With countless parks, outdoor festivals, and varied neighborhoods, 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.
Don't let the long lines for weekend brunch—which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—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.
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 corned beef hash and poached eggs. Brunch is served here from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.
From the crispy chicken biscuit to the French omelet baguette with brie and aioli, there is no wrong choice at Bacchanalia's sister restaurant. 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.
Chef Suzanne Vizethann's menu at this charming spot near Chastain Park focuses on sustainable, local ingredients. Order the made-from-scratch pancakes 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 recently added a bar serving brunch libations like the house Bloody Mary, made with Picker's vodka and Sister's Sauce.
Under recently-appointed chef Maricela Vega, the vegetable-forward, seasonal menu at 8ARM is the anecdote to heavy, greasy breakfast food. Opt for the oatmeal, topped with black sesame, wine-poached apples, and pepitas, or try the huevos rancheros with green mole white beans. Even better? The brunch at this Virginia-Highland spot is available weekends from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Want a quiet brunch with a view? Look no further than this Vinings institution, 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 n' beef burger, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, and brioche French toast. The magic happens Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The team behind West Egg has another winning brunch spot: The General Muir. Located at Emory Point in Druid Hills, this restaurant serves up New York-style deli food Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether you order an open-faced bagel or the smoked hash—complete with house-cured crisped pastrami, potatoes, and sunny eggs—you can't go wrong here.
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.
Tucked away in the bustling Krog Street Market, this nautically-themed James Beard-nominated cocktail den serves one of the city's best brunches. Order the fish and chips for a meal that's truly comforting. Or you may wish to try the appropriately-named Yoga Pants, a breakfast bowl of goat's milk yogurt, honey, granola, almonds, coconut, and blueberries. Pair it with the bar's signature Ticonderoga Cup, a cocktail made with aged rum, cognac, sherry, pineapple, lemon, and mint. Brunch is served here every Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
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 at this all-you-can-eat buffet. Offered Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the feast is $25.93 for adults and $13.99 for kids 12 and under. 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.
What's better than fried chicken? 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 pimento cheese grit casserole, brioche French toast, and chicken and vanilla bean waffles. Round it all out with one of the signature sweets, like the Baptist pound cake with caramel bacon glaze.
Get pancakes all day, every day at this eatery 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 oat cakes, and avocado toast with soft-cooked egg and radish. Pair your meal with a fresh juice, smoothie, or coffee.