So you're looking for a good place to grab coffee? Each option below brings something a little different to the (cafe) table, whether it be a steaming cup of rich and fresh coffee, or a pleasant encounter offered by the barista crafting your drink.
Drawing its name from the classic novel The Great Gatsby, West Egg displays an industrial yet fun atmosphere with high ceilings, concrete floors, and bursts of color. Boasting a Southern food menu, West Egg is a favorite of the brunch crowd, so be wary of this one during peak hours.
The baristas at Octane work with an admirable amount of care and precision and won’t rush through making your drink, even when the line wraps around the bakery section and out the front door. The wait isn’t so bad when you’re distracted by all the tempting treats offered by Little Tart Bakeshop.
This laid-back coffee shop on North Highland is ideal for any hour. JavaVino offers Selva Negra Estate coffee, grown by the parents of the shop’s owners. Enjoy coffee by day and tapas and wine by night.
This is your go-to, family-friendly corner coffee shop, welcoming to regulars and newcomers alike. Take advantage of the iced coffee and ice cream selection when the weather’s warm, followed by a stroll through Grant Park or Zoo Atlanta.
Stepping into this coffee shop is like stepping into a cozy little wonderland. You’ll find umbrellas hanging from the ceiling, the walls lined with bookshelves, a grand selection of teas, and, of course, coffee. Life doesn’t get much better than nestling into a comfortable couch on a rainy afternoon with a mug at Dr. Bombay’s.
The storefront of the local roaster of Batdorf and Bronson beans, Dancing Goats provides Atlantans with accessibility to fresh beans, and an added dose of committed, passionate, and friendly staff. With two shops, the Decatur location has an immense interior, and the Ponce City Market outpost offers an expansive covered patio that even includes a swing to perch on.
Condesa Coffee boasts sophistication through its dapperly dressed baristas and rotating selection of impressive coffee preparation methods (choose from Chemex, Aeropress, siphon, etc.). The location on the Freedom Parkway Trail, along with the craft cocktails that are available any time of day, make Condesa a gem.
The original location of this coffee shop in Vinings allows you to escape the city for greener pastures and the tranquility of a flowing river. Chattahoochee Coffee Company backs right up to the Chattahoochee River and serves top-quality Counter Culture Coffee. The tricky part is accessing the shop since it’s within the gates of an apartment community.
A veteran on the Atlanta coffee map, Cafe Intermezzo extends a Euro-elegance with classical music and an overwhelming variety of coffee drinks and desserts. This cafe is the perfect way to end a date night.
A recent newcomer to the Atlanta coffee scene, Amelie’s offers a French ambiance that comes off a bit as the Mad Hatter’s tea party from Alice in Wonderland. Aside from the eclectic theme, Amelie’s excels in its coffee, bakery, and food selection with a friendly and helpful staff.
Step inside Alon’s and you’re transported to a bustling little European market. It's a one-stop-shop for not only coffee, but wine, cheese, pastries, paninis, and more. You can't go wrong with an Americano and a chocolate croissant.