Dining

The Atlanta Cupcake Factory

Walking into this cupcake-exclusive bakery is like walking into someone's kitchen; the young, motherly energy is part of its appeal. Th

Babette's Cafe

Open since 1992, the restaurant has drawn a loyal following yet somehow manages to stay under the radar. The draw is rustic European fa

The Bookhouse Pub

This literary-themed pub channels Twin Peaks and is a popular stop on the way to or from clubbing. Expect seasonal beers, quality cockt

Cafe 640

Formerly known as Cafe di Sol, Cafe 640 is a neighborhood restaurant loved by locals thanks to a killer patio overlooking the bustle of

Cameli's Pizza — Poncey-Highland

The original Cameli’s Gourmet Pizza Joint, housed below the Ford Factory Lofts on Ponce de Leon Avenue, is a prototypical neighborhood

Fellini's Pizza - Poncey-Highland

The cheerfully scruffy pizza chain is named for the fanciful filmmaker, and the tattoos and piercings of the servers can definitely be

FLIP Burger Boutique - Poncey-Highland

Flip Burger Boutique is Richard Blais' first project since leaving Tom Catherall's restaurant Home, where he stopped by for a while aft

Freedom Farmers Market

Located in Freedom Park at the Carter Center, the Freedom Farmers Market offers local products including fresh produce, baked goods, ch

Java Jive

This breakfast-only restaurant in the heart of town has a retro vibe and tons of charm; the decor mostly consists of vintage kitchen ap

JavaVino

Small, light-filled coffee shop brews with shade-grown beans from the owner's family's plantation in Nicaragua. Good food and teas. Dou

King of Pops

The frozen pops have almost the same taste (but better quality) of a smoothie. If you're looking for a dessert-type pop that's more fil

La Fonda Latina - Poncey-Highland

Casual Latin American restaurant with cheap eats and fresh ingredients. Rooftop patio.

The Local

This neighborhood bar and restaurant is popular with college students, hipsters, and, yes, locals. Above-average bar food and a cozy pa

Majestic Diner

For all the debauchery and bleary-eyed clubbing that ordering a plate of hash browns at 4 a.m. entails, this is the only place to go. D

Manuel's Tavern

Poncey-Highland institution is a home away from home to the politicians, artists, and madmen it's drawn as clientele for decades. Full

The Righteous Room

This Poncey-Highland institution next to the Plaza Theatre oozes comfortable hole-in-the-wall atmosphere. Its small outdoor patio, sati

San Francisco Coffee - Poncey-Highland

Independently owned cafe and roaster. In addition to coffee and espresso drinks, there are juices, pastries, quiche, and fresh fruit to

Soul Vegetarian Restaurant No. 2

One of the restaurants owned by the Kingdom Enterprises, a business run by African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. Offers both vegetabl

Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Sweet Auburn Barbecue, known for its locations at the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Sweet Auburn Curb Market, now has its independent loc

Two Urban Licks

The cinematic chaos and glamour of Two Urban Licks draws a decibel-shattering crowd eager for rambunctious dining and willing to sit ou