Little Tart may be located in Summerhill, a neighborhood just south of Downtown, but it has strong French vibes. The coffee, made with Counter Culture, is good, but you’d be remiss to visit and not try one of the pastries (even Anthony Bourdain ate one on Layover). If you want something heartier, the quiche and egg and cheese sandwich is always available for breakfast, and on the weekends, you can order cheddar waffles and French toast (good luck trying to decide).
Founded back in 2010 by Ohio transplant Sarah O’Brien, the Little Tart Bakeshop has gradually earned Atlanta’s trust and expanded into three locations over the past decade. The beloved shop offers great espresso and delicious baked treats, and in honor of Thanksgiving, Little Tart has rolled out four holiday pies—pumpkin caramel, maple pecan, double crust apple, and crumb-tossed apple cranberry. If your mouth is already watering at the thought of one of Little Tart Bakeshop’s special pies, you can pre-order one (or as many as you’d like) from the shop’s website and pick up your order on either Tuesday, November 23, or Wednesday, November 24.
Sarah O’Brien’s pastries are made with love and it’s noticeable in every bite of buttery croissants, densely-packed strawberry galette, or savory turnover. In 10 years she’s taken her business from a farmer’s market booth to three brick and mortar locations (and a sister ice cream shop in Big Softie). You can still catch them at Peachtree Road and Grant Park farmers markets, too. O’Brien also co-founded the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice with Lisa Donovan and Cheryl Day.
How to support: Order online same day pick up or pre-order pastry boxes.