Its a rare coffeehouse in Atlanta that serves an A-plus cup of java and features ambiance that wasnt ordered from a corporate headquarters. But JOES EAST ATLANTA COFFEE SHOP succeeds at both. A truly diverse crowd displays itself in the retro, comfy furnishings. The baristas are well trained. The Wi-Fi is free and you dont have to engage in genteel battle for an electrical outlet: There are plenty. You can hear live music now and then. You can buy a book for a buck. And, hey, its in funkadelic East Atlanta.
510 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-521-1122.