710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Poncey-Highland
This café is one of those places that you could happily while away the entire day, starting with your morning coffee and Egg McMuff sandwich (soft scramble, cheddar, cilantro-Tabasco mayo, avocado—the works), which can be ordered at the counter. Pastry chef Sarah Dodge is something of a local hero: her breads—including her famous biscuit—and cinnamon rolls fly out the door every morning. Come evening, the outdoor patio turns into a lively spot for cheap Nicaraguan beer and strong mixed drinks—and, starting at 10 p.m., a late night menu of burgers and oysters.
Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave., Poncey-Highland
Located in the former Sears, Roebuck & Co building, Ponce City Market has flats and small apartments on the upper floors, and one of the city’s biggest food halls on the lower floors. Tenants run the gamut from a coffee bar, farmstand, and ice cream shop to full-fledged restaurants, and the entire operation is across the street from the generous green space of Fourth Ward Park and steps from the Beltline.