Octane Coffee to expand to Woodruff Arts Center in October

Highlights include patio seating and maybe some new “coffee toys”
Octane founders Tony and Diane Riffel
Octane founders Tony and Diane Riffel

Courtesy of Andrew Lee

One of Atlanta’s favorite coffee companies is coming to Midtown. Come October, Octane is opening in a 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped space along the courtyard green between the Woodruff Arts Center and High Museum of Art. The new site aims to attract foot traffic from Peachtree Street, likely a mix of students and business suits. The interior will have a modern design with booths between concrete pillars and bar seating. There will be a patio outside.

Beverage offerings will be the same as at the other Octane locations—a full bar and coffees with the possible addition of some new “coffee toys,” says owner Tony Riffel, referring to his team experimenting with new ways of making coffee.

Although there’s not enough space to make food onsite, Octane will source pastries and smaller items from local vendors. (In Grant Park, Little Tart Bakeshop shares the Octane space.)

“The opportunity came to us that [the Woodruff Arts Center] was looking for something to help activate that corner of the building, and we always felt Midtown would be a good audience for what we do,” Riffel says. “We think the neighborhood will embrace what we do and come hang out.”