Unlike Hugh Acheson’s counter-service coffee shop in Ponce City Market, the Toco Hills location of Spiller Park has a tiny but capable kitchen that’s taking the menu beyond apple- or avocado-loaded toast. The new menu item to order: shakshuka, originally a North African dish of eggs poached in a stew of tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Acheson’s version is made with green tomatoes and poblano and jalapeño peppers and topped with cilantro and feta cheese—with toasted bread for dipping on the side. (Really, just use the bread as a utensil.) Plus this crew, managed by Dale Donchey (known for running some of the best coffee programs in town), serves more-than-competent espresso drinks. 2929 North Druid Hills Road, 404-823-5737
This article originally appeared in our December 2017 issue.