There aren’t too many places in Atlanta where you can get authentic New Orleans beignets. Luckily, you can get your coffee fix and try out delicious, made-to-order beignets at Caffé Bella, located in the Blandtown neighborhood in the Westside/West Midtown of Atlanta (within the Apex West Midtown apartment complex).
I visited this unassuming place in 2018, and had a wonderful experience chatting with the owner, Stephanie Thomas. Stephanie spent eight years studying the art of coffee sourcing and preparation (including time spent in Nicaragua) before opening up Caffé Bella. Stephanie’s training was at the Bellissimo Coffee School in Portland, OR and Counter Culture Coffee in Atlanta, GA.
While coffee, tea, and beignets are the focus of Caffé Bella, there is also a lunch menu as well as a wine and beer bar. You can peruse the entire menu here.
Photos from a visit to Caffé Bella are below.
Of course, you have to order the beignets if you come to Caffé Bella. The beignets are prepared in less than ten minutes from your order. The beignets were beautifully presented and were delicious. No need to travel to New Orleans to try authentic beignets!
After chatting with Stephanie during my visit, it was evident that Caffé Bella aims to serve as a community spot for locals who enjoy great coffee and conversations. Stephanie is a woman on a mission, as her coffee cup reiterates. The shop is spacious and the people working at Caffé Bella are so friendly.
If you are looking to taste some authentic beignets, check out Caffé Bella in the Westside district. Don’t forget to use the #CoffeeTeaBeignets hashtag if you are posting any of your photos on social media.