Hodgepodge Coffee was built on everything incredible about Atlanta. It is a Black woman-owned business with a unique and delicious menu full of craft coffee and made-from-scratch baked goods that are all made in-house.
Krystle Rodriguez, the founding owner and current operator of Hodgepodge wanted to create a community space where people could go to “simply exist, create or connect. With Hodgepodge and her other projects, like Leaven Kitchen, she wanted to built a space that focused on lifting up voices that are often drowned out. She says, “I understand this community and its people, and I have spent the last decade dreaming about these spaces and making them into reality. My motivation behind every project is to create an environment for people like me: people who are often overlooked.”
The 3000 square foot building has become home to more than just delicious coffee and food, however. With a gallery space for local artists and a consignment program for local merchants, a small give and take library, artist markets, and so much more, Hodgepodge became a crucial part of the community in East Atlanta.
Hodgepodge is closing up shop because of a significant rent hike that would accompany their next lease renewal on the corner of Ormewood and Moreland. Krystle says that every price increase in the last two years went directly to the rise in cost of goods and pay increases for the team, but it’s to the point where they can no longer pay the increased price of rent.
Their last day of operation will be December 31st, 2023. So come in and grab a delicious treat and say goodbye to this community staple before the end of the year.
Hodgepodge’s quest was “to fill our community with delicious coffee, homemade goodness and a whole lot of love.” You did that, Hodgepodge, and so much more. We will miss you!
Be sure to grab a coffee and a treat before they close up shop on December 31st, 2023.
For more information, check out their website, or follow them on instagram @hodgepodgecoffee