Explore the coffee shops and cafes in and around the Atlanta ‘burbs
The Atlanta suburbs are home to countless local coffee shops and cafes, perfect for catching up on work or just running through for a quick pick-me-up. Whether you’re scoping out a work-from-home spot or just need to refuel, stop by a cafe or two during your Atlanta town tours.
#1. Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs locals can stop by Café Vendôme for a latte but the pastries are the real stand-out here. This French patisserie bakes baguettes, croissants and eclairs on site all day long (we can practically smell them now). It’s a perfect spot to meet up with friends and they even offer brunch entrees like quiches and Salade Niçoise.
Need some coffee while you’re out running errands? This spot is close to the Sandy Springs Trader Joe’s, Kroger and the public library.
For remote workers, it’s hard to beat the atmosphere at Kula Coffee Co. There are long tables, outlets and plenty of plants in this welcoming workspace. The beans are sourced in Rwanda and the menu includes both classic drinks and seasonal beverages like the Flannel Latte and Peppermint Mocha.
In the Buckhead Village District, you’ll find an outpost of BRASH, a local roastery focused on single-origin coffees. Coffee is served to-go from a converted 1968 Citroën which is convenient if you want to keep shopping around the village or are looking for a post-workout pick-me-up after a session at the nearby yoga studio or F45. If you’d rather sit down and enjoy your coffee, check out the second Buckhead BRASH location in the Atlanta History Center.
#3. East Cobb
Mzizi Coffee Roasteries is a cute mom-and-pop cafe where the owner knows locals by name. The menu includes standard and specialty coffee drinks plus tea, hot chocolate and a variety of bagels and baked goods. There’s even an extensive selection of non-dairy milk. It’s a community gathering spot where you can relax on a couch and play chess or connect to WiFi and get some work done.
Crema Espresso Gourmet is a community hub for Dunwoody residents. It’s the kind of place where friends gather for board games or book clubs and cyclists stop for a post-ride pick-me-up. The drinks are top-notch and they serve muffins, croissants and scones, too.
Across town, there’s an outpost of Alon’s Bakery & Market. This European-style market serves Batdorf & Bronson coffee which you can enjoy with a freshly baked croissant. Browse the market if you need to pick up some snacks or specialty pantry staples.
Downtown Alpharetta boasts one of the hottest food scenes in the Atlanta area. There’s Smokejack BBQ for classic Southern flavors, Lapeer Steak and Seafood for elevated coastal cuisine and South Main Kitchen, which does an exceptional brunch. But when you’re looking for caffeine in the area, it’s hard to beat Valor Coffee. Since 2016 the team behind Valor has worked to create a fun, welcoming cafe where locals can relax or work. Inside you’ll see colorful walls, tons of plants and a disco ball. Take your coffee and pastry (baked fresh from Alon’s) to the patio for some people-watching.
Want to keep exploring? Get your coffee to go and wander to Brooke Street Park. This downtown greenspace often hosts concerts, art festivals and workout classes.
The original Land of A Thousand Hills cafe is situated, appropriately, at the top of a hill just a few minutes from downtown Roswell. It’s a charming house-turned-cafe with a large yard and patio. It’s open late and some nights you’ll be able to enjoy live music outside under the string lights. And you can feel good as you’re sipping your latte knowing that Land of a Thousand Hills participates in a Collaborate Trade program to ensure the Rwandan farmers they work with receive sustainable wages.
It’s also a great spot to fuel up before going to explore the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. There’s an entrance to the scenic park just 5 minutes from Land of a Thousand Hills.
Stop by Rev Coffee if Smyrna is on your list. This funky cafe is housed in a revitalized repair shop. Colorful murals decorate the industrial walls and there are plenty of tables where you can enjoy a coffee (roasted in-house) or classic Southern biscuit. And if you love flavored drinks, you’re in luck. They have tons of syrup options including vanilla, pistachio, maple spice, peppermint and more. Keep an eye out for signs about upcoming events – Rev Coffee occasionally hosts coffee classes and artist meetups.
Dancing Goats is a small chain with locations across Atlanta and Washington State. The Decatur outpost features a dog-friendly patio plus plenty of comfortable seating inside to relax with a latte or cup of single-origin coffee. It’s not far from Decatur Square if you want to explore more of the town. Here you’ll find some popular eateries (like Leon’s Full Service and The Iberian Pig just to name a few) plus an independent kid’s bookstore and a live music venue.
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