While driving around the Chamblee area doing research for our April Cheap Eats issue, I was struck with a craving for the chocolate-covered coconut macaroons at Maison Robert. I drove by the old location on North Peachtree off Peachtree Industrial and panicked—the sweet little house that formerly housed the business was empty. A quick iPhone search revealed I was out of touch: Last July, the business a moved a five-minute drive away to 5256 Peachtree Road, in a new building among the older shops in historic Chamblee.
The new digs are way more industrial and bright, but the familiar sight of Bob Reeb making truffles front-and-center was reassuring.
The chocolate case has all the Maison Robert classics.
And there’s more to the business these days. Bob and Patricia Reeb’s daughter, Katia, has joined her parents. She attended the Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Oregon, and worked in New York for a couple years, and she’s now creating pastries for the business. I tried a crisp, buttery croissant that was perhaps the best I’ve had in Atlanta. I’m also enjoying the mendiants—chocolate disks studded with fruits and nuts. One variation of dark chocolate and curried pecans tangled savory and sweet with particular skill.
But I still love those chocolate-covered macaroons best.