The District is brimming with some of the best minority owned businesses in Atlanta. From food, fitness, and fun, these talented business owners bring a sense of community and pride to the Southside. For a list of local minority owned business we know you’ll love to support, check it out here.
Charlita Varner opened Buttersweet Bakery, offering traditional and modern sweets to the Hapeville community – including their famous cakes, cookies and pastries – and has easily become a local favorite. The bakery partners with Butterfat Bistro, as well, to serve a mix of dining options to the community.
Hapeville’s Butterfat Bistro is a fan favorite, offering all things sweet and savory. Choose from a wide range of cheeses, soups and greens, thoughtfully prepared by Tamika Hurley-Carr and Genia Williams, making healthy dining options accessible for Hapeville citizens.
CamiCakes is known for its fresh take on cakes and cupcakes, bringing innovative baking ideas to life. Andra Hall took her love for baking and paired it with the love she has for her daughter, Camille – the namesake of CamiCakes. Hall serves treats made with premium ingredients, fluffy icing and tons of creativity to the East Point community.
Fish Bowl Poké
Serving high quality, sustainably sourced ingredients, Fish Bowl Poké brings customizable Hawaiian poké bowls to Hapeville, where it is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Selecting a base, protein, marinade and various toppings, guests can create bowls that are both delicious and healthy.
I Am Enough Fitness
Emel Mosley is dedicated to uplifting women and building their confidence through health and wellness. Working as a personal trainer specializing in women’s health, Mosley's I Am Enough Fitness invests in the minds and bodies of women in the College Park community, empowering them to reach their fullest potential.
Open for dine in or take out, this self-proclaimed “Neighborhood Café” in Hapeville offers a large menu chock full of decadent Southern goodness, making it nearly impossible to choose just one cuisine. However, the “Sock it to me cake” at Impero Café is a no brainer.
Providing a uniquely personal coffee shop experience, Christine Ahn opened Jpresso to give back to the community that has made her feel loved: Hapeville. Jpresso’s eclectic interior is warm and welcoming, inviting guests to sit and stay awhile – and perhaps enjoy a warm meal while you’re at it.
Johnny's Chicken and Waffles
Brought to Atlanta by Crystal Smith, Ne-Yo and Karlie Redd, Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles opened in December 2020, bringing signature Southern food to the College Park community. With options like Johnny’s famous chicken & waffles, brioche French toast logs and triple decker grilled cheese sandwiches, you can’t go wrong – and will always leave wanting more.
Tracy and Stephanie Campbell opened KiDsGyM USA to encourage physical and mental health for children through fitness. Promoting youth development through their gymnastics programming, KiDsGyM USA allows children in College Park to learn the sport, compete and develop sportsmanship by participating in competitions across the globe.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with gourmet cupcakes from East Point favorite, Kupcakerie. Featuring classic cupcakes and unique flavors like Peanut Butta Have My Chocolate, Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding, Lemonade and Cookies & Dreams, you are sure to find something to cure your dessert cravings.
Lickety Split Southern Kitchen and Bar
Hapeville’s Lickety Split specializes in homestyle Southern fare, featuring family recipes from owner Melissa Harris. Lickety Split combines comfort, dining and hospitality into an experience that blends 30 years of flavors and recipes – bringing a taste of Southern flare to those who dine at the restaurant.
Nouveau Bar & Grill
Owner Ebony Austin combined her experience in marketing and real estate to bring Nouveau Bar & Grill to life. Alongside their food and drink offerings, Nouveau hosts weekly events to bring energy and excitement to the College Park community. Take a look here to see their upcoming events, including open mic and karaoke nights, and bottomless mimosas!
Old Lady Gang
Todd Tucker and Kandi Burruss-Tucker opened Old Lady Gang, a Southern eatery honoring Kandi’s mother, Joyce Jones, and aunts, Berth Jones and Nora Wilcox – the original Old Lady Gang. OLG is home to Southern recipes Kandi grew up cooking and that brought her family together – and she works to bring the District community together through food, too.
Rosie's Coffee Cafe
Rosie Gail originally opened Rosie’s Coffee Cafe, a community-centric spot known for its locally sourced produce, fresh ingredients and loving atmosphere. Sheri Ricks has taken over ownership in hopes of keeping the memory and legacy of Rosie alive. Sheri is passionate about providing customers with cheerful and fun-loving service in East Point.
Sanskrit Moon Yoga
Become a bonafide Southside Yogi at Chandra Fowler’s Sanskrit Moon Yoga where they are committed to creating a community and space for all to find their light through movement and breath. Classes are currently being streamed virtually or you can participate in person at phys.ed gym in East Point.
As a personal trainer, Tamara Styles is all about motivation, channeling her tagline “transforming bodies – changing lives.” Styles Fitness motivates clients to complete exhilarating workouts, while also inspiring them to achieve their personal fitness goals and provides a means to a healthier lifestyle for Hapeville citizens.
Tia Rosie’s Kitchen
The freshest new spot in Hapeville, Tia Rosie’s Kitchen is where locals go for authentic Mexican fare in the ATL. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you can satisfy that craving for a homemade tortilla any time of day.
Owned by NKenge Gude-Sapp, Treat Love is a Hapeville-based, modern rendition of an old-fashioned candy store, offering a mix of salted, bubbly, sticky and sweet treats.