Back in March my girlfriends treated me to a dinner at 8arm, a relatively new (Est. 2016) hybrid coffee spot-restaurant-bar, in the heart of Atlanta off Ponce De Leon. I had been wanting to try it out for many reasons one of which was supporting my pal Sarah Dodge who bakes all the pastries and breads in-house. In addition to knowing Dodge I was also familiar with one of the owners, Nhan from my time living in Castleberry Hill back in 2008 with his adorably small sushi restaurant, Wasabi. We ate there all the time until I moved across the city (5 miles is far in Atlanta you guys…) Lastly, another reason it struck my interest was having lived across the street at Ford Factory lofts for three years and always thought that space was so good but not being used properly as a Vespa and motorcycle shop. Now, converted into 8arm, that sweet location is getting great use and a lot of foot traffic because, yall, this place is a gem!
Here’s some shots I took before my gals arrived-
In addition to the inside seating area, they’ve opened the patio seating right outside with a walk up converted shipping container turned bar. They nailed the on trend accents with the monsteras and palms with baby pink lining!
Now onto the meal, but first:
My favorite, a classic margarita! They added a little twist , incorporating the salt in it rather than on the rim, was a nice touch.
So the menu changes really frequently but they always stick to American/Japanese-inspired simplistic dishes. Of course hanging with the ladies I totally blanked and didn’t write down everything we ate (fail) but trust me, it was damn good so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
More information on the chefs, history, etc check out these Eater articles and be sure to give it try!