Isla & Co is now open at 56 East Andrews Drive. The space formerly housed Sama Food for Balance next to Lucy’s Market. Parched Hospitality Group originally debuted the Australian coastal concept chain in Brooklyn, NY, and they have quickly expanded the brand to Midtown Manhattan, Fairfield, CT, Dallas, TX, West Palm Beach, and Buckhead. An additional Atlanta location is already planned for West Midtown.
The Buckhead location is bright an airy. The decor has a modern minimalist vibe, but an abundance of natural greenery and warm wood accents prevent the space from feeling cold and sterile. The dining room wraps around a large central bar, where specialty coffee is prepared for breakfast, and cocktails are created for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
The menu is, “inspired by Australian coastal towns.” Dishes include lots of veggies and bright flavors, along with fresh meats and seafood. Brunch favorites like Smashed Avocado Toast are elevated with delicata squash and pickled onion. The Isla&Co Burger had all the flavors you expect from fresh ingredients and perfect execution. We took advantage of the “12 days of Christmas” special which included a dozen East Coast oysters and a cocktail for just $12.
The cool vibe and friendly, attentive service make Isla&Co a nice addition to the Buckhead restaurant scene. The restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday, and open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner the rest of the week. Tables are seated for brunch on a first-come-first-served basis, and reservations are accepted for dinner. Find out more at isla-co.com