Discovering New Food and Coffee Places Near the Law School

by Murtaza Khwaja

image by Flickr user angel_e

image by Flickr user angel_e

Starting off a new semester can be rough, stressful, and extremely time consuming. Despite all the pizza, sandwiches, and other free goodies all the clubs throw our way, it is hard to eat well and healthy. Thankfully, the new law school building is located in the heart of downtown right by some of Atlanta’s tastiest and best restaurants, so eating right should never be one of the things stressing you out.

Here’s just a short list of some of my favorite food joints by the new law building:

  • Aviva by Kameel
    • The top rated Atlanta restaurant and the #17 highest ranked in America Yelp! And for good reason. You will get some of the most delicious Mediterranean food you have ever eaten prepared by one of the most helpful, friendly, and polite serving staffs.
    • Kameel is always around with a big smile and extremely good-natured personality. Be prepared to enjoy nothing but the freshest ingredients and, of course, complimentary watermelon to finish your meal.
  • Brickstone Café
    • Quick, diverse, and delicious, Brickstone never fails to satisfy my hunger or palate. With extremely tasty hot or cold sandwiches, soups, pastas, and more at a very affordable price, Brickstone is definitely one of my top choices for places to eat.
  • Baraka Schwarma
    • Tucked away on Walton Street, your prototypical hole in the wall Mediterranean food but with a twist. Delicious schwarmas and wraps AND a 10% student discount to boot.
  • Dua Vietnamese
    • As soon as you step in you will understand immediately why Dua appears on my list. From the moment you open the door you are greeted with a to-die-for aroma. Lots of flavor and spice but definitely a go-to if you are in the mood for Asian food.
  • Benihana’s
    • Hibachi x25! Located on the bottom floor of Peachtree Center some of the best hibachi you can find in Atlanta!
  • Tin Lizzy’s
    • A tastier, healthier, and more trendy version of Chipotle. Located at the top of Peachtree Center, they have great food and also a very chill atmosphere.
  • Corner Bakery
    • All the way down Peachtree but well worth the walk.

And  don’t worry, I know all of us need our daily (at minimum) caffeine fix, so here’s just a short some of the best coffee spots close by:

  • Ebrik
    • Hands down some of the finest coffee in Atlanta. Not only are the drinks made just right using some of the best coffee grounds in the city, but it is also owned and managed by the friendliest of brothers who will ALWAYS remember a face and a name. Go there once and see why everyone keeps going back. A very chill and relaxed vibe inside make Ebrik a great place to study as well.
  • Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts
    • If you are in a hurry or “just want to sell out,” in the words of an anonymous Research Methods professor, these two classics are just across the street.
  • Caribou
    • A further walk than either of the others since it’s inside Peachtree Center but provides a happy medium of selling out and still getting some (not much) indie coffee cred.

Here our links to some suggestions made by your very own Georgia State College of Law faculty and their locations on Google Maps:

But if none of those suggestions catch your fancy, here’s a more complete list of all the potential food options close by:

Restaurants on Broad Street

  • Anatolia Cafe and Hookah Lounge
  • Dua Vietnamaese Noodle Soup
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Ginseng Café
  • Best Cajun Asian Restaurant
  • Hot & Spicy Wings
  • Mama Mia Pizza
  • Smoothie King
  • Ali Baba’s
  • Brickstone Café
  • Reuben’s Deli
  • Naan Stop
  • Rosa’s Pizza

Restaurants in Peachtree Center

  • Aviva by Kameel
  • Benihana’s
  • Gigney’s Pub
  • Gus’ Famous Chicken
  • Hsu’s Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
  • Metro Café Diner
  • Tin Lizzy’s
  • Michon’s BBQ Bistro
  • Au Ban Pain
  • Bistro 7
  • Café Momo
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Checkers
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Dairy Queen
  • Farmer’s Basket
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Great American Cookies
  • Great Wraps
  • GW Cheesesteaks
  • Noodle Café
  • Roman Delight Pizza
  • Willy’s Mexicana Grill
  • Yami Yami Sushi
  • GLF Café
  • Malibu Wings
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • My Friend’s Place
  • Planet Smoothie
  • Subway
  • Tropical Cajun
  • Turmeric Indian Bistro

Other restaurants close by:

  • Subway
  • Rising Roll Gourmet
  • Quiznos (20% off!)
  • Alma Cocina
  • Hard Rock Café

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