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Atlanta's 4 best cafes (that won't break the bank)

Octane Westside | Photo: Maddie K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 29, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best cafes near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cafes in Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Octane Westside

Photo: Amy M./Yelp

Topping the list is Octane Westside. Located at 1009 Marietta St. NW in Marietta Street Artery, the cocktail bar and cafe, which offers coffee, tea and more, is the highest-rated low-priced cafe in Atlanta, boasting four stars out of 707 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Haley J., who reviewed Octane Westside on June 3, wrote, "Just went here for the first time today, and it's now one of my favorite places. I got an iced vanilla latte and their breakfast sandwich, and they were both so delicious."

Yelper Watts K. noted, "Cute little coffee shop in the neighborhood. I ordered the Hibiscus tea, which was delicious."

2. Sweet Cheats

Photo: kevin c./Yelp

Next up is Cabbagetown's Sweet Cheats, situated at 692-B Kirkwood Ave. SE, Suite B1. With four stars out of 217 reviews on Yelp, the cafe, which offers desserts and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

Yelp can tell you more about Sweet Cheats.

"Sweet Cheats was created by Shirley Hughes, along with her husband Robert Tubbs, with the help of many friends and family," per the bio section of its Yelp profile. 

In terms of signature items, "We specialize in single-serving desserts," the business notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We have cupcakes, cruffles (cake pops), cookies, brownies, baked gourmet doughnuts and more."

3. Chapmans Cafe

Photo: Bert C./Yelp

Downtown Atlanta's Chapmans Cafe, located at 5920 Roswell Road, Suite 205, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced cafe, caterer and personal chef spot five stars out of 17 reviews. 

We looked to Yelp for an overview of Chapmans Cafe.

"Chef Bert Chapman's culinary experience is a 'Who's Who' of Top Chefs and Atlanta's favorite restaurants, including Kevin Rathbun at Buckhead Diner (now at Rathbun's) and Anne and Cliff Quatrano at Bacchanalia and Star Provisions," per the bio section of the business's Yelp profile. "Chapman was also the Executive Chef at Vickery's and Highland Tap. Looking to spend more time with his newly born daughter, Chapman left the late-night hours and became a popular personal chef in 2014."

4. Cafe at Pharr

Photo: cafe at pharr/Yelp

Cafe at Pharr, a cafe that offers salads, sandwiches and more in Buckhead Village, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 87 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3145 Peachtree Road, Suite 101 to see for yourself. 

Yelp can offer more information on Cafe at Pharr.

"With the dedicated work of Mike and Shirley Liu, Cafe at Pharr opened its doors in the spring of 1993," per the history section of its Yelp profile. "Despite their best efforts, business was frustratingly slow. At the time, Mike focused on making and selling cakes, pastries and other baked goods."


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