Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery opening Jan 1 in East Atlanta

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:16 PM

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  • via Hodgepodge's facebook page
Well my 'hood just keeps getting more caffeinated. First it was Octane Grant Park, and now Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery, opening on Moreland Ave in a super cool building that's sat empty for years, catty corner from Little Azio's and Morelli's. The spot will serve as a retail outlet for Cupcake Crusade, an already operating cupcake company. From the press release:

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery plans to open its doors in January 2012 and offer more than gourmet coffee, this establishment is devoted to being a community-focused and environmentally conscious place for artists, cupcake and coffee lovers.

They will serve Batdorf & Bronson coffee. The question is, can a coffeehouse survive in this location? There have been a number of cafes in the now-vacant spot in the Ormewood Square shopping center that faces Ormewood Ave, next to Lucky Exchange. Perhaps the fact that those spots were not visible from Moreland made a difference, but I for one miss the drive-through coffee option so close to my house. The other factor was most likely that over the years it seemed as though very few people who worked in those cafes actually knew what they were doing. It was kind of impossible to get a decent coffee drink, for instance. Hopefully the folks at Hodgepodge, which look as though they're taking their coffee very seriously, will survive and thrive.

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