As a busy trade show city that is home to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, you will probably pass through the ATL soon enough. During your spare time off the trade show floor or an unfortunately long layover, take some time to explore our Atlanta team’s favorite restaurants, bars and attractions.

Early Birds

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Bread & Butterfly

Price Range: $$

Bread & Butterfly has brought the feeling of a classic European style café to the streets of Atlanta. Their decadent brunch will get your attention, but their bistro-style dining and intimate bar will keep you coming back. A must for anyone looking to steal a few minutes of peace before hitting the show floor!

 

Brash Coffee

Price Range: $$

From the farm to your cup, Brash has it all covered. With an emphasis on creating the best cup of coffee possible, the creators of Brash roast the raw green coffee seed in house to create a distinct flavor that can only be found in their shop. So, head on down to Brash for a coffee like no other and marvel their sleek, modern atmosphere.

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Julianna’s Coffee and Crepes

Price Range: $

In the vintage settings of Julianna’s, you can find what have been dubbed the “Best Crepes in Atlanta”. With a menu created from old world recipes and fresh Georgia grown ingredients, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to start! We suggest their Pecan Pleasure for sweets lovers or the Royale for lovers of savory treats.

 

The Little Tart Bakeshop

Price Range: $

Nothing warms a heart quite like a pain au chocolat croissant and a latte first thing in the morning. The Little Tart Bakeshop stirs memories of vintage, Parisian bakeries in both atmosphere and menu. We strongly suggest their gougere or Frangipane & Fruit during your next visit!

Quick Bites

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Price Range: $

In every city, there is a restaurant that defines the people and their tastes- Home Grown is that place for Atlanta. This restaurant has hosted President Bill Clinton, was voted the best in everything from their biscuits to their burgers and is the local’s go to for great southern cooking. Perfect for every meal, be it breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and even second dinner, if you’re up for it!

 

Porch Light Latin Kitchen

Price Range: $$

Chef Andre Gomez’s restaurant embodies his memories of growing up in Puerto Rico with the classic recipes he learned along the way to create a lunch kitchen that feels like home to all who walk in the door. This scratch kitchen will knock your socks off with their citrus-brined beer can chicken at lunch while you sip on their famous Porch Pounder cocktail.

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The General Muir

Price Range: $

For those looking for a delectable bowl of Matzo Ball Soup, robust Reuben or a killer vegetarian menu, swing by the General Muir. The perfect place for intimate lunch meetings or if you just have a hankering for pastrami.

 

Café Sunflower

Price Range: $$

After their two decades of pioneering an entirely plant-based menu, this is vegetarian like you’ve never experienced before. Their menu is over flowing with delicate, delicious vegetarian options that even the most ardent carnivore will embrace with open arms. Our favorites are their Roasted Portabella Mushroom Melt and Sunflower Burger!

Wine and Dine

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Saltyard

Price Range: $$

Tapas, mezze or small plates; whatever you call it, Saltyard has them and so much more. Their friendly atmosphere calls you in, but their food will keep you coming back. For the adventurous ones, try the squid ink linguine or for those missing home, try the house cornbread bites with pepper jelly.

 

The Gun Show

Price Range: $$$

The Gun Show has created one of the most unique dining experience you will have during your trip to Atlanta. With roving Chinese dim sum carts, a kitchen that is amid the dining area and sprawling cafeteria style seating, you’ll never want to leave. Dive into their Pan Roasted Diver Scallop dish or the Vietnamese style popcorn shrimp, but save room for when the dim sum cart rolls by!

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Staplehouse

Price Range: $$$

If you’re looking to splurge during your stay in Atlanta, be sure to do so on one of the most memorable dining experiences of your life. Voted 2016’s “No. 1 Best New Restaurant in the Country” by Bon Appetit magazine, you will need to make reservations in advanced! Their menu changes daily based on the ingredients available and seasonal changes, allowing for a unique dining experience every time.

Bar Crawl

Ticonderoga Club

Price Range: $$

Gorgeous atmosphere, quality cuisine and darling drinks; what’s not to love? Ticonderoga serves up a creative seafood based menu in a colonial style atmosphere that stole our hearts. Great for anyone looking to celebrate a show floor victory!

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Price Range: $$$

Stroll into Kimball House to experience that southern hospitality that Georgia is known for. The inviting atmosphere is reminiscent of a classic tavern and the drinks are like nothing you’ve had before. Their menu changes frequently to accommodate the locally sourced ingredients, however we fell in love with their Afternoon Delight cocktail and extensive oyster selection!

 

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Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company

Price Range: $$$

This is chocolate like you have never experienced before. Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company’s focus on creating the best chocolate lead to them partnering with local scientists and farmers to cultivate extraordinary ingredients, like the signature Cacao beans used. A great place to snag a gift for the chocolate lover at home or to let yourself indulge!

Queen of Creamo

Price Range: $

We have heard of scratch kitchens, but how many from scratch ice cream parlors do you see? Locally sourced ingredients and a 100% from scratch mentality have come together to create the best ice cream you’ll have east of the Mississippi. Be sure to indulge in this sweet shop when you’re looking to escape the Atlanta summer heat!

To do

Little Five Points

Quirky and charming, Little Five Points is the perfect afternoon outing. This little neighborhood on the East side of Atlanta are host to a collection of alternative shops, restaurants and pubs. Our favorite place for funky gifts and trinkets is the Junkman’s Daughter, you have never seen a building like this before!


Want to see where all these places are located? Check out our interactive map of our local’s favorites to better plan your next Atlanta visit!

 

Now you are ready to explore the ATL like never before! Thank you again to our Trade Show Supply Atlanta team for their insight on their home turf. If you happen to stumble across someplace that you think should be on this list, tweet @TradeShowSupply or email marketing@tradeshowsupply.com.

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