10 Of The Best & Brewtiful Coffee Shops In Atlanta

Each cup possesses the familiar bitter taste while featuring the tastes of frequent locals. 

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse
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Each Saturday, I venture out to my favorite coffee shop. Arriving each week promptly at 8:30 a.m., I order a Toni Morrison, find my favorite window seat, and get to work. The morning always starts slowly but soon picks up as the day continues. Parents attempt to soothe toddlers, and loud children with cinnamon rolls. Friends and family come to catch up. Students bury themselves in textbooks. Yet, despite the diverse experiences people bring into the space, we all find a way to coexist.

For the few hours I’m here, this place is a sanctuary where I can reflect on the past week and plan for a better one.

Coffee has been my secret to jumpstarting my day and discovering new parts of any city I’m in. Each cup possesses the familiar bitter taste while featuring the tastes of frequent locals.

Momonoki

95 8th St. NW Atlanta, GA 30309

Quite the unlikely pair, Momonoki has brought coffee and Japanese comfort cuisine together in the “peach tree” state. This restaurant serves traditional cuisine like Ramen, Katsu Sandos, and rice bowls in the main section, and the café serves sweet treats and Japanese-inspired drinks. The restaurant also has a full bar with cocktails, sake, wine, and local and Japanese brews pre-packaged and on tap.

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The Daily

763 Trabert Ave NW Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30318

Most restaurants have to strike a balance between convenience and quality, and The Daily has committed itself to not sacrificing either. They fulfill this commitment by partnering with specialty roasters across the country to brew customers the best coffee possible each season. It also collaborates with local farmers and artisans to source fresh produce and ingredients to provide seasonal items to complement any drink you order.

The outstanding menu, dedication to quality, and beautiful interior make The Daily the ideal place to study, meet up with friends, or jumpstart your day!

BRASH Coffee Roasters

1168 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA

BRASH Coffee Roasters care about what makes a great cup of coffee, from where the beans come from to the smile it is served with. It accomplishes this by forming strong relationships with the farmers that they source beans from and meticulously roasting and preparing each cup in a way that satisfies everyone involved in the process.

There are three locations around town, Huge x BRASH, BRASH Beast, and the Atlanta History Museum.

Urban Grind

962 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Since 2007, the Urban Grind has prided itself on having an artsy and community-centered space. This coffee shop in Atlanta West Midtown has a unique living room style lounge seating area perfect for relaxing with one of its specialty drinks.

UG also hosts events such as open mic nights where artists can present the poetry that they have been working on for their peers. Visitors should also keep an eye out for art exhibits and discussion groups.

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Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

Multiple Locations

Locally owned and operated, A Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee has committed itself to doing things the old-fashioned way. Each item on the menu is baked from scratch, and the coffee is 100% Arabica and roasted fresh. Since they use fresh seasonal ingredients, the bakery menu frequently changes, so visitors can always look forward to trying something new.

With free Wi-Fi and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, LTHCB is an ideal spot to relax or work. If you are in a rush, it has a drive-through for you to pick up your pick-me-up.

East Pole Coffee Co.

255 Ottley Dr NE #105, Atlanta, GA 30324

Not only is East Pole Coffee Co. a great place to find delicious coffee but knowledge as well. One way it accomplishes this is cupping events which allow the public to sample different kinds of coffee to assess the quality and taste. Not only is this a refreshing event for experts, but this is an excellent opportunity for novices to learn and ask questions.

The coffee bar and roastery take great pride in providing a coffee experience you will not likely forget. Its simple menu offers the perfect complement to enjoy in its spacious, nautical-themed interior.

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Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

720 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Founder, Krystle Rodriguez, wanted to create a space where people could just exist and connect with others, and Hodgepodge Coffee Shop is the result of her vision. Not only can patrons enjoy craft coffee, but delicious treats made from scratch.

The shop doubles as a gallery space for local artists and merchants to show off their wares. It also hosts events like family game night, so check in with its social media pages for announcements and updates.

Garnet Gal’s Coffee Shop & Bakery

2770 Lenox Rd NE Suite B-4, Atlanta, GA 30324

Quality and care are two of Garnet Gal’s Coffee Shop’s core values, and these principles are reflected in the preparation and service of their drinks and treats. All baked goods are prepared with organic ingredients, and their coffee is brewed daily to meet their gold standard. Seasonal items are also available!

GGCS hosts and sponsors events that enrich and entertain the community, including their Infant Formula Collection Drive and author signings.

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Cultivate Food and Coffee

1952 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30318

Brunch is the most important meal of the day, and Cultivate Food and Coffee brings breakfast favorites from farm to table alongside its delectable organic coffee. Not only does it aim to set itself apart by providing a full restaurant and coffeehouse experience, but the interior uniquely mixes European Café, art gallery, and Great Gatsby aesthetics.

The menu features Southern favorites, such as the Nashville Chicken and Waffles, but vegan and gluten-free options are also available for those with dietary restrictions.

Cultivate Food and Coffee
Image by Cultivate Food and Coffee via Facebook

Academy Coffee

1019 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Have you ever wondered what getting a latte at a bar would be like? Academy Coffee ATL combines culinary and mixology techniques to bring you a one-of-a-kind drink experience. Visitors can test out unique flavors that can’t be found anywhere else, like the Spro’snider, an espresso tonic with cranberry-orange-clove syrup and chocolate bitters. For those unsure what to try first, order a “Surprise me!” and your barista will create a treat they believe you’ll enjoy.

In addition to its distinctive menu, ACA offers coffee education and career development through its GYST Coffee Training program. Patrons can also enjoy events like discussion boards and game nights. Announcements and updates are given on their Facebook.

Jade Hargrove

Jade is a Georgia native who has enjoys trying new foods, podcasts, and long car rides with friends. She hopes to one day travel to every French-speaking country in the world to experience the different dialects and cultures that can be found around the world.

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