Coffee Shops in Atlanta, GA
Reminiscent of the 19th century European coffeehouses prevalent in Prague and Budapest, Cafe Intermezzo strives to be not just a place to grab a coffee to go, but a place where patrons can get a little dressed up and enjoy a signature coffee and dessert. Featuring the largest espresso/cappuccino machine in the world, Cafe Intermezzo also has over 100 different pastries - from tarts to cheesecakes, alcohol and an international lunch and dinner menu. Take a step back in time and into a period where it was perfectly acceptable to while away your day having a coffee and connecting with friends. Cafe Intermezzo has a few different locations (all in the Atlanta area), so check their website to find your closest location.
Voted one of the top 10 best coffee shops by Bon Appetite magazine, Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge is lauded not only for its superior brew, but also for helpful baristas who not only know the drinks, but are willing to make suggestions to customers looking to try something new. The drinks are considered works of art by the highly trained baristas, so there's no need to worry about scorched espresso here. The biggest concern may come from not wanting to spoil the artistic-looking coffees. Along with the coffee, Octane has a small - but select - beer list. The decor is super hip and high-end, allowing patrons to enjoy their drinks in an eclectic setting.
It's not every day that you can enjoy a cup of coffee made from freshly roasted beans, but at Atlanta Coffee Roasters you can do just that. Not only can you have a cup of coffee there, but you can take some of their daily roasted beans home with you to enjoy any time. Their coffee is made from imported green coffees, sifted through so that only the best beans make their way into the roaster. This way Atlanta Coffee Roasters ensures that every sip is a delight. Along with fresh roasted coffee and signature drinks, the coffee shop also offers teas and pastries for every palate. The seating is minimal but comfortable, with chairs and plush couches, and it's typically quiet, a perfect spot to enjoy a book with your coffee.
Set in the heart of Little Five Points, Aurora Coffee has been a neighborhood staple since the early ‘90s. Right down the street from a popular franchise coffee seller, Aurora still manages to stay strong and draw new customers while maintaining their loyal client base. This may be because service is quick and efficient and the employees are knowledgeable about their products. Along with the standard coffee, Aurora also offers a decent assortment of homemade bagels and pastries. Because of its location, a peek at the wall next to the front door offers a look at whose playing local venues. There's also work by local artists that rotates on the walls and, in addition to the several tables inside Aurora, there is a bar near the back with seating. A great place to go for a really good drink.
What started out as one family's idea to bring food coffee and a nice place to enjoy it to the Inman Park area has turned into a neighborhood staple. Now they serve not only great coffee, but also specialty hot and cold drinks and decadent desserts. Like most coffee shops worth their beans, Inman Perk is part coffee shop, part art gallery but all neighborhood hangout. Because it's a family-run business, the owners spend time in the shop and the service is one of the best Atlanta has to offer. Whether a regular morning stop on the way to work or as the end to a date, Inman Perk is coffee perfection.