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Atlanta Breakfast Club

Try Atlanta Breakfast Club for breakfast and Southern food, including fried chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos, peach cobbler French toast, fried green tomato BLT biscuit, shrimp po boy and more. This restaurant is owned by Anthony Sanders and O. Osiris Ballard.

Auntie Renee Storyteller

Auntie Renee is a captivating storyteller who uses her creative skills for performances and motivational speaking. She performs storytelling for festivals, schools and birthday parties, and she does monthly workshops.

Ballethnic Dance Company

Founded by Waverly Lucas and Nena Gilreath, this dance company and academy performs culturally diverse performances and provides professional training for children and adults. Training in dance techniques include Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Pas De Deux, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, African and Ballethnicize.

the beehive

the beehive

This boutique, owned by Malene Davis, features local, independent designers offering apparel, housewares, accessories, baby goods, food goods and jewelry. They’re open Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and from noon-5 p.m. on Sun., or you can shop online.

Brave + Kind Bookshop

This Decatur bookshop is owned by Bunnie Hilliard and offers activity books, board books, books for middle grade, young adult, adults, toys, graphic novels and more. They also have a monthly book subscription service with littleLit Story Club for ages 0-3, BigKidLit StoryClub for ages 4-7 and more for all ages. Shop online, or browse in-store Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10:30-4 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m.


This family-owned and operated leisure-wear fashion brand represents Be Real + Never Sellout. Inspired by ’80s fashion and the two sons’ love for the creative expression of fashion, shop hoodies, shorts, a baby collection and more.

The Busy Bee Café

In 1947, self-taught cook Lucy Jackson decided to open her own restaurant, and thus, The Busy Bee Café was born. The restaurant won 2022 James Beard Award American Classics.

Cascade Fun Center

Owned by Greg Alexander, skate and play at this Atlanta skating rink offering Family Roller Skating, Teen Dance and Roller Skating and Adult Roller Skating. Enjoy music, gaming, inflatables, food and more, and hold your next party here.


CheeseCaked specializes in turning your favorite desserts into amazing cheesecake flavors, including Pecan Praline, Salted Caramel and Banana Pudding, for an indulgent treat. It started with Shawn Brown’s grandma’s sweet potato cheesecake and her secrets to successful baking and turned into a gourmet cheesecake boutique selling a variety of personal sized cheesecakes.

Clowning 4 You

For more than 15 years, Clowning 4 You has offered their entertainment services for children’s parties, themed parties, wedding sitters, grand openings and more. They provide a variety of entertainment for parties and events, including costumed characters, bubbles, balloons, face painting, music and more.

CreativeSoul Photography

Regis and Kahran Bethencourt specialize in lifestyle photography and visual storytelling, and their work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Glamour, Vogue Italia, Black Enterprise and more. Check out their project “AfroArt,” a photo series empowering young women to love their natural hair.

Fun Weird Science

Fun Weird Science’s mission is to train K-12th grade students to be proficient in STEAM through hands-on learning. Started by Ronnie Thomas, programs and products include online STEM courses, STEM Saturdays, summer camps, field trips, Fun Weird Science Kit and more.


Founded by R. Gregory Christie, GAS-ART GIFTS is a traveling children’s bookstore, gallery and art studio offering BYOB Painting Sessions, Children’s Paint Parties and Play-Date Bookbinding. Shop art and books online.

Happy Mango

Happy Mango is an eco-friendly baby, pregnancy and kids boutique in Kirkwood with strollers, car seats, clothing, toys and more owned by Phnewfula Frederiksen. Shop brands like eco kids, Nuna, Veer, Plan Toys, Tegu and more.

Images by N’neka

N’neka Scruggs, an Air Force veteran and mechanical engineer, specializes in wedding photography, family portraits, headshots, retouching, custom framing and more. Her work has even been featured on several Atlanta Parent Magazine covers.

Jacobs Digital Concepts

Joshua Jacobs is a photographer specializing in portraiture, weddings, event coverage and more. His work is even been featured on Atlanta Parent.

Just 4 Girls Salon

With three Atlanta locations, this salon offers haircuts, braids and twists and press and curls for healthy, natural hair for all girls. Shop their hair care products online, and check out their blog for tips on hairstyles to try, how to care for your hair and more.

Just Add Honey Tea Company

Shop delicious sips, including black teas, green and white teas, herbal and fruit teas, wellness herbs, honeys and tea accessories. The BeltLine café offer teas, lattes, chai teas, coffees, hot chocolates and more, and you can host an afternoon tea, tea tasting or tea experience.

K & K Soul Food

For more than 40 years, this family has been serving home-style cooking and southern cuisine, including pork chops, gizzards, collard greens, grits and more at K & K Soul Food.

Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia

An affiliate of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia’s teachers, actors, drummers, biblical pundits, educators and librarians share and spread the love of storytelling. Kuumba Tattle Tales for ages 7-15 is part of their Kuumba Youth Storytellers program.

Listening Tree Owners Omar and Kimberly Finley

The Listening Tree

Owners Omar and Kimberly Finley created The Listening Tree, a children’s bookstore committed to Black authorship. The store offers a B-Boys & B-Girls Club membership for a monthly book selection and “Your World News” reports, as well as virtual meetups.

Love Ground Candle Co.

Find the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life with this candle company. All candles are hand poured using natural soy wax and are crafted with sustainable and phthalate-free ingredients. Shop online.

Ms. Lisa’s Cuts for Kids

This Decatur salon caters to kids who have a hard time sitting still for their haircut. Each station has a TV to keep kids distracted, toys available for play and are rewarded with a special treat, and smaller children can get their while sitting in a car or plane.

Nourish + Bloom Market

Jamie Michael Hemmings and Jilea Hemmings are the owners and creators of this market, the first autonomous grocery store with robotic delivery in the U.S. and the first African American-owned autonomous grocery store in the world. Shop locally sourced craft items, produce, meats, baked goods and more.


With a history dating back to 1947 when the Paschal brothers opened their first location in Atlanta, Paschal’s is known for their delicious fried chicken. The restaurant was also a location for entertainers, politicians and business people to meet during the Civil Rights Movement.

The Pink Hotel

The Pink Hotel is a 10,000 square foot party facility offering themed kids parties, like The Ultimate Spa Photo Package, The Cupcake Wars Baking Package, The Slime Class or Cake Pop Class and more. Owned by Tiffany Young, adults can also rent the facility for their own party.


Franchise owners Charel and Jamaal Palmer run the first and only Popbar location in the Atlanta area. Cool off with tasty popGelato, popSorbetto and popWiches in chocolate, green tea, hazelnut, pistachio and more.


This breakfast, lunch and brunch joint is the first Black women-owned restaurant in Historic Downtown Lawrenceville. Enjoy indulgent comfort food, great vibes, music and top-notch service.

Tenderheadz Children’s Salon

With two locations, Tenderheadz Children’s Salon provides healthy and stylish hair care for children ages 2-17. The salon offers braids, twists, hair breads, full crochet, partial crochet, crochet ponytail, deep conditioner, blow out and more.

Who’s Got Soul Southern Café

This casual neighborhood restaurant was founded by owner and executive chef Keith Kash. Focusing on family and food, this southern café features local ingredients and special seasonings and sauces to spice up your traditional favorites with three different locations.


This Marietta restaurant offers smoothies with exotic fruits, holistic herbs and spices for a delicious, thirst-quenching experience. Try Guyanese vegan foods, including Cauliflower Crust Pizza, chicken sandwiches, burgers and more, and drop by for fun special events.

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