Gee Smalls is co-owner and chef of Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL
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A list of more than 300 black-owned restaurants, food businesses in metro Atlanta

Looking to support black-owned restaurants and food businesses in metro Atlanta? Use this running list of cafes, coffee shops, bakeries, full-service and casual spots to support local black-owned businesses.

Editor's note: If there is a black-owned restaurants or food businesses in metro Atlanta missing from this list, please let us know. Please send an email to or

Intown Atlanta bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants

3 Parks Wine

9 Mile Station  - Read about 9 Mile Station’s patty melt

55th and Park

Afrodish Restaurant

Ann’s Snack Bar  - Read about Ann’s Snack Bar founder Ms. Ann

Anna’s BBQ 

Atlanta Breakfast Club - Read more about Atlanta Breakfast Club

Atlanta City Juice Bar

B’s Cracklin BBQ  - Read about B’s newest location and owner Bryan Furman

The Bailey Wine Cellar

Bakerdude Bakery and Cafe

Ben and Jerry’s Inman Park

The Beverly Read more about The Beverly

Big Daddy’s

Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks - Read more about Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks’ downtown location

Blackbird Read a mini review of Blackbird

Blu Cantina

Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge

BQE Lounge

Busy Bee Cafe - Read about how Busy Bee Cafe is navigating business during the pandemic

Cafe Circa 

Caffe Bella


CEG Bakery

Cheesecaked Check out the over-the-top milkshakes at Cheesecaked 

Clues and Cocktails 

The Consulate


CRU Lounge

Daddy D’z

Dat Fire Jerk Chicken

Eco Car Spa and Amazing Salads and Smoothies  - Read about Eco Car Spa and Amazing Salads and Smoothies

Edgewood Pizza 

Endulge Cupcakes

Escobar Restaurant and Tapas Bar Read about Escobar and take a food tour of Castleberry Hill

Fellaship Read more about Fellaship 

Fin and Feathers Read a mini review of Fin and Feathers

First Batch Artisan Foods

Foxx Original Jamaican Restaurant

Frost BistroRead about Frost Bistro 

Grant Park Coffeehouse

Grass VBQ Joint

Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar

The Harp 

A Haute Cookie Get recipes from Haute Cookie owner Shiana White

Helen’s Hot Chicken

The Hive Buckhead 

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

IScream Ice Cream Rolls 

JD’s Summerhill Variety Deli


Juiceheads ATL

Just Add Honey Read about Just Add Honey and owner Brandi Shelton

Just Loaf’n Po Boys

JuTox Juice Bar

Kat’s Cafe

Kelz Kitchen

Krab Queenz Read more about Krab Queenz

Le Petite Marche

Lucky Lotus Juice


Marguerite’s Jerk Bistro

Miss D’s Praline’s Read about the Triple Popcorn from Miss D’s

Morelli’s Ice Cream

Mixx Atlanta 

Nancy’s Chicago Pizza - Midtown 

Negril Village

Old Lady Gang

One Love Cafe

Our Bar ATL

Panther’s Den

Parlor - Read more about Parlor

Paschal’s Read about Paschal’s fried chicken

Pin and Proper

Plant Based Pizzeria

Restaurant 10

Richards Southern Fried Read more about Richards Southern Fried and owner Todd Richards

Root Baking Co.Read about Root Baking Co. and their pivot to Pizza Jeans

Rosie’s Coffee Cafe

Slim and Husky’s Read more about Slim and Husky’s

Soul Vegetarian 2

The Spinning Pie

Sublime Donuts Read more about Sublime Doughnuts

Suite Food Lounge

Sweet Cheats

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

Sweet Auburn Seafood


Terri’s CafeRead about the Kitchen Sink Burger at Terri’s Cafe

Tom, Dick and Hank

Triple Jay’s Pizza Read more about Triple Jay’s

Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours Read more about Twisted Soul and owner Deborah VanTrece

Urban Grind

The Wing Bar 

Woofs Sports Bar

Wyatt’s Country BBQ 

Southwest Atlanta bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants

640 West 

A1 Soulfood 

Atlanta Fish House and Grill

Bakari’s Pizza & Lava Lounge

Baltimore Crab and Seafood

The Beautiful Restaurant


Big Daddy’s

Blendz Cafe

BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse

Cafe Bourbon St.

D Cafe

D&D’s Barbeque

Faux Real Burger 

The Fill-Up Station

Fruity Ice Treats

GQ’s Bar B Que

Garden Parc

Gocha’s Breakfast Bar Take a first look at Gocha’s and read a review

Grip’s Good Eats and Sweets

Hott Chixx Wings

Jamrock Jerk Center

JJ’s Rib Shack

Jamal’s Buffalo Wings

Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro

Healthful Essence

Heavenly Delight Bakery

Hebrew Bakes

Jamrock Jerk Center

K&K Soul Food

Kemper’s Cafe 

Krab Kingz

Life Bistro 

Local Green Atlanta

Mango’s Caribbean Restaurant

Milk and Honey

Mr. Everything Cafe

My Potato Factory

Nema Kitchen 

One Time Bar-B-Que 

Paradise Smoothie Juice Bar 

Puncho’s Late-Nite Fry Trap

Q Time Restaurant

The Sleepy Potato

Slim and Husky’s Read more about Slim and Husky’s

The Slutty Vegan Read about Slutty Vegan’s efforts to give back during the pandemic and owner Pinky Cole

Soul Vegetarian

Spice House

Tassili’s Raw Reality Read about the Dat Ish Wrap at Tassili’s

Taste Buddz

Unity Restaurant

Vegan Dream Doughnuts

Viva La Vegan

Wadada Healthy Market and Juice Bar

Walter’s Soul Food and Cafe

Wing Depot

Yasin’s Seafood

College Park/Hapeville/East Point/Forest Park/Ellenwood bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants

The Original Big Daddy’s Dish 

Bole Ethiopian Restaurant 

Buttersweet Bakery 

Cajun Bones

Chicken + Beer Read more about Chicken + Beer

The Corner Grille  

Debbie’s Delights

Fusion Sports Lounge

Green Soma Cafe

Hattie Marie’s BBQ - Read more about Hattie Marie’s

Jimmy John’s - East Point 

Kingston Grill


Lickety Split Southern Kitchen Read a review of Lickety Split

Lov’n It Live

Nancy’s Chicago Pizza - Camp Creek 

Nouveau Bar and Grill 

Oz Pizza

Pit Boss BBQ Read about the brisket sandwich at Pit Boss and owners Wade and Tracy McSwain

Q’s Restaurant

Ray’s Southern Foods

Salads By Martha

The Real Milk and Honey Read a review of Real Milk and Honey

Sammy Cheezecake

Silver’s Delight 

Supreme Fish Delight - Camp Creek 

Taco Pete

Taco Pete Bistro

Tom, Dick and Hank

Tropical Cuisine

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen Take a first look at Virgil’sread a review and get recipes from owner Gee Smalls

Yasin’s Seafood

Yo Jay’s Yogurt Treats

Conyers/Stonecrest/Lithonia restaurants bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants

Applewhite’s Eatery 

The Chocolate Box

Coaxum’s Low Country Cuisine

Dilworth’s BBQ

Double Scoop Ice Cream

Fireside Restaurant

Fletcher’s Restaurant 

Fusion Wings 

Mable’s Barbecue and Smoked Meats

Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles 

Nancy’s Pizzeria

Pink Cafe

This Is It BBQ and Seafood

Cobb County bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants

Cafe Social House

Capers Restaurant and Bar 

Catfish Hox - Read about Catfish Hox’s Tomahawk Tacos

Chef La’s Fish Fry

Chris’ Caribbean Bistro

Clean Juice - Marietta

The Eating Spot

Fish Thyme Restaurant

Fit Foodies BistroRead about Fit Foodies Bistro

Frank’s Cajun and Soul Kitchen 

Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar 

J.R. Crickets - South Cobb

Juice Me Too

Just Loaf’n Po Boys 

The Manna House Cafe

My Fair Sweets Read about the milkshakes at My Fair Sweets

Paradise Smoothie Juice Bar 

Pat’s Kitchen

Play Bistro and Desserts

R’Jabs Wings

Rodney’s Jamaican Soul Food 

Soul Food Train 

Thompson Bros. BBQ

This Is It BBQ and Seafood

Toyin Takeout

Wingz On Wheelz 

Yasin’s Seafood

Jonesboro/Fayetteville/Fairburn/Palmetto bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants

613 Main

Casablanca Burger Co.

The Chat and Chew Southern Cuisine

Coconuts Caribbean Cuisine

Jamaican Taste

The King’s Donuts

Moreau’s Oven 


Oz Pizza 

Sliders Burger Joint

Taste Budz 

That Burger Spot

DeKalb County bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants

Apple Butter Bakery

B&L Wings

Big Daddy’s 

Burger Queen

Chelsea’s Bakery and Vegetarian Restaurant 

Cococakes by Coco

The Coffee House 

Collard Greens Cafe

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen Read about the veggie platter at Desta

DiasPora Kitchen

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - Stone Mountain 

Entrees Hot Chicken

Feedel Bistro Read a review of Feedel and how the restaurant is navigating business during the pandemic

Fletcher’s Place

Fresh Treats Gourmet Bistro

Ghion Cultural Hall

Gilly Brew Bar

Good Karma Coffee House

Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot Read about Jayida Che and its Sleep Tight Herbal Tea

Lenox Cupcakes

Little Lagos 

Liz International Roti House 

Mela Ethiopian - Read about Mela 

Moorish Medicine

Mr. Everything Cafe

Ms. Icey’s Kitchen and Bar

My Coffee Shop

Nice Mon Jamaican Restaurant

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Tucker 

O’Riley’s Food and Spirits 

Pesos Mexican Cantina

Pi Bytes

Purple Corkscrew

Roc South Cuisine

Sarah’s Kitchen 

Shyran’s Showcase

Springreen’s Community Cafe Read about Springreen’s efforts to give back during the pandemic

Sublime Donuts Read more about Sublime Doughnuts

Supreme Burger 

Sweet Potato Cafe

Sweet Thang’s Carnival Eats

Taste Buddz

Tastee Spoon

This Is It BBQ and Seafood

Trend Urban Cafe

Wats Crackin Garlic Crabs

Weeyums Philly Style

Who’s Got Soul Southern Cafe

North Fulton bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries and restaurants

Avocado Vegan Cafe

Big Oak Tavern

Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe

Favors and Flavors

Live and Lemitless Soul Asian Kitchen


Subway - Abernathy Square 

Subway - Roswell

Vintage Frozen Custard

Ya Mon Jamaican Cuisine

Gwinnett County bars, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries and restaurants

Baby Al’s Chicago Dogs 

Beans and Butter Coffeehouse

Cafe Songhai 

Coconut Grove

Dazzle Dogs 

De One Roti Shop

Edee’s Place BBQ 

Empire Lounge

Epicurean Cafe


Famous Toastery - Suwanee - Read about Famous Toastery 

Forever Family Soul Food 

Gwinnett Nutrition 

Honest Star Tropical Restaurant

Huskers Cafe

I Get Juiced

Ionies Island Kitchen

Ike’s Cafe and Grill 

Jannah’s Soul Food 

Jay’s Caribbean Cuisine

K&S Jerk Shop 

Kenny’s Rockin’ Ribs

Kingston 30 

Kingsway Restaurant 

Lyon’s Jamaican Cuisine

Mama’s Paradise Restaurant 

Moe’s Soul Food Kitchen


Off the Hook Fish and Shrimp 

Ovations Caribbean Grill

Sage Juice Bar and Cafe

Sweet Joy Ice Cream 

Taste of Paradise

Taste of Sweet and Spicy 

Tastee’s Jamaican Cuisine

Tichi Southern Cuisine 

Vice Lounge

Wayback Burgers - Lawrenceville 

West Main Trade

Who’s Got Soul Southern Cafe

The Wing Suite

Food trucks and pop-ups

9th Ave. Street Food 

ATL Blu Water Seafood

Atlanta Seafood Company

The Blaxican - Read more about The Blaxican

Che Butter Jonez 

Everything Burger

GAS Food Truck

Not As Famous Cookie Co.

Say Cheese Sweetcakes

Stan’s Smoke Signals BBQ 

Wingz on Wheelz

Stacey West (from right) and her son, Quinton Jones of Suga's Pimento Cheese, talk with a visitor at the reception for finalists in the 2019 Flavor of Georgia competition. CONTRIBUTED BY ROBERT WEST
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Food products

18.21 Bitters - Read more about 18.21 Bitters

A Little Taste of Heaven Read more about A Little Taste of Heaven

AubSauceRead more about AubSauce

Aunt Evelyn’s Peach Cobbler 

Butterly Biscuits 

Cabbage On the Go 

The Cookie Emporium

Doughlicious Vegan

Chay J’s New Orleans Candies 

Delights By Dawn

Love GuacRead more about Love Guac 

Marlee Street Eatz 


Perennial Pop Co.Read more about Perennial Pop Co. 

Portrait Coffee 

Pride RoadRead more about Pride Road

Shay Latte Coffee

Shmore Boards

Suga’s Pimento CheeseRead more about Suga’s

Sweet Sol Hot Sauce from Gangstas to Growers

Symphony ChipsRead more about Symphony Chips

Uncle Renz’s Popcorn

Val’s Kale ChipsRead more about Val’s Kale Chips

Custom cakes and sweets


Cakes by Miko’s 

CEO Custom Cakes

Crumbles by Nicole

Derrick’s Cake Delights

Heavenly Cakes 

Pastry Addict 

Pound Cake Pleasures

Simply Sweet Endings 

Taste of Cakery 


Zuckerie Confections

Catering companies, personal chefs and cooking schools

Amanda’s BarBeeQue and Catering

Atlanta Premiere Catering

Bfit Bfly

Chef Tiffany Moore 

C.H.O.I.C.E.S Community Cooking School

EDC Kitchen

Johnnie and Clyde’s 

Keyes in the Kitchen

My Season Catering and Events

Occasional Occasions by Carlton 

Pam’s Magic Cauldron

Pretti Plates 

Scrumptious Fare Catering

Simply Amazing Catering 

Simply Elegant and More


Young Chefs Academy 

Grocery Stores and shared kitchens


Sevananda Natural Foods Market


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