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Saint-Germain French Bakery is now open at 3014 Bolling Way in Buckhead Village, marking its fourth location in Atlanta. The all-day cafe, which offers French pastries, macaroons, croissants, chocolates, sandwiches, quiches, boards, tea, coffee, espresso, wine, champagne and cakes personalized, is named after the Parisian district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and comes from husband and wife team Mathieu and Heather Jourdan-Gassin.

The 950-square-foot bakery features a Parisian-style interior with marble tables. The counter cafe has cafe tables in its dining area and will soon debut with an outdoor patio.


Alpharetta Cafe Bravery Cafe expands with a second location in Dunwoody.

Scheduled to open by the end of the year, the Dunwoody Village mall’s 2,000 square foot space will be approximately three times larger than the original Valor and will also offer 900 square feet of patio seating.

Ethan Rivers, Ross Walters and Riley Westbrook, then 19, started Valor in 2016 as a mobile espresso cart that hosted weddings, movie shoots and other events. The Alpharetta site opened in 2019, followed by a headquarters and roastery in Roswell in 2020.


Fayetteville Trilith mixed-use development, adjacent to Trilith Studios movie studio, will soon host a Northern Italian-inspired steakhouse Enzo. Slated to debut this summer, Enzo comes from Andrea Montobbio and Carmine Noce.

Montobbio, originally from Italy, has worked as an executive chef at Fifth Group restaurants in Atlanta, STK Atlanta and Hotel Gansevoort in New York. Noce, who was born in Italy, has long served as COO and CFO in the New York fashion industry. Montobbio will serve as executive chef, while David Gibbs has been tapped to serve as head chef.

The menu will feature steaks and other grilled meats, artisan pastas and seasonal plant-based dishes.

The 150-seat restaurant will include a bar and a “giostra” (carousel) lounge, the 150-seat restaurant will have a large patio and an open expo kitchen. A free subscription will allow access to a chef’s table and a private dining room, accessible from the kitchen.

Enzo will also have a wall dedicated to showcasing the work of local artists. The art will be available for purchase and in monthly rotation.

Prior to opening, Enzo will launch its kitchen through catering services, pop-ups, special events and takeout available through retail partners.

Enzo will join several other food and beverage concepts as part of the 235-acre Town at Trilith development, including Woodstone Bakery & Cafe, Honeysuckle Gelato, Amici Italian Cafe, Nourish + Bloom Market, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar and Hop City Craft Beer. & Wine.

The Sensu Sushi restaurant and bar, Trilith Food Hall and Braise are expected to open in the coming month.


Park 82 will take over the former Adalina space in the MAA Riverside apartment complex at 4403 Northside Pkwy NW in Buckhead, What Now Atlanta reports.

The restaurant, which comes from Safari Hospitality Group and is due to open next month, will offer dishes including pizza, hot honey fried chicken, steaks, seafood and wings.


Bubble tea and Marietta bowl Station Name extended. Vicky and Brian Odum opened the business in 2020 and recently purchased Perks Coffee at 3000 Windy Hill Road in Marietta, two doors down from Nom Station. Known now as Perks Coffee & Nom Station, the company offers smoothies, boba, rolled ice cream, protein bowls, coffee, sandwiches and catering.

The 1,675-square-foot location, open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, offers a covered patio and free Wi-Fi.


A location of Beto’s Tacos will open this summer at 6385 McGinnis Ferry Road in Johns Creek, What Now Atlanta reports. The restaurant will join existing locations in Suwanee and Lawrenceville.

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