When it comes to a caffeinated pecking order, things can go from gourmet (client meeting expensarino) to goopy (basement mail room vending machine) in the blink of a bleary eye.
Perk up, chickadee. Little Red Hen bakestress Maria Moore Riggs officially opens Cafe Campesino at Sweet Auburn Curb Market tomorrow.
The endearing corner cafe will sell Riggs’s ever-popular goodies (among them, whole grain apple bran muffins, scones, and ginger cookies) and fair trade Americus-roasted blends from around the world.
A display case with French panes; hangout nook with big, comfy chairs; and chilled fridge stuffed with yogurt parfaits, breakfast burritos, and the like make it the sort of spot where aspiring baristas and working-class coffee clutchers will feel equally at home.
And less like they’ve gone to pot.
Cafe Campesino Atlanta, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Avenue, Downtown (404-254-2029 or cafecampesinoatlanta.com).
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