3 Inexpensive Places to Eat in ATL

In need of a new spot to grab some grub? Check out these inexpensive places around Atlanta!

Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe: This delicious joint is located in Midtown right on Peachtree Street. They serve bakery items like the coconut butterfly bun, Portugese egg tart, seaweed and bacon roll, vanilla buttercream bun, and the Nutella chocolate bun. They also have custom cakes, sandwiches, and various bubble and tapioca teas, and coffees. Everything is modestly priced with pastries and bakery items usually between $1 and $4 each. When I go, I usually drive, but there is a Marta station nearby and the parking is free for two hours as long as you buy something. Sweet Hut is the perfect place to sit and chill or get some work done with a plate of good food.


Anatolia Cafe and Hookah Lounge: The first time I went to Anatolia’s was after visiting the Georgia Aquarium. They offer dozens of different types of shisha, but you don’t have to go there to smoke if you don’t want to. Its lunch menu offers some great Mediterranean food for great prices. I studied for finals at Anatolia’s once and the atmosphere was casual and relaxed. I even tried their Turkish espresso that day and it definitely gave me the boost I needed to finish going through my I/O Psychology notes.


Mary Mac’s Tea Room: I can’t say that I’ve ever had the tea at Mary Mac’s, but ordering there is a little bit out of the ordinary. Instead of telling a waiter or waitress what you want, each person at the table fills out a slip of paper with their drink, entree, sides, and dessert order. It’s quality hometown southern food that will leave you satisfied. Mary Mac’s has been in Atlanta since around 1945, so they know what they’re doing. It offers all the staples of southern cooking: fried green tomatoes, lightly fried okra, deviled eggs, fried chicken livers, chicken and dumplings, and Brunswick stew among others. Hungry yet?