Little Tart Bakeshop/Octane Coffee
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