HENRY & JUNE
784 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, Ga.
$50 - $655
Story by HAN VANCE | Photography by ELLIOT LISS
A FEW DOORS DOWN from the oldest licensed bar in Atlanta, a dual-purpose emporium exists to facilitate a lifestyle enhancement for shopping tourists and local denizens alike. The freshly painted overhead sign by regaled artist Peter Ferrari boldly proclaims in all capital letters: COFFEESHOP & BOUTIQUE, and the crisp window logo design by Malcolm Montgomery seals the deal aesthetically. Inside, proprietary couple Jim Chambers and Camryn Park offer highbrow fashion from Scandinavia, Nashville, Atlanta and New York, while resident “Bean Curator” Daniel Mueller heads up a top-flight coffee program featuring varietals from around the world. “The same types of people who are fashion forward are thinking about a well-sourced, well-roasted, well-executed cup of coffee,” Chambers explains.
It started as a love story. Back in December of 2012, barista Daniel Mueller was working at local coffee house, Octane. His regular customer, Chambers, was holed up daily in that café writing a novel when he met Atlanta native, Park. The striking redhead fashionista had been busy selling vintage cameras and other fine goods and was thinking of opening a vintage boutique. Chambers, who hails from Brooklyn, fancied the idea of owning a gourmet coffeehouse. They visited superb boutiques and cafés across the country on this quest, eventually deciding to combine talents and bring their refined tastes to a convergence back in Atlanta.
Since the grand opening of Henry & June in July 2014, the coffee and clothing gallery has consistently offered CREMA Coffee from the acclaimed Nashville roasters, while rotating in widely sourced beans from other quality purveyors. Shoppers flock in for hard-to-find in the South fashion lines such as Objects Without Meaning, Han KjØbenhavn and Won Hundred.