You’re treating the kids with a good summer—day camps, ice cream, water fun. Don’t you deserve a sweet and refreshing drink?

Buzz Coffee and Winehouse

Take some time off and enjoy a date with your significant other at this premium stop with art, culture and community. Sip on iced coffee, try wines from around the world, grab a pastry, or munch on a sandwich. 2315 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta. 404-748-4114.

Drip-Thru Coffee

Short on time but need a pick-me-up? Drip-Thru Coffee is a double-sided drive-thru shop with lots of options. For a cooling drink in the summer, try their iced coffee, iced latte, iced macchiato, iced americano, iced chai, iced matcha, iced tea, coffee frappe or smoothie. 50 Hwy. 138 W, Stockbridge and 1515 Virginia Ave., College Park.

Urban Grind

Jazz up your drink with a White Chocolate, Mocha, Black Forest Mocha, Caramel or Vanilla Frappe at this shop. Or try their delicious house specialty drinks—Turtle Mocha, White Raspberry Mocha, Mint Condition or Caramel Macchiato. They also offer teas or smoothies, and satisfy your hunger with a sandwich. 962 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-724-0605.

Academy Coffee ATL

With the owner’s background in both coffee and cocktails, this flavorful stop markets itself as “a shop that takes a mixologist’s style and applies it to coffee and tea.” Specialty flavors include the Thai Fighter, an iced latte with Thai coconut and peanut caramel and chili lime syrup or the Monkey Bidness, an iced latte with banana and almond. If you trust the process, you can even ask for a Surprise Me—a special concoction made just for you! 1019 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-343-4374.

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

A dessert and a pick-me-up in one, try the Slap Yo Pappy made of cold brew, half and half and Ghirardelli chocolate. You can also customize your own drip, au lait or cold brew, or grab a tea or hot chocolate if coffee isn’t your thing. 1 Moreland Ave., Atlanta; 720 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta; and 2653 E. College Ave., Decatur. 404-622-8525.



Located in downtown Alpharetta, this cute shop has an awesome patio and delightful coffee, including Lavender Vanilla, Caramel Cardamom or Mocha iced lattes. You can also grab a Cold Brew, a Nitro Cold Brew or Nitro Oat Lav Latte. Seasonal flavors include Watermelon Sugar Hi(biscus), Orange Blawesome, Rose Garden, Blue Monarch, Shot of Swoon and Elderflower Pear. 44 Milton Ave., Alpharetta and 5531 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody. 706-452-3329.

Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party

This Candler Park restaurant is the perfect spot to meet your girlfriends. They have more than 70 flavors of teas, coffee from French Truck Coffee Co., sandwiches, scones, cakes, quiche and samosas. 1645 McLendon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-474-1402.

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This story was originally published in Aug. 2022.

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