Belly General

IMG_5993IMG_5994 I fell in love with the charming Belly General the first time I walked in the door, and it’s become a favorite breakfast drop by during occasional morning runs to the Atlanta airport with my husband. This modern take on a general store appeals to those who crave the warmth and openness of a homey gathering spot, yet enjoy fast efficient service so you can eat on the run.

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Long pine tables line the space for family style seating, and mismatched chairs and benches make it roomy so you don’t feel like you’re intruding on another diner’s meal. Who knows, after breaking bread together, perhaps you and your table mates won’t part as strangers.

Outside, there is vintage seating available if waiting for a friend, or to simply sit and watch the world go by.


Belly General Store
772 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306


      1. Atlanta is one of those cities I really want to visit. I think it should offer some great photo opportunities — something that is confirmed each time I see your pics of this beautiful city! So far, I’ve only been to Savannah. But I’m still hoping! πŸ™‚


  1. Wonderfully warm & inviting photos. Did you take your camera inside or use your cell phone? And I love the way you tilted that one image, didn’t know you could do that in WordPress!


    1. Alas, as far as I know you can’t tilt images on WordPress, and I’d love to have that option. The tilted pic was taken by my daughter on her iPhone, but the rest were with my Nikon. I dragged it to an ancient program I have on my Mac called Printshop, angled it, exported to jpeg and dumped it in iPhoto. That’s about as fancy as I get!


      1. I think they’re the ugliest chairs I ever saw. Those and the ones with the woven plastic strips! HaHa. There was a gas station/restaurant in the rural community where I grew up. Not as sophisticated as yours, but the same principle. There used to be lots of those combination stores around the rural south, you know. Nice to remember them! I like this post.


    1. I love those old painted chairs! They remind me of our neighbors when I was little – they had them scattered around their backyard under the trees. It’s nice to think of them again, they were nice people.


  2. What a neat place! There are a few handsome stores, untouched, that I like to wander through, just smelling things, enjoying the craftsmanship of another era. I think I would like this Belly’s.

    Elisa, is this you and your husband, three pictures down? You two make a stunning couple!



      1. I worked at an art shop (Sidewalk Studio) that has long-since closed. It was fun. We were living OTP at that time, so it kept me connected to the ITP vibe!


  3. It looks really great!
    I love your John Wooden quote. One day we look back and realize, the small things were the big ones. That’s so right. Have a great weekend.
    Greetings from the Rhine Valley


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