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10 places to get caffeinated and get shit done

Drink coffee, work, repeat

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Coffee. It’s the lifeblood for creatives, business types, and basically anyone who has more to do than time to do it in. Here’s a list of our 10 favorite coffee shops tailored for maximum productivity.

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Atlanta coffee was nothing but perked dishwater until Aurora Coffee opened in 1992. The Little Five Points location wasn't designed as a cozy hangout. Since the folks who own Criminal Records took over, however, the cool-slacker service has gotten friendlier and there is Wi-Fi. The quality of the br... | more...

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Condesa Coffee features Counter Culture coffee, hot tea, and a menu of light bites including bagels, quiche, lunchtime sandwiches, and small plates like hummus or a cheese plate. Condesa is also known for easygoing craft cocktails, beer, and wine, and is strategically located off the Freedom Park Pa... | more...

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Black-owned Business
A coffee shop and bakery located in East Atlanta with regular art showings and open mics. | more...

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The popular coffee house's glassy storefront is bright and welcoming. Inside, you'll find sustainable, fair-trade coffee, excellent tea selections, OK pastries, and big art. | more...

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A friendly coffee shop with a certain lived-in quality in the heart of East Atlanta Village. The menu includes all the caffeinated staples, as well as a limited selection of cakes and pastries. | more...

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By day a quiet, Wi-Fi-friendly coffee shop (the name means "coffeehouse" in Czech), by night a small music venue and tavern. Nice sandwiches and snacks. Singer/songwriters perform regularly. | more...

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It's rare for a place to be so hip and so comfortable. This one has an industrial vibe, a cool-but-not-too-cool staff, locally produced art on the walls, pastries and cookies from Alon's and, of course, well-crafted coffee drinks and high-quality teas. Of particular note: Octane's French press coffe... | more...

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This neighborhood coffee shop has an actual dog park, so you can let your pet play while you enjoy your meal and the free Wi-Fi inside. Admission into the off-leash, fully fenced-in park is $1 per dog. | more...

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Independently owned cafe and roaster. In addition to coffee and espresso drinks, there are juices, pastries, quiche, and fresh fruit to choose from. | more...

Cafe or Coffee Shop

Sure, coffee is in the name and something you can still order, but the draught selection at Taproom rotates and always impresses. The lights are on until 10 p.m. (save Sundays when it closes at 8 p.m.) and there are $4 pints on Mondays. | more...

 

The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff in 2020.



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