ADDRESS: 1658 S. Lumpkin st.
Nick said that Condor's atmosphere was inspired by a collection of bean-to-bar manufacturers. The vibe is like a blend between a coffee shop and a bar: it's not too quiet or pretentious, and the space is open and encourages conversation. The gourmet attitude is balanced with a graphic homage to Ecuador. If you can resist the chocolate, it's a great place to get work done or people-watch.
Occasionally, fantastic smells waft through the room. Aside from the obvious chocolate and coffee, I caught caramel and warm butter. Like I said, this place can be dangerous. Fortunately, there's still more to come from Condor Chocolates. After Valentine's Day, the shop will launch chocolate bars and a series of spreads: chocolate syrup, chocolate peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut. Get excited.