Coffee Shops to Try in Downtown Atlanta

Whether you’re in a rush and need a quick pick-me-up or enjoy a slow start to your morning, we have compiled a list of the best coffee shops in downtown Atlanta and close to Georgia World Congress Center for all of your caffeine and breakfast needs. 

Black Coffee ATL

This Black-owned, trendy coffee bar and lounge is serving up more than just handcrafted espresso drinks. Black Coffee ATL is a lounge featuring drip coffee, handcrafted espresso drinks, coffee-infused cocktails and more. The fresh-baked pastries and other light bites are worth a splurge. 

Where: 131 Walker St. SW 

Cafe Fwi

Cafe Fwi is conveniently located on the first floor of AmericasMart, making it super easy to fill all of your caffeine needs. The full-service coffee bar provides coffee roasted in house and delicious specialty drinks. Try the top-tier espresso or an iced oat latte before conquering your day. 

Where: 24 John Portman Blvd., Building 1

Cafe Lucia

Cafe Lucia perks up vintage vibes along with coffee. (Photo courtesy of Cafe Lucia)

Looking for that trendy coffee shop, perfect for posting on social media? Cafe Lucia serves up espresso drinks and tea in a historic locale with vintage vibes and exposed brick. Come caffeine and photo ready. 

Where: 57 Forsyth St. NW

Centennial Grounds

Nestled in The Omni Atlanta, Centennial Grounds is the hotel’s signature gourmet coffee bar. Stop by for hot coffee and breakfast sandwiches or opt for something different like fruit smoothies and fresh-baked pastries. The shop even has wine-to-go and house-made ice cream.

Where: 100 CNN Center

Grant Park Coffeehouse

A local staple in Atlanta, Grant Park Coffeehouse is a chill and cozy coffee shop that serves light breakfast fare, sandwiches, pastries and, of course, coffee. Grab one of the cheesy scones or a blueberry muffin to go with your coffee before starting your day.

Where: 8 Park Place NE

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

Have a cup of kindness at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee. (Photo courtesy @atlantacoffeeshops)

Start your morning with a cup of good old-fashioned kindness. When purchasing coffee from Land of a Thousand Hills, you directly support a network of Rwanda coffee farming communities and assist in providing hard-working farmers with livable wages. Smile while you sip your high quality 100% Arabica and fresh roasted coffee knowing you’re giving back. 

Where: 84 Peachtree St. NW

Rising Roll Gourmet Cafe

Craving something more than just a cup of caffeine for breakfast? Explore this gourmet eatery and try unique sandwiches, smoothies, soups and salads at the Rising Roll Gourmet Cafe. Try the crispy croissant sandwich or oatmeal strawberry smoothie for the perfect morning pick-me-up. 

Where: 113 Peachtree St. NE

Looking for food and beverages with more subsistence? Check out Where To Eat Breakfast In Atlanta for more places to discover.

A recent Atlanta resident, Cassidy is a self proclaimed goofball who loves collecting bumper stickers, hiking with her dogs, and playing rugby. When she’s not out-and-about exploring or making new friends in the city, she’s at a sporting event cheering on one of Atlanta’s many teams.

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