Stroll down the historic bungalow-lined streets with a coffee in hand, followed by lunch at a sidewalk café or a picnic in Orme Park. Join in the lively nightlife scene at one of the vibrant bars, listen to the latest live band, or stop in the Plaza Theatre to catch an indie film. Whatever you’re looking for, Virginia Highlands, known locally as VaHi, has it. Developed in the early 1900s, the VaHi neighborhood offers a small town feel in the heart of the city, with tree-lined streets and walkable blocks. Head to VaHi and find hidden gems just waiting to be discovered!
Coffee & Chocolate
Virginia Highlands has all of the essentials, including coffee and chocolate. Start your morning with a cup of fair-trade coffee and a vegetable quiche from the San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company. Then skip straight to dessert and pick up some rich chocolates from the Cacao Café, where owner Kristen Hard has been featured on the Cooking Channel and the Food Network.
Urban Cottage will inspire city and country dwellers alike. Rustic textures and unique gifts offer inspiration for the home and the answer for that person you just haven’t been able to find the perfect gift for. Blabla Kids has the cutest décor for your little ones. The knit dolls, puppets, and beautifully crafted mobiles are made in colors and styles that are appealing to the adult’s sense of style as well as children’s.
La Tavola on Virginia Avenue NE has the best veal meatballs and spaghetti and an extensive wine menu. Adventurous eaters might want to try the squid ink spaghetti. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar is the oldest continuously licensed tavern in Atlanta and serves up steak, drunken pork tenderloin, and nearly 20 beers on tap.
To take a break from shopping, catch an Indie film at Atlanta’s oldest operating and only independent cinema, Plaza Theatre. Aisle 5, Venkman’s, and Smithe’s Old Bar are all frequented by those in search of live music. For a slower, quieter form of entertainment, take a peaceful stroll through nature at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Virginia Highlands Atlanta
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