Best Coffeehouse 2013 – Creative Loafing

Staff Pick A great cup of coffee is increasingly easy to find in Atlanta. But a great cup of coffee and an equally great croissant? Now that’s a more difficult feat. Luckily, we have the Grant Park combo of Octane Coffee and the Little Tart Bakeshop. There’s something magical about the morning light coming in […]


The Little Tart Bakeshop Coming to Krog Street Market – Atlanta Eater

Friday, September 13, 2013, by Sonia Chopra The Little Tart Bakeshop, the popular bakery housed in the same space as Octane at the Jane in Grant Park, is opening an outpost. Says owner Sarah O’Brien, “I live in Cabbagetown, so I was interested in Krog Street from the beginning. And then I started to hear murmurings of who […]


Best Breakfast 2013 – Atlanta Magazine

Posted on 4/2/2013 11:45:00 AM The second location for the city’s premiere java slingers and a bakery start-up that first earned loyalists at local farmers markets share a space in the back of Grant Park’s Jane building across from Oakland Cemetery. So much morning light pours into the airy space that regulars know to walk in […]


A Guide to Bourdain's Atlanta Episode of the Layover – Atlanta Eater

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, by Sonia Chopra Anthony Bourdain‘s Atlanta episode of the Layover aired on the Travel Channel last night and showcased everything in this fair city— which Bourdain called the “new Singapore”— from the Earl and Clermont Lounge to Miller Union and Holeman & Finch with Octopus Bar and Octane in between. Below, a handy […]


The Little Tart – Sweet Peach

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8:00am A little over a mile from my house in Atlanta is a bakery that has as much style as it does substance. The Little Tart, is owned and operated by master baker, Sarah O’Brien, who believes in making pastry the right way. As Sarah explained, “We use good, local […]


Maddie the Coonhound

January, 2013 Photographer Theron Humphrey is the creator of This Wild Idea, a 50 state photojournalism project about making friends, Why We Rescue, a year-long photojournalism project about the joys of adopting shelter animals, and author of Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics. Maddie is the sweet-tempered coonhound who is […]


The Little Tart Bakeshop – Real Time Farms.com

Anyone craving a pastry need not look any further than The Little Tart Bakeshop. Since 2009, these pastries have delighted palates at various Atlanta area farmers’ markets. Recently, the owners Sarah O’Brien and Deon Kay have opened a store where they make, bake and sell their pastries and baked treats to pair with a cup […]


A la Recherchez du National Croissant Day – Creative Loafing

Posted by Cliff Bostock @cliffbostock on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM Did you miss National Croisssant Day? It was Monday, according to many foodie sites. Nobody seems to know who decided it was Croissant Day and the croissant’s history is just as mysterious. What we do know is that croissants have become so popular that you can quickly learn […]


Little Tart Bakeshop/Octane hybrid to open in Grant Park – Creative Loafing

Posted by Laura Horton on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM The Little Tart Bakeshop and coffee fave Octane are joining forces to open a new shop in Grant Park’s the Jane (already home to Six Feet Under and Republic Social House). This will be the first full-service shop for the Little Tart, currently its treats are primarily sold at farmers markets […]


Best Pies and Tarts 2011 – Atlanta Magazine

At this combined business (and always-packed hangout) in Grant Park’s Jane building, baking whiz Sarah O’Brien displays the Little Tart’s ethereal croissants, galettes filled with local fruit, and other seductions next to Octane’s gleaming coffee bar. Sip a pour-over steeped with floral Ethiopian beans or try a cortado, the midpoint between an inky espresso and […]