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After leaving Tiny Lou's in December, Claudia Martinez is swapping French flair for Southern flavors at Miller Union—and she plans to continue her Café Claudia pop-ups.
Amid the Latin candies that clutter the checkout counter at Old Fourth Ward’s LottaFrutta lie a few pristine wrapped handmade pastries: perfectly formed Pop-Tarts and mini chocolate chip cookie "chipwiches." The treats are the handiwork of Ashley Sue Holtzclaw.
Across the street from the Inman Park MARTA station, bakers David Garcia and Abigail Quinn churn out magnificent rustic sourdough loaves, stubby baguettes, and a wide assortment of sweet pastries.
Drive up and down Buford Highway or around Doraville and Duluth, and you’ll start to notice that Korean bakeries—pushing 20 by last count—practically line the roads. Their vibes range from soothing cafe to late-night hangout, where the Asian-majority clientele includes students hitting the books, elderly couples perusing, and friends of all stripes socializing over espresso drinks and bubble tea.