As I mentioned yesterday, I took a little weekend trip to Atlanta. For day two, we did a few touristy items on our list before adventuring to IKEA and afternoon drinks. It was a fun trip, but thankful to be back in a smaller city with much less traffic and friendly faces.
Morning Coffee at Octane This amazing coffee shop was voted one of the top coffee shops in the U.S. Because of this, we knew we had to visit Octave during our trip. It is located in the Georgia Tech area, which creates an interesting crowd. I recommend the latte and pumpkin spice macaroons. Octane also plans to expand to Nashville soon!
I absolutely love doughnuts, my old roomie and I are on the hunt for the perfect doughnut. She lives in New York City now and is currently winning, this is obvious since Nashville is lacking on the doughnut scene. I heard about Sublime, I knew we had to try their doughnuts, claimed to be the best in all of Atlanta. The boston cream was my favorite. They also had flavors with candy bars on top, stuffed with fruit, and Nutella. Definitely a fun morning breakfast find for someone with a sweet tooth!
This massive park is located near midtown and hosts several events during the year. We enjoyed walking around and getting some fresh air after being in the city. There are cute swings surrounding a pond, perfect for a relaxing afternoon. The park offers an incredible view of the Atlanta skyline. We highly recommend it for an afternoon getaway with coffee in hand.
To many, IKEA is not a big deal. However, to us Nashvillians any trip to Atlanta or Charlotte turns into an IKEA shopping spree. Nashville keeps tempting us with rumors that we will be getting an IKEA soon, but until that happens Atlanta is our only hope. We spent the majority of the afternoon having a blast shopping and dreaming of what our future homes would look like in the mock kitchens and bedrooms. I picked up several goodies that will make an appearance on the blog soon.
After being on a sugar high from the doughnuts and going through the maze of IKEA, we were ready for some lunch. We somehow stumbled upon this amazing lunch spot that had some much needed veggies on the menu. We could not have been more impressed by this locally sourced lunch spot. Miller Union has fun sodas such as lemon grass and ice cream sandwiches. I recommend the feta snack as an appetizer and the steak salad for lunch.
This rooftop bar is not quite as speculator as the one from day one, but still a fun find. On top of the Renaissance Midtown, this quaint rooftop is perfect for a quick cocktail. It is also centrally located and easy to get from one side of town to the other. It does not offer the same view as yesterday’s, but still nice to find some fresh air in a large city.