This eastside Atlanta neighborhood has become the alternative scene to eat, unwind, and shop at eclectic thrift shops and bookstores. Historic buildings stand as a backdrop for edgy restaurants and offbeat art. Record stores, live music venues, and offices of two independent record labels make this neighborhood popular for young crowds looking for an alternative music scene. Little Five Points’ restaurant scene is a unique blend of bars, coffee shops, and dives, serving up good food with a side of attitude.
The folks at Tijuana Garage love getting their customers involved in the party, with friendly trivia tournaments and live music. Luckily for Atlantans, they are equally passionate about tequila and Tex-Mex. Try the blackened shrimp quesadilla with freshly made guacamole, or go for one of the tacos. There are 20 different kinds, and the prices are great. Flavor combinations vary, from braised beef with cilantro sour cream, to fried chicken with diced apple-wood bacon.
Zesto is all-American classic, dripping with nostalgia. There are five locations throughout the metro Atlanta area, but the one in Little Five Points has become iconic to the neighborhood due to its charm and atmosphere. Customers can relive days gone by with a menu that includes juicy hamburgers, jumbo hot dogs, and old-fashioned malts. There really is no guesswork involved when ordering at Zesto. They simply do American drive-in food right, and on a level far above any fast-food counterpart.
Zesto 377 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA +1 404 523 1973
Cameli’s offers great Americanized Italian food in the heart of Little Five Points and has a rooftop patio that is the perfect place to enjoy fresh pizza, pastas, paninis, and calzones. If you’re especially hungry, try a Monster slice, it’s a gargantuan slice that you can customize with any specialty combinations. Regulars praise the garlic bread, house-made focaccia bread with fresh garlic and olive oil. All in all this is a fantastic place to enjoy a lazy evening with straightforward food. Bring your friends and take advantage of the sunset from the patio.
Camelli’s 337 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA +1 404 522 1624