The Best Apartments in Atlanta for Coffee Lovers

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning, especially if you can walk to it from your apartment. While Atlanta has the Seattle staple in every corner (you know the one), the city is also powered by several local coffee shops with their own bean roasts and special drips.

Rent.com compiled a list of the best apartments for coffee lovers based on proximity and other data and discovered the best apartments in Atlanta for coffee lovers. Here’s where you can hang your shirts and have your coffee, too.

10. 675 N. Highland

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675 N. Highland, right in the middle of the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood, offers walkability, bike storage, a bocce court, a heated saltwater pool, hardwood floors and gated security. The pet-friendly community has several floor plans to choose from.

If you want to grab a cup of Joe, you have quite a few options. Just across the street, you can find a cup at San Francisco Coffee Roasters, Java Vino is a little way down the road or Aurora Coffee is about two blocks away.

9. O5 Buckhead

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Right at Peachtree and Piedmont, O5 Buckhead brings beautiful views of the Buckhead community and the Atlanta skyline with its apartments’ floor-to-ceiling windows. The units come with hardwood floors, a balcony, washer and dryer and large closets with access to a rooftop pool, grilling area and fitness center.

When you need that jolt of caffeine in the morning, stop by the many options around you including Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, Caribou Coffee, Starbucks Coffee and Cafe at Pharr.

8. Sixty 11th

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If you’ve got your eye on Midtown, Sixty 11th offers apartments that range from 653 to 1,679 square feet and different floor plans. Each unit comes with engineered hardwood flooring, carpeted bedrooms, glass-paneled balconies and of course, access to the rooftop salt pool. As a resident and coffee lover of this complex, you’ll have some stellar options to get your daily caffeine fix.

Atlanta landmark Cafe Intermezzo is just across the street, where you can pair your espresso with a delectable pastry. Other nearby options include Cafe Lucia, Dancing Goats Coffee and Asian cafe Sweet Hut Bakery.

7. The Byron

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Nestled in between Midtown and Downtown, The Byron just started leasing its renovated units that feature high, exposed concrete ceilings, faux wood plank flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, high-tech thermostats and in-house pup spa.

Your first stop for coffee is the apartment building’s lobby, as they serve continental breakfast on a weekly basis. You also have access to a few options within walking distance like Thrive Farmers Coffee, Buffalo Bayou, Land of a Thousand Hills and if your sweet tooth is calling, Krispy Kreme.

6. Broadstone Yards

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Playing off the industrial history of the Westside, Broadstone Yards uses large murals, installations and open spaces to create a fun atmosphere for its residents. Units, available at different sizes and floor plans, come with appliances, hardwood floors and access to dry cleaning and 24-hour package delivery.

While the on-site coffee bar brews Starbucks, don’t forget to venture out to check spots like Octane Coffee Bar, BRASH Coffee, Chattahoochee Coffee Company and the small coffee shop inside boutique Ann Mashburn.

5. Walton Westside

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Luxury apartment community Walton Westside is located just a few feet away from eclectic art gallery Goat Farm (you may recognize it as District 12 from the Hunger Games movies) and houses the Chattahoochee Coffee Company on its main floor — a coffee lover’s dream, right?

The apartments offer oversized windows, a sundeck, upgraded kitchens, fitness center and indoor pet grooming salon. If you want to walk a bit farther, don’t miss the coffee at West Egg Cafe and BRASH.

4. Biltmore at Midtown

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Pet-friendly apartment complex Biltmore at Midtown is strategically located in the Midtown neighborhood, close to public transportation, open spaces and the local business community. They offer flexible leases, a breakfast bar, exposed brick walls, a rooftop terrace and black kitchen appliances.

Grabbing a cup of coffee is an easy feat as the complex is near Georgia Tech and caffeine fuels the students. Starbucks can be found at every corner, but if you want to shake it up, we recommend stopping by the Sweet Hut Bakery, Dancing Goats Midtown and Atwoods Pizza Cafe.

3. 17th Street Lofts

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Above the Atlantic Station shopping center, you can find the 17th Street Lofts. The Lofts are near shopping, dining and even grocery shopping with Publix only a few steps away. Amenities include gated access, oversized closets, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and covered parking.

If you don’t want to brew your own, head to the Land of the Thousand Hills right at Atlantic Station for a cup of coffee and a delicious pastry. Atlantic Corner Cafe is another option not too far away on Spring Street.

2. Skyhouse Midtown

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Skyhouse Midtown is located right in the middle of Midtown Atlanta with great views and luxury amenities like oxford oak flooring, private balconies, walk-in closets, custom cabinetry and more. Units are available through flexible leases of 7 to 14 months and they’re pet-friendly.

If you’re headed to work via the nearby MARTA station, stop by Coffee & Bagels for your daily caffeine fix. The Bean Counter, Starbucks and Octane Coffee Bar are also nearby.

1. Dwell ATL

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Right in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, Dwell ATL functions an off-campus apartment option for students attending Georgia State University with one and two bedrooms available. The units are pet-friendly and have access to community lounges, gym, pool and a rooftop tennis court.

And because this is a university area, you’ll find endless options to fuel up in the morning. There’s Jittery Joe’s, Ebrik Coffee Room, Cafe Lucia, Condesa Coffee and Docent Coffee just to name a few — all on the Atlanta Streetcar route.

Methodology

We looked at all apartments in Atlanta and rated them on the number of coffee-related businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, coffee shops located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings and may not reflect recent openings and closings.

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Muriel VegaMuriel Vega is an Atlanta-based journalist and editor who writes mostly about technology and its intersection with food and culture. She’s the managing editor of tech news publication Hypepotamus, and has contributed to The Guardian, Atlanta magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, VICE and more. She spends her time eating her way through Buford Highway and exploring Atlanta's arts scene.

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