When I think of coffee shops, I see of course everyone enjoying their delicious cup of mocha, but I also see the hard-working men and women who are putting their all into their workday. I have worked at a coffee shop or ten and some I returned to more than once, and some were a little too noisy or not enough space to get work done like I wanted to. Some also had better selections of coffee than others. Here are my five picks of my favorite coffee shops in Atlanta.
1. Octane Coffe/Bar
Octane has a full bar, so it makes the decision easy as a go-to spot to get work done. Anywhere that I can grab food and drinks and continue working is a plus for me. The less I have to be in the car driving around the city or going here and there for lunch makes my job easier. I also love the set up of this location for informal meetings or a quick chat with friends.
2. Revelator Coffee Company
This Birmingham-based company, Revelator Coffee Company, is now the owner of Octane Coffee. I love this space because not only is it Alabama owned but it’s super open, bright, and clean. They have two locations here in Atlanta one open seven days a week and one only open during the week. As I mentioned, open space for working is one of my requirements when working from a coffee shop and this one meets it all plus more. I love how there is always so many other people working in this spot as well because it reminds me almost of a coworking space.
3. The Cafe at Cakes & Ale
Cakes & Ale Café serves Counter Culture Coffee. It is single-sourced coffee, directly partnering with their growers to get the best possible product. The Café uses a La Marzocco machine that serves up traditional espresso drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes, double espressos, and macchiatos. They also offer a Chemex Bar & drip coffee for customers who are on the go! Tuesday through Saturday, the Café transitions to a full wine bar serving a variety of small plates starting at 6 pm. The Wine Shop offers retail options throughout the day.
4. Chrome Yellow Trading Co
Husband-and-wife duo, Kyle, and Kelly Taylor started Chrome Yellow in the winter of 2013; opening up in the short term, pop-up spaces around the city, while searching for the right location to put down more permanent roots. In August of 2015, they opened their coffee and dry goods shop in Atlanta’s Old FourthWard. Their vision was simple: to create a clean, inspiring atmosphere that welcomed a broad range of people to meet, work and gather.
5. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
With three locations, Dancing Goats Coffee Bar in Atlanta provides exceptional coffee beverages, single origin manual brews, and locally baked pastries. I have an obsession with baked goods, and their selections don’t disappoint.
I know Atlanta has coffee shops all around the city and while I would love to get to them all, this traffic doesn’t always allow this. If there’s a shop I must try out, let me know! I’m always looking for great spaces to check out and grab a yummy cup of coffee and get a little work done. Also, when you’re going place to place to work and meetings, you have to have all of the right tools to keep your space organized. I am partnering with a company called, GoFanco to give away TEN of their 5-port charging stations. A must-have to keep all of your devices in place when space is limited on your desk. You can enter below to win. Giveaway ends on September 13th. Good luck!