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Café Intermezzo to close Brookwood location, reopen on Midtown Mile

Brookwood location has been open for almost 25 years; 12th & Midtown locale set to open in November.

The 12th & Midtown development team officially announced Tuesday that Café Intermezzo will soon bring its European flair to the $2 billion mixed-use development project on the Midtown Mile.

It had been reported by several media outlets last summer that Café Intermezzo was eyeing a Midtown location. Undisclosed until Tuesday was that the new Café Intermezzo locale will replace the Brookwood location that has been open for almost 25 years.

The Atlanta-based European coffeehouse will close its Brookwood doors at 1845 Peachtree Road in November when it reopens at 12th & Midtown and joins STK, Asselina Cucina, Ri Ra Irish Pub, RA Sushi, Mi Cocina and Piola at the mixed-use development. 

"Café Intermezzo has long been considered a landmark destination in Atlanta and we feel privileged to bring them to 12th & Midtown,’’ said Shirley Gouffon, senior vice president of Selig Enterprises, in a release. “Occupying a marquis corner adjacent to Loews Atlanta Hotel, Café Intermezzo will be a dynamic and exciting addition to 12th & Midtown."

Is this a good addition for Midtown? Please share with us your thoughts.

Brian Olson opened the first Café Intermezzo in Dunwoody in 1979. The Brookwood Café Intermezzo opened its doors in December 1987 and quickly became a place where many couples enjoyed their first date in the casual environment.

Café Intermezzo offers more than 100 different tortes, tarts, cakes, pies and cheesecakes; scores of coffee beverages and other beverages with and without alcohol.

Kevin Creel, managing principal with CRESA Partners represented the tenant in this transaction.

T.A. May 29, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Cafe Intermezzo will fit right in with all the other restaurants in 1010 Midtown and across the street in the Loews development. I'd love to be able to walk down Peachtree from 14th to 5th street and not see any vacant storefronts.
dan c May 30, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Half the charm of cafe intermezzo is its location at Brookwood. I am very sad as this will likely be just another washed out coffee shop with no character like the downtown location.
Van Gogh May 30, 2012 at 06:18 PM
This is bad news. The Brookwood building is what makes Cafe Intermezzo so very special. It's a beautiful,and soothing place with the wood floors, and fixtures everywhere, The back patio is like stepping into the Belle Epoque. It is a treasure. When they opened downtown a year or so ago, it was the same menu, but the atmosphere wasn't even close, just another noisy restaurant. I fear it will be the same at the new location. Please reconsider. The uniqueness of Brookwood will never be recaptured.
kelli rose May 30, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Brookwood is the best of the three locations ... midtown will be great but leave the best alone ... choi
Aya Turner May 31, 2012 at 04:54 PM
so excited to have a "real" cafe in the neighborhood! :)
TBaby May 18, 2013 at 05:08 AM
I agree, the Brokwood location is the best out of all the locations. The charm of the building gives it a great atmosphere that makes you want to come back. Not very many places can replicate that feeling of comfort and intamicy. Bad decision to close that down, sorry to say.

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