Last Updated: May 2021
No matter where you live in Atlanta, there’s a fabulous biscuit, stack of pancakes, and chicken and waffle near you. Here are some of our current favorite brunch spots, sorted alphabetically by neighborhood.
1. Alpharetta – The Nest Cafe
They got that lolli lolli. Lollipop waffles that is! Tasty coffee drinks that’ll warm you right up, crusty croissants, perfect pancakes, and beignets for days make this spot one of Alpharetta’s finest brunches.
2. Brookhaven – The Flying Biscuit
The Flying Biscuit is a true Atlanta staple, but the one tucked away in the Town Brookhaven shopping center is our go-to. Not sure what it is about their biscuits that make them some of Atlanta’s best, but they’re perfectly browned on the outside and soft on the inside. And that apple jam, yum!
3. Buckhead – Le Bilboquet
For an elegant French meal, try Le Bilboquet for brunch. You’re going to be truly impressed by their crepes suzette, made with caramelized orange juice and grand marnier that smells just divine. Order up a baker’s basket of authentic French pastries to double up on carbs to start your Sunday funday!
4. Cabbagetown – Petit Chou
Lettuce tell you about just the place! Petit Chou, a French term of endearment that literally means my little cream puff as well as lettuce (French is weird), is just the cute-as-a-button spot that’ll delight. For a healthy helping of food, try the Cabbagetown Breakfast Bowl. A lot of place say they have a Belgian Waffle, but Petit Chou *actually* does, made with pearl sugar and topped with seasonal fruits, pecans, Vermont maple syrup, and a cinnamon-vanilla bean whipped cream that’ll knock your socks off.
5. Chamblee – Southbound
Chamblee is heating up! And you only need one bite of the Chamblee Hot Chicken Biscuit at Southbound, an elegant New American and Southern eatery, to confirm it. Not feeling hot chicken? Try the brisket yuca hash or Belgian Waffle, also sure to delight.
6. College Park – The Real Milk & Honey
There’s no other brunch spot better than the Real Milk & Honey in College Park. Over-the-top presentation, big portions, and delightful, perfected dishes like a southern fried lobster and grits and smothered chicken and biscuits. Best part? It’s served on weekdays and weekend evenings too, because they understand it’s all too hard to make it out of bed before 3pm on the weekends.
7. Decatur – Folk Art
Folk Art is always a classic, serving up an expansive menu of all your Southern favorites. You can’t go wrong with anything here, but here are some particularly stellar dishes: Lines are always out the door, so come early.
8. Downtown – Atlanta Breakfast Club
Peach cobbler French toast, buttermilk pancakes, and a crispy fried chicken and waffle option are just some of the dishes you can look forward to at Atlanta Breakfast Club. The lines are long, but the chicken is juicy and the food is fabulous! Just one of many good Downtown eats we love.
9. Duluth – Royal China Dim Sum
This Buford Highway dim sum mainstay has moved to Duluth, opening up a spectacular venue that you have to see to believe. The gold decor, high ceilings, and oh so sparkly light fixtures will dazzle you as much as the food. You’ll delight in their dim sum plates and entrees like their BBQ pork buns, congee, har gow, and garlic crab dishes. Royal China Dim Sum is temporarily closed at the moment, but be sure to check it out once they’re back in action.
10. Fayetteville – Broadway Diner
We love a good diner, and super cute Broadway Diner sure is a tasty one. A decadent country fried steak, $12 steak and eggs, tasty smoked salmon benny, and a hobo hash are some of the affordable eats on the menu in Fayetteville. There are even gluten free and vegetarian options, making this spot the spot for all!
11. Grant Park – Full Commission
A savory hangover hash, not so French toast made with marshmallow, and a lemon confit avocado toast are just some of the dishes that Full Commission has reimagined and put a unique spin on to delight the senses for the Grant Park crowd at brunch. Thank you for not being basic. Bonus: their homemade poptarts are extra fun!
12. Inman Park – Barcelona
This dinner tapas spot has a brunch that slaps too. Switch it up from your usual biscuit and enjoy a bit of a Spanish twist on breakfast. The regular tapas menu is also available, but you’ll also find breakfast bites like migas, pancakes topped with orange zest, hash cakes with chorizo, and chicken & churros.
13. Kennesaw – First Watch
We’re thankful to enjoy First Watch’s avocado toast, stacks of pancakes (especially the lemon riccotta), and fresh juices almost all over town, but the Kennesaw location gets extra kudos for excellent service. No trip is complete without a slice of their Million Dollar Bacon, smoked and baked with brown sugar and topped with a maple syrup drizzle. You’re going to have to roll me out the door.
14. Kirkwood – Le Petit Marche
Three words: French. Toast. Sandwich. And, two more words: Griddle. Cakes. Le Petit Marche has been serving some of the best brunch in Atlanta for over 10 years–they opened in 2008, during the recession, so you know they must be good to have survived that kind of bold move. Bonus: Le Petit Marche is black-owned too!
15. Little Five Points – Porter Beer Bar
Everyone knows Porter for their expansive beer, meads, and more menu. But, their brunch offerings are also perfectly savory options–and a great hangover cure! Their grit bowl with pork belly, sunny up egg, and kimchi relish will soak up any alcohol imbibed or just satisfy any hungry, hungry appetite. Or settle in for some salty carbs with their hangover ramen in a coconut curry. Yumm.
16. Marietta – Marietta Diner
Marietta mainstay Marietta Diner is always a solid choice, at a price point we can get behind. Breakfast is served all day and all night, because this spot is open 24 hours! You’re going to love diving into their expansive menu serving everything you can dream of, but we recommend trying their fluffy pancakes and perfectly prepared French toast.
17. Midtown – Momo Cafe (above Momonoki)
Yes, Momonoki has got a great ramen and a steak katsu sando that’s a meat lover’s dream, but we have a feeling you’re also going to love the matcha French toast, yuzu pastries, and pork belly benedict at the Momo Cafe upstairs. You’ll also love the light and airy vibes of this place!
18. Old Fourth Ward – Bread & Butterfly
Sitting on the patio of Bread & Butterfly and enjoying a French breakfast of fresh yogurt, soft and creamy scrambled eggs, or chocolate croissants (or pain au chocolate, if you will) is just the perfect beginning to any weekend.
19. Peachtree City – Due South
Chic Due South has been delighting Fayette County residents with their fabulous Southern cuisine for years. They serve a fantastic fried chicken and waffle, topped with a tasty peach compote. Feeling adventurous? Try the buffalo gater tail for an app!
20. Reynoldstown – Home Grown
We love a good deal and an outstanding, filling meal. Lines are always out the door for this Atlanta staple and one bit of their famous comfy chicken biscuit and you’ll know why. Just settle in for the wait, totter around the little shop, and sip on a mug of coffee before you dig into one of their blue collar lunch plates, also known as the best deal in town. The low prices, locally grown produce, and Southern classics make it all worth it.
21. Roswell – Fellows Cafe
This coffee shop and brunch spot is a recent addition to Roswell that really impresses. In the mood for sweet? Choose from their sugary pastries and lemon ricotta hot cakes to satisfy your sugary cravings. In a more savory state of mind? You’ll love their gluten-free huevos rancheros with cotija cheese. The vibe is cozy chic and feels tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta–a total hidden gem.
22. Sandy Springs – Cupanion’s
This North Buckhead/Sandy Springs spot has a French toast and cowboy benedict to die for. It’s a small little spot, right next to Kroger, but there’s also plentiful outdoor seating.
23. Smyrna – Muss and Turner’s
A total gem in Smyrna, Muss and Turner’s got a formidable brunch menu that rivals all the spots closer intown. For savory, try the Bucknasty’s Morning After, made with smoked brisket and bacon. For sweet, you can’t go wrong with their deep fried bread pudding French toast and caramelized apples.. For a bit of spice, tries the Salchipapas, a smoked pork shoulder topped with chimichurri and cotija cheese. Mmmm.
24. West Midtown – Cultivate Food & Coffee
The team from Cafe at Pharr have opened up a crazy delicious part brunch spot, part coffee shop. You’ll go bananas for their banana pancakes and be super impressed by the taste and visual presentation of their eggs benedict. Their matcha lavender latte is also super yummy!
25. West End – Garden Parc
This highly instagrammable brunch hot spot opened up during the pandemic. There are bottomless drink specials and usually great $5 drink specials as well as DJs on the weekend! The food is served banquet style and the restaurant follows the garden theme all the way from the room decor to the serveware, with meals served atop of cute tree slices. It’s a total experience!