Golden Drops Café is an independent American and Latin Coffee Bar in Decatur, near Emory University and a wonderful new addition to DeKalb. The Café is located in the former Sobban Restaurant on Clairmont Road, which makes it very convenient for Emory students and nearby office workers. The café vibe is welcoming and you’ll feel like part of the family the minute you step in the door.
Golden Drops features a large, spacious patio and plenty of table and counter seating inside. Salsa and Merengue music blend the rhythms of the Caribbean with the overall casual ambiance of the café.
Their delicious coffee is prepared by William Hernandez, twice National Barista Champion of El Salvador and the third place winner in the World Barista Championship of 2014. William displays an artful skill of making sure every cup is perfect. From the rich aroma, to the artistic designs in the coffee itself, he is a true master of his trade.
Their signature coffee, Golden Latte, is a taste of pure heaven. It contains subtle tastes of cinnamon, ginger and sweet peppers. In fact, I soon went back again because I had to have another cup. Seriously, it is that good!
Some of their other types of coffee include Expresso, Macchiato, Cappuccino and Americano con leche. They also serve several types of Mocha and Frappe Coffee. In addition to coffees, I tried one of their fresh Pineapple Shakes, which was so refreshing and delicious. They also have Mango, Papaya, Strawberry, Lemon and Banana flavors as well.
Owner, Victor Ramirez, originally from the Dominican Republic, can often be seen talking with customers and sharing his knowledge of the coffee world. He has a genuine passion to create an inviting environment for everyone to enjoy the best coffee and pastries from around the world.
Pair a delicious cup of coffee with some of their hand-made pastries from Brazil and other Latin American countries by Brazilian Chef, Cleo Mota. Some of their Brazilian pastries include Coxinha (Brazillian pastry dough filled with shredded chicken, battered and fried) and Esfiha da mamae (Baked meat pie filled with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, parsley and cilantro). Other items include Roast Beef Sliders, Cuban Mini-Sandwich and Veggie Drops Sandwich, to name a few more. Everything is so great, you may want to try them all.
Golden Drops Café is a welcome addition to the neighbor and a fantastic community gathering spot to enjoy the taste and drinks of the world. They are looking forward to selling beer and wine in the future along with live music, book signings and more!
1788 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033 | (404) 968-9981
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Pictured L to R: William Hernadez, Cleo Mota and Victor Ramirez.