If there’s something Atlantans can all agree on, it’s that brunch is the best meal of the week. We have the scoop on where to find the best brunch Atlanta, GA offers. So sleep in, roll out of bed and grab breakfast (or lunch!) with a Bloody Mary on the side — what’s not to love?
Whether you’re looking for a spot to take the whole family, a celebratory Sunday brunch, or a brunch with indulgent goodies, we have it all. Here are the 17+ best brunches this Georgia city has to offer, including all the under-the-radar spots!
Anis Cafe & Bistro
How about a trip to France without the hassle of a seven-hour flight? Nestled in the heart of Buckhead, Anis Cafe and Bistro resides in a converted house reminiscent of a charming Provence cottage with potted plants, cozy confines, and a convivial atmosphere.
Sunday brunch at Anis is appropriately French with offerings like Nutella crepes, steak and frites, and eggs Benedict on brioche. For some extra joie de vivre, go a sunny day and dine on their covered patio.
Local Three Kitchen & Bar
Hidden from street view in a Buckhead office building, Local Three is like a restaurant speakeasy. Follow the signs through the building and you’ll be rewarded with a true contender for best brunch in Atlanta.
Everything the Local Three team does is with a tinge of quirk and their brunch menu, offered on Sundays, is no exception. It’s a brunch buffet, with bottomless mimosas!
Check out their creative twists on classic brunch favorites like buttermilk pancakes with apples and miso caramel and custard French toast with red wine fig jam.
If you make a list of the best brunch places in Atlanta and don’t include Murphy’s, does your list even exist? We think not!
Murphy’s has been a beloved Virginia-Highland neighborhood spot for 35 years, and their brunch is renowned. So much so, that reservations are required to brunch here.
Stick to the classics, like shrimp and grits with cheddar, tomato jam, and a sunny side up egg; or the hazelnut crusted French toast with caramelized bananas and whipped cream.
Wash it all down with one of their classic mimosas, or try the blueberry mimosa for a fruitier take on the classic tipple.
They offer brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Buttermilk Kitchen is another Buckhead delight and epitomizes the best brunch in Atlanta with a side of southern hospitality. The brainchild of chef Suzanne Vizethann, Buttermilk Kitchen specializes in breakfast classics that use local and sustainable ingredients and rocks a from-scratch kitchen.
Naturally, you have to order a chicken biscuit with fried chicken on Vizethann’s famous biscuit with housemade red pepper jelly and a side of pimento cheese grits.
If that’s not enough, there’s also a waffle burger made with local sausage beef. Healthy-minded folks can stick to lighter, but just as delicious, dishes, like the vegan cereal bowl (chia pudding) and house-roasted granola with Atlanta Fresh yogurt. Their menu is literally making our mouths water.
West Egg Cafe
When you consider how good brunch at West Egg Cafe is, it’s easy to see why people declare the Westside to be the Best Side.
People come in droves to dine in the bright and airy restaurant at the edge of the White Provisions District. Expect to wait at least an hour, but don’t worry, you can quell those hunger pangs with one of pastry chef Carrie Hudson’s housemade pop tarts or turnovers and a cup of Batdorf & Bronson coffee sold at the counter in the front of the restaurant.
Once you’re seated, order the short rib hash with poached eggs and braised short rib, or sate you sweet tooth with banana bread French toast served with a caramel-banana sauce for extra measure.
Sun In My Belly
Founded in 1996, Sun In My Belly (SIMB) was one of the OG farm-to-table spots in Atlanta. Set in the historic Bailey’s Hardware building in College Park, the Kirkwood cafe is warm and inviting with delightfully eclectic decor.
Although they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, brunch is what sets them apart from the rest.
For the full southern brunch experience, opt for the shrimp and grits. If you err on the side of lunch at brunch, you’ll be delighted to find plenty of sandwich options. There’s even a menu just for the kiddos, so bring ‘em with you!
Four Seasons Atlanta
An $89 brunch buffet isn’t necessarily an every weekend experience, but if you’re looking for a place to impress out-of-town guests or have a reason to celebrate, the Four Seasons Atlanta is a spectacular venue to do so.
The hotel lobby is impressive and the restaurant opens up to it, allowing diners to have a brunch with panache. The buffet is extensive with various stations including a seafood bar (oysters, crabs, shrimp, etc.), salads, and heavier, traditional brunch buffet items like carved meats.
The stars of the show, though, are the beautiful dessert creations by Lasheeda Perry. If you’re lucky you’ll get to try one of her doughnuts painted to look like a starry galaxy.
Muss & Turner’s
A best Atlanta brunch spot found outside the perimeter in the ever-expanding Smyrna, Muss & Turner’s was founded by Ryan Turner and Todd Mussman and owned in partnership with Chris Hall of Local Three. During the week, lunch is counter service, but brunch is a full-service experience.
M&T is a community favorite that families, groups of friends, and couples alike are drawn to. Go big or go home, the best dishes here are indulgent to say the least.
Favorites include the Bucknasty’s Morning After with smoked Wagyu brisket, onion rings, and fried egg on H&F Bread’s pullman toast; the Chilaquiles de los Gringos with local Berkshire pulled pork, chorizo, salsa roja, and corn tortillas; and the andouille and grits.
Atrium at Ponce City Market is now offering weekend brunch! Atrium is the destination where guests can settle in for a memorable evening to enjoy an unexpected yet comforting meal while sipping finely crafted cocktails.
The full-service restaurant and bar features Oliva’s signature blend of fresh, local ingredients and curated interiors. This full-service restaurant and bar offer the brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday.
Atlanta’s riverfront offerings are limited, so thank goodness we have Canoe, which offers us a chance to enjoy the river in an exquisite way. Wind your way through Vinings and find Canoe in an unassuming strip mall, concealing the magic of this lodge-like restaurant.
Inside, the space is beautiful with wood accents and offers serene views of the river; head to the back and you’ll find paths and seating along the river. This is brunch Atlanta style.
Must-haves here include the pastry basket with a variety of sweet and savory treats, the she crab soup, and the duck n’beef burger with a sunny side up egg.
Head to BeetleCat’s downstairs den where you’ll find a retro setup and the indulgent “Donut Brunch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Start the meal with a round of individual doughnuts, like the “O.D.B” with chocolate glaze and Oreos, and the “Chunky Monkey” with banana, chocolate, and walnuts.
Entrees include the French toast stack, a stack of doughnuts and strawberries; the crispy chicken between two glazed doughnuts, and several hashbrown dishes to choose from to help cut the sweetness.
What started as a coffee cart concept making appearances around town evolved into an Atlanta dining institution.
Founded by Stacy Eames, Highland Bakery has several outposts around town, but the original location in the Old Fourth Ward remains an Atlanta brunch favorite.
Popular items here include the shrimp and grits served with jalapeño focaccia bread, one of the creative eggs Benedict, and the sweet potato pancakes for those with a sweet side. Check out their brunch menu.
The General Muir
A Jewish deli meets the South at Emory Point’s beautifully designed The General Muir. From the same team that brought us West Egg Cafe, TGM’s kitchen is helmed by Todd Ginsberg, master of housemade pastrami.
There’s more than just pastrami at TGM though, and the brunch menu satisfies those Jewish deli cravings with their open faced bagels — the Avenue A with nova, cream cheese, and grapefruit is particularly delightful — and smoked salmon over potato pancakes.
Their burger is one of the city’s best and luckily for brunch-goers, it’s on the menu.
How about some bluegrass with your brunch? You can find this at Old Fourth Ward’s Venkman’s, the music venue-neighborhood restaurant hybrid. The space is large and they take reservations making it a great option for those traveling in groups.
Comfort food is key here and they particularly excel at dishes like the blueberry ricotta doughnuts with lemon curd, the breakfast poutine, and the duck egg hash. Psst – they also have bottomless mimosas. View their brunch menu!
Atlanta Breakfast Club
Meet the Soul Food Family! Atlanta Breakfast Club is Good Food & Company’s pride and joy. Having the best breakfast in Atlanta and the best team of people who supports the business model of Good Food & Company makes them the premier spot in Midtown.
The leadership team of Good Food & Company brings a broad and diverse set of experience and talents. Known for their southern comfort food, you MUST try the chicken and waffles!
Ria’s Bluebird is a casual locale that offers an all-day brunch, including biscuits & rum-soaked French toast, shrimp, and grits, and fluffy pancake just like your grandma used to make! They also offer gluten-free and vegan options, plus an old trusty favorite, like scrambled eggs!
You will definitely want to check out this Atlanta brunch spot!
Folk Art Restaurant
The original Inman Park location presents people with a bit of a wait, but it’s worth it. Folk Art has earned a reputation for having some of the best brunch fares in Atlanta since opening in 2013. Having opened a second restaurant in Atlanta, Folk Art continues to pull in throngs of patrons.
Look for plates of Southern brunch fixings on the menu, like deep-fried cheddar jalapeno grit fritters, Angus beef patty melts, and roasted pork and chilis over eggs and queso.
Don’t shy away from the staples at this restaurant, including the three-egg omelets and whiskey compote waffle with fried chicken. The latter stand up to the fierce competition in this chicken-and-waffle-crazed town.
This modern, elevated Italian restaurant specializing in handmade pasta and other classic Italian dishes is now serving brunch. Tre Vele offers a fresh take on brunch classics such as eggs benedict, avocado toast, and breakfast pizza, while including some new breakfast dishes like the decadent egg and prosciutto sandwich.
The brunch menu features a selection of vegetarian options as well, such as their chicken sausage & vegetable ragu and vegetable frittata to offer an inclusive dining experience.
Not to worry, Tre Vele’s signature house pastas, antipasti and salads still have a spot on the menu. Pair with one of their cocktails like their Aperol Spritz or Espresso Martini.
BRUNCH ATLANTA FAQ
What are the most popular brunch times?
Brunch generally takes place between 11am – 3pm. Brunch is a combo of breakfast and lunch, so these times usually work best.
What is the busiest brunch day of the year?
According to the National Restaurant Association, the busiest brunch day of the year is Mother’s Day.
What foods do you usually find at brunch?
Since brunch is a combo of breakfast and lunch, you can expect to find a combo of those two at brunch. Typical offerings include things like waffles, fruits, muffins and pastries, eggs, bacon, lunch meats, cheese, and casseroles.
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