French, Italian & Spanish Provincial Cooking.
573 N Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Here we are reopening….in the midst of an unprecedented rise in covid-19 cases in Atlanta and Georgia. The line that was flattening, is now rising steadily.
Why am I reopening, when I sat on my high horse in April and said it’s not safe? Because I do not think it is going away. This is the new normal. Cases will increase (in my opinion) because business owners and their customers, clients, guests, are not following the guidelines that were established. This puts everyone at risk. You’ve all read the news.
I have to see if I can come up with a business model that will sustain us through the long haul, while following all the guidelines and even some tougher ones that are in place today. Yes, I finally did receive a PPP loan towards the end of May. I consider myself lucky for not having gotten it sooner; when the requirements for its forgiveness were unreasonable. So this will help me start. I do want to be one of those places that have such strict rules that guests are comfortable joining us. Being able to offer dining inside makes the take-out business more cost effective.
So here we go…..On July 8 and forward. Please bring your masks with you…..and read the earlier post on procedures before dining with us.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Here are the nitty-gritty details:
We, at Babette’s Café, have always been committed to quality, excellence, and service. The safety and care of our staff and guests is always a priority, now more than ever. As we prepare to reopen, we want to make sure we do it the best way, so everyone is comfortable to enjoy our hospitality. In accordance with and in addition to the Reopening Guidelines, we have detailed for you the updates and changes we are implementing to bring us all together again.
Pre COVID-19 Dining Room occupancy – 65 seats/Social Distancing Occupancy – 28 seats
Pre COVID-19 Deck occupancy – 24 seats/ Social Distancing Occupancy – 12 seats
For those not quite ready to join us in the dining room, we have two great options for you to enjoy Babette’s at home – curbside pick-up and the return of Babette’s Pantry! Our menu will be posted on our website and will be enabled for online ordering as well as payment. There are two parking spaces right up front, designated for our curbside customers and we will bring your order to you. The spots will also be available for dropping off or picking up handicap guests.
The Pantry will feature items for you to take home and prepare from scratch, such as cuts of filet and lamb, portions of salmon and halibut. We will also be offering whole pies and tarts, quarts of corn chowder and several of our favorite sauces and dressings so you can create your own personalized Babette’s dinner at home!
See you soon!
While the news from the Governor is that restaurants can open next week, we will not reopen until a later date. I would like to see how things are going before we do. With social distancing, there will have to be a little bit of a new structure. I also don’t want to reopen and then have to close again. As one of my brilliant cousins at FEMA posted: Don’t take off the parachute just because you are slowing down. Will keep you posted! Marla
Life imitates art at Chef Marla Adams’ Atlanta French Restaurant. For more than 27 years, Marla has brought the story of food, grace and community to vivid and delicious life.
Babette’s Cafe combines French, Italian, and Spanish provincial cooking with a rustic, European setting. We off fine dining in a casual setting. Come in you jeans and enjoy seasonally, a beautiful Bouillabaise, House Made Agnolotti Pasta, Veal Piccata, Piroski of Pork and Veal and in the summer, a fragrant Paella.