208 Carroll Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
• Category: Lunch Spot
• Cuisine Type: American
• Fabulosity Ranking: 1/ 5 [Blah]
• Price: $
• Best Dish: Nothing Stands Out
I stumbled across this Cabbagetown restaurant after seeing a Scout Mob advertisement.
The menu seemed alright online so I decided to check it out. My first thought when I approached the restaurant was how terrible the parking is. One must find their own parking on the street, which could be quite a headache during dinner hours seeing as the restaurant is located in a residential area. I would have appreciated a separate parking lot - but hey, whatever floats the owner's boat. The entrance of the restaurant is quite drab and screams "enter if your a earth loving Atlanta hippie" - cue skepticism- Regardless I was already here so I decided to step inside. Once I found my own seat (hint number 1 that this place is less than fancy) I relaxed at the chill vibe given off by this quaint coffee shop turned Cafe. My guest and I ordered the Seafood Penne $11 (Penne pasta in a lobster cream sauce with salmon, shrimp, mussels, cilantro and basil.) as well as the Chicken Focaccia $8 (Grilled chicken breast on focaccia bread with lettuce, onion, blue cheese, cheddar & goat cheese). I was appreciative of the large portion size of food and enjoyed my meal, however the entrees didn't stand out to me - thus I won't be back. We ended our meal with the Oreo Cheesecake found in the restaurants dessert bar. If your in the Cabbagetown area I would say go ahead and try this place, but Carroll Street Cafe is nothing to be sad about missing.