Neighborhood Profiles: Inman Park

Updated: Sep 16, 2019

Inman Park is Atlanta's most up and coming hidden gems. It's quaint coffee shops and bustling bistros make every day feel like a Sunday afternoon. Welcome to West Atlanta.

Why am I starting this blog? I think a more relevant question would be: why does anybody start doing anything? Maybe it was that one drunk moment at that one party when some drunk girl seemed somewhat interested in my never-ending banter. None-the-less were both here, and I am posting this whether you care or not...c'est la vie.

“The intriguing placidity from the slothful pace of a snail is truly very peaceful. Our world is in need of this calmness to pacify itself” ― Munia Khan

The Nitty Gritty

Imagine the pretentious douchebag that sits in a coffee shop in his fake prescription frames. He's typing away on his overpriced laptop while sipping on his overpriced coffee. It is me; I am the douchebag.

I am currently sitting in, what is to me, the epitome of cute coffee shops. Revolution Coffee and Donut is located in the heart of Inman Park, and it is the perfect start to any West Midtown adventure. They serve a wide variety of pastries that cater to any multitude of lifestyles. From gluten free to vegan; they have it all. Let's not forget the friendly service(please tip your barristas), and great coffee! This place would be Starbucks if it was filled with hipster wannabes and overpriced coffee. That is what makes this place a gem. It is the lack of urgency that allows me to truly take in the beauty around me. The cherry on top is that this little treasure is a short walk from what is presumably the ATL equivalent to Davie Jones' locker: Krog Street Market.

This absolutely is not your mom's cafeteria. Krog Street Market has a selection of dives that will satisfy even the pickiest of pallets. Please show me another place in the ATL that has pho and bar b q under the same roof. I will wait. This hodgepodge of choices makes choosing a restaurant slightly less of a pain in the ass than it already is. But I digress. A warm afternoon at Krog Street Market is just the change of pace that many of us Atlantans need in the Dwayne Johnson movie of a life that we live. It's the places like these that remind us that we are still human.

So much of life in Atlanta is about speed...progress. We find ourselves in a never-ending loop of when's, how's, and why's; It's this loop that makes us lose track of why we are alive. We are here to live. We are here to enjoy every second that we are given, and it doesn't matter what we believe, or who we believe in; we are only promised the moment that we are in...this moment. So let us not spend every second trying to figure out how we are going to get from point A to point B. It is okay to slow down. Sometimes we need a change of pace: a quaint coffee shop, a warm Sunday evening, a hidden little market, and the people that we love.

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