The Best Local Cafes In Little Five Points, Georgia

Lucy Andia

Whether you want to buy leather hot pants held together by safety pins at Junkman’s Daughter or that obscure b-track no one has ever heard of at Criminal Records, Little Five Points in Atlanta is the coolest neighborhood in town. With every subculture represented, Little Five Points is a great place to feel cool by association, whilst people-watching and enjoying a great cup of coffee. We check out the best cafes in the area.
Aurora Coffee Interior | Courtesy of Aurora Coffee

Aurora Coffee

The coffee you get at Aurora is the kind you only drink black. It’s so good, it’ll make a purist out of the most habitual ‘latte two sugars’ coffee drinker. The walls are plastered in gig posters and flyers, showcasing the ‘next best thing’. At the back of Aurora is a balcony overlooking the parking lot. Whilst this doesn’t sound particularly scenic on paper, the parking lot boasts such great graffiti that it is a piece of artistry in itself. Come here for good coffee, friendly staff and interesting things to look at.
Aurora Coffee, 468 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, USA, +1 404523 6856

1. Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party

Tea Room, Tea

Little Five Points
© Pawel Loj/Wikicommons
Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party is an Alice in Wonderland-esque mismatch of homegrown comfort and impeccable treats. They boast the best high tea in town, with a signature mustache cookie, scones, brownies, finger sandwiches, quiche and more. What truly sets them apart from your average cafe however, is their work in India, a project called The Learning Tea. On the last Monday of every month, they hold fundraising parties at the shop to help impoverished young women in India get the education they deserve.

2. Java Lords

Coffee Shop, American, Tea

Java Lords is the opposite of your average coffee chain. The coffee is superb, freshly ground on site, the lighting is dim and after dark it doubles up as a bar. Housed inside the Seven Stages Theater, it is generally packed full of both artistic types and those who want to be mistaken for artistic types. The perfect place to grab a pick me up before the show or a night cap afterwards, Java Lords brings out your inner philosopher as you sip your organic and freshly ground brew.

3. The Flying Biscuit

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Coffee, Tea

Very Berry Chicken Salad
Courtesy of The Flying Biscuit Café
The Flying Biscuit serves the best breakfast in the area. Not strictly a coffee shop, The Flying Biscuit serves coffee as an added bonus to what can only be described as undeniable Southern delight. The Flying Biscuit is consistent, well priced and as comforting as the comfort food it serves.

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