By Benjamin Getz
Yelp Atlanta Community Manager
Don’t let the cold air chill your bones during these wintery months! Atlanta is no stranger to seasonal beverages that will warm body and soul, plus an opportunity to get some work done on your laptop or table. This month, your pals at Yelp have a list of local spots for coffee and tea that will turn you into a regular faster than you can say “espresso.”
San Francisco Coffee Co.
Don’t be fooled by the name, coffee-lovers; these guys are as local as they come. They roast their own and have some of the coziest chairs around. Pro Tip: Be sure to ask for the Wi-Fi password upon your arrival. 676 N. Highland Ave. NE
Coffee, Tea, Draught Beer. Not much else you could possibly need to combat a cool breeze or rainy, winter day. Drop in for the great coffee from Counter Culture Coffee, stay for local brews. 1963 Hosea L Williams Drive, Suite R106.
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse & Gallery
East Atlanta Village
Equal parts gallery space, coffee house, brunch spot, and purveyor of local knick-knacks, Hodgepodge is a glorious spot for a day on the laptop or for a cup of joe with a close friend. Don’t miss the Paleo Brownie. It’ll change your life. 720 Moreland Ave.
Ébrîk Coffee Room
One of the most diverse coffee menus around and some of the coolest uses of space as well. You step into what feels like your trendy friend’s loft, but the coffee is even better. Cool weather drink choice: The Cortado. 16 Park Place.
When you’re at the end of a long workday and it’s time to close the computer and pack up, it’s nice to have a glass of wine or three at the ready. That makes Java Vino pretty much the coziest and most loung-y workspaces in the city. 579 N. Highland Ave.
Old Fourth Ward
Dialed-in shots of espresso or a craftily made craft cocktail, this spot on the corner of Freedom and Boulevard boasts fantastic potations as well as splendid views of Downtown from the patio. 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Suite 100.
Intelligentsia Coffee, Jake’s Ice Cream, local brews at the bar, plenty of seating for a winter weather refuge, and just off of the BeltLine. There’s no denying this spot as a beacon for all things wonderful in Inman Park. 240 N. Highland Ave.
Just Add Honey Tea Company
Just off of Auburn Avenue awaits your next loose-leaf tea experience. Step into this darling space and peruse their assortment of local teas, honey, and baked goods. Grab your tea to-go or stay for a while in one of their cozy chairs. 171 Auburn Ave.
Sweet Hut Bakery
Grab some tea or coffee, hot or cold, and don’t miss out on a welcoming atmosphere with more baked goods and sweets than your dentist would like to hear about. 935 Peachtree St. NE.
Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party
Not only can these guys tout the coolest name, but they have something you probably don’t have in your home – daily high tea service. Reserve ahead of time or just head in for a spot of tea, a scone, and a warm atmosphere. 645 McLendon Ave. NE.
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