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Little Tart Bakeshop/Octane Coffee

Little Tart Bakeshop, Atlanta

Two businesses under one roof combine Atlanta’s finest bakery with the city’s most sophisticated coffee makers. First, peer into baking whiz Sarah O’Brien’s display case: flaky croissants, apple-cheddar turnovers, an unusually light creme fraiche quiche, and galettes filled with local fruit, among many temptations. Then decide between a coffee pour-over steeped with floral Ethiopian beans, a balanced espresso, or a frothy cappuccino. The room is full of distracted faces glowing in the light of their laptops but rarely is the place so mobbed that you can’t find a table. At night, the bakery closes but Octane stays open for smart cocktails fuelled by bourbon and gin.

• 437 Memorial Drive, +1 404 348 4797, littletartatl.com, octanecoffee.com. Little Tart open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm. Octane open Monday 7am-6pm, Tues-Thurs 7am-11pm, Fri 7am-midnight, Sat 8am-midnight, Sun 8am-10pm