Cafe Circa

★★★★☆
  • 464 Edgewood Ave

    Atlanta, GA 30312

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  • 404-477-0008

About Cafe Circa

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Sat: 5pm-2:30am, Thu: 5pm-7pm, Mon-Wed: 5pm-7pm, 5pm-11pm, Fri: 5pm-7pm, 5pm-2:30am

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On a special occassion, I expected the pre-new management experience that I use to love. I think the regime changed around December of 2010. \r
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I was expecting what I used to enjoy, (great looking woman/men, up scale set up and good

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★★★★★

On a special occassion, I expected the pre-new management experience that I use to love. I think the regime changed around December of 2010. \r
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I was expecting what I used to enjoy, (great looking woman/men, up scale set up and good

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My friend had made reservations for her husband's birthday which I couldn't wait to attend because I have been there before. She told me that Cafe Circa called her earlier that same day to inform her that they had to push her 8pm

3
★★★★★

My friend had made reservations for her husband's birthday which I couldn't wait to attend because I have been there before. She told me that Cafe Circa called her earlier that same day to inform her that they had to push her 8pm

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Nice spot to kick back relax, chill, eat some good food, see some beautiful well dressed ladies, listen to some smooth grooves, and to network with young professionals.

2
★★★★★

Nice spot to kick back relax, chill, eat some good food, see some beautiful well dressed ladies, listen to some smooth grooves, and to network with young professionals.

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After leaving the Atlanta area a few years ago, it was extremely refreshing to return and stumble a upon Caf Circa. For those who are tired of the over saturated bar/restaurant crowd, and frustrated with the congested club scene, Caf Circa is just what the doctor ordered. With a classic, yet contemporary design, Circa has managed to capture the seductive sophistication, for which Atlanta is so well known, and infused it with the rhythms of a mature urban hang-suite.
This distinctive, yet unassuming restaurant /lounge appeals a diverse network of business professionals, musicians, politicians, entrepreneurs and regular folk like me just looking for the quintessential good time and good eats. Speaking of eats, and coming from a self proclaimed foody, the Latin/Carribean inspired menu flirts with even the most cosmopolitan palate. From appetizers, like the conch fritters, to entrees like the Chipolte beef short ribs and Yellow tail Snapper, the executive chef displays is culinary mastery in each dish.
To complete the experience, Caf Circa offers live music and performances on some evenings. A polished and urbane crowd, a signature Patois cocktail all set to the background of sultry jazz till 2am......What more is a girl looking for on a Friday or Saturday night?
I make it a point to visit Caf Circa each time I am in town, as I am never disappointed. From the friendly severs and seasoned bar tenders, (who even remembered me) Caf Circa is definitely Atlanta best kept secret. If you didn't know, now you do!!!

2
★★★★★

After leaving the Atlanta area a few years ago, it was extremely refreshing to return and stumble a upon Caf Circa. For those who are tired of the over saturated bar/restaurant crowd, and frustrated with the congested club scene, Caf Circa is just what the doctor ordered. With a classic, yet contemporary design, Circa has managed to capture the seductive sophistication, for which Atlanta is so well known, and infused it with the rhythms of a mature urban hang-suite.
This distinctive, yet unassuming restaurant /lounge appeals a diverse network of business professionals, musicians, politicians, entrepreneurs and regular folk like me just looking for the quintessential good time and good eats. Speaking of eats, and coming from a self proclaimed foody, the Latin/Carribean inspired menu flirts with even the most cosmopolitan palate. From appetizers, like the conch fritters, to entrees like the Chipolte beef short ribs and Yellow tail Snapper, the executive chef displays is culinary mastery in each dish.
To complete the experience, Caf Circa offers live music and performances on some evenings. A polished and urbane crowd, a signature Patois cocktail all set to the background of sultry jazz till 2am......What more is a girl looking for on a Friday or Saturday night?
I make it a point to visit Caf Circa each time I am in town, as I am never disappointed. From the friendly severs and seasoned bar tenders, (who even remembered me) Caf Circa is definitely Atlanta best kept secret. If you didn't know, now you do!!!

Pros: People, atmosphere, ambiance and location.

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Went to Cafe Circa last Thursday for dinner. On Thursday nights they have live R&B/neo-soul artists. The atmosphere was just what I was looking for - nice decor and a diverse/professional crowd. I ordered the conch fritters as an appetizer. I fell in love with this dish on a trip to the Bahamas years ago and order it whenever I see it on a menu. Cafe Circa's conch fritters certainly did not disappoint, they were excellent and had a good amount of meat in them. For my meal I ordered the salmon creole with shrimp. which was also extremely good. In fact, I finished my whole meal which is not typical for me. I noticed that some of the other comments complained about the service, we did not have a problem with service. Our waitress, was attentive the entire night/ All in all, I enjoyed my expereince at Cafe Circa and definitely plan to go back.

2
★★★★★

Went to Cafe Circa last Thursday for dinner. On Thursday nights they have live R&B/neo-soul artists. The atmosphere was just what I was looking for - nice decor and a diverse/professional crowd. I ordered the conch fritters as an appetizer. I fell in love with this dish on a trip to the Bahamas years ago and order it whenever I see it on a menu. Cafe Circa's conch fritters certainly did not disappoint, they were excellent and had a good amount of meat in them. For my meal I ordered the salmon creole with shrimp. which was also extremely good. In fact, I finished my whole meal which is not typical for me. I noticed that some of the other comments complained about the service, we did not have a problem with service. Our waitress, was attentive the entire night/ All in all, I enjoyed my expereince at Cafe Circa and definitely plan to go back.

Pros: good food, live music and inviting atmosphere

Cons: parking - but if you are patient you will find a space

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Very impressive decor, clean and inviting. They were short on wait staff, but the brother was working it, professional and attentive.
The food was wonderful. My fish was perfectly prepared and the drink was great. My friend ordered the gumbo and it too was great. The drinks were a little overpriced, but the food was well worth the money and well within the normal price range. Highly recommended for a date.

We enjoyed it so much that we have recommeded to our group for ladies night out . We are planning on returning tonight with a few other lady friends for our ladies night out after another True Colors production. This time we are looking forward to hearing some of the excellent jazz that we have been told about. Looking for an encour performance from Cafe Circa.

2
★★★★☆

Very impressive decor, clean and inviting. They were short on wait staff, but the brother was working it, professional and attentive.
The food was wonderful. My fish was perfectly prepared and the drink was great. My friend ordered the gumbo and it too was great. The drinks were a little overpriced, but the food was well worth the money and well within the normal price range. Highly recommended for a date.

We enjoyed it so much that we have recommeded to our group for ladies night out . We are planning on returning tonight with a few other lady friends for our ladies night out after another True Colors production. This time we are looking forward to hearing some of the excellent jazz that we have been told about. Looking for an encour performance from Cafe Circa.

Pros: Wonderful Atmosphere and food

Cons: Parking

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It?s a Tuesday night, spending time with a friend, I?m gonna name drop momentarily but I?ll get back to my review, we previously spent the evening with Will Downing he was in town for a meet and greet /cd listening party at the W hotel in Dunwoody, so my friend says??What?s Next?? ?Let grab a drink somewhere?, so I put on my suggestion thinking cap and begin to narrow down our options, he finally decided on Caf Circa. Caf Circa is a new hot spot, housed in the King District on Edgewood Avenue(next door to Caf 458) and a few blocks from one of my other favorite cool spots to lounge and unwind, the Harlem Bar. As we entered the caf, we were met by a friendly host, we decided to sit at the bar. Now let me tell you about the bar, it?s so long, how long is it? it practically covers the entire caf, of course I?m exaggerating but it huge(go see for yourself). As I gazed around the room, I spotted Anthony David(yes, Anthony David) spinning old school, R & B, Hip Hop ?.of course, I commented to him about being multi-talented ( a songwriter, singer and DJ)..the brotha got it goin? on! The bartender is an associate of mine from the National Black Arts Festival, so I felt right at home. We weren?t that hungry, after all, we just had appetizers at our previous event, so I ordered the Sweet Potatoes Fries(light, crispy, sweet) and for dessert, apple crumble pie which came with whipped cream(delicious), my friend ordered, shrimp tacos which came with bean & rice, and for dessert, peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream.(Yes, I tried it, it?s delicious, not heavy, not too sweet, flavorful). On certain days of the week, there?s Dinner & Jazz, and a variety of musical performances. So if you?re looking for a venue serving the professional, urbane community?. for your next book club meeting, art preview, dinner date, business meeting, lounge and unwind, head on over to Caf Circa?I think you?ll enjoy your culinary and social experience! I?ll be back soon, maybe this weekend!(smile)

2
★★★★☆

It?s a Tuesday night, spending time with a friend, I?m gonna name drop momentarily but I?ll get back to my review, we previously spent the evening with Will Downing he was in town for a meet and greet /cd listening party at the W hotel in Dunwoody, so my friend says??What?s Next?? ?Let grab a drink somewhere?, so I put on my suggestion thinking cap and begin to narrow down our options, he finally decided on Caf Circa. Caf Circa is a new hot spot, housed in the King District on Edgewood Avenue(next door to Caf 458) and a few blocks from one of my other favorite cool spots to lounge and unwind, the Harlem Bar. As we entered the caf, we were met by a friendly host, we decided to sit at the bar. Now let me tell you about the bar, it?s so long, how long is it? it practically covers the entire caf, of course I?m exaggerating but it huge(go see for yourself). As I gazed around the room, I spotted Anthony David(yes, Anthony David) spinning old school, R & B, Hip Hop ?.of course, I commented to him about being multi-talented ( a songwriter, singer and DJ)..the brotha got it goin? on! The bartender is an associate of mine from the National Black Arts Festival, so I felt right at home. We weren?t that hungry, after all, we just had appetizers at our previous event, so I ordered the Sweet Potatoes Fries(light, crispy, sweet) and for dessert, apple crumble pie which came with whipped cream(delicious), my friend ordered, shrimp tacos which came with bean & rice, and for dessert, peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream.(Yes, I tried it, it?s delicious, not heavy, not too sweet, flavorful). On certain days of the week, there?s Dinner & Jazz, and a variety of musical performances. So if you?re looking for a venue serving the professional, urbane community?. for your next book club meeting, art preview, dinner date, business meeting, lounge and unwind, head on over to Caf Circa?I think you?ll enjoy your culinary and social experience! I?ll be back soon, maybe this weekend!(smile)

Pros: great networking spot, convenient, diverse menu

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The food was good but the only thing that stuck out in my mind "the waiter couldn't understand and brought the wrong food".He was nice but he couldn't get it right...

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★★★☆☆

The food was good but the only thing that stuck out in my mind "the waiter couldn't understand and brought the wrong food".He was nice but he couldn't get it right...

Pros: Fast service and chill spot

Cons: parking on the street!

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It had been several years since I was "out on the town" in Atlanta. Coming back was a breand new experience and boy was I impressed! Coming from the New York City area, the variety of eateries is unlimited and the bar/lounge choices overflow. I must admit that being as spoiled with so many choices has made me a bit picky when socializing out of state - particularly in the south. Well, I'm here to tell you that the north has come south for good! Circa is a fine blend of Northern "swankiness" and sophistication - where respectable folk know how to wine, dine, be entertained and meet cool new folk without all of the sometimes "riff raff" that is prevalent at typical club scenes. This is a classy spot with classy staff and class act entertainment. The sister, Eve, that performed is one of the baddest songtresses I have heard in a LOONG time! If I were a promoter, she'd have a contract! Girlfriend turned it out! My next trip to Atlanta, I will be sure to check out Circa!
~Miss T
Grand Marnier Sisters in the House!

2
★★★★★

It had been several years since I was "out on the town" in Atlanta. Coming back was a breand new experience and boy was I impressed! Coming from the New York City area, the variety of eateries is unlimited and the bar/lounge choices overflow. I must admit that being as spoiled with so many choices has made me a bit picky when socializing out of state - particularly in the south. Well, I'm here to tell you that the north has come south for good! Circa is a fine blend of Northern "swankiness" and sophistication - where respectable folk know how to wine, dine, be entertained and meet cool new folk without all of the sometimes "riff raff" that is prevalent at typical club scenes. This is a classy spot with classy staff and class act entertainment. The sister, Eve, that performed is one of the baddest songtresses I have heard in a LOONG time! If I were a promoter, she'd have a contract! Girlfriend turned it out! My next trip to Atlanta, I will be sure to check out Circa!
~Miss T
Grand Marnier Sisters in the House!

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First time there this past Saturday on a date. Free parking, No cover, Awesome ambiance, Awesome crowd. Live music was an added bonus. Check it out, I will definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

First time there this past Saturday on a date. Free parking, No cover, Awesome ambiance, Awesome crowd. Live music was an added bonus. Check it out, I will definitely be back!

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First visit: Friendly yet incompetent service - mediocre food- great jazz/blues music
Second visit: Great ambience - salsa dancing - the worst expensive mojito ever (safe to order beer and wine
Third visit: Long wait (hardly any tables had food on them) - menu items unavailable (took another 1/2 hour to come back and tell us) - unaccomodating service (ran out of pork chops and didn't want to substitute lamb chops) - did I mention long wait ?- incompetent (server brought someone else's bloody undercooked lamb chops food to our table) - still waiting (finally comes back with unseasoned slabs of lamb meat) - Mole-marinated chicken wings drenched in sweet sticky chocolate syrup - nothing like mole.
We left without eating and won't be back.
I think I actually tried more than 3 times because it's such a nice looking place to have in the neighborhood, but they have got to kick up the service a few notches. Staff must be trained if they're trying to portray an image of class and sophistication.
Went to the hipster bar next door and got friendly efficient service and good food for a fraction of the price. . You decide.

0
★☆☆☆☆

First visit: Friendly yet incompetent service - mediocre food- great jazz/blues music
Second visit: Great ambience - salsa dancing - the worst expensive mojito ever (safe to order beer and wine
Third visit: Long wait (hardly any tables had food on them) - menu items unavailable (took another 1/2 hour to come back and tell us) - unaccomodating service (ran out of pork chops and didn't want to substitute lamb chops) - did I mention long wait ?- incompetent (server brought someone else's bloody undercooked lamb chops food to our table) - still waiting (finally comes back with unseasoned slabs of lamb meat) - Mole-marinated chicken wings drenched in sweet sticky chocolate syrup - nothing like mole.
We left without eating and won't be back.
I think I actually tried more than 3 times because it's such a nice looking place to have in the neighborhood, but they have got to kick up the service a few notches. Staff must be trained if they're trying to portray an image of class and sophistication.
Went to the hipster bar next door and got friendly efficient service and good food for a fraction of the price. . You decide.

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The ambiance and service is great ... I think the owners read past reviews and made some changes,because I have been there three times in the last two months, and have never experienced anything negative! The wait staff is friendly and the owners are present and concerned. I'm still getting texts from my party of 17 to say that a good time was had by all. We had the full scope of diets from veggie to meat lovers, and there is something for everyone on the menu. The live band made you want to move, and we took full advantage of the dance floor. Loved the Bohemia's... We had fun, fun, fun.

2
★★★★★

The ambiance and service is great ... I think the owners read past reviews and made some changes,because I have been there three times in the last two months, and have never experienced anything negative! The wait staff is friendly and the owners are present and concerned. I'm still getting texts from my party of 17 to say that a good time was had by all. We had the full scope of diets from veggie to meat lovers, and there is something for everyone on the menu. The live band made you want to move, and we took full advantage of the dance floor. Loved the Bohemia's... We had fun, fun, fun.

Pros: general atmoshpere/crowd, live band

Cons: wine lovers need more depth on the wine list

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I started hanging out at Cafe Circa a few months ago and it is now my second home - comfortable, fun, and great food. The menu offers a variety of cuisine. My favorites are the gumbo and plantains. The owners are two young easygoing down-to-earth guys and the service is impeccable and warm. I absolutely love listening to the latest sultry live vibes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Don't sleep on Cafe Circa!

2
★★★★★

I started hanging out at Cafe Circa a few months ago and it is now my second home - comfortable, fun, and great food. The menu offers a variety of cuisine. My favorites are the gumbo and plantains. The owners are two young easygoing down-to-earth guys and the service is impeccable and warm. I absolutely love listening to the latest sultry live vibes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Don't sleep on Cafe Circa!

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Where do I begin. After hearing about how bad the food was, I didn't even bother to order anything. As i saw the food coming out of the kitchen, I realized I wasn't missing anything. My drinks were average. When sitting at the bar and it's not even crowded, I shouldn't have to chase the bartender down for a drink. The bartenders never checked on us and asked if we wanted refills or not.

I will only go to hear the band, that's about it.

1
★★☆☆☆

Where do I begin. After hearing about how bad the food was, I didn't even bother to order anything. As i saw the food coming out of the kitchen, I realized I wasn't missing anything. My drinks were average. When sitting at the bar and it's not even crowded, I shouldn't have to chase the bartender down for a drink. The bartenders never checked on us and asked if we wanted refills or not.

I will only go to hear the band, that's about it.

Pros: Good music, spacious for a lounge

Cons: Service and parking

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Call me a snob but I like fresh and not frozen food. When the waitress told us the calamari was so good that my friend and I should order two plates, we figured there was something to it. Obviously, she has no taste because this was a poor frozen brand. The remoulade dipping sauce wasn't bad but it was wasted. Then we were told we couldn't go wrong with the seabass and tilapia. Okay, so I was just in Seattle and San Diego recently where fresh fish is easy to come by and had seabass in both places. Honestly, I'm not even sure this was seabass. Clearly, if it was, it was frozen and when we asked the gal who seemed like a manager, she admitted it probably was. It was a tastless chunk of white fish with not too bad thai seasoning. Really, the fish just tasted like the seasoning that topped it. As for the tilapia; it had little taste at all. The mango salsa that was supposed to rock our world was much less than mango salsas I've made on my own. Sweet potato fries - either frozen or just bland potatoes. The one saving grace of the meal was the black beans; they were actually pretty good but certainly not reason enough to venture back for a second try.

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★☆☆☆☆

Call me a snob but I like fresh and not frozen food. When the waitress told us the calamari was so good that my friend and I should order two plates, we figured there was something to it. Obviously, she has no taste because this was a poor frozen brand. The remoulade dipping sauce wasn't bad but it was wasted. Then we were told we couldn't go wrong with the seabass and tilapia. Okay, so I was just in Seattle and San Diego recently where fresh fish is easy to come by and had seabass in both places. Honestly, I'm not even sure this was seabass. Clearly, if it was, it was frozen and when we asked the gal who seemed like a manager, she admitted it probably was. It was a tastless chunk of white fish with not too bad thai seasoning. Really, the fish just tasted like the seasoning that topped it. As for the tilapia; it had little taste at all. The mango salsa that was supposed to rock our world was much less than mango salsas I've made on my own. Sweet potato fries - either frozen or just bland potatoes. The one saving grace of the meal was the black beans; they were actually pretty good but certainly not reason enough to venture back for a second try.

Pros: reasonable wine

Cons: food and location

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Step #1 - reservation. After 5 calls over a 2 day period of being hung up on, put on eternal hold and just plain not being able to hear due to the noise level, I tried emailing our reservation at one point - it bounced. I tried calling some connections to get somewhere, although I shouldn?t have to do that. During this period of "will we get through to place a reservation" I found out that we have another case of people having no hospitality experience (A la Luckie's, Uptown) waking up one morning to say; "let's open a restaurant". Oh joy. Finally, I got through and hoped they heard me correctly. They seated us immediately even though only 3 of 7 had gotten there. The waitress threw 3 menus on the table. We asked her if she was having a bad day, which caused her pay true attention to us. She gave a smirk and said, ?no. just wanting for some of these people to leave?. Smile went away just as quick as she did. OK. When we were able to catch her again (this was really an issue, she didn?t check on us the entire time ? and you know tip was added to our bills for us under the disguise of ?service fee?), we pointed out that we had more people coming and that we needed more menus. We ended up sharing menus and somehow ordered our dinner AND desert. However, didn?t get to finish it all due to an over-achieving buss-boy that literally asked for my plate while I was eating off of it. Maybe if our waitress and he switched positions? Of course, the owners weren?t there and names couldn?t be provided/refused (I already knew, but it was a test), a la Luckie?s. Can?t imagine the noise level with a performed and they have an assigned/shared lot a block down Edgewood ? not private parking, but my fingers are crossed for rebirth to this area. HOSPITALITY 101 is needed otherwise it will either 1 ? close the place or 2 ? make it a magnet for an undesirable crowd. THis was April. The food is good, place itself is nice, but even with being in the area often - I haven?t been back.

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★★☆☆☆

Step #1 - reservation. After 5 calls over a 2 day period of being hung up on, put on eternal hold and just plain not being able to hear due to the noise level, I tried emailing our reservation at one point - it bounced. I tried calling some connections to get somewhere, although I shouldn?t have to do that. During this period of "will we get through to place a reservation" I found out that we have another case of people having no hospitality experience (A la Luckie's, Uptown) waking up one morning to say; "let's open a restaurant". Oh joy. Finally, I got through and hoped they heard me correctly. They seated us immediately even though only 3 of 7 had gotten there. The waitress threw 3 menus on the table. We asked her if she was having a bad day, which caused her pay true attention to us. She gave a smirk and said, ?no. just wanting for some of these people to leave?. Smile went away just as quick as she did. OK. When we were able to catch her again (this was really an issue, she didn?t check on us the entire time ? and you know tip was added to our bills for us under the disguise of ?service fee?), we pointed out that we had more people coming and that we needed more menus. We ended up sharing menus and somehow ordered our dinner AND desert. However, didn?t get to finish it all due to an over-achieving buss-boy that literally asked for my plate while I was eating off of it. Maybe if our waitress and he switched positions? Of course, the owners weren?t there and names couldn?t be provided/refused (I already knew, but it was a test), a la Luckie?s. Can?t imagine the noise level with a performed and they have an assigned/shared lot a block down Edgewood ? not private parking, but my fingers are crossed for rebirth to this area. HOSPITALITY 101 is needed otherwise it will either 1 ? close the place or 2 ? make it a magnet for an undesirable crowd. THis was April. The food is good, place itself is nice, but even with being in the area often - I haven?t been back.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Glimmer that the area is coming back

Cons: SERVICE IS WORSE THAN IF THERE WERE NONE

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My friend and I attend Cafe Circa at least once a month and we both love this restaurant. The drinks are excellent!! I will admit that the menu was lacking variety until a month ago, however they have now added several dishes that are very good. The chicken with savory black beans and rice is declicious and deep dish peach cobbler is so good that you will think your grandmother is somewhere in the kitchen!!! The pan seared salmon and vegetable medley is another winner in my book as well.

I think individuals are always hard on new restaurants in Atlanta. My recommendation is to go and try it for yourself. The service has always been top notch when I have dined there. A few of the comments regarding poor service took place during restaurant week. Please note that ALL participating restaurants were busy that weekend. I've met the owners and they are polite, respectful gentlemen with a vision. I urge all to give this restaurant a try.

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★★★★★

My friend and I attend Cafe Circa at least once a month and we both love this restaurant. The drinks are excellent!! I will admit that the menu was lacking variety until a month ago, however they have now added several dishes that are very good. The chicken with savory black beans and rice is declicious and deep dish peach cobbler is so good that you will think your grandmother is somewhere in the kitchen!!! The pan seared salmon and vegetable medley is another winner in my book as well.

I think individuals are always hard on new restaurants in Atlanta. My recommendation is to go and try it for yourself. The service has always been top notch when I have dined there. A few of the comments regarding poor service took place during restaurant week. Please note that ALL participating restaurants were busy that weekend. I've met the owners and they are polite, respectful gentlemen with a vision. I urge all to give this restaurant a try.

Pros: Ambience, Drinks

Cons: Parking

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I went to this restaurant earlier this evening with two of my friends. We'd been riding around the city and after being stuck in traffic we decided to try Cafe Circa. My friends and I love trying new restaurants all over Atlanta especially in revitalized areas. Upon entering the restaurant, we were very impressed by the ambiance and decor, so we expected to have a nice time--NOT!! We sat at the bar and ordered our meal as we were told they had reservations so that was fine with us. We place our orders and it took at least 45 minutes to receive our food. I only had an order of calamari and a side of mashed potatoes. Once I received it the calamari was cold and didn't taste the best ( agree with some of the other reviews). My friends ordered the blackened tilapia and wasn't fully satisfied. The main thing was the poor service as the waiters didn't check on us to refill our drinks or even cared to ask how we felt about the food. Basically one of the servers avoided making eye contact with us the rest of our visit.

We requested a comments card and filled it out to specifically direct our concerns about the server. We even asked for the manager and he took nearly 15 minutes after we paid to acknowledge us. He was also very nonchalant and showed poor customer service. I told him that he nor the servers never know who they are patronizing--word of mouth can make or break a newly established business.

I don't plan to attend Cafe Circa in the future.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant earlier this evening with two of my friends. We'd been riding around the city and after being stuck in traffic we decided to try Cafe Circa. My friends and I love trying new restaurants all over Atlanta especially in revitalized areas. Upon entering the restaurant, we were very impressed by the ambiance and decor, so we expected to have a nice time--NOT!! We sat at the bar and ordered our meal as we were told they had reservations so that was fine with us. We place our orders and it took at least 45 minutes to receive our food. I only had an order of calamari and a side of mashed potatoes. Once I received it the calamari was cold and didn't taste the best ( agree with some of the other reviews). My friends ordered the blackened tilapia and wasn't fully satisfied. The main thing was the poor service as the waiters didn't check on us to refill our drinks or even cared to ask how we felt about the food. Basically one of the servers avoided making eye contact with us the rest of our visit.

We requested a comments card and filled it out to specifically direct our concerns about the server. We even asked for the manager and he took nearly 15 minutes after we paid to acknowledge us. He was also very nonchalant and showed poor customer service. I told him that he nor the servers never know who they are patronizing--word of mouth can make or break a newly established business.

I don't plan to attend Cafe Circa in the future.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Service

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I went to Cafe Circa with a group of girls for Atlanta restaurant week on a Tuesday night, expecting good service and a fabulous meal for $25. Unfortunately, Cafe Circa just didn't deliver. The service was extremely slow...we waited 30 minutes after ordering before any of our appetizers arrived and another 30 minutes for our dinner salads. In addition to the poor service, the food was nothing to write home about. Fried plantains were delivered burned and black, calamari was breaded in chicken finger batter and none of the accompanying sauces complimented the appetizers. Their house salad is offered with a "balsamic vinegrette" which we quickly discovered was actually chunky pesto dressing. The main entrees...also not impressive. This place is trying to be gourmet, but no where near it. Don't go.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Cafe Circa with a group of girls for Atlanta restaurant week on a Tuesday night, expecting good service and a fabulous meal for $25. Unfortunately, Cafe Circa just didn't deliver. The service was extremely slow...we waited 30 minutes after ordering before any of our appetizers arrived and another 30 minutes for our dinner salads. In addition to the poor service, the food was nothing to write home about. Fried plantains were delivered burned and black, calamari was breaded in chicken finger batter and none of the accompanying sauces complimented the appetizers. Their house salad is offered with a "balsamic vinegrette" which we quickly discovered was actually chunky pesto dressing. The main entrees...also not impressive. This place is trying to be gourmet, but no where near it. Don't go.

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Great place to get some food - great alternative to the Harlem Bar! Prices are good and the music is chic - stays oen late!

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★★★★☆

Great place to get some food - great alternative to the Harlem Bar! Prices are good and the music is chic - stays oen late!

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My friends and I visited this restaurant for a girls night out event. The ambience was great, but the food and service were absolutely awful!! The awful service began with our drinks, the bartender did not know how to create personalized martinis.. although the website states this is one of their strong points. Our calamari was cooked in old, burned grease and really only resembled calamari in sight. We confirmed this with the patrons at the table sitting next to us..another group of ladies who had their evening spoiled by the cuisine. The main course believe it or not got worse! The rice and peas were cold and as hard as a rock. The entree was clearly re-heated (half way), and we all received rice and peas-no option was given for the veggie medley. The waitress stated she expressed our grievances to the non-existent manager..never met him/her. I would advise everyone who wants a meal to stay away from this restaurant. If you're just going for drinks, you will enjoy the atmosphere.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I visited this restaurant for a girls night out event. The ambience was great, but the food and service were absolutely awful!! The awful service began with our drinks, the bartender did not know how to create personalized martinis.. although the website states this is one of their strong points. Our calamari was cooked in old, burned grease and really only resembled calamari in sight. We confirmed this with the patrons at the table sitting next to us..another group of ladies who had their evening spoiled by the cuisine. The main course believe it or not got worse! The rice and peas were cold and as hard as a rock. The entree was clearly re-heated (half way), and we all received rice and peas-no option was given for the veggie medley. The waitress stated she expressed our grievances to the non-existent manager..never met him/her. I would advise everyone who wants a meal to stay away from this restaurant. If you're just going for drinks, you will enjoy the atmosphere.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food, Service, Bartender drink service

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I love trying new places and I usually check reviews for everything. I hope you read mine before going here. On a Saturday girls night out, we decided to grab a very late (about 12am) dinner and drinks at Cafe Circa. We walked in and were impressed by the ambiance, good looking people, and nice set up. It looked like a great place to continue our night. My friends tried to order Grand Mariner martinis, but the bartender did not know how to make them so we got a round of cosmos (viva S*x in the City) and they tasted great. We were starving, so by the time our appetizers came (Chocolate wings, calamari, plantains) I dug right in. To our surprise, the calamari looked great, but tasted like burnt grease. The chocolate wings were decent. I must admit, the plantains were very good. We thought, maybe the calamari was just a fluke. Nope. I ordered the Mango Infused Shrimp. After a lengthy wait, my food came out lukewarm and the rice was hard enough to chip a tooth. I was never asked what side I wanted, so instead of the veggie medley I did want I was automatically given black beans. They were cold, but tasty (I told you I was starving). We relayed our culinary experience (or lack there of) to the waitress who said she told the cook and the manager. She also said they had had several complaints that night on the food (uh, you couldn't have told us this before we ordered???) And You would think they would have done something to change that. No one ever came over to say anything, no apology, and I really don't believe she cared. I really should have sent my food back, and on my way home, my stomach truly regretted by decision to eat the food anyway! I short, the food was way below average, service was kind of lazy, but the vibe and drinks were nice. I would go back, but only as a hang out spot. As a lounge, I'd give Circa 4 stars. As a restaurant, 1.5.

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★★☆☆☆

I love trying new places and I usually check reviews for everything. I hope you read mine before going here. On a Saturday girls night out, we decided to grab a very late (about 12am) dinner and drinks at Cafe Circa. We walked in and were impressed by the ambiance, good looking people, and nice set up. It looked like a great place to continue our night. My friends tried to order Grand Mariner martinis, but the bartender did not know how to make them so we got a round of cosmos (viva S*x in the City) and they tasted great. We were starving, so by the time our appetizers came (Chocolate wings, calamari, plantains) I dug right in. To our surprise, the calamari looked great, but tasted like burnt grease. The chocolate wings were decent. I must admit, the plantains were very good. We thought, maybe the calamari was just a fluke. Nope. I ordered the Mango Infused Shrimp. After a lengthy wait, my food came out lukewarm and the rice was hard enough to chip a tooth. I was never asked what side I wanted, so instead of the veggie medley I did want I was automatically given black beans. They were cold, but tasty (I told you I was starving). We relayed our culinary experience (or lack there of) to the waitress who said she told the cook and the manager. She also said they had had several complaints that night on the food (uh, you couldn't have told us this before we ordered???) And You would think they would have done something to change that. No one ever came over to say anything, no apology, and I really don't believe she cared. I really should have sent my food back, and on my way home, my stomach truly regretted by decision to eat the food anyway! I short, the food was way below average, service was kind of lazy, but the vibe and drinks were nice. I would go back, but only as a hang out spot. As a lounge, I'd give Circa 4 stars. As a restaurant, 1.5.

Pros: Drinks, atmosphere

Cons: FOOD

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I love this little spot on Edgewood Ave. in the up and coming Fourth Ward. I did not feel uncomfortable being a minority, and the staff was very nice. Although somewhat green. And of course anytime Francine Reed is performing, you can count me in. The drinks were very good, even though the poor bartender did not really know what he was doing. We did order some late night snacks, but even the alcohol could not help. I agree with the two previous reviews. But I do see the potential here. The owner needs to fire the kitchen, rewrite the menu, but leave the chocolate wings-but do them correctly, and you will have an all around great spot, and not just for drinks. Hopefully he will hear the cries of his patrons, about the food. If not, well, we know what will happen. Good Luck!

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★★★☆☆

I love this little spot on Edgewood Ave. in the up and coming Fourth Ward. I did not feel uncomfortable being a minority, and the staff was very nice. Although somewhat green. And of course anytime Francine Reed is performing, you can count me in. The drinks were very good, even though the poor bartender did not really know what he was doing. We did order some late night snacks, but even the alcohol could not help. I agree with the two previous reviews. But I do see the potential here. The owner needs to fire the kitchen, rewrite the menu, but leave the chocolate wings-but do them correctly, and you will have an all around great spot, and not just for drinks. Hopefully he will hear the cries of his patrons, about the food. If not, well, we know what will happen. Good Luck!

Pros: Great Atmosphere, & Francine Reed!

Cons: Poor Quality Food & Bartenders!

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It?s a Tuesday night, spending time with a friend, I?m gonna name drop momentarily but I?ll get back to my review, we previously spent the evening with Will Downing he was in town for a meet and greet /cd listening party at the W hotel in Dunwoody, so my friend says??What?s Next?? ?Let grab a drink somewhere?, so I put on my suggestion thinking cap and begin to narrow down our options, he finally decided on Cafe Circa. Cafe Circa is a new hot spot, housed in the King District on Edgewood Avenue(next door to Cafe 458) and a few blocks from one of my other favorite cool spots to lounge and unwind, the Harlem Bar. As we entered the cafe, we were met by a friendly host, we decided to sit at the bar. Now let me tell you about the bar, it?s so long, how long is it? it practically covers the entire cafe, of course I?m exaggerating but it huge(go see for yourself). As I gazed around the room, I spotted Anthony David(yes, Anthony David) spinning old school, R & B, Hip Hop ?.of course, I commented to him about being multi-talented ( a songwriter, singer and DJ)..the brotha got it goin? on! The bartender is an associate of mine from the National Black Arts Festival, so I felt right at home. We weren?t that hungry, after all, we just had appetizers at our previous event, so I ordered the Sweet Potatoes Fries(light, crispy, sweet) and for dessert, apple crumble pie which came with whipped cream(delicious), my friend ordered, shrimp tacos which came with bean & rice, and for dessert, peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream.(Yes, I tried it, it?s delicious, not heavy, not too sweet, flavorful). On certain days of the week, there?s Dinner & Jazz, and a variety of musical performances. So if you?re looking for a venue serving the professional, urbane community?. for your next book club meeting, art preview, dinner date, business meeting, lounge and unwind, head on over to Cafe Circa?I think you?ll enjoy your culinary and social experience!

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★★★★☆

It?s a Tuesday night, spending time with a friend, I?m gonna name drop momentarily but I?ll get back to my review, we previously spent the evening with Will Downing he was in town for a meet and greet /cd listening party at the W hotel in Dunwoody, so my friend says??What?s Next?? ?Let grab a drink somewhere?, so I put on my suggestion thinking cap and begin to narrow down our options, he finally decided on Cafe Circa. Cafe Circa is a new hot spot, housed in the King District on Edgewood Avenue(next door to Cafe 458) and a few blocks from one of my other favorite cool spots to lounge and unwind, the Harlem Bar. As we entered the cafe, we were met by a friendly host, we decided to sit at the bar. Now let me tell you about the bar, it?s so long, how long is it? it practically covers the entire cafe, of course I?m exaggerating but it huge(go see for yourself). As I gazed around the room, I spotted Anthony David(yes, Anthony David) spinning old school, R & B, Hip Hop ?.of course, I commented to him about being multi-talented ( a songwriter, singer and DJ)..the brotha got it goin? on! The bartender is an associate of mine from the National Black Arts Festival, so I felt right at home. We weren?t that hungry, after all, we just had appetizers at our previous event, so I ordered the Sweet Potatoes Fries(light, crispy, sweet) and for dessert, apple crumble pie which came with whipped cream(delicious), my friend ordered, shrimp tacos which came with bean & rice, and for dessert, peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream.(Yes, I tried it, it?s delicious, not heavy, not too sweet, flavorful). On certain days of the week, there?s Dinner & Jazz, and a variety of musical performances. So if you?re looking for a venue serving the professional, urbane community?. for your next book club meeting, art preview, dinner date, business meeting, lounge and unwind, head on over to Cafe Circa?I think you?ll enjoy your culinary and social experience!

Pros: Convenient, Comfy, Good Food

Cons: more parking

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Went Friday night with a group of friends. Service was slow. We received our food, then our water, then our drinks, then our silverware. In that order. I was never asked if I wanted to order another drink which is a shame because I did want one.

The food was really just average. Honestly, the people that are saying how great the food is must not know what really good food is. The turkey empanadas were all cranberry and no turkey. The sweet potato fries were under cooked. And the cobbler tasted like something you'd get at Popeye's or Mrs. Winners.

Without asking, the server brought us our check. We still wanted to order dessert and more drinks. Then, the hostess came over and asked us if we would hurry because she wanted to give our table to someone waiting with a reservation. Tacky! Even worse, the manager came over and when we explained to him, he also wanted us to move and comped us by giving us a drink at the bar.

I would have probably stayed comfortable and ordered several more drinks. Instead, I was left standing at the bar in 4 inch heels so I left.

I would go here ONLY for bar service and to mingle. Never to eat.

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★★☆☆☆

Went Friday night with a group of friends. Service was slow. We received our food, then our water, then our drinks, then our silverware. In that order. I was never asked if I wanted to order another drink which is a shame because I did want one.

The food was really just average. Honestly, the people that are saying how great the food is must not know what really good food is. The turkey empanadas were all cranberry and no turkey. The sweet potato fries were under cooked. And the cobbler tasted like something you'd get at Popeye's or Mrs. Winners.

Without asking, the server brought us our check. We still wanted to order dessert and more drinks. Then, the hostess came over and asked us if we would hurry because she wanted to give our table to someone waiting with a reservation. Tacky! Even worse, the manager came over and when we explained to him, he also wanted us to move and comped us by giving us a drink at the bar.

I would have probably stayed comfortable and ordered several more drinks. Instead, I was left standing at the bar in 4 inch heels so I left.

I would go here ONLY for bar service and to mingle. Never to eat.

Pros: Atmosphere, DJ spinning soulful house, upscale clientele

Cons: Service, Food, Poor Management, location

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We were greeted at the door upon arriving. The owner Kevin served us, the service was awesome!! The food came out hot and freshly prepared. I enjoyed the blacken taipai tacos, with black beans and rice!! The meal was great!! The atmoshere was really nice. I love the sinks in the ladies restroom. And the best part of my experience was the dessert ,the " Peach Cobbler", the best in ATLANTA!!! So if you was a different place to try. I highly recommend this cafe!! It was wonderful!!!

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★★★★★

We were greeted at the door upon arriving. The owner Kevin served us, the service was awesome!! The food came out hot and freshly prepared. I enjoyed the blacken taipai tacos, with black beans and rice!! The meal was great!! The atmoshere was really nice. I love the sinks in the ladies restroom. And the best part of my experience was the dessert ,the " Peach Cobbler", the best in ATLANTA!!! So if you was a different place to try. I highly recommend this cafe!! It was wonderful!!!

Pros: The food was fresh and the prices were great!!!!!!!!

Cons: Not to much parking.

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My name is James E Van Blaricum and I've recently been to Cafe Circa and it's really been a great experience. Nice place to hand out after hours. I highly recommend this place to anyone who has some tastes.

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★★★★★

My name is James E Van Blaricum and I've recently been to Cafe Circa and it's really been a great experience. Nice place to hand out after hours. I highly recommend this place to anyone who has some tastes.

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Now I must say that I am biased, the owners of this place are very good friends of mine. I went however with an open mind and prepared to tell them what anything that was wrong in a heart beat. I had such a good time at this place. They beef empanadas are soooo good, I could just eat them all day. The bartenders are very good pourers and the music is great! This is a must visit spot!

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★★★★☆

Now I must say that I am biased, the owners of this place are very good friends of mine. I went however with an open mind and prepared to tell them what anything that was wrong in a heart beat. I had such a good time at this place. They beef empanadas are soooo good, I could just eat them all day. The bartenders are very good pourers and the music is great! This is a must visit spot!

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Where esle can you see Francine reed for FREE, get great food at prices that are better than most other places in Atlanta (entress under $20)?? Really nice place, bohemian crowd of all types of people, very friendly, great service. Why wouldn't you go here?

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★★★★★

Where esle can you see Francine reed for FREE, get great food at prices that are better than most other places in Atlanta (entress under $20)?? Really nice place, bohemian crowd of all types of people, very friendly, great service. Why wouldn't you go here?

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Tried this place after work on Wednesday night. Very loungy type place. Dark wood, low lighting, white gauzy curtains, and sleek decor. At first glance, it didn't seem like this spot was focused on food. It just looks like a cool spot to come and have a drink after work. But, the Jerc Chicken was fantastic though not spicy like we expected. Pineapples topped the (very tender) chicken which was served over peas and rice with a vegetable medley on the side. The vegetable medley was so good we asked how it was cooked. (With garlic, white wine, and butter.) The vegetable potstickes were average. The service was excellent. Not that many people were there when we arrived around 6:45 but it started to almost get crowded by the time we left. Please note that parking is a little challenging. But we were impressed.

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★★★★☆

Tried this place after work on Wednesday night. Very loungy type place. Dark wood, low lighting, white gauzy curtains, and sleek decor. At first glance, it didn't seem like this spot was focused on food. It just looks like a cool spot to come and have a drink after work. But, the Jerc Chicken was fantastic though not spicy like we expected. Pineapples topped the (very tender) chicken which was served over peas and rice with a vegetable medley on the side. The vegetable medley was so good we asked how it was cooked. (With garlic, white wine, and butter.) The vegetable potstickes were average. The service was excellent. Not that many people were there when we arrived around 6:45 but it started to almost get crowded by the time we left. Please note that parking is a little challenging. But we were impressed.

Pros: Service, Food, Good value

Cons: Parking, Menu could use a few more choices

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I went on a Monday night for an event and this spot was HOT I started ut with a nice large martini and then had the chicken wings with a sauce that had chocolate in it. interesting. They also have entertainment on certain nights of the week. everyone comes through from Julie Dexter to Francine Reed. The only grip I have is the parking. Great job guys for taking a chance on the 4th ward. I will be back.

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★★★★★

I went on a Monday night for an event and this spot was HOT I started ut with a nice large martini and then had the chicken wings with a sauce that had chocolate in it. interesting. They also have entertainment on certain nights of the week. everyone comes through from Julie Dexter to Francine Reed. The only grip I have is the parking. Great job guys for taking a chance on the 4th ward. I will be back.

Pros: Interesting menu, chic crowd and great drinks

Cons: Parking

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I tried Cafe Circa out maybe after their first week of opening, and the experience wasn't that great. Nice, slick, new restaurant. Slow service, inexperienced wait staff, and bartender didn't know their drinks that evening. I do love the fact that they are a black owned business and a new upscale/casual option to the Old 4th Ward / Edgewood Ave. circuit, and, will attempt to dine with them again in a little bit, after they've smoothed over the rough edges.

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★★★☆☆

I tried Cafe Circa out maybe after their first week of opening, and the experience wasn't that great. Nice, slick, new restaurant. Slow service, inexperienced wait staff, and bartender didn't know their drinks that evening. I do love the fact that they are a black owned business and a new upscale/casual option to the Old 4th Ward / Edgewood Ave. circuit, and, will attempt to dine with them again in a little bit, after they've smoothed over the rough edges.

 

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