Poor customer service, notably from the newer, younger guy with all of the bracelets on his wrists and a flag hanging from his pocket - is that a thing? Is that sanitary at a coffee shop?I had hoped that this coffeeshop would do well since its been there so long - 10 years I believe. But when you walk in and the young guy at the counter doesn't speak to you and you are the only customer - then something is seriously wrong with their customer service. I have watched him have issues with customers in the morning, and then when the owner walks in, he presents the issue to the owner as if the customer was at fault. Crazy.As a foodie and a coffee snob, I would recommend that you try Revelator or Drip. I like Revelator for their minimalist vibe. I also love Drip and the people there are at lot nicer than the Urban Grind. :) Condessa was nice also - I visited their location which is closer to Georgia State University.By the way, I have frequented the Urban Grind for 10 years. And some of the reviews listed here are correct. The Urban Grind can be cozy. But customer service and cleanliness are issues if you really look behind that counter when certain baristas are working. The OGs are nice for the most part. This shop is past its prime and has become more of an event space than a place where you go and enjoy coffee.What's good about the Urban Grind: Going on a slow day and sitting towards the back in one of the new high top seats and staring out the window and letting time pass by.So although service is piss poor -notably with the newer guy - the Urban Grind does have some good features.
You could have had a V-8. The Urban Grind is a coffeeshop turned event space past its prime and unable to keep up with growth of West Midtown. New bratty barista in the mornings takes the ambiance away from what was a nice compliment to the nationally known coffeeshop down the street. Its not the place for coffee, but they do have good events. Old achool staff are nice. New staff need their diaper changed. Drip and Revelator are better choices for tgose who enjoy the essence of a coffeeshop. Check food inspection numbers at the Urban Grind and the last time they has an inspection.
Inman Perk is a great little coffeeshop in Inman Park. It's a perfect place to get some work done or just sit outside with a breakfast sandwich and an iced coffee.I especially dig their breakfast - much cheaper than other options around and still great. Sandwiches are made by default with egg whites, which is a nice touch. The food always does take FOREVER to come out, though, so if you're in a hurry it might be better to head somewhere else.
a sweet neighborhood spot whose coffee drinks are just a little less than great. love that they have a dog area. have not been in the afternoon but might be a cozy spot for a beer.
My favorite coffee in Atlanta! None of the drinks ever disappoint, but the cortado is my favorite. The homemade croissants are also pretty tasty.
Nice little coffee shop in N. Highlands to grab a coffee and do a little work. They also have a patio perfect for enjoying the weather and people watching.
Popped in to work outside of the office & get a change of scenery and the service was awesome. so was my lemon pound cake.
The outside of Julianna’s is cute and chic. I ordered the fruit crêpe with lemon curd and thought that it was ok. The fruits were very fresh, but the crêpes are just not my style. Maybe I ordered the wrong item. I was also kind of disappointed in the fact that they only serve coffee.
Great staff, service, and location. Not a big coffee drinker but I tried Octane on a random stop and it was delicious.
It's a good place to get work done, though once it gets late, they start playing music that would encourage you to leave...I like that you can get beer and snacks here and that there are more options than just coffee.