Octane in Atlanta, Georgia

Octane in Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

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. 

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 at the East Pole coffee shop. 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.

Taproom Coffee & Beer

Taproom Coffee & Beer in Atlanta

Taproom Coffee & Beer in Atlanta

Located in Atlanta's historic Kirkwood neighborhood, Taproom Coffee & Beer 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 the non-profit Land of A Thousand Hills 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 at Dr. Bombay's is a romantic mix of hanging parasols, origami birds and shelves jammed with community books, the perfect backdrop for their popular High Tea.

Published: December 2018