The Midtown Coffee Scene

Aug 21, 2020

The Midtown Coffee Scene

Thankful for the Midtown Coffee Scene

Whether that morning cup (or two) of joe is how you start the day, your mid-afternoon espresso reminds you of all that’s great about Continental culture, or even if a cold coffee concoction is your constant companion, it feels good to make an occasion of out of a good coffee break every now and then. Midtown offers a wealth of options for doing just that.

Comfort in the Unexpected

Nestled under the skyrise profile of Atlanta, the coffee shops we favor sometimes surprise us with their names, their décor and atmosphere, or both. What better example of just that than Dancing Goats’ Midtown coffee bar on Peachtree Place, perched across the street from the Midtown MARTA station.

Atlantic Station is no stranger to distinctive names and an uncommon coffee scene. The Rising Roll Gourmet Café bakes right on the premises, so whether it’s an accompanying breakfast roll or lunch later on, you will enjoy not only the freshness of the coffee, but everything that comes with it. Nearby, in the BB&T Tower, people are sipping Bilt Coffee, a name taken for the word “smart” in the enterprising founder’s native Ethiopia. And don’t forget about Brash Coffee, which is a very unique coffee spot, given that their location was created in a converted shipping container, and the owners themselves go to the farms to source their prized coffee beans.

Though it is known best as a Mexican restaurant, locals swear by their coffee, and besides, how can you not mention I-Guanna Border Grill when talking about unique Atlantic Station spots? A bit farther down the street, if it’s time to think beyond coffee, the Atlantic Corner Café is known for fast service, friendly staff, and delicious food.

Known for Quality

Residents of the condos of Midtown often frequent a few tried and true coffee shops on their side of town. Joy Café and the Sweet Hut Bakery and Café are some of the ones they love the best, and both of these offer more than just caffeine, but don’t skip them if you’re looking for a quick cup of coffee.

The weekday breakfast menu at Joy Café is memorable and to-the-point. Farm-fresh omelets and breakfast scrambles come with buttermilk biscuits that have developed their own high reputation. Joy Café is versatile, too, spanning from house-made granola all the way to a breakfast steak and egg taco. Got time for a weekend brunch? You’re unlikely to find a better one than the brunch at Joy Café, where Belgian waffles and Southern fried chicken are equally at home.

The Sweet Hut Bakery and Café in Midtown is currently opening at 11 a.m., but when things settle down, remember what a sought-after stop it is for morning coffee- thanks to their fresh donuts, and sweet and savory buns.

Last but not least, don’t forget about Dunkin Donuts on 17th Street, which is a tried and true classic spot to grab a quick cup of coffee, bagel or donuts for the whole crew.

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