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1394 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.793273 -84.351475
Mon-Fri, 7am-9pm; Sat, 8am-9pm; Sun, 9am-4pm
Neighborhoods: Morningside-Lenox Park, Northeast, Northeast
Whether you're in the mood for something sweet or something savory, Alon's is your answer to all things gourmet, homemade & more. Be sure to try any of their freshly made cakes and sandwiches, in addition to their carrot cake and raspberry lychee macarons!
sad but true – At first I thought the desserts were excellent although quite a bit pricey. My second experience, however was not very well... There is a lemon-merengue pie on the website but when I called to order it, the man argued with me that there wasn't and that they Couldn't even make one. The previous review of the attitude there being rude and "all that" was correct. I guess the awards have gone to their heads... Lost another customer.
SO OVERRATED – Ok, maybe you guys never left the USA , exc for Mexico, so you don't know European pastries. I had to laugh after going there when reading, best french bakery.. Hello, wake up, not French at all
The take out is so overpriced. Look at the smoked salmon. The chopped liver is bought from elsewhere and trucked in. Check out their parking lot in the am. The hummus is awful. overpriced cheese, even Whole Foods is cheaper and that is so sad. Atlanta does not have a true European market, exc for those that think Alon's is European.. also, so rude and think they rule. Not so. Give me a nice french pastry chef anyday, even a french chef with a little attitude, but not one that has horrid food and is not french. The parking is awful and it is obvious that they gained parking variances others would not get, based on biased politics. Please take me back to Za bars....
Best Bakery in Atlanta!! – I have been looking for an authentic french bakery in Atlanta and this is it! My boyfriend surprised me with the chocolate truffle cake from Alon's on my birthday this month and I've been hooked since then. We've always passed by and wondered what Alon's is all about, I only regret that we didn't check it out sooner! It is designed like a long line, begin on the left of the shoppe with the viennoiseries and pick up some chocolate croissants, the best double chocolate cookies, and different breads, next is the pastries and coffee, then the salad and sandwiches, and finally the prepared to-go foods. On the opposite side are the cheeses, wines, and refrigerated cases of various drinks and to-go items with the cashiers at the right end of the bakery. It's packed at all hours of the day so get there early, the chocolate croissants and sandwich baguettes run out fast. They really do have the best sandwiches in Atlanta; my favorite is the tunisian tuna - not your average tuna salad at all. Instead of mayo, it's marinated with lemon juice and has capers, potatoes, hard boiled eggs, and preserved lemon all on a baguette with harissa. The coffee is good and strong and the cheese and wine selection is small but wide. Definitely a haven for the gourmet fanatic/foodie like myself.
Hands-Down! One of ATL's Best Bakerie's! – I have been a fan and loyal customer of Alon's since day one. The pasteries are outstanding, especially the lemon bars. Don't forget the brownies, also. I usually start eating in my auto before I reach home. The roasted lamb sandwiche's are legendary. Beware, they are very busy, and just be patient. It's really worth it. Check-out the salads also.
BEWARE: Horrible Service & Rude Owner! – I am a student pastry chef and have been to Alon's several times, its always very busy and overpriced for average tasting desserts. I was there a few weeks ago to write a report on the bakery. I had called Alon in advance to let him know that i was coming. He kept me waiting over and hour, passed by me several times and never once aknowledged that I was there and then went in the back and never came back out! He was too busy yelling at his employees to even notice anything/anyone else. He doesn't even have the common courtesy to say "this is a busy time, can you come back later". Thats all he had to say!
He needs to add one thing to his menu and eat a big helping of it....HUMBLE PIE!
Avoid, no great pastry or sandwiches – This place is a absolute joke! The cakes are all the same and they have nooooo creativity! Jaconde is pretty much the idea for decorating and they are terrible at customer service. The owners are rude and racing around like crazy animals, poor staffing. The desserts are like a grocery store, almost worse, and the sandwiches are bland beyond bland! Absolutely nothing special, the presentation of everything is cheap and looks terrible.....don't go.
Good Food but lots of confusion – The food at alons is very good. I am quite fond of their albacore tuna sandwich with capers on baguette. The baked goods are always top notch, especially the cookies. However, be prepared for a confusing setup. There are no clear lines.. people just crowd at various parts of the long counter.. it's not quite clear if you are in the line for soup, sandwhiches, desserts, coffee, or to pay. The staff makes it quite clear that they can only get you what they have at their "station", so if you are getting more than one item.. you can have a long wait. The staff can be somewhat apathetic, I don't think they have actually been rude to me, but then they also don't go out of their way to be friendly Another treat besides the food at Alons is one of the owners who bears a striking resemblance to Alanis Morrissette. You really have to see her to believe it.
Great lunch spot – Unlike many of the reviewers, I have never had a problem with Alon's. In fact, I highly recommend this lunch spot! I'm a huge fan of the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken and the goat cheese sandwich. It tends to get extremely crowded, so I'd recommend going for a really early or really late lunch. The cookies are to die for-- don't skip dessert!!
Best bakery Goods! – I think Alon's is one of, if not the best bakery in Atlanta. I think i have eaten every pastry and danish they bake and I have never been disappointed. The sandwiches are great, fully loaded! The breads are wonderful. They are really busy all the time, so you have to be patient, but i never wait to be served, they have a large staff. Keep up the great work!
dissapointed – yea, i agree with everyone on here.
Some of the stuffs here are so rude and food is not that great.
even though cookies we got were pretty good, they were too pricy for what they were.
and the sandwitch is not good at all! dont get it!
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