Świt Bakery and Cafe is SHVEET!

Banana Nutella Tartine on Farm Bread, chicken sausage and latte

My new favorite spot to grab a light breakfast, a lunchtime sandwich or a spot of tea while I write. Świt (break of dawn in Polish) just landed on the Westside a couple of months ago and is already garnering a loyal following among the residents as well as Westside businesses. Unlike the popular Octane across the street, Świt is quiet, bright and inviting. This European bakery and cafe serves up fresh baked breads, pastries, coffees, teas and sandwiches from the old country.  They take pride in the craftsmanship of their breads and baked goods which is evident upon first bite into any of their tasty treats.

Make sure to try this little gem the next time you’re in the Westside district.  Bring a good book and sip a cup of tea with cookies on the couch, plug in your computer and blog away (free wifi) at the community table or enjoy a sandwich or a pastry on the patio while you soak in the sun.  Świt Bakery and Cafe, a little bit of Europe in the heart of the South.


Intersection of Howell Mill and Marietta St, next to 5 Seasons Brewery.

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday — Open from 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday — Open from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday — Open from 9:00am to 4:00pm



Fried Chicken, Kerala Style!

Fried Chicken Thali lunch special

If you live or even visit Atlanta you MUST, MUST dine at Cardamom Hill in Atlanta’s Westside district. Conveniently located off of Northside Drive and I-75, Cardamom Hill features Kerala-style Indian cuisine as created from the childhood memories of Chef Asha Gomez. Her take on fried chicken has won the heart of this most southern city.  There are no words to describe this dish other than it simply melts in your mouth.

The fried chicken is a staple on the menu and can be ordered as an entree for dinner or as a Thali for lunch.  And for those with gluten and dairy allergies, never fear, Cardamom’s famous fried chicken can be ordered gluten free! A collective HOORAY can be heard ’round the food allergy world.

Stop by for lunch to sample the fare or grab a drink and dinner at the newest hot spot in Atlanta’s Westside. Cardamom’s menu will delight your taste buds and keep you coming back for more. Don’t forget to order the Chai for an after meal treat!

The lunch menu changes daily (but always has the chicken), so check daily for specials. Gluten free chicken upon request.

1700 Northside Drive,
Suite A-6,
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tel: 404.549.7012

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 11:30- 2:30pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm to 10:30pm

Food Truck Festival in Atlanta, Georgia

Food truck row at Piedmont Park in Atlanta

My write up for Deep South Magazine on the Atlanta Food Truck Festival at Piedmont Park on July 14th featuring Black Tie Barbecue, Emily G’s Jams and Dr Sweets Cake Emporium.