America's Coolest Coffeehouses
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This spacious, modern shop at 1009 Marietta St. Northwest feels like a lively college study hall. (There’s a second midtown branch, and a third at The Jane in Grant Park). Choose Chemex or French press, then pick from a number of great single-origin coffees—and maybe even add in one of the homemade syrups. The Americola, an espresso and sugarcane Coca-Cola concoction, is a true taste of Atlanta.
Local Knowledge: Surrender yourself to the wonderfully sinful Sublime Donuts sold at the counter. —Wayne Curtis