Its Poppin Pops Up in Buckhead

Everyone has their go-to snack of choice that reigns supreme above all others. Well if your favorite snack of all happens to be popcorn, you're in luck because a new "popcorn cafe" has just opened in Buckhead to ensure that you get your fix any time you like. It's Poppin' brings Atlantans a pop of sweet flavors to Peachtree Road this month.

Inspired by the owners of Cake Cafe in Decatur, this new concept features over 300 flavors of gourmet popcorn along with other sweet treats including their acclaimed cakes and an assortment of nuts, classic candies, gourmet chocolate bars, cotton candy and ice creams. It's Poppin' aims to be the first popcorn bar of its kind, with 300 flavors of gourmet popcorn ranging from salty and savory to sweet and spicy. Eighteen of the shop's most popular flavors, such as caramel and cheddar, are featured along the white marble popcorn bar, "scoop-ready" for all guests to enjoy. Individually customized creations are available as well in which guests can mix and match ingredients to create their own unique flavor profile.

Alcohol-infused popcorns featuring beer and select spirits will also accompany the diverse popcorn menu. A sweet highlight of the cafe's offerings, Ardra's in-demand cakes are made using her family's secret recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation and incorporate real, traditional Southern ingredients. Other treats include classic candies, gourmet nuts, homespun cotton candy and frozen treats.

Pair any of the treats with coffee or a specialty drink and settle into the cafe's enchanting space. "I'm using the creativity from decorating my cakes to present a new kind of dessert cafe and introduce real Southern sweets to Buckhead," says Ardra Tippett. "No one else can boast a popcorn shop with so many different flavors, so I think this is just what Atlanta needs." The "boutique chic" cafe encourages friends to gather in the warm and inviting atmosphere. Contemporary and elegant design elements inspire the interior, with plush diamond-tufted seating, mirrored accents and custom Alahambra wall coverings.

The space offers a cozy feeling and also makes a great space for bridal showers, networking events or other intimate gatherings. It's Poppin' is located at 3165 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30305. The retail store is open 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment only from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please visit , or call 404.254.2377. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.