Best Thing We Ate

Best Thing We Ate: Little Tart's Earl Grey Sablé

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  January 16, 2014

On a crisp recent day in Atlanta, conversation among those huddled inside The Jane building turned to the snow we've yet to see in metro Atlanta this winter. Would it flurry? Would it flake? (It wouldn't, it didn't.) But despite the chill in the air outside, temperatures inside the Grant Park space shared by Octane Coffee and the Little Tart Bakeshop bordered on toasty. Too late in the afternoon for lunch, and too early for dinner, but just the right time for a handmade, organic, locally baked snack. The Little Tart's baked goods take inspiration from France, and their sablés - crumbly French shortbread cookies - are always a delight (and just 75 cents a pop). An Earl Grey tea-flavored sablé was aromatic, herby, delicately salty, slightly bitter and slightly sweet. It was like dipping cookies into cups of tea, but without the mess. And it was, for a non-snowing winter afternoon with a cup of Octane's coffee, just right.