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Bakeries: Amelie’s vs. Mae’s

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Amelie’sAmelies french cafe atlanta

Location: Westside / Downtown
Parking: Free lot in the back of the restaurant, ingress / egress can be frustrating.
Offering: Sandwiches, Soups, and a bevy of dessert specialties.

Amelie’s French Bakery, out of Charlotte, had quite a loyal following that made them wildly popular as soon as they opened doors in Atlanta. The staff is super friendly and waits patiently as guests’ eyes take in the array of dessert options. Expect to find Croissants, Quiche, Macaroons and other french pastries. My Croque Monsieur (pictured above) was quite tasty, albeit mostly bread.

Mae’s Bakery

mae's bakery buckhead atlanta

(L) Turkey with asiago cheese arugula, and pesto aioli. (R) Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

If you are looking for a fantastic cup of coffee and sweets like cookies, cupcakes, whoopie pies and more this is the place to visit in Buckhead. Coffee at Mae’s Bakery is sourced through Counter Culture Coffee, a direct trade company. Although the sandwich selection is small (just 3) the ingredients in my turkey sandwich (pictured above) were very fresh and some even come on H&F bread. Their red velvet whoopie pie is something to behold!

Location: Buckhead
Parking: Lots of businesses in the shopping center but can always find a spot.
Offering: Sandwiches, desserts.


While Mae’s is smaller and more quiet than Amelie’s, it is a good option for a small business meeting. I know cause I’ve had a couple there. While I liked my sandwich and thought it was quality, I also didn’t find anything extremely unique about it. It is the sweets that would keep me coming back.

If you are looking for a whimsical and funky spot to get some work done and enjoy some delicious lunch and sweets or catch up with a friend, then Amelie’s is probably the place to go. The proximity to both Midtown /Downtown and the interstate makes it a good meeting point.

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Malika Bowling

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