Could East Cobb's Coffeehouse Scene Use a Jolt?

With Caribou gone and Starbucks growing, some caffeine hounds want more choices.

As East Cobb Patch noted last month, there are no more Caribou Coffee shops nearby as the chain has closed locations nationwide.

As that was going on, we noticed a new standalone Starbucks location going up at the Terrell Mill Village Shopping Center, facing Powers Ferry Road. It looks almost finished, but there's no specific notice for when it's opening.

While that area's redevelopment has been welcomed by many, some East Cobbers aren't happy with the lack of coffeehouse choices. 

We won't reveal his name, but a reader in the Shallowford/Johnson Ferry area e-mailed East Cobb Patch on Friday to say that it's "now pretty much Starbucks or drive into downtown Roswell. And all the Starbucks are small and not really amenable to working. 

"It's really strange that someone hasn't opened up a reasonably large coffee shop with comfortable seating in the area. Think it would do well."

The Powers Ferry corridor has a few eclectic coffee choices, including Elliano's, which is small and ideally for takeaway coffee, and the Brazilian Bakery. But that area also lost one of the Caribou locations, in addition to the Johnson Ferry Road area, which has a nearby Starbucks.

There's a Panera Bread location at The Avenue East Cobb, but the sandwich chain picked up and left the Eastlake area for Kennesaw over the Christmas holidays. The Atlanta Bread Company also has vacated two East Cobb locations in the last couple of years, at Eastlake and on Johnson Ferry.

Not far from Eastlake is a Starbucks and a Dunkin' Donuts, but that's it for that portion of East Cobb. When Borders closed at The Avenue in late 2011, another comfortable coffeehouse went away.

Which leads back to the suggestion from our reader, which we'll rephrase here in the form of a question and ask you to help answer:

What coffeehouse alternatives would you like to see in East Cobb? Tell us in the comments.


GJ May 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Don't forget about Baristas on the corner of Lower Roswell and Davidson. No indoor seating but great coffee from a locally owned business.
Ty May 04, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Elliano's closed a few months ago.
Sandy Anjilivelil May 05, 2013 at 01:12 AM
As has been said, something 'big & comfy'. Another Land of a Thousand Hills would be nice.
Barbara Z. Banks May 05, 2013 at 01:52 PM
The Coffee Park on Roswell Road at Old Canton, with a built-in, supervised children's playcenter and wifi was fantastic! When it closed due to management issues we really hoped something similar would take its place.


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