Sep 14, 2023 - Food and Drink

Portrait Coffee's cafe opens in West End

Two people wait in line at a modern and bright coffee shop with a black-and-white simple menu over the counter and shelves lined with cameras and mugs

Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Portrait Coffee's long-anticipated cafe in West End is open for business.

Details: The Black-owned company with a mission to make sure Black people remain part of coffee's narrative opened its doors late last month and is serving a range of their roasts plus pastries.

Catch up quick: Aaron Fender, Marcus Hollinger and John Onwuchekwa launched Portrait in 2019 and located the roastery in the basement of the Lottie Watkins Building on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

  • Decorated with vintage cameras, records and books, the street-level café space is the former office of Watkins, the first African American woman real estate broker in Atlanta.
  • The 1950s building still features the original terrazzo floors and a rent collection slot from decades ago, Atlanta magazine reported.

Of note: The shop also sells their beans and offers a subscription program. Cross your fingers the recently restocked "From Atlanta" mugs are indeed still available.

📍 Stop by: Open 8am-3pm daily. 1065 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW #A, Atlanta, GA 30310


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