Zambawango is a boutique dessert and coffee shop in the heart of Sandy Springs, Georgia, specializing in exceptional Low Carb, sugar and gluten free, all natural European and American desserts and pastries. We also offer a selection of Low Carb fine coffee and tea drinks. All of our desserts are baked in-house, daily.
Visit our bakery in Sandy Springs | 901 Abernathy Road CU 400 | Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Open Monday - Friday 8:00AM -6:30PM | Saturday 9AM - 5PM | Sunday closed
Call us at: (404) 879-9731
Zambawango is a place where culinary magic happens… anything is possible! Many of our desserts seamlessly embrace healthy, all natural, non-GMO alternatives to wheat flour and refined sugar and have zero glycemic impact. Our low carb desserts contain 4 grams or less of net carbs per generous serving, no sugar or gluten and are suitable for any version of the low carb lifestyle.
We use almond and coconut flours, 99% pure chocolate, Swerve (a non-GMO, all natural plant based sweetener) and other natural ingredients.
Our menus change frequently
We offer a variety of handcrafted espresso drinks and brewed coffee, designed to pair with our pastries and desserts. Our coffee beans are roasted locally at Batdorf and Bronson Roasters.
Growing up in Athens, Greece, I developed a sweet tooth at a very early age. It seemed that on every other block there was a pastry shop, with beautiful European style desserts! As I grew older, I also learned to appreciate the Italian coffee drinks that paired well with the different desserts.
A few years ago, I adapted the Low Carb lifestyle and that is when the idea for Zambawango was born… I founded Zambawango and became it’s President (and CTO– Chief Tasting Officer), with the goal of changing the dessert landscape in the US, starting in Sandy Springs/Atlanta, GA. Hiring Chef Kathleen as Zambawango’s Executive Pastry Chef has helped make the vision a reality. Chef Kathleen is a true partner and has brought her considerable talents, experience and enthusiasm to Zambawango.
Zambawango’s low carb desserts, pastries and other baked goods contain 4 grams of net carbs or less per generous serving, no sugar or gluten, are all natural and are suitable for any version of the healthy low carb lifestyle.
Atlanta native Kathleen McDaniel has been a pastry chef for over 18 years and brings an extensive wealth of culinary knowledge to Zambawango. In 1996, she traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to attend Johnson & Wales University to study culinary arts and pastry and has since been an avid lover of pastries. In 2001, she made her way back to Atlanta to study under Roy Yamaguchi, allowing her to fuel her imagination and expand her creativity in the pastry world. She has received national recognition for her work, including The New York Times naming her “a rising star, her French desserts so venerable they belong in the Louvre”. Kathleen has had the honor of baking for such organizations as Share Our Strength, Atlanta Les Dames Chapter (of which she is a member) and The James Beard House.
After moving back to Atlanta in 2006, Kathleen worked as Executive Pastry Chef for several leading restaurants, including Buckhead Life Group, Davios, and The Indigo Road Group. As Executive Pastry Chef for Zambawango, Kathleen will continue being an innovator in the dessert and pastry space. In addition to limited traditional desserts, she will be offering and creating a wide range of Low Carb and Gluten Free desserts and pastries, utilizing all natural, non-GMO plant and root based sweetener alternatives to sugar, as well as coconut almond and other low carb non-wheat flours. Kathleen is a firm believer in healthier eating, and has challenged herself to make desserts and pastries with fewer than four grams of carbs per serving, fitting the Zambawango philosophy of enjoying fine desserts without the guilt.