Where to Celebrate National Coffee Day in Atlanta

Get your java jive going on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29.
  • Celebrate Coffee Day with latte art from one of the many coffee shops in Atlanta.
    Celebrate Coffee Day with latte art from one of the many coffee shops in Atlanta.
  • This coffee shop with ecletic decor is in the Goat Farm. Bring cash as the "price" is donations-only.
    This coffee shop with ecletic decor is in the Goat Farm. Bring cash as the "price" is donations-only.

Most of us drink coffee every day, so there's no need to have a special day for it. But maybe you could head to one of these locations an enjoy some latte art in your cup or have a lovely meal with your coffee. Plan ahead: National Coffee Day is Sept. 29.

  • Adios Café  Stop in for coffee between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., and expect decor similar to sister restaurant, No Mas. A specialty is Café de Olla, traditional Mexican coffee with a hint of cinnamon and cocoa. Adios also serves breakfast, and specialties include The Adios - chorizo hash browns topped with two eggs – or Mexican Eggs Benedict.

  • Aurora Coffee  Located in Little Five Points, Aurora's iced coffees are quite addictive, especially the Hula Bear. Try the terrific bagels, too. 

  • Condesa Coffee  The coffee is good, but the lattes are better, especially the chai tea lattes. There’s also craft beer, wine and cocktails available. Parking can be a bit difficult. Walk if at all possible. 

  • Copper Coin  This modern-design coffee house has terrific coffee and is a great option for a business meeting. If you get hungry the spicy egg sandwich will fill you up. Copper Coin is even open at dinner and serves beer and wine. Caveat: Purchase required every two hours in order to keep using WiFi.

  • Corso Coffee  Located at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta is the sleek and posh Corso. Sure, there’s espresso and macchiato here. But you can also find reasonably priced breakfast and lunch items. There are daily specials like a shrimp roll and chicken and waffles. Wine is available in the evenings. 

  • Dancing Goats  Many high-end Atlanta restaurants procure their coffee from Batdorf and Bronson, a small roaster with locations in both Atlanta and Olympia, Wash. The roaster also operates Dancing Goats Coffee. You can find Dancing Goats at the trendy Ponce City Market. 

  • Inman Perk  This family-owned coffee shop has been open for longer than most coffee shops in Atlanta. Get an Iced Dirty Chai -- tea and espresso. Staff often seems indifferent but it is a quiet place to work or study if you need it. The Perk has sandwiches and fruit smoothies, too.

  • JavaVino  As the name suggests, the coffee shop serves both coffee and wine. Get the Caramel Breve. You can also grab dinner here.

  • Land of A Thousand Hills  Located in Atlantic Station, this coffee shop offers Rwandan coffee that supports the local farmers in the country. Look for seasonal specialties like pumpkin pie or apple cider. Plus, there’s  plenty of outdoor seating. 

  • Octane  This trendy spot, located on the Westside, is a haven for freelancers. Inside you’ll find concrete floors, exposed ductwork and brick walls. Get the Americano (four shots with water added). There are sandwiches and other treats from local purveyors available, too. 

  • Spiller Park  With its snazzy Ponce City Market location, Spiller Park has a captive audience, and you’ll certainly pay for the location. Tip: You can get a Sublime Doughnut here.

  • Warhorse (Goat Farm)  It’s claim to fame is that an episode of "The Walking Dead" was filmed here. The decor consists of nostalgic items like typewriters, rotary phones and vintage furniture. Coffee is free, but donations are accepted so make sure to bring cash. 

Find Atlanta's coffee shop or bakery in your neck of the woods at our Coffee Shops and Bakeries guide.

Malika Bowling is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta, Food Blogging 101 and founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She has been a contributing writer to USA Today and has been featured on HGTV, Huffington Post and About.com. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including Taste of Atlanta. She is the president of the Association of Food Bloggers and her podcast, Just a Byte, can be downloaded from iTunes. Follow her on Twitter @MalikaBowling and Instagram


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