Juniper Cafe opens in West Midtown

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Spinach turnover, egg tarts and Georgian egg bread from Juniper Cafe. / Photo by Eric Soleil

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Spinach turnover, egg tarts and Georgian egg bread from Juniper Cafe.  / Photo by Eric Soleil

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Spinach turnover, egg tarts and Georgian egg bread from Juniper Cafe. / Photo by Eric Soleil

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The design, by local architecture and interior design firm PRAXIS3, “comprises modern shapes over traditional ones,” according to a press release, with “stepped ceiling elements reminiscent of the terraced Vietnamese countryside and a patio structure that will incorporate interpretations of time-honoured details of historic Vietnamese homes.Look for “bright tones” and “a fun, light interior.”

Originally from Atlanta, Hsu grew up working in his family’s Chinese restaurants. He worked in restaurants in New York, including Michelin-starred Le Bernardin, where he met Phillips, who also spent time in New York kitchens before returning to Atlanta. The pair opened Lazy Betty in 2019 to much acclaim, including a three-star review from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The restaurant was also named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2020.

The restaurant team hosted a series of Juniper Cafe preview pop-ups at Lazy Betty in anticipation of the restaurant opening.

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Kumquat Yuzu Soda from Juniper Cafe. / Photo by Eric Soleil

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Kumquat Yuzu Soda from Juniper Cafe.  / Photo by Eric Soleil

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Kumquat Yuzu Soda from Juniper Cafe. / Photo by Eric Soleil

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With the opening of the Juniper Cafe, Phillips will now serve as the executive chef of Lazy Betty and act as the business manager of the Juniper Cafe; Hsu will be the Culinary Director for both restaurants and Gilbert will be the Beverage Director for both concepts.

The same team will also open Humble Pie, a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant at The Interlock at 1115 Howell Mill Road in spring 2022.

Juniper Cafe hours of operation are 8am-11am Wednesday-Sunday; 5pm-9pm Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday and 5pm-10pm Friday-Saturday.

2260, boul. Marietta Northwest, Atlanta. 404-695-6516, juniper-cafe.com/

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Juniper Cafe menu

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Juniper Cafe menu

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