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It all started with Stacey thinking about coffee. She likes really good coffee, and figured other people would, too. So she set up some coffee carts around the city and began schooling Atlantans on how to change their morning ritual from “coffee, please” to “double tall skinny half caff bald latte, please.”

Then she started thinking about cycling. And she quickly learned that a body cannot run on coffee alone (no matter how good it is). So she started thinking about muffins. Really good muffins. And breads! The kind of that nourish the body.

That got her thinking about how good southern comfort food can be. And she figured other people would think so, too.

And as she was thinking these thoughts, her pondering was interrupted by the sound of opportunity knocking. An old bakery from the 1930’s that delivered goods by horse and buggy. The historic, original Highland Bakery location.


A bakery created by generations of bakers that inspired generations of changemakers -- like Alberta King, who brought her children in, including Martin Luther King Jr.; Lorena and William Windsor, employees who went on to open their own bakery; and now Stacey Eames, founder of Highland Bakery and lead orator of its history. And now those muffins and breads have expanded to include a full and abundant array of bakery goods.

And Mama's southern comfort has broadened its horizons, growing into a full menu that stretches comfortably from breakfast to lunch and brunch.

And you can still get your double, tall, skinny, half-caff, bald latte.