La Calavera Bakery

Eric Arillo and his wife, Dale Ralston, have found a new home for their tiny artisanal, mostly organic bakery in this former Cookie Studio space near the Avondale MARTA station. Hand-shaped whole-grain breads and dinner rolls made with freshly milled flour, shapely croissants, sweet chocolate babkas, and flaky Mexican orejas resembling French palmiers line the shelves by the entrance. Fans previously discovered the couple’s baked goods at local farmers markets; they’ll still be selling at the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, among others. Plunk down at one of the few tables and spend time with a cup of sustainable coffee or a smoothie and a chunk of olive sourdough bread.