#ElCafeDe2013: 45 South Cafe in Georgia.

The year in coffee, #ElCafeDe2013, brought me back to what is fast becoming a favorite spot, 45 South Cafe in historic downtown Norcross, Georgia.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

It definitely is a cool gathering place and…

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

…it gives off a small-town atmosphere.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

You can also sit outside on a screened in patio.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

You’ll find a full schedule of live music and entertainment in the evenings. The visit today was early and for coffee (of course) and their homemade breakfast Later in the day they offer a selection of beer and wine as well.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

It’s white chocolate mocha time!

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

On a previous visit the drink of choice was a large latte which definitely hit the spot.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

Another coffeeshop/cafe, another cream/sugar station to check out.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

It’s not just the coffee (caffeine) that gets me coming back, but the aforementioned homemade breakfast as well. Checkout the Fast 45 Breakfast. Scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, a biscuit and grits.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

You actually have a choice of grits or home fried potatoes. I wound up saying both and doing a taste test of sorts. Which would you prefer?

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

Based on what I ordered on my most recent stop there, you can guess my answer. 🙂 I did the Build A Breakfast getting home fried potatoes, sunny-side up eggs and a biscuit. Delicious! The customer service is always friendly and attentive.

45 South Cafe, Norcross, Georgia

I’ll definitely be back to this gem for coffee and breakfast when in the area. You throw great breakfast on top of great coffee. Perfect!

What are your go-to coffee and/or breakfast places that you’ve come across in your travels or at home?

You can follow my #ElCafeDe2013 adventures on Twitter and right here on my blog. Hope to see you caffeinated out on the open road!

13 responses to “#ElCafeDe2013: 45 South Cafe in Georgia.

  1. The home fries *do* look better than the grits – no disrespect to grits 😉

  2. That neon sign is very cool! And I’d totally go for that breakfast plate with fried potatoes and a biscuit, hmm…

    • I did love that neon sign. Get extra potatoes a lot at breakfast to go along with a coffee! No way they would lose a contest with grits haha. 🙂

  3. In my occasional travels to Atlanta I’ve never been to Norcross. Looks like a good coffee spot. I don’t frequent coffee shops as much as my wife does. She loves to visit them to write. But she has a few favorites at home in Memphis: Bluff City Coffee downtown in the South Main Historic Arts District and Otherlands in Midtown near Cooper-Young.

    • I do a lot of writing from coffee shops too. Will have to checkout those spots if ever in Memphis. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Those home fried potatoes look yum, I’d have them any day! 😀

  5. Four of my favorite things at one place: coffee, breakfast, beer, and live music. You can’t go wrong with just one of these aspects.

  6. Wow! You’re on a roll Aaron.

    That coffee place looks great and the white chocolate mocha just made me drool…same goes for the breakfast 😉

    I don’t have one favorite coffee shop as each one has something different but I do love Starbucks & our own Canadian Coffee shop chains like Second Cup, which I hope you will try when I see you in Toronto during TBEX. Their hot chocolate with whipped cream is legendary and moka too 😉

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