Charity and coffee come together this weekend in Atlanta. From Feb. 3 through Feb. 5, the following coffee shops will donate a portion of their coffee sales to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). We’ve highlighted the most transit-accessible locations if you are commuting via MARTA rail, and you can view the full list of participating coffee shops via Eater Atlanta.
Station: Inman Park
Proof Bakeshop can’t get any closer to MARTA. Hop off at the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue or green line and follow the signs pointing to Inman Park to exit the station. The bakery is just across the street — walk through the bus bay and turn left on Hurt Street. Also, heads up Inman Park park and ride commuters if you want to grab coffee and breakfast on your way into work, or a coffee break is a good way to kill time if you are waiting on a bus transfer or the Friday and Saturday BeltLine tour bus.
Cakes and Ale
Also super close to MARTA, Cakes and Ale is above the Decatur MARTA station on the blue line. Enjoy a charming walk around Decatur Square before or after your coffee stop. The cafe also serves homemade pastries and desserts. Take the Church Street exit out of the station and turn right.
Station: Arts Center
Octane is now open in the Woodruff Arts Center, conveniently next to the Arts Center MARTA station. There’s also a Grant Park location. Although it isn’t the shortest walk from the King Memorial MARTA station, it’s a great place to visit if you have a bike or are trekking to Grant Park — it is more or less the halfway point.
Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee
Station: East Lake
Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee is about a six-minute walk away from the East Lake MARTA station on the blue line and just across the tracks from The PATH bike trail if you’re out for a ride this weekend. There’s tons of free parking at this station as well, so you can swing by for a coffee if you are driving to the station to park. From the train, take the South Parking exit out of the station and walk east on College Avenue (that’s the main street under the pedestrian bridge — view map). Cyclists on The PATH can use East Lake Drive to cross over the railroad and turn left on College.
Closest to the Midtown MARTA station, Revelator Coffee is next to the Midtown L.A. Fitness (caffeine is great before a workout) and near the Biltmore. Walking time is also about six minutes — use the Peachtree Place exit to leave the station and turn right. Walk just over a block to Spring Street and turn left. This location is closed on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to stop by Friday if the coffee shop is along your commute.
Condessa Coffee at 145 Auburn Avenue is not next to MARTA, but is next to the Atlanta Streetcar. Exit at the Auburn and Piedmont stop. And for the bike commuters, the coffee shop’s other location in Old Fourth Ward is next to The PATH bike trail.