Brunching It Up in Atlanta
Collected by Caroline Eubanks, AFAR Local Expert
Brunch may be found all over the world, but it's truly an art form in the South. Nearly every bar and restaurant has its own version—from the white-tablecloth incarnations for the churchgoing crowd to the greasy-dive destinations for the younger folks who were out all night. Every brunch spot needs a hair of the dog like a Bloody Mary or mimosa, so drink up.
1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
This small yet classy bar on Edgewood Avenue is so much more than a neighborhood watering hole, even though it excels in that regard with $1 oysters and $1 pony Miller High Lifes. But it’s the chef’s breakfast that makes them so...
1812 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
From the outside you might think you’ve happened upon some beachside grill, but R. Thomas is right in the middle of Buckhead on Peachtree Street. Diners are greeted by a gang of parrots before entering the restaurant. The family owned and operated...
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA
This bakery has been listed as having the best croissants in the city, and you will likely agree. Pastry chef Alon Balshan opened in 1994 in Virginia Highland selling baked goods and artisan food and wine products. The Perimeter location is an...
421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Atlanta’s Grant Park area is known for three things: Oakland Cemetery, Zoo Atlanta and good food. Ria’s Bluebird is a staple of the neighborhood, serving up breakfast food from 8am to 3pm. The tattooed waitresses can recommend standard...
1255 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068, USA
It's not often that you find a real New York deli in the southern United States, but Bagelicious is just that. The Jewish bagel spot is covered in Yankees memorabilia and usually packed with the regulars. So what's good here? In one word:...
1100 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Every city needs a go-to brunch spot and for me it's West Egg Cafe over on Atlanta's Westside. Named for the setting of The Great Gatsby, you will find a line out the door nine times out of ten. It's definitely no longer Atlanta's best kept...
968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
Home Grown Restaurant in Atlanta is committed to being just that, using locally-grown produce and fresh ingredients in a funky, down-to-earth yet hip diner setting. They offer friendly and engaging service, along with a number of vegetarian...
1001 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
The Flying Biscuit, owned by waitress and chef Delia Champion and Indigo Girls member Emily Saliers, opened in 1993 and since then has expanded its original Candler Park location and franchised all around town. At least 5,000 of their famous...
655 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
What started as a simple coffee shop and bakery has become one of the most popular brunch spots in Atlanta. There's constantly a wait at the original Old Fourth Ward location. Highland's baked goods are what greets you first and it's easy to get...
1544 Piedmont Ave NE #301, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
Calling itself a "chicken rotisserie," this is far from Kentucky Fried. Bantam + Biddy truly showcases poultry in all of their menus. Brunch is certainly one of the most popular times to visit, as you can get bites like chicken and waffles,...
4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
Drive past this restaurant on a weekend and you'll see a full parking lot with people lined up outside. Chef Suzanne Vizethann's Southern fare is that good. Buttermilk Kitchen, named for the all-important ingredient in regional cooking, serves...
465 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
You may have already driven past Folk Art without realizing it, but once you've been you'll always want to go back. Featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, the restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As sister restaurant to...
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