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5 Must-Try Neighborhood Coffee (and Tea) Shops in Atlanta

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Rise and grind! Wake up to these Atlanta-based coffee shops that offer your choice of caffeine by the bean, bag or cup.

Octane Coffee Bar/Revelator

Octane prides itself on using sustainable green coffee that can be traced to its country of origin. Coffee is calibrated when roasting to bring out the flavors in every bean. Stop by Octane's original location in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood near Historic Oakland Cemetery for a cup of coffee and a treat from The Little Tart Bakeshop. Other locations are on the Westside, Buckhead and the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown. Note: in April 2017, Octane merged with Revelator Coffee, which has four other Atlanta-area locations, including one at Ponce City Market.

East Pole Coffee Co.

East Pole Coffee in Atlanta
East Pole Coffee in Atlanta

This Atlanta-based wholesale and online retail coffee company has finally set up shop in the ATL. Wholesale customers enjoy competitively priced single-origin coffee, hands-on service and training, and access to coffee brewing equipment. And, now, everyone can buy their coffee by the cup. Visit their coffee bar in Buckhead's Armour Yards development, which also includes SweetWater Brewing Company and ASW Distillery. At the East Pole coffee shop, you'll find a menu offering made-from-scratch nutritious waffles, oat bars, seasonal muffins and more from Atlanta-based Happy Camper.

Taproom Coffee & Beer

Taproom Coffee & Beer in Atlanta
Taproom Coffee & Beer in Atlanta

Located in Atlanta's historic Kirkwood neighborhood, this coffee shop offers the best of "one-stop shopping." Here, you will find coffee from partnering roaster East Pole Coffee Co., freshly baked breads from Atlanta based H&F Bread Co. and pastries from local bakery, Ratio Bakeshop

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee in Roswell, Georgia
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee in Roswell, Georgia

When you order a cup of coffee at this non-profit coffee shop with locations in Atlantic Station, Midtown Atlanta, Roswell and Cumming, you become part of a community that provides living wages, education, healthcare and clean water in coffee farming villages all while celebrating the craft of specialty coffee. $15 gets you a monthly subscription of fair trade coffee beans.

If tea is more your speed . .

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta

This Candler Park neighborhood favorite offers freshly brewed coffee, books, homemade pastries and hand-selected teas from around the world. The décor is a romantic mix of hanging parasols, origami birds and shelves jammed with community books, the perfect backdrop for their popular High Tea.

Jennifer Hill Booker

Chef Jennifer Hill Booker wears many hats in the culinary world, as a Le Cordon Blue-Paris certified chef, cookbook author, reality TV personality, culinary educator and business owner. She is a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Culinary Explorer for ExploreGeorgia.org, the founder of Southern Divas of the New South™ Dinner Series, and currently sits on the James Beard Foundation Food Waste Advisory Council. Chef Jennifer is a member of the 2018 No Kid Hungry Atlanta Society as well as a member of the 2018 AF&WF Advisory Council.

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