Located just east of downtown, Condesa charms patrons with not only its lattes and cappuccinos, but also its plethora of tea choices. Condesa prides itself on attentiveness to detail. Just take a look at the baristas, outfitted in stylish garb (complete with pattern bowties, crisp oxford dress shirts, and buttoned vests) and you’re sure to be impressed. The food menu is filled with small pastries and classic breakfast picks such as parfait and cinnamon oatmeal.
This versatile and hugely successful coffee shop has three locations in Atlanta. Each is unique in its own way, but its Grant Park location is perhaps the most interesting: the loft-inspired architecture makes for a breezy and open feel, awash with sunlight. The line often wraps around the building, and Octane’s baristas are careful and attentive to customers when preparing beverages and pastries. Perhaps the coolest part of Octane is that by night, the establishment transforms itself into a bar, serving craft cocktails and wine until 11 pm. Stop by Grant Park and check out Octane, one of Atlanta’s favorite local coffeehouses.
Octane Coffee Bar – Grant Park, 437 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA, USA, +1 404 815 9886
A caffeinated staple of the fast paced and urbanized area that is midtown, Atlanta, Empire State South brews its coffee with beans from well-known Counter Culture Coffee (out of Durham, NC). Empire State South’s current brewed-to-order selection is home to coffee beans from Bolivia, Uganda, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and others. The establishment serves esteemed espressos as well as milky lattes, but their food (breakfast plates especially) is unbeatable as far as coffeehouses go. Try a fried chicken biscuit with pimiento cheese and you’ll remember exactly where you are, the heart of the South.
Empire State South, 999 Peachtree Street NE Suite 140, Atlanta, GA, USA, + 1 404 541 1105
Grant Park’s Cherokee Avenue corner boasts Atlanta’s most familiar establishment for caffeinated beverages, Grant Park Coffeehouse. Weathered and friendly, Grant Park Coffeehouse’s iced coffee is consistent and reliable, just like its customer base. Still, newcomers are as welcome as ever. During the summer months, we advise taking advantage of Grant Park Coffeehouse’s convenient ice cream selection. The historic area is also brimming with activity: Grant Park itself is filled with historical plaques commemorating battles from the Civil War, and the Atlanta Zoo awaits no more than a short walk away.
Grant Park Coffeehouse, 753 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, USA, + 1 404 856 0433
Within arms reach of arguably Atlanta’s trendiest neighborhood, Little Five Points, JavaVino is a coffee and wine house (hence the name). Flush with leafy trees, the coffeehouse’s plot of land is shaded and relaxed, as are the local surroundings. JavaVino has its very own coffee farm, its beans are roasted fresh-to-serve and the business is family owned. Authentic and true to its roots, JavaVino is to adore for its privately owned Nicaraguan coffee farm as well as its in-house wine cellar: everything about this place is local. The breakfast burritos (with pico de gallo, eggs, and pepper jack cheese) are just a bonus.
JavaVino, 579 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, USA,+ 1 404 577 8673