldstown and Decatur.

Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop

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This beloved East Atlanta Village coffee shop has been serving residents there since 2002. Head in for a latte paired with local pastries and desserts, and a few colorful characters, too. Outdoor seating available.

Bellwood Coffee - East Atlanta Village

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Upstart Westside coffee club and roaster Bellwood Coffee is currently renovating its Riverside shop on Bolton Road. But they’ve teamed up with friends Cary Smith and Libby Hockenberry of Ponce City Market plant store the Victorian to open Bellwood coffee bar at the Victorian’s second location inside a century-old home near the Flatiron Bar in the heart of East Atlanta Village. Head in for coffee, espresso, mochas, and lattes and pick up some of Bellwood’s locally roasted beans. Join the shop’s coffee subscription service.

Taproom Coffee

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This Kirkwood coffee and craft beer bar serves a variety of beans from Atlanta’s East Pole, local and craft brews, and baked goods from Ratio Bakeshop in Decatur. The owner is also opening a new coffee shop, roastery, and barista training center called Opo Coffee, across from Kimball House. Outdoor seating available.

Spiller Park

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A full-sized version of the Ponce City Market coffee kiosk is located in Toco Hills at the Toco Hill Shopping Center. Like its mini me, the Toco Hills neighborhood shop offers caffeine fiends fair trade blends from around the world as well as a light food menu dedicated to a variety of toast combos, local pastries, and bagels from owner Dale Donchey. A third location is now open at the Publix-anchored Moores Mill Center in northwest Atlanta.

Perc Coffee Roasters opened its first Atlanta-area coffee shop at the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake in 2020. The Savannah-based shop resides in the second phase of the development, located at the corner of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue. In addition to coffee, coffee drinks, and non-alcoholic cold brew coffee cocktails, grab sandwiches, biscuits, and pastries here, too. There’s now a second location open in Virginia-Highland. Outdoor seating available.

Moonbird Coffee

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Located on the first floor of Southbound restaurant in Chamblee, Moonbird is owned and operated by Atlanta barista Kacee Hayes. The menu here includes everything from drip coffee and cappuccino, to cold brew and mocha lattes. Order a scone or breakfast burrito, set up the laptop, and sip coffee while doing a little work at this charming coffee shop or out on the patio.

Valor Coffee

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Grab a cup of drip coffee, a latte, and food, including an everything sausage kolache and pimento cheese and ham wrap from chef Tyler Williams, at this bright and cheery downtown Alpharetta coffee shop and cafe. A second location is opening in Dunwoody, too. Purchase bags of beans online.

Waller's Coffee Shop

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The coffee house and live music venue is located just outside of Decatur. Waller’s Coffee Shop, owned by Jason Waller, is part-coffee house and part-events venue for local musicians, spoken word artists, poets, and other entertainers to perform. The family-friendly shop hosts live music three to four times a week as well as wellness events and support groups for those battling mental illness and addiction. Pop in for coffee, biscuits sandwiches, pastries, and wraps and sandwiches.

Radio Roasters

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Pop by for coffee and coffee drinks daily at this Decatur roastery or order beans online for pick up at the shop or have those beans shipped. People can find Radio Roasters beans used and sold by several shops around Atlanta.

Banjo Coffee

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For those who love a great cold brew coffee, head to Banjo in Avondale Estates. The shop started as a cold brew coffee brand selling chilled, caffeinated elixirs at farmers markets. Banjo also sells hot coffee and espresso drinks, made from organic, fair trade beans. Grab a seat indoors or on the patio with a cup of coffee and avocado toast or a bagel sandwich. Free WiFi.

Refuge Coffee Co.

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Refuge Coffee, located just east of the perimeter in the small city of Clarkston, is community-minded and purpose-driven. While great coffee drinks are always on the menu here, this coffee shop’s mission is to provide a safe space for the city’s large refugee community, along with jobs and job training. Coffee is served from one of the shop’s trucks parked outside a 1960s service station. Owners Kitti and Bill Murray hope to outfit the space with a new kitchen soon. Seating can be found inside and outside on the covered patio. The coffee shop now has a second location in Sweet Auburn at the Atlanta Daily World building and a third location in Midtown and a location is opening in Norcross. Outdoor seating available.

Gilly Brew Bar

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Stone Mountain Village coffee shop Gilly Brew Bar, owned by Daniel Brown, is known for its innovative cocktail-like coffee and tea drinks, referred to as “elixirs” on the menu. Brown opened Gilly Brew Bar in 2018 after purchasing the oldest house in Stone Mountain Village five years earlier. With a second location in the works to open inside Castleberry Hill gallery and event space Peters Street Station, Brown has now fitted his Stone Mountain Village shop with a new kitchen, which serves as an incubator featuring a rotating array of Atlanta-area restaurant and chef pop-ups. Follow on Instagram for pop-up and events updates.

Rev Coffee

Located in Smyrna just outside the perimeter, Rev is known for naming coffee blends after local landmarks like the Silver Comet Trail and taking great pride in being part of a loyal community of java addicts. Free WiFi. Ask for the password.

BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse

Head over to Buzz Coffee and Winehouse on Cascade for nitro coffee on draft and macarons or a daily pastry (wine and wine cocktails are served later in the day, alongside sandwiches and sharable snacks).

Drip-Thru Coffee®

With locations in Stockbridge and in College Park, the double-side drive-thru service at Drip-Thru makes grabbing coffee in the morning a quick and easy experience. Order everything from espresso, lattes, and smoothies to frappes, teas, and pastries from this drive-thru coffee shop.

Portrait Coffee

Atlanta-based Portrait Coffee opens its first permanent location in the West End in 2022. The coffee company is currently roasting from its permanent location inside the Lottie Watkins Building on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, where the cafe should also open by the end of the year. As a Black-owned coffee company, founders John Onwuchekwa, Marcus Hollinger, Khalid Smith, Shawndra Onwuchekwa, Aaron Fender, and Erin Fender want to bring better and more diverse representation to Atlanta’s specialty coffee scene. For now, people can find Portrait coffee at shops across Atlanta and can subscribe to its bean subscription service. Follow Portrait on Instagram for updates on the forthcoming shop.

Finca to Filter Coffee Bar @ Wild Heaven

Located inside the taproom at Wild Heaven-West End, this friendly little coffee shop has become an integral part of the community in the neighborhood, hosting a running club, open-mic nights, and drag bingo. As a queer-owned business, Finca to Filter also prioritizes partnering with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC local and Southern coffee brands as well as food businesses. The shop serves everything from drip coffee, flat whites, and lattes to espresso drinks and even a seasonal espresso spritzer. Grab coffee to go, or take a seat inside or outside on the patio flanking the Westside Beltline trail. Order online for takeout

Prevail Union | ATL

Alabama-based coffee shop and roastery Prevail Roasters opened at the new Star Metals development on Howell Mill Road near Northside Tavern and Westside Provisions District in 2020. Located on the ground floor of the residence lobby, Prevail serves a variety of coffee and coffee drinks on its menu using beans harvested from small farms in Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Central America.

Brash Coffee

Brash works directly with coffee farmers in El Salvador in order to source beans as fairly and ethically as possible. Located in a repurposed shipping container at Westside Provisions District, Brash offers coffee drinkers everything from pour-overs to drip coffee. A second Brash is located inside the revamped Atlanta History Center in Buckhead across from Souper Jenny, and a third shop is located in Midtown on Peachtree Road.

Urban Grind

This longtime Marietta Street coffee shop opened in 2007 and has become a gathering spot for neighborhood residents and students of Georgia Tech and Georgia State. In addition to coffee and coffee drinks, Urban Grind also serves paninis, cakes, and pastries. Swing by for open mic nights featuring comedy, music, and poetry. Grab a seat on the patio to read or do a bit of work.

Ebrik Coffee Room

While the downtown Atlanta location is now closed, Ebrik is still slinging its coffee beans from a roastery in Castleberry Hill. But a return of the shop to downtown Atlanta isn’t out of the question. There’s also a location at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus. Order beans online for delivery.

TanBrown Coffee

Founded in 2021 by Marissa Childers and Ethan Darla, this Asian-American-owned coffee company is one to watch in Atlanta. Keeping community at the heart of their coffee, Childers and Darla want to shine the spotlight on the variety of Asian coffees found throughout the world, including from India, as well as work with coffee growers at the origin source to continue developing their own blends. Folks can find Tanbrown popping up around town and can purchase beans online, too.

Tic Tac Coffee

Located in the parking lot of skate shop Skate Escape, Tic Tac Coffee keeps the menu tight, serving Americanos, lattes, macchiatos, espressos, and ice coffees from a trailer across from Piedmont Park. But the coffee menu is expected to expand now that the pop-up shop has moved into larger quarters. Grab coffee to go on the way to work or for a stroll in the park. Look for food pop-ups on the weekends and the occasional artists market here, too. Open daily at 8 a.m. at 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue.

East Pole Coffee Co.

This Atlanta coffee shop quickly became a favorite among caffeine seekers since hitting the scene in 2017. The bright and airy shop offers plenty of seating, including a patio out front and floor-to-ceiling bleachers just beyond the doors in the lobby of the complex. East Pole also offers public tastings and cuppings. A second location is opening in the former San Francisco Coffee space on North Highland Avenue. Free WiFi.

Kula Coffee Co

Located inside Atlanta Tech Village, this coffee shop is part of the Kula Project, which helps provide fellowships, training, and business investment and entrepreneurial opportunities in coffee and coffee farming to women living in Rwanda. Order everything from regular drip coffee to lavender-infused lattes here. Purchase bags of coffee with funding helping to continue supporting these entrepreneurs and the training and fellowship programs.

Condesa Coffee

Billed as an “industrial-modern espresso bar,” this Old Fourth Ward coffee shop also offer pastries from Proof Bakeshop in Inman Park and cocktails in the evenings. Free WiFi.

Chrome Yellow Trading Co

Part coffee shop, part craft-goods purveyor, Chrome Yellow has found a loyal following among local artists, writers, theater nerds, and tech geeks who swing by daily for Chrome’s Stumptown coffee blends and locally made pastries. Free WiFi.

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Dancing Goats Ponce City Market

Part of Atlanta-based Batdorf and Bronson coffee roasters, this congenial coffee bar was the first business to open at Ponce City Market — first as a pop-up in 2012, followed by its present location two years later. The shop includes a screened-in porch overlooking North Avenue with plenty of seating. Dancing Goats also has locations in Buckhead and Decatur. Free WiFi.

Victory C.C.

Victory Brands, the group behind popular Atlanta restaurants like LLoyd’s and Victory Sandwich Bar, rebranded its Dekalb Athletic Club coffee shop to Victory Coffee and Calamity in 2020. Located next door to the group’s throwback restaurant LLoyd’s, Victory CC serves coffee and coffee drinks from Avondale Estates-based Radio Roasters along with “gas station” biscuits through the afternoon. There’s plenty of seating indoors and outside on the patio.

Garnet Gal's Coffee Shop & Bakery

Head to Garnet Gal’s for organic coffee and coffee drinks and one of the shop’s from-scratch pastries, baked goods, or daily sandwiches. Try the broccoli cheddar quiche, blueberry, cornbread, or orange cranberry spelt muffins, or the savory tomato corn cobbler with that cup of coffee for breakfast or lunch. Don’t skip the coffee cake with coconut and pecans here.

ParkGrounds

ParkGrounds in Reynoldstown offers up more than just coffee at its shop, it also serves food, adult beverages, and includes a newly opened beer garden and outdoor seating area where its dog park once stood. Don’t worry, dogs on leashes are still welcome outside as long as they are supervised.

Academy Coffee

After relocating from Irwin Street Market to Kinship Butchery and Sundries in Virginia-Highland, Connan Moody and Academy Coffee are back in action again. Look for Moody’s clever coffee and tea drinks here, including the Space Cadet iced butterfly flower tea drink with jasmine and lemon and the Thai Fighter, an iced latte made with Thai coconut and peanut caramel with a chili lime syrup. The Surprise Me on the menu offers an on-the-spot original creation from Moody and his team.

Con Leche

The petite Con Leche coffee bar opened on Flat Shoals Avenue in Reynoldstown in 2020. The 400-square-foot, grab-and-go shop serves coffee using Decatur-based Radio Roasters Coffee beans and baked goods and other coffee sundries from Root Baking Co., Georgia Grinders, Honey Next Door, Rockhouse Creamery, Condor Chocolates, and Blackberry Patch, Inc. Grab everything from regular drip and iced coffee to cortados and chai lattes here.

Aurora Coffee

This indie coffee shop in the heart of Little Five Points displays work from local artists on the walls as guests sip on coffee blends from around the world. For those seeking to cool off with caffeine, try a "bear” or a half-iced coffee, half-flavored milk combo. Aurora is currently selling hand pies from Goodness Graceous cottage bakery, too.

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery

Hodgepodge in East Atlanta concocts specialty drinks with ingredients such as Ghirardelli chocolate and caramel. If that’s not enough of a pick-me-up, try the “kick in the pants,” a drip coffee with two shots of espresso. The shop brews Batdorf and Bronson beans and features an impressive ’zine library. Locations are now open in Reynoldstown and Decatur.

Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop

This beloved East Atlanta Village coffee shop has been serving residents there since 2002. Head in for a latte paired with local pastries and desserts, and a few colorful characters, too. Outdoor seating available.

Bellwood Coffee - East Atlanta Village

Upstart Westside coffee club and roaster Bellwood Coffee is currently renovating its Riverside shop on Bolton Road. But they’ve teamed up with friends Cary Smith and Libby Hockenberry of Ponce City Market plant store the Victorian to open Bellwood coffee bar at the Victorian’s second location inside a century-old home near the Flatiron Bar in the heart of East Atlanta Village. Head in for coffee, espresso, mochas, and lattes and pick up some of Bellwood’s locally roasted beans. Join the shop’s coffee subscription service.

Taproom Coffee

This Kirkwood coffee and craft beer bar serves a variety of beans from Atlanta’s East Pole, local and craft brews, and baked goods from Ratio Bakeshop in Decatur. The owner is also opening a new coffee shop, roastery, and barista training center called Opo Coffee, across from Kimball House. Outdoor seating available.

Spiller Park

A full-sized version of the Ponce City Market coffee kiosk is located in Toco Hills at the Toco Hill Shopping Center. Like its mini me, the Toco Hills neighborhood shop offers caffeine fiends fair trade blends from around the world as well as a light food menu dedicated to a variety of toast combos, local pastries, and bagels from owner Dale Donchey. A third location is now open at the Publix-anchored Moores Mill Center in northwest Atlanta.

PERC

Perc Coffee Roasters opened its first Atlanta-area coffee shop at the Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake in 2020. The Savannah-based shop resides in the second phase of the development, located at the corner of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue. In addition to coffee, coffee drinks, and non-alcoholic cold brew coffee cocktails, grab sandwiches, biscuits, and pastries here, too. There’s now a second location open in Virginia-Highland. Outdoor seating available.

Moonbird Coffee

Located on the first floor of Southbound restaurant in Chamblee, Moonbird is owned and operated by Atlanta barista Kacee Hayes. The menu here includes everything from drip coffee and cappuccino, to cold brew and mocha lattes. Order a scone or breakfast burrito, set up the laptop, and sip coffee while doing a little work at this charming coffee shop or out on the patio.

Valor Coffee

Grab a cup of drip coffee, a latte, and food, including an everything sausage kolache and pimento cheese and ham wrap from chef Tyler Williams, at this bright and cheery downtown Alpharetta coffee shop and cafe. A second location is opening in Dunwoody, too. Purchase bags of beans online.

Waller's Coffee Shop

The coffee house and live music venue is located just outside of Decatur. Waller’s Coffee Shop, owned by Jason Waller, is part-coffee house and part-events venue for local musicians, spoken word artists, poets, and other entertainers to perform. The family-friendly shop hosts live music three to four times a week as well as wellness events and support groups for those battling mental illness and addiction. Pop in for coffee, biscuits sandwiches, pastries, and wraps and sandwiches.

Radio Roasters

Pop by for coffee and coffee drinks daily at this Decatur roastery or order beans online for pick up at the shop or have those beans shipped. People can find Radio Roasters beans used and sold by several shops around Atlanta.

Banjo Coffee

For those who love a great cold brew coffee, head to Banjo in Avondale Estates. The shop started as a cold brew coffee brand selling chilled, caffeinated elixirs at farmers markets. Banjo also sells hot coffee and espresso drinks, made from organic, fair trade beans. Grab a seat indoors or on the patio with a cup of coffee and avocado toast or a bagel sandwich. Free WiFi.

Refuge Coffee Co.

Refuge Coffee, located just east of the perimeter in the small city of Clarkston, is community-minded and purpose-driven. While great coffee drinks are always on the menu here, this coffee shop’s mission is to provide a safe space for the city’s large refugee community, along with jobs and job training. Coffee is served from one of the shop’s trucks parked outside a 1960s service station. Owners Kitti and Bill Murray hope to outfit the space with a new kitchen soon. Seating can be found inside and outside on the covered patio. The coffee shop now has a second location in Sweet Auburn at the Atlanta Daily World building and a third location in Midtown and a location is opening in Norcross. Outdoor seating available.

Gilly Brew Bar

Stone Mountain Village coffee shop Gilly Brew Bar, owned by Daniel Brown, is known for its innovative cocktail-like coffee and tea drinks, referred to as “elixirs” on the menu. Brown opened Gilly Brew Bar in 2018 after purchasing the oldest house in Stone Mountain Village five years earlier. With a second location in the works to open inside Castleberry Hill gallery and event space Peters Street Station, Brown has now fitted his Stone Mountain Village shop with a new kitchen, which serves as an incubator featuring a rotating array of Atlanta-area restaurant and chef pop-ups. Follow on Instagram for pop-up and events updates.

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