by Jonathan Baker - 319 Reviews - 185 List
Not all of us can be like our resident ATLien, Big Boi, and throw a $10 million fundraiser for the people of Haiti, but we can still help contribute, simply by dining out. The Cafe Diem family of restaurants (including Carroll St. Cafe, pictured) has stepped up to the plate to host Dining Out to Aid Haiti Relief on January 26th. Twenty percent of your bill that night goes directly to the relief agency Doctors Without Borders. Make reservations now at one of the following restaurants.
Updated: January 20, 2010
Upscale global cuisine that wears a heavy French influence, Amuse is the latest and most formal of the Cafe Diem family of restaurants. Located just off Piedmont Park on Dutch Valley Road, the setting is as quaint as it is elegant, a nice step forward from the mostly casual bistros in the restaurant family.
Giving the sterile Midtown Promenade shopping center some quirky character, Apres Diem is a Euro-styled coffee bar and lounge that happens to serve some damn good tapas and well-crafted cocktails. Bonus points for immediately making you feel like you're not in a shopping center.
Like a version of Apres Diem for Decatur, Carpe Diem boasts a similar tapas-heavy menu and casual Euro-style atmosphere. Located off Sycamore Place, the off-the-radar location keeps things youthfully cool in a kid-friendly neighborhood and also boasts one of the best patios on the Eastside.
Lodged in the heart of Cabbagetown, Carroll Street Cafe is like a hipster bistro for inner-city artist types. There couldn't be a more perfect surrounding atmosphere for a cafe, with narrow roads, colorful houses and graffiti around corners. There's no massive patio but this is sidewalk dining at its best.