The 14 Best Places to Have Brunch in Atlanta

With countless parks, outdoor festivals, and diverse neighborhoods just waiting to be explored, Atlanta has something for everyone. That extends to everyone's favorite meal: brunch. Whether you're craving a breakfast classic like pancakes or you're in the mood for a Southern staple like biscuits and gravy, Atlanta has you covered. Here are the best places to brunch in the city.

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West Egg Cafe

Brunch at West Egg Cafe

West Egg Cafe

Address
1100 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Phone +1 404-872-3973

Don't let the long lines for weekend brunch scare you away. A local favorite, this Westside restaurant serves up a mouth-watering breakfast that's worth waiting for. Try the Peachtree Plate, which comes with two eggs any style, brown sugar bacon, pimento cheese grits, fried green tomatoes, and a biscuit, or their award-winning shrimp and grits. If you're intimidated by the weekend crowd, West Egg Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday, so stop by during the week for the same menu with less of a wait.

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Murphy's

Murphy's brunch in Atlanta

Murphy's

Address
997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
Phone +1 404-872-0904

Murphy's, with its wine shop, bakery, and one of the city's best brunches, has long been a hub of the quaint Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Sip a Bloody Mary while dining on everything from hazelnut-crusted French toast with caramelized bananas to crabcake eggs Benedict with spicy hollandaise sauce. Brunch at Murphy's is served on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Star Provisions

Breakfast sandwich at Star Provisions

Star Provisions

Address
1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Phone +1 404-365-0410

From the crispy chicken biscuit to the French omelet baguette with brie and aioli, there is no wrong choice at Star Provisions, sister restaurant of the Atlanta icon, Bacchanalia. Eat inside in the bright and airy market or take your brunch to one of the restaurant's outdoor patio tables if the weather permits. Star Provisions only stocks the highest quality ingredients, like locally made artisan cheese and freshly baked bread and pastries. While Sunday morning is usually the most popular time for going out to brunch, keep in mind that Star Provisions only opens Tuesday through Saturday.

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Buttermilk Kitchen

Buttermilk Pancakes at Buttermilk Kitchen

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Address
4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342-3716, USA
Phone +1 678-732-3274

Chef Suzanne Vizethann's menu at this charming spot near Chastain Park focuses on sustainable, local ingredients. Order the made-from-scratch pancakes—considered some of the best in Atlanta—and try topping them with whiskey syrup (we won't judge you for ordering the full stack). Or, go for the B.Y.O.B. (build-your-own-breakfast) plate, which comes with two eggs and one side (think maple-cured bacon or stone-ground grits). The restaurant also has a bar serving brunch libations like the house Bloody Mary, made with Picker's vodka and Sister's Sauce.

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Canoe

Canoe terrace in Atlanta

Canoe

Address
4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
Phone +1 770-432-2663

If you want a quiet brunch with a scenic countryside view, you don't need to travel outside of Atlanta to find it. Look no further than this Vinings institution in northern Atlanta, located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Get there early to stroll the lush and well-manicured grounds—mimosa in hand optional—before digging into breakfast staples like the duck and beef burger, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, and brioche French toast. Atlanta's most idyllic brunch is served only on Sundays.

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The General Muir

Bagel brunch at General Muir

The General Muir

Address
1540 Avenue Pl B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
Phone +1 678-927-9131

The team behind West Egg has another winning brunch spot: The General Muir. Located at Emory Point in Druid Hills, this restaurant serves up bagels, sandwiches, and noshes that rival even the best New York City Jewish delis. Whether you order an open-faced bagel with the works or the smoked hash complete with house-cured crisped pastrami, potatoes, and sunny eggs, you can't go wrong here. Enjoy the best of this delicatessen, which is open every Wednesday through Sunday.

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Bread & Butterfly

Brunch at Bread and Butterfly

Bread & Butterfly

Address
290 Elizabeth St NE F, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Phone +1 678-515-4536

This charming European-inspired Inman Park bistro has it all: amazing pastries, fluffy pancakes, quiche, soft scrambled eggs with cold smoked trout, shrimp remoulade, and a good ol' American-style burger. Wash it all down with a cappuccino or glass of bubbly while pretending you're at a neighborhood café in Paris. This popular brunch spot is open Wednesday through Sunday and reservations are not accepted, so expect a wait if you go for a weekend meal.

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Local Three Kitchen & Bar

Brunch at Local Three

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Address
3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, USA
Phone +1 404-968-2700

Watch the chefs fry your bacon (the restaurant goes through more than 100 pounds in a week!) and flip your pancakes in the 6,000-square foot kitchen. Brunch here features over two dozen seasonally-inspired items that include baked treats, mixed greens, buttermilk pancakes topped with macerated summer berries, and biscuits served alongside corned beef gravy. All of the entrees come with a basket of freshly baked pastries to enjoy with your meal, like cinnamon monkey bread and berry tarts, and you can always add on some bottomless mimosas for the full experience. Brunch is served at Local Three every Sunday morning.

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Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

Grit Casserole at Twisted Soul

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Address
1133 Huff Rd NW #D, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Phone +1 404-350-5500

What's better than fried chicken? How about fried chicken for breakfast in an omelette with cheddar cheese, honey picante sauce, collard greens, balsamic potato hash, and more. Other standout dishes at this Westside soul food spot include the crispy pork belly eggs Benedict, lemon-vanilla bean French toast, and the seafood omelet with scallions and pepper jack cheese. Round it all out with one of the signature sweets, like the Baptist pound cake with caramel bacon glaze.

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Pancake Social

Pancake Social

Pancake Social

Address
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
Phone +1 678-609-8696

Get pancakes all day, every day—or rather, all morning, every day—at Pancake Social, open daily and brought to you from the team behind Bacchanalia and Star Provisions. Located inside Ponce City Market, the restaurant serves up buttermilk pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, gluten-free banana and oatcakes, and lemon and ricotta pancakes, among others. If sweet breakfast isn't your jam (no pun intended), order the avocado toast with a soft-cooked egg and radish, patty melt, or smoked salmon bagel. Pair your meal with a fresh juice, smoothie, coffee, or one of the flavored mimosas.

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Superica

Brunch at Superica

Superica

Address
3850 Roswell Rd NE #100, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
Phone +1 678-705-1235

There are a few Superica locations around Atlanta, but only the restaurant in the northern Buckhead neighborhood serves weekend brunch. A popular Tex-Mex joint in Atlanta, you'll find a mouthwatering south-of-the-border-style brunch menu here, with items like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, or a chorizo breakfast burrito. You can balance out the spice level by ordering one of the refreshing aguas frescas to wash it all down or, on the contrary, spice it up even more by trading out the traditional mimosa with a fiery michelada or a tequila-infused Bloody Maria.

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Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Biscuits at Callies Hot Little Biscuit

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Address
1004 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
Phone +1 404-330-8285

You can pick up one of Callie's famous biscuits seven days a week at their restaurant on the busy corner of Virginia and Highland avenues. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit is well-known throughout the country for selling their biscuits and other Southern staples in grocery stores all over the U.S., but Atlanta is one of the few cities with a brick-and-mortar eatery where you can try these famous biscuits fresh out of the oven. There's often a line at this popular breakfast spot, but you can pre-order online to skip the queue and have your biscuits waiting for you.

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El Tesoro

People eating at El Tesoro, Atlanta

El Tesoro

Address
1374 Arkwright Pl SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA
Phone +1 470-440-5502

For a brunch with authentic Mexican flavors, head to El Tesoro in the Edgewood neighborhood. The menu is small, with the only options being breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos and you select your own fillings—think pork chorizo with sweet potatoes or poblano peppers with esquite-style corn. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can even add chapulines to your meal—dry-roasted crickets with spices popular in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. Brunch is served at El Tesoro every Saturday and Sunday.

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Buena Vida Tapas & Sol

Andalusian breakfast place at Buena Vida, Atlanta

Buena Vida Tapas & Sol

Address
385 N Angier Ave NE Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
Phone +1 404-948-2312

Buena Vida Tapas & Sol is a fusion restaurant that creates an entire menu mixing Spanish cuisine with flavors from the South. The brunch menu includes typical items you'd find in Spain such as a Spanish omelet with seasonal vegetables, mushroom croquettes, and fried potatoes in spicy bravas sauce, as well as some creative inventions like gambas and grits, an Andalusian breakfast plate à la full English breakfast, or pimentón chicken biscuits. Several items on the menu are also vegan-friendly. Buena Vida is located on the Beltline in the Historic Fourth Ward and serves brunch every weekend.

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