America's Best Coffee Bars
It’s been more than two decades since Starbucks started serving designer lattes in Seattle, and America’s obsession with coffee continues to grow as a new wave of independent, boutique cafés opens across the country. The mark of a great café isn’t just about a well-poured cup. Coffee snobs might not adore the chicory-spiced coffee at Café du Monde in New Orleans, but the atmosphere and location of the open-air café overlooking Jackson Square—and the powdered-sugar-covered beignets—are incredible.
Housed in a loft-like space, Octane is Atlanta's go-to coffeehouse for premium small-batch roasts brewed in French presses and Chemex equipment. The Wi-Fi crowd quickly occupies communal tables and cushy leather couches during the day. By night, the vibe gets loungey thanks to a lineup of craft beers, wine and specialty cocktails. octanecoffee.com