I’ve mentioned that Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of my favorites before but I thought devoting a post to it would make others more willing to pick it up. The story is fantastic, the characters are so well developed, you feel for all of them, and you’ll get to a point where you don’t want to put it down. It’d say its a heavier read than Harry Potter or Bossypants but it can be equally as enjoyable.
Dunkin Donuts… another massive chain and not necessarily the first chain you’d think of to get coffee from but I am telling you, it is delicious. Whether hot or cold, latte or coffee you won’t be disappointed in the taste and flavor. It is cheaper than most but their prices do depend on location. The cheapest is the one located right near Georgia State but I really love the one on Ponce (I frequent Ponce a lot if you haven’t noticed). Also they have a pumpkin donut right now that I could eat every single day. IT IS AMAZING! Not more amazing than their caramel latte but maybe equally amazing.
Also I suggest reading, eating, and sipping in your own favorite spot. My favorite spot is my chair I mentioned earlier. A lot of Dunkins have drive thrus and this book is a little bit more heavy, so being extra cozy sounds perfect. If not, Dunkin does have seating made up of small tables and chairs that one could easily study on.
I have made my suggestions and here is my accusation (Review):
Noise level: Dunkin can be either packed or completely vacant depending but your own space is as quiet as you’d like.
Seating: Your own space or Dunkin’s small tables.
Food: Pumpkin. Donut. But also their breakfast food & if there is a Baskin Robins they have a super rich chocolate milkshake.
Location: Ponce de Leon (Next to Wendy’s)
Yelp Rating: No Yelp Rating (The store has only been opened for a few months)
Harry Potter is my favorite series. There are about a million reviews talking about the good and bad of the series but I’ll tell my own personal story about Harry Potter and why it is is great in my eyes. It made me an avid reader and a wannabe writer. If my dad had not bought me the first book even though I said it sounded stupid, I would not be writing a blog about books today. Some people say Harry Potter is only for teens but I think anyone any age could pick up this book and enjoy.
West Egg Cafe is so delightful in so many ways that even coffee haters would enjoy the Cafe. It has scrumptious breakfast food and even more delectable coffee. As usual I get a caramel latte (I know I should venture out) but they seem to have knowledgable baristas and a good espresso machine. The place has a really nice vibe, a little upper class but most nicer breakfast places give off that vibe. Check it out for a late brunch, it is usually busy but worth the wait. Especially since you can order your coffee before you get seated.
The couch in the front is perfect to sip your latte and enjoy Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Last time I was there, a copy was sitting amongst other books on the window sill if you have a chance to pick it up.
I have made my Suggestions and here is my Accusation (Review):
Noise level: Can get a little noisy since this is a restaurant more than a coffee shop. Going at odd hours is better for a more relaxed environment.
Seating: Ample seating inside and out to eat as well as bar seating and a whole front section for non-diners and coffee sippers.
Food: Breakfast breakfast breakfast! I suggest the Georgia Benedict.
Location: In between Tech and Knight Park
Yelp Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Some of you may have heard of this fantastic coffee shop and I am going to tell you what makes it fantastic.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Caribou Coffee. From the young age of 12, I was at Caribou once or twice a day. My dad is a coffee devotee like myself. What makes this coffee shop special is the quality of the coffee, the employees, and the atmosphere that is most important to any reader.
The “theme” to the decoration of a Caribou would be considered cabin like. Wood throughout, usually a stone surrounded fireplace. It’s got a good snuggly feeling to it. My drink of choice is the Caramel High Rise. What is really neat about their drinks is not only is there the normal iced or hot versions but they have a cooler option too. Which is like a frappacino of each drink. I think that’s pretty awesome. I would say if you like a mocha, or chai, or even a plain coffee, it’ll be better quality and taste than others. Another cool feature I would suggest trying out is their coffee recommendation test. Based on your answer it tells you which coffee bean is best based on your taste.
Seating is a good variety. They have the comfiest leather chairs, like the kind that you could sit in all day and not want to move. They also have small and tall tables to put your heavy laptop on.
Noise level: Very quiet, just small conversations, light background noise level.
Seating: Good variety for studying and reading. Try out the comfy chairs if you get a chance.
Food: Pastries, deserts, sandwiches. All small portion, and delicious breakfast food.
Location: Midtown (near Piedmont Park)
Yelp Rating: 4 Stars
The Dancing Goats Coffee Bar has wonderful seating outside for when you want to curl up with a book in a comfy lounge swing!
Cafe Intermezzo is one of my FAVORITE coffee locations. They have a menu to describe all the different coffees. They also have delicious desserts.
The Cuckoo’s Calling By: Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling)
Fantastic mystery novel. A light but entertaining book.
Pride and Prejudice By: Jane Austen
A great english romance novel. I love the language and the way Austen describes scenarios in the novel. Another favorite of mine.
The Silence of the Lambs By: Thomas Harris
Creepy and wonderfully written. I could not put it down once I started. Partly due to fear and partly due to fascination.
I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you all and give a few suggestions on some prime books and spaces! I would love to hear about some of your favorites too.
Feel free to comment!
- Any good coffee locations?
- What is the latest book you could not put down?
- Also, did anyone catch my Mary Poppins reference in the title?!? (I really like that Disney film)