Charming Downtown Duluth Georgia

Time flies when you’re having fun. . . and when you’re traveling or having visitors almost every week! My recent travels brought me to Duluth, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, where I attended the launch of Sonesta Hotels dual-branded hotel.

You can read about Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta and Sonesta ES Suites Gwinnett Place Atlanta on the Sonesta blog! I also blogged about the delicious dining experiences I had while on-property. . . and I have so much more to share!

The weather in Atlanta during my visit was glorious, sunny and in the high 60′s, so exploring the area was a top priority.

Duluth Georgia Wine Bar

Downtown Duluth Georgia is a short drive from Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, and it is adorable! I had done my food blogger research and knew that Epicurean Cafe was where I wanted to start my exploration of Duluth.

Located on the town green in a charming old mansion, the cafe exudes Southern hospitality while featuring intriguing works of art and wines from around the world.

Epicurean Cafe


The mouthwatering menu choices were fun to read through, but I kept going back to the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with Pimento Cheese. . .I have never met a fried green tomato I didn’t like! I got my veggies in with a tasty slaw and greens that topped my sandwich. I devoured every bite of this and washed it down with sparkling pink bubbles from Francois Montand. Delightful!

lunch in Duluth Georgia

Completely full and decidedly enchanted by my lunch experience at Epicurean Cafe, I set out to explore the rest of Duluth’s little downtown and discovered it’s a spot for arts, food, and community. From street art to local galleries, pops of color and beauty dotted the landscape in Duluth, and I’ll be sharing more photos on the Sonesta blog soon.

The focal point of downtown is the fountain, which serves as a gathering place for concerts and other events, in addition to being a great spot to soak up some sun on a fall day. I can only imagine how fun and festive the area is during summer concerts and other events.

Downtown Duluth Georgia




The Dream Keepers 9/11 tribute is touching and filled with beauty and hope for the future. Definitely take a moment to appreciate the incredible detail in this piece. You can read about it here.


Duluth’s goal of being an art destination is certainly shaping up! It seemed I found something whimsical and worth admiring around every bend!



In addition to art, Downtown Duluth is home to a ton of places to eat! A BBQ restaurant, adorable coffee shop, chocolate shop, and donut shop, were just a few businesses I passed by, and a brewery should be opening very soon! All in all, this little area of sprawling Duluth offered a character all its own, and with the work being done on the streets and some businesses, it’s easy to tell that it will only get better over time!

Duluth Georgia Brewery

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