If you have plans to visit Atlanta any time soon, or you live here and need some suggestions for really good coffee shops, I put together my favorites all over the city.
So if you’re looking for really good coffee and/or a really cool spot for a good Instagram photo of said coffee, click through for my running list of the best Atlanta coffee shops to visit.
Cool Coffee Spots in Atlanta
Chrome Yellow: Old Fourth Ward. I think Chrome Yellow is probably one of my favorite coffee shops in all of Atlanta. It’s pretty close to my house, so I may be a little bias. BUT it has a great vibe, amazing coffee, and a little section of shop-able things (like notebooks, coffee mugs, etc that I love). They also have the most amazing oatmeal cookie sandwiches on the planet.
Muchacho: Reynoldstown (and on the BeltLine) Another cute spot right by house is Muchacho. Which you’ve probably seen on Instagram thanks to its big yellow door and retro West Coast vibe. They also have good breakfast tacos and avocado toast.
Full Commission: Grant Park. Super cute spot with indoor and outdoor seating, great coffee (and tea) AND amazing homemade pop tarts. What’s not to love?! They have a small (but good) menu of foods too, if you want to sit down for a meal. I love their salads.
East Pole: Armour Yards. This cool coffee spot is a bit off the beaten path, in a beautiful light-filled space. And while there isn’t a ton of other stuff to explore nearby, it’s definitely worth the trip! They won best coffee in all of Georgia for 2018.
Momo Cafe: Midtown / Georgia Tech area. Attached to the Momonoki, this little spot serves up chic coffees and Japanese-Inspired drinks (they also have tea, matcha, and desserts). Cute branding too!
Spiller Park: Ponce City Market and Toco Hills. Great coffee and really good avocado toast. I usually go to the PCM location because Toco Hills isn’t super close to my neighborhood, but both are great.
Taproom Coffee: Kirkwood. I haven’t actually been to this one. BUT have heard really good things from friends about Taproom, so I wanted to include it. AND in addition to coffee, they also serve craft beer here, if you’re into that.
Brash Coffee: Westside Provisions District. If you’re at Westside Provisions, be sure to stop by Brash. Their matcha lattes and golden milk lattes are very Instagram-able and they make a really good cortado. The space itself is teeny tiny (it’s an old shipping container), but there’s outdoor seating too. Or you can just grab some coffee to go and walk around Westside Provisions.
Octane: Grant Park. The Grant Park location is my fave, so that’s the one I’m recommending. Not much to say here, other than good coffee and tea…and baked goods from Little Tart Bakeshop.
Dancing Goats: Ponce City Market. Not a super cool coffee option BUT a good one. They have a few locations around the city and I usually go to the Ponce City Market location (or sometimes Decatur). I really like their chai latte too. AND they carry Emerald City bagels (which are the best).
Mashburn Coffee: Westside Provisions District. Located on the other side of the bridge from Brash in the Westside Provisions District is Mashburn Coffee, which is a teeny tiny coffee spot located inside Sid Mashburn (a clothing and accessories shop). Closed on Sundays.
Photography by Amelia Lawrence
Did I miss one of your favorite coffee spots in Atlanta somehow? Don’t be shy! Let me know in the comments if there’s anymore that you think people should check out and I’ll be sure to add ones to this list as new shops pop up too.