Cafes in Mountain Park

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Each delectable chocolate at Yum Yum Candies brims with flavors that only homemade treats made by a trained chocolatier can possess. Along with gourmet chocolates, such as turtles, peanut-butter cups, and marshmallows dipped in chocolate and topped with M&Ms and sprinkles, bakers also craft gooey cookies in flavors such as chocolate chip, lemon pucker, and Bailey’s cream. Handcrafted fudge satisfies customers' sweet teeth with delicious tastes of dark chocolate, white chocolate, walnuts, and slow-roasted diced pecans, and Yum Yum’s café serves up drinks, such as smoothies, hot teas, and coffees. Additionally, Yum Yum’s shelves teem with nostalgic novelty candies, such as jellybeans, candy buttons, Wonka Bottle Caps, and Pez.

605 Indian Trl
Lilburn,
GA
US

Alcove's menu offers homemade baked goods such as biscotti, muffins, scones, cookies, and cakes, as well as more-savory options. Try a signature sandwich such as a prosciutto and goat-cheese panini with red peppers on ciabatta ($6.95), a chicken-salad sandwich on multigrain ($7.25), an albacore-tuna sandwich ($7.25), or a fresh mozzarella, sundried tomato, and pesto panini on focaccia ($6.25). Alcove also offers soup ($3.25–$4.25), salads ($4.95–$6.95), and snacks such as the hummus plate ($6.95) or the cheese plate ($7.95), served with fruit, nuts, and breads. There are also many healthy and vegan options on the menu. You may purchase an unlimited number of Groupons, and there's no limit to the number of Groupons used per order.

4135 Lavista Road
Tucker,
GA
US

Established: 2012
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Most popular offering: Fresh Mozzarella
Pro Tip: Call in advance, we do not have all of the product available every day!
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Maria, Owner

What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are the only business in the Greater Atlanta area that produces fresh mozzarella and Italian-style stretched cheeses, such as burrata and scamorza.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?
We decided on a mozzarella business, as we could not find any good mozzarella in or around Atlanta. So, first was the need. Second, I grew up in the Campania region of Italy and my next door neighbor had a buffalo mozzaralla farm. This reminds me of all the beautiful things of my childhood and the smell of my mom's kitchen.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our fresh mozzarella is all natural [and contains] no artificial ingredients or preservatives. And it is vegetarian, because it is made with a vegetable rennet (cheese starter).

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
We have customers that buy from us every week of the year, and I think this is the best reaction you can expect.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing the happy and surprised face of the customers when they first try our cheese.

2296 Henry Clower Boulevard Southwest
Snellville,
GA
US

Hot. Cold. At World of Coffee and Tea, these polar opposites exist in perfect harmony, filling out either side of the menu with more than a dozen different concoctions each. On the hot side, potable doses of energy come in the form of coffee and steamy espresso drinks such as chai lattes and apple cider. Likewise, chilled elixirs include everything from iced tea and frappuccinos to fruit smoothies. Homemade muffins, pastries, and sandwiches complement the drinks, and visitors can retreat to a cozy lounge area with a newspaper to read the day's wacky anagrams from the president.

2715 Buford Hwy.
Duluth,
GA
US

Formerly known as Chocolate Perks, 45 On Main now has its own sweet reputation in the Duluth community. The staff brews coffee and espresso drinks, makes fresh sandwiches, and bakes desserts to satisfy sweet teeth that draw up picket lines across the tongue when they don’t get enough sugar. The eatery also curates wine tastings for guests, sometimes pairing its pours with cheeses or other complementary snacks.

3160 Main St
Duluth,
GA
US

Regardless of what time of day you teleport into Café Lily, Chef Anthony Pitillo has a menu that plots out a plan of tasty attack for every meal. Start your Sunday morning in luxuriously late fashion with a brunch mimosa ($6) and a specialty plate of beignets de crabe Benedict, which tops two of Chef Anthony's signature lump crab cakes with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and diced tomatoes and serves it with homestyle potatoes ($15.95). Or indulge in a lunch menu served daily. Dinner diners can keep things social and free of knife fights by sharing a tapas starter of calamari a la plancha, calamari (not breaded or fried) on a sizzling platter with olive oil, garlic, scallions, and fresh lemon ($9.95), before moving on to classics such as pinchitos, lamb tenderloin rubbed tenderly with a special blend of Spanish spices, chargrilled, topped with salsa verde and manchego, and served with sautéed white sweet potatoes (when available) and fresh green beans ($21.95). The stuffed, pan-seared filet mignon ($26.95) comes filled with mushrooms, fresh herbs, toasted pignolas, and gorgonzola, drizzled in an Amontillado-sherry sauce, and served with polenta and mushroom pisto. Several entree options are also available in half-size portions and are best chased with an equally decadent dessert of homemade tiramisu or gluten-free torta ciocolatta topped with fresh Chantilly cream (both $6.95). Café Lily also recently opened a separate tapas lounge with its own distinct menu.

308 W Ponce De Leon Ave
Decatur,
GA
US