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Atlanta’s Favorite Local Coffee Shops and Sweets

We have rounded up a comprehensive list of our favorite local coffee shops and sweets all over Atlanta. These spots are perfect for a slow morning read or a quick stop-in with friends. There is nothing quite like the smell of coffee and a croissant to start your morning.

Henri’s Bakery

2310 Cornet Way NW

Henri’s Bakery, an Atlanta tradition since the ’20s, offers gourmet baked goods, deli sandwiches, and delicious original recipes. Henri’s has five Atlanta locations with a Parisian atmosphere that will leave you feeling like you are in the heart of Paris. Henri Fiscus established the joint in 1929 after living and working in the New York restaurant industry for years. He was born in France to German and French parents. Henri came to the States in 1921 after WWII. You can find so much history in one little cafe; worth a stop in.

Refuge Coffee

1280 Peachtree St NE

Refuge Coffee, a 501c3 non-profit, offers delicious coffee and a comfortable, multi-ethnic gathering place. With every purchase, you provide wages for a full or part-time job for a resettled refugee or immigrant who is part of their job training program. Getting your morning joe and saving the world, we love it.

The Buttery

2137 Manchester St NE

The Buttery ATL is a warm and welcoming shop offering freshly baked loaves of bread, pastries, and southern classics, such as pimento cheese, chicken salad, and pot pies. Their ever-changing menu supports local farmers and artisans all over the south to bring you the freshest food.

Jake’s Ice Cream

660 Irwin St NE

Jake’s Ice Cream was established in 1999 in the heart of Old Fourth Ward. They offer over 60 ice cream flavors, each original and delicious. The founders knew Atlanta needed an authentic ice cream shop outside of Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen. Thus, Jakes was born!

Dancing Goats

419 W Ponce de Leon Ave

Dancing Goats, originating in Washington State, has been a part of the Atlanta community for over 25 years. With their mission to serve their community with low-impact sustainability practices and high-impact coffee, Dancing Goats has become an Atlanta favorite. You can find tasteful coffee and an enlightening atmosphere in three locations over the city. Dancing Goats, cleverly named after a legendary tale. In the remote highlands of Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, a lone goatherd named Kaldi noticed his goats were full of energy, dancing and prancing around after eating small red fruit from a nearby shrub. Not wishing to be left out of the fun, he tried the cherries, and soon he was dancing. According to legend, Kaldi and his goats had discovered coffee.

King of Pops

1197 Peachtree St NE

King of Pops, an Atlanta popsicle pop up sells fresh ingredient popsicles all over the city. With most of their popsicles containing only three ingredients, you can be sure you are consuming the newest flavors. King of Pops grows their components on a local farm outside the city. They have craftily created over 500 flavors in the years they have been in business.

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