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Delicious Black-Owned Brunch Spots Around ATL

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published November 5, 2020 and last updated February 17, 2022. 

Eat local! If you’re looking to support a locally-owned, minority-owned business this weekend, there’s plenty of them serving up some serious deliciousness. Check out our list!

Atlanta Breakfast Club – Waffle A La Mode

 1. Atlanta Breakfast Club

249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Did you think Downtown Atlanta didn’t have any good eats? Think again. Wildly popular brunch spot Atlanta Breakfast Club’s got diners raving about their chicken and waffles, peach cobbler French toast, and salmon croquettes. The lines are long, so go early!   

Breakfast Boys - Assorted Dishes | Photo: Facebook/eatatbreakfastboys
Breakfast Boys – Assorted Dishes | Photo: Facebook/eatatbreakfastboys

2. The Breakfast Boys

3387 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

Brunch is the most important meal of the day and The Breakfast Boys sure know how to do it right! The atmosphere is top notch with a vibrant color scheme and fun decorations throughout. The menu is also over-the-top with items like chicken and pancakes, lobster mac & cheese, and “the sweet chick” which is a breakfast sandwich on a croissant loaded with swiss cheese, chicken sausage, a fried egg, and the house jam with your choice of watermelon, breakfast potatoes, grits, or a salad on the side. Everything on this menu is so filling and so flavorful! However, it doesn’t stop there. No brunch is complete without a boozy drink so try the peach kiss or French connection with your meal. 

 

3. Breakfast at Barney’s 

349 Decatur St SE Unit A1, Atlanta, GA 30312

A newcomer to the Atlanta dining scene, Breakfast At Barney’s is providing a delicious and creative brunch menu in the most beautiful of atmospheres. It’s the perfect place to have brunch and get boozy. Want to get a little fancy? Try their 14 karat gold topped pancakes. Want to get REALLY fancy? Try their $1,000 “Mansa Musa” tower that’s a combo of the 14 karat gold pancakes, the yard bird platter, fried lobster and grits, 1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut, and serves up to four guests. 

The Corner Grille - Shrimp & Grits
The Corner Grille – Shrimp & Grits

4. The Corner Grille

The dining scene in College Park is heating up with new restaurants opening every day, but don’t forget about longtime staple the Corner Grille. The shrimp and grits? Phenomenal. The beignets? Outstanding. The cajun seafood pasta? Out of this world! Settle in for the brunch wait–it’s worth it. 

 
 
Fin & Feathers - Lamb Chops | Photo: Yelp
Fin & Feathers – Lamb Chops | Photo: Yelp

5. Fin & Feathers

360 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312

It’s a vibe! Fin & Feathers has everything you want for a boozy brunch. Mimosas, DJs, hookah, soul food, and more. It would also be a great stop on a bachelorette weekend! Reservations are essential, you do not want to wait in their line! 

Garden Parc - Assorted Cocktails | Photo: Facebook/gardenparc
Garden Parc – Assorted Cocktails | Photo: Facebook/gardenparc

6. Garden Parc

792 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

This West End brunch spot and Instagram dream is all about the experience. They have all your brunch favorites served in a tableside buffet/all you can eat format for a two-hour window, plus an hour of complimentary mimosas. The experience comes in a little pricier at $55 per person without tax and tip, but it’s the ultimate thing to do when you’re in the mood to treat yourself! 

Forks & Flavors | Photo: Facebook/forksandflavors
Forks & Flavors | Photo: Facebook/forksandflavors

7. Forks & Flavors

2920 George Busbee Pkwy NW #109, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Kennesaw folks, rejoice! Owners/couple David Wilmott and Darnell Morgan are bringing you a $30 brunch buffet with Belgian waffles, chicken tenders, gouda grits, biscuits & gravy, Kahlua French Toast, and MORE. Sink your teeth into their Jamaican jerk ribs, and you’ll be in love. There’s typically a DJ at brunch, and the interiors are industrial and chic but comfortable. Run, don’t walk! 

Gocha's Breakfast Bar - Shrimp Grit Cake | Photo: Facebook/Gochas-Breakfast-Bar-390022068253989
Gocha’s Breakfast Bar – Shrimp Grit Cake | Photo: Facebook/Gochas-Breakfast-Bar-390022068253989

8. Gocha’s Breakfast Bar

3695 Cascade Rd Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30331

Who else thinks breakfast is the best meal of the day? The folks at Gocha’s Breakfast Bar obviously do, because that’s what’s on the menu all day and man, do they do it well. Expect brunch Southern favorites like fish and grits, chicken and waffles, and a lump crab skillet. Pair your dish from one of their ample selection of mimosas. Find them off of Cascade Road!  

Lickety Split - Breakfast | Photo: licketysplit.net
Lickety Split – Breakfast | Photo: licketysplit.net

9. Lickety Split Southern Kitchen & Bar

1155 Virginia Ave Suite F, Hapeville, GA 30354

For fluffy buttermilk pancakes and brioche French toast in the heart of Hapeville, try Lickety Split Southern Kitchen & Bar. It’s soul food, comfort food–everything that’s good!   Diners love the salmon cakes and creamy grits. Lickety Split has unfortunately temporarily suspended their brunch operations until December 2020, but add them to your brunch bucket lists and visit them for lunch or dinner in the meantime! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Ms. Icey’s Kitchen

1371 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30033

Decatur is truly blessed with some absurdly delicious restaurants. Case in point: Ms. Icey’s Kitchen. Their fusion Southern and Caribbean cuisine is all comfort in a super modern and very cool environment. Whatever you do, order the skillet cornbread! It’s heavenly. 

Milk & Honey - Honey Biscuits | Photo: Yelp
The Real Milk & Honey – Honey Biscuits | Photo: Yelp

11. The Real Milk & Honey Restaurant

3719 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

College Park comes through again with the brunch goodness. The Real Milk & Honey specializes in show stopping dishes and generous portions of Southern delights. Brunch is served on weekdays and weekend evenings too, so you can enjoy their southern fried lobster and grits and smothered chicken and biscuits any time of day. Get the honey biscuits too! 

 

12. Roc South Cuisine & Cocktails

3009 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Roc South Cuisine and Cocktails is bringing an elevated Soul Food experience to Buford Highway. With dishes like Seafood Eggrolls, Cajun Shrimp and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, their seafood selection is four star and their service is second to none. Plus, their brunch options may be the sweetest thing you could ever see on a Saturday or Sunday. 

Toast on Lenox - Skillet | Photo: toastonlenoxatl.com
Toast on Lenox – Skillet | Photo: toastonlenoxatl.com

13. Toast on Lenox

2770 Lenox Rd NE Suite B1, Atlanta, GA 30324

Hey there, brunch realness! The folks behind this Buckhead brunch spot really know what they’re doing. Just listen to this menu, y’all: lobster waffles. Honey fried chicken. Cajun seafood dip. Salmon croquette. Bananas foster french toast. Are you salivating yet?! Be sure to make a reservation

 

 
 
 
 
 
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14. Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen

3721 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

There’s tons of savory seafood options and gullah geechee flavors on the menu at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen for brunch! Get their slammin’ salmon over grits or try their jam up wingz and red velvet waffle. The cocktails are strong, and you can even add CBD oil to yours for an extra hit of relaxation. Their bussin’ corn muffins will change your life! 

Ms. Icey’s Kitchen
Breakfast at Barney’s
The Real Milk & Honey Restaurant
The Corner Grille
Atlanta Breakfast Club
Le Petit Marche
Gocha’s Breakfast Bar
Lickety Split Southern Kitchen & Bar
Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen
Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine
Ms. Icey’s Kitchen

Decatur is truly blessed with some absurdly delicious restaurants. Case in point: Ms. Icey’s Kitchen. Their fusion Southern and Caribbean cuisine is all comfort in a super modern and very cool environment. Whatever you do, order the skillet cornbread!

Breakfast at Barney’s

A newcomer to the Atlanta dining scene, Breakfast At Barney’s is providing a delicious and creative brunch menu in the most beautiful of atmospheres. It’s the perfect place to have brunch and get boozy. Want to get a little fancy? Try their 14 karat gold topped pancakes. Want to get REALLY fancy? Try their $1,000 “Mansa Musa” tower that’s a combo of the 14 karat gold pancakes, the yard bird platter, fried lobster and grits, 1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut, and serves up to four guests.

The Real Milk & Honey Restaurant

College Park comes through again with the brunch goodness. The Real Milk & Honey specializes in showstopping dishes and generous portions of Southern delights. Brunch is served on weekdays and weekend evenings too, so you can enjoy their southern fried lobster and grits and smothered chicken and biscuits any time of day. Get the honey biscuits too!

The Corner Grille

The dining scene in College Park is heating up with new restaurants opening every day, but don’t forget about longtime staple the Corner Grille. The shrimp and grits? Phenomenal. The beignets? Outstanding. The cajun seafood pasta? Out of this world! Settle in for the brunch wait–it’s worth it.

Atlanta Breakfast Club

Did you think Downtown Atlanta didn’t have any good eats? Think again. Wildly popular brunch spot Atlanta Breakfast Club’s got diners raving about their chicken and waffles, peach cobbler French toast, and salmon croquettes. Even with COVID-19 going on the lines are long, so go early!

Le Petit Marche

A favorite of Kirkwood restaurants and beyond, Le Petit Marche is a woman-owned spot that makes the top of brunch lists year after year. Their griddle cakes are always fantastic, but if you want to fall right into a food coma, try their French Toast sandwich, stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs and bacon. They’re takeout and delivery only at this time, but still taste just as deliciousness from the comfort of your couch!

Gocha’s Breakfast Bar

Who else thinks breakfast is the best meal of the day? The folks at Gocha’s Breakfast Bar obviously do, because that’s what’s on the menu all day and man, do they do it well. Expect brunch Southern favorites like fish and grits, chicken and waffles, and a lump crab skillet. Pair your dish from one of their ample selection of mimosas. Find them off of Cascade Road!

Lickety Split Southern Kitchen & Bar

For fluffy buttermilk pancakes and brioche French toast in the heart of Hapeville, try Lickety Split Southern Kitchen & Bar. It’s soul food, comfort food–everything that’s good!   Diners love the salmon cakes and creamy grits. Lickety Split has unfortunately temporarily suspended their brunch operations until December 2020, but add them to your brunch bucket lists and visit them for lunch or dinner in the meantime!

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen

There’s tons of savory seafood options and gullah geechee flavors on the menu at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen for brunch! Get their slammin’ salmon over grits or try their jam up wingz and red velvet waffle. The cocktails are strong, and you can even CBD oil to yours for an extra hit of relaxation. Their bussin corn muffins will change your life!

Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine

Our friend “The Real Atlanta Housewives” star Kandi Burruss-Tucker opened up this venture in the East Point/Castleberry/State Farm Arena area. Old Lady Gang has an excellent patio, bar offerings, and good-old fashioned Southern food made from Kandi’s family’s recipes.

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