Atlanta and the surrounding area is home to wide variety of food choices. If you're looking for a new place for your morning eye-opener or midday pick me up, check out these coffee spots. They're perfect to sit for a minute or grab a drink to go.
- Rev Coffee Roasters
has been serving Smyrna since 2010. This aptly named location is open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, they're open 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Some of the menu highlights include a traditional cup of coffee, latte, mocha, and hot chocolate.
You can also grab a bite to eat while you enjoy your coffee. They serve a variety of sandwiches as well as oatmeal for breakfast. If you're looking for lunch with your midday cup, check out their veggie sandwich or their Cuban. On-the-go options include a variety of offerings from their bakery case as well as fruit cups or chicken salad by the half pound.
- Brash Coffee
keeps eyes open in Atlanta. The company is known for working with the coffee farmers of El Salvador to source the best coffee possible. You can find their coffee in the Buckhead neighborhood at the Atlanta History Center Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. They open an hour later on Saturday and Sunday.
If you find yourself in West Midtown and want some Brash coffee, head over to their original location. It's the bright blue refurbished shipping container in the Westside Provisions District. This location opens at 7:00 a.m. during the work week and 8:00 a.m. on the weekend. They close at 6:00 p.m. seven days a week. You can also enjoy Brash at home. They roast and ship six different coffee blends Monday through Thursday.
- Refugee Coffee Co.
Refugee takes you outside downtown Atlanta to the small city of Clarkston. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit that balances feeding the community and taking care of it. This food truck is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The food truck offers a variety of coffees for an eye-opener on the go. They also provide free Wi-Fi for their customers. Beyond the truck, Refugee also provides catering services that bring the espresso to any event around town. They have been known to work weddings, festivals, and even film shoots.
While they're serving coffee, Refugee has a larger mission. This non-profit focuses on taking care of the local refugee community. The garage location at 4170 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. provides a safe place for newly arrived refugees. While they're there, the company steps up and provides job training for new baristas. After they've finished training, they offer networking and job opportunities throughout the community.
Whether you're in the heart of Atlanta or one of the surrounding communities, grab a cup of your favorite coffee and start your day on the right foot.
via Matt Brown
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