Formerly Seven Sisters Scones, Seven Sisters Kitchen recently expanded its Johns Creek space (6955 McGinnis Ferry Road) to welcome additional diners for breakfast and lunch. Originally opened as a scone shop, Seven Sisters tweaked the concept a few years ago, creating a welcoming cafe where full meals are served (in addition to pastries). Recently, owner Farrah Haidar—one of seven sisters—leased the space next door, making room for 40 extra seats inside.
“It’s a great cozy place to come eat. The people feel like family, and it’s very allergy-friendly,” Haidar says.
From soups and salads to breakfast sandwiches and scones, everything is made from scratch. Chef Hala Yassine seeks inspiration from her staff, whose members hail from Columbia, Peru, and Korea, among elsewhere. One of Haidar’s favorites is the cilantro chicken salad. With mayonnaise, salt, cilantro, and lime, it has a tangy yet balanced flavor.
Since Seven Sisters got its start with scones, a large variety is available in the cafe daily. Both savory (think jalapeño, green onion, and cheddar) and sweet (such as fig and goat cheese) scones are available as sandwiches, topped with egg, meat, and cheese. Another popular breakfast option is the spicy chicken sausage gravy served over a scone. Hot meal specials are prepared and packaged daily for grab-and-go, but staff members will heat them for dine-in upon request. These items can include chicken pot pie, firecracker salmon with rice, creamy beef and mushrooms with garlic, and Mediterranean quinoa-stuffed sweet potato with tahini-lemon sauce. Packaged items (including scones) are color-coded to easily identify gluten-free and vegan options.
Beverage offerings include a full espresso bar, nitro coffee, soda, and juice. There’s a “coffee of the month” special such as strawberry lemonade with pea flower tea and caramel iced shaken espresso.
“It’s very homey,” Haidar says. “We have local art on walls that changes every couple months, along with photos of people who have been involved in the business.” She welcomes guests to stay awhile while they eat, work, and mingle.