Cafes food & drink brunch US > Central Georgia > Atlanta

Best Brunch Places In Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Best Brunch Places In Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Samantha
Samantha
Published

Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is a historical city with the energy of the young. The capital of Georgia, important during both the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta is steeped in culture. The food scene reflects this nod to tradition while infusing the culinary world with innovative twists. All around the city, people love food and know how to eat, raising the question over whether Atlanta is the new food capital of the South. Even though breakfast is the most important meal of the day, brunch isn’t too far down the line. There is something for every brunch-enthusiast in Atlanta. Here are the 10 buzz-worthy brunch spots in soulful Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

1. West Egg Cafe


Named by the Thrillist as one of the top 22 breakfast spots in America (2018), and as having “the best shrimp and grits in all of Georgia,” you cannot miss West Egg Cafe when brunching in Atlanta. Set in the Knight Park/Howell neighborhood of Atlanta, West Egg Cafe is known for its trendy decor and a menu that includes: boozy milkshakes, excellent coffee, artisanal pastries, and such southern classics as fried chicken and waffles. Wait times on the weekend can be long, as no reservations are taken.

West Egg Cafe

Address: 1100 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Website: West Egg Cafe

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

2. Highland Bakery & Kitchen


Highland Bakery serves breakfast all day long so even if brunch starts at 1 pm, you’re good! With enticing menu options such as cilantro corn cakes (10.49 USD, 9.20 EUR) and crab cakes benedict (13.99 USD, 12.27 EUR), everything is made fresh daily. This historic bakery spot has been home to Highland Bakery since the 1930s, serving celebrity-activist Martin Luther King Jr. whose mother brought him in here as a child. Highland Bakery pays tribute to the past while creating delicious food of the now.

Highland Bakery & Kitchen

Address: 655 Highland Ave. NE, Suite 10 Atlanta, Ga 30312

Website: Highland Bakery & Kitchen

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

3. Ration & Dram


Known for their craft cocktails, while still maintaining a friendly neighborhood vibe, Ration & Dram is a great spot for brunch. The brunch menu includes fluffy beignets, grits in a variety of ways (with bacon, country ham, an egg, or sawmill gravy), as well as snappy-named dishes such as The Sweet Lady (savory challah french toast for 12 USD, 10.52 EUR), and The Gringo (pork belly and grits with chorizo for 13 USD, 11.40 EUR). Fun, boozy, and delicious, you will love Ration & Dram.

Ration & Dram

Address: 130 Arizona Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307

Website: Ration & Dram

Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday-Friday 5pm-12am; Saturday 11am-12am; Sunday 11am-10pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

4. Argosy


Argosy in East Atlanta Village serves brunch on the weekends from 12pm-4pm, with bloody Mary’s and mimosas to boot. This spacious restaurant and bar is also open for lunch and dinner and offers one of the most extensive beer lists in the city. The brunch menu is known for chicken and pancakes (11 USD, 9.65 EUR), biscuits and gravy (8 USD, 7 EUR), and the hefty breakfast plancha burger (12 USD, 10.52 EUR) topped with bacon and an egg. Enjoy the hip culture of East Atlanta at Argosy.

Argosy

Address: 470 Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Website: Argosy

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-2:30am; Saturday 12pm-2:30am; Sunday 12:30pm-12am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

5. Apres Diem


Apres Diem is set in the heart of Midtown and offers contemporary European fare in a beautiful indoor and outdoor setting. The brunch list is extensive and offers a special section for brunch drinks, as well as lighter fare. You will not go hungry with such options as lobster scramble sandwich (15 USD, 13.5 EUR), huevos Espanola (10 USD, 8.76 EUR), or sauteed scallops and shrimp (14 USD, 12.27 EUR). Relax on the patio of Apres Diem while brunching.

Apres Diem

Address: 931 Monroe Dr NE Ste C103 Atlanta, GA 30308

Website: Apres Diem

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11:30am-12am; Saturday-Sunday 11am-12am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

6. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall


Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall has a campy theme that is so much fun. “Provisions” include a brunch menu of brunch-only cocktails, trail snacks (pastries), campfire food (on the griddle), and base camp meals (for two or more). Highlights of the brunch menu are such unique options as a pulled pork griddle cake (12 USD, 10.52 EUR), farro and watercress salad (12 USD, 10.52 EUR), and peach french toast (10 USD, 8.7 EUR). Home of the “three day weekend,” you can pretend your part of the extended break, even if it’s just for a few hours at brunch.

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Address: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30312

Website: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Opening hours: Monday closed; Tuesday-Thursday 11am-12am; Friday-Saturday 11am-2am; Sunday 11am-12am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

7. The General Muir


A trendy take on your grandfather’s Jewish deli, General Muir declares itself an appetizing delicatessen. With brunch items that include platters with lox and schmears on a bagel (18 USD, 15.78 EUR), share-able pastrami poutine (11 USD, 9.65 EUR), and latkes (5 USD, 4.38 EUR), you will love noshes and plates alike here. The bright subway tile and booth-style seating make it General Muir feel like something out of a time past, but better. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 8am-3pm.

The General Muir

Address: 1540 Avenue PlI’m Ste B-230 Emory Point Atlanta, GA 30329

Website: The General Muir

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-9pm; Friday 7am-9pm; Saturday 8am-10pm; Sunday 8am-9pm

Price range: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

8. Thumbs Up Diner


Thumbs Up Diner prides itself on being the place “where breakfast is always served,” making it a brunch lover’s dream. Set in downtown Atlanta, adjacent to the Martin Luther King Jr. district, it’s a convenient spot when exploring Atlanta. All turkey and sausages are smoked in-house, as well as the jams being made in-house, setting it above the average breakfast spot. Build your own breakfast plate including your own omelet and make it a fun dining experience, tailored to your likes.

Thumbs Up Diner

Address: 573 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312

Website: Thumbs Up Diner

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7am-3pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm

Average price for two people: 10 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

9. Sun in My Belly


Sun in My Belly is an adorable cafe that serves fresh and glorious brunch. Unique menu items like beet hummus (9.95 USD, 8.73 EUR) as a starter, or a house-made lavender biscuit (2.5 USD, 2.19 EUR), set apart the Sun in My Belly. Other options include the Kirkwood Breakfast (softly scrambled eggs with house-made Boursin and honey-glazed bacon for 10.95 USD, 9.6 EUR), challah french toast (10.95 USD, 9.6 EUR), and Alison’s famous pimento cheese omelet (10.95 USD, 9.6 EUR). Enjoy your meal with an in-house pour coffee (3 USD, 2.63 EUR) or a cocktail.

Sun in My Belly

Address: 2161 College Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30317

Website: Sun in My Belly

Opening hours: Daily 8am-3pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

10. The Flying Biscuit Cafe


The Flying Biscuit Cafe is brunch done Southern-style, with a twist. With an extensive breakfast/brunch menu served all day, specialties include the famous Flying Biscuit breakfast of two eggs, chicken sausage and grits, flat-iron steak and eggs, biscuit, eggs, and gravy. With 18 locations in Atlanta, it is easy to find the closest Flying Biscuit Cafe near you.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Address: 1655 McLendon Ave Atlanta, GA 30307

Website: The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Opening hours: Daily 7am-9:30pm

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Atlanta and also compare the prices with Vacation Rentals in Atlanta

Foodie heaven in Atlanta

Source: Pixabay

Brunch is just the beginning for this food-lovers heaven in Atlanta, Georgia. From the refined palate of hand-mixed cocktails to southern gems, and new twists on the old, Atlanta is rich in excellent food. Get out and enjoy this beautiful city by way of your belly!

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Lobster 1615616 1280
Still Need Travel Insurance?

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101

*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.

Raised in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, adventure pulses through Samantha's veins. Her most notable trips have been a tandem bicycle ride 1,000 miles to New Orleans, surviving malaria in Kenya,...Read more

Top 3 activities to book in Atlanta

Have a question? Ask fellow travellers and travel experts here.
Explore Atlanta
Good things are meant to be shared!