Southern Food,

Creative Twist.

Always made from scratch ingredients, and always made with joy.



Changes to Holiday Dinner Hours

Several of our dinner staff have family members in high-risk groups and have asked to be excused from work for the holidays.

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our staff and their family we will discontinue dinner through the New Year. We will resume our normal dinner service on Tuesday, January 12. We apologize for any inconvenience, wish you Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time saying good riddance to 2020!



Industry night:
7PM – 2:30AM
(Special food & drink menu changes every week)


Breakfast & Lunch: 11:00AM – 2:30 PM
Naughty or Nice Hour: 2:30PM – 5:30PM
Dinner: 5:30PM – 11:00 PM
Cocktails: 5:30PM – 2:00 AM


 Brunch & Christmas Cocktails: 8:30AM – 3:00PM
Naughty or Nice Hour: 2:30PM – 5:30PM
Dinner: 5:30PM – 11:00 PM
Cocktails: 5:30PM – 2:00 AM


Brunch: 8:30AM – 3:00 PM              Christmas Cocktails: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

fueled by traditional eats

Our Story

Our husband and wife executive chef team pull inspiration from around the world combining traditional southern and rural european recipes with the latest in avant-garde techniques to create a truly unique cafe experience.

Born and raised in south Georgia, Joy was heavily influenced by the traditional southern cooking of her great-grandmother.  Later, Joy took her passion for time-honored hand-made meals with her to rural Italy. With these lessons in mind, Joy continually strives to create new and innovative recipes that bring technique, nutrition and flavour together.



Greek Salad selected as a WW Favorite!

We are honored to have been chosen to partner with Oprah on her 2020 Weight Watchers tour.


just like mom made it...

Homestyle Fare

Our attention to detail ensures quality while keeping foods preservative free. Our recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and now we bring them to you!.

We’re always cooking up amazing food at Joy Cafe, whether you're in the mood for a life-changing grilled cheese or a decadent berry breakfast waffle. Our seasonal offerings are always changing, too; use the links to the right to discover what is on the latest menu!

We Can't Wait to Serve You

Joy Cafe is located in the heart of Midtown in Atlanta. Come visit us and enjoy some true Southern hospitality!