East Pole Coffee in Atlanta, Georgia

East Pole Coffee 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.

Roasting coffee at East Pole Coffee in Atlanta, Georgia
East Pole Coffee in Atlanta, Georgia

East Pole Coffee Co.

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 in Atlanta
Taproom Coffee in Atlanta

Taproom Coffee & Beer

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. and other guest roasters, as well as a carefully curated draft beer lineup, including excellent local brews.

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee in Roswell, Georgia

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee in Roswell, Georgia

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

When you order a cup of coffee at the non-profit Land of A Thousand Hills coffee shop with locations in Alpharetta, Midtown Atlanta and Roswell, 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. $20 gets you a subscription of fair trade coffee beans.

Sidewalk view of Refuge Coffee in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood.
Refuge Coffee in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood

Refuge Coffee

While you're exploring Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Historic District, be sure to stop into Refuge Coffee, located in the former home of The Atlanta Daily World, one of the earliest Black newspapers. The non-profit coffee shop with a mission employs immigrants and refugees, offering them job training and work experience as they settle in the community. You also can enjoy their coffee at The Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown and at the original location in Clarkston.

If tea is more your speed . .

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

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: February 2022
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