Let me start by saying I’m not a player, I just brunch a lot. Please tell me that not only did you chuckle while reading that, but you also sang it in your best Big Pun impersonation. No but really, brunch is my one true love and my only hope is to spread its good cheer to all. Nothing excites me more than knowing that the weekend ahead will be filled with good friends, tons of laughter, and lots of bubbly. You don’t have to be a self-proclaimed foodie to dig into Atlanta’s evergrowing brunch scene, and the following are 5 spots you don’t want to miss!
One of my favorite spots to brunch in the city, Poor Calvin’s is the perfect spot for those looking for a chill vibe mixed with an upbeat energy. Poor Calvin’s Asian fusion menu features such brunch entrees as Lobster Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffle, and Beignet Baskets to top it all off for “dessert”. Calvin himself can often be found whipping up magic in the kitchen, and makes it a priority to ensure that all customers are completely satisfied. Make sure to book a reservation in advance on OpenTable, as tables fill up quick!
My personal favorite: the Lobster Fried Rice (pictured) with a glass of their House-Made Sangria
An offshoot of NYC’s upscale Caribbean standard, ATL’s Negril Village is nestled in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, just block over from the historic Fox Theatre. With island twists on Southern classics, their brunch menu offers dishes such as Jerk Chicken N’ Waffles, Oxtail Hash, Banana Foster French Toast, and much more. This is another spot you will want to book a reservation in advance on OpenTable. Call ahead of time to receive the Uber code for the day and catch a free ride to the venue!
My personal favorite: the Jerk Chicken entrée with a carafe of their House-Made Rum Punch
Tucked away in the adorable Kirkwood neighborhood, Sun in My Belly is one of many hidden gems in Atlanta. Filled with scrumptious food, whimsical décor, and friendly folks, Sun in My Belly awaits your presence. (Fun Fact: Sun in My Belly is where I once hosted my best friend’s bridal brunch!) Fan favorites on the brunch menu include Alison’s Famous Pimento Cheese Omelette, Challah French Toast, and their House-Made Lavender Biscuits. Don’t rush to get home immediately after brunch, and instead enjoy a stroll through the beautiful blocks of Kirkwood (rumor has it that 3 blocks can burn off an entire latte *wink wink*).
My personal favorite: the Kirkwood Breakfast with an almond latte
Located in Emory Point, The General Muir is a tribute to the classic Lower Eastside NYC deli. The General Muir is a Jewish-style deli created by the team behind Atlanta favorite, West Egg Café. But the General Muir offers more than deli fare, offering breakfast plates such as Pecan Crusted French Toast, Poached Eggs & Grits, and a variety of Lox Bagels.
My personal favorite: Avenue D Open Faced Bagel (lox, schmear, salmon roe, cucumber, chives - pictured)
Bonjour! Located in the heart of Inman Park, Bread & Butterfly is a European inspired café & bistro to enjoy food and drinks from early morning to late night. From its small bar, to its beautiful (and completely Instagrammable) porch area outside, Bread & Butterfly is the ideal spot to enjoy the perfect croissant alongside a warm cappuccino.
My personal favorite: Avocado & Toast, Pan Seared Trout
For my friends that are with me in saying that brunch without bottomless mimosas is just a sad breakfast, I can’t possibly leave you out. The following are some recommendations just for you:
Bottomless Brunch Honorable Mentions: 10th &Piedmont, Big Sky Buckhead, Boogalou Restaurant Lounge, BQE, Marlow’s Tavern, Red Pepper Taqueria Buckhead, Republic Social House.
Did I leave out your favorite brunch spot in the A? Share your recommendation/s in the comments below!