Anyone who's ever spent time at AmericasMart Atlanta knows how vital a cup of coffee in the morning will be. In order to be your best and brightest as you stroll up and down the escalators and through showrooms, you need that caffeine jot to get you moving.
While there is a Starbucks in several of the AmericasMart Atlanta buildings, they're often full with a line out the door and around the corner, sometimes taking 30 minutes just to get through. Your time is precious at market, so don't stand in a line when you don't have to.
Get out of AmericasMart (it's going to be in the 50s next week) and try these great nearby coffee shops in Atlanta.
Jittery Joe's Coffee
Sip great coffee in high style at Jittery Joe's Coffee. This Athens-based coffee shop has a location right inside the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta. Jittery Joe's offers a number of great brews from around the world, and they serve great pastries — perfect for breakfast or even an afternoon snack.
Because the coffee shop is in a hotel, there are plenty of seating options and room to spread out. If you need to plan your day or regroup and take a break, Jittery Joe's is a nice retreat that's still close to market.
Metro Cafe Diner
Open 24 hours, Metro Cafe Diner is just around the corner from AmericasMart Atlanta, and it's a great place to relax before heading into market. The diner has an extensive menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options and a large dining area. The prices are reasonable, and if you're prone to snacking in showrooms (it's okay, so are we), this is a great restaurant for a hearty omelet or biscuits and gravy. Fill up now and you'll have energy all day.
If you want to meet with your team before market, talk strategy and look through Atlanta market previews, Metro Cafe Diner will be open before market so you don't lose time — and they serve a great cup of coffee.
For those living under several inches of snow right now, Atlanta will seem like a tropical vacation. Take advantage of the mild weather and walk over to Caribou Coffee, located just beyond AmericasMart Atlanta. Caribou Coffee has more than just coffee. They also have teas, smoothies and pastries. No matter what kind of pick-me-up you need in the morning, Caribou Coffee will fill the void.
This location is across from a small green space in downtown Atlanta. If you want to enjoy the sun and warm weather before you head indoors for the day, take a short walk around and stretch your legs. There's plenty to see near AmericasMart so familiarize yourself with the area — and then get thee to market!
These coffee shops near AmericasMart Atlanta will satisfy your caffeine craving and help you skip the line and get back to market. Don't forget: Many showrooms have coffee available as well so even if you need coffee around 3 p.m., you will probably find it in Buildings 1, 2 or 3.
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