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The Best Cheap Breakfasts in Atlanta

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Breakfast Week continues with eight restaurants that will start your morning right, but won't put a major dent in your wallet. Yes, adding coffee or sides will jack up the price on these meals. But if you need an early fill-up and don't want to spend a lot of dough, the following dishes, mapped north to south, will leave you satisfied.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Garden Sandwich at Joy Cafe

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316 Pharr Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 816-0306
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Joy Cafe opens at 8 a.m. for the breakfast crowd on weekends. The Garden sandwich includes cheddar-scrambled eggs, housemade hot sauce mayo, spinach, mushrooms, and caramelized onions on a brioche bun. If you'd prefer a little meat, the Traditional comes with cheddar-scrambled eggs and house-cured bacon or sausage. Both are $7.

2. Fried Egg Sandwich at The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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Considering The General Muir's quality, this weekday breakfast item might be one of the best deals in town. For $6, it's crispy pastrami, gruyere, caramelized onions, and deli sauce served on a housemade bun.
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3. Breakfast Sandwich at Amélie's French Bakery & Cafe

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840 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 921-0276
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Amelie's gives you options for your breakfast sandwich. Choose between a croissant or baguette; bacon, sausage, ham, spinach, or tomato; and cheddar, asiago, or mozzarella cheese for $5.29. Pick gruyere or manchego for an extra $0.75.

4. Quick Pick To Go at Sweet Melissa's

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127 E Court Sq
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-1111
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Sweet Melissa's breakfast menu is expansive, and most dishes are reasonably priced. But if you're pinching pennies, the Quick Pick, with two eggs and melted cheese on an onion roll, is just $6.

5. The Royale at Julianna's Coffee & Crepes

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775 Lake Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 436-1825
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Julianna's offers a plethora of affordable options, both sweet and savory. The Royale crepe is $8 and comes with shredded gruyere, Spotted Trotter tasso ham, baby field greens, and a Georgia peach chutney.

6. Blue Corn Hotcakes at ADios Cafe

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180 Walker St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 574-5678
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The hotcakes, served with passion fruit butter and piloncillo syrup, at ADios are a hit. And for $6.95, they're a bargain too.

7. Basic Breakfast at Home Grown

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968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 222-0455
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If you don't feel like whipping up some eggs at home, Home Grown won't charge you an arm and a leg for dining out. Get two eggs any style with bacon, grits, and toast or a biscuit for $6.50.

8. Mother Clucker at Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

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489 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 474-9651
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Delia's has locations in East Atlanta and Westside to serve your needs. The Mother Clucker checks in at $5.99, and it provides link chicken sausage, eggs, cheddar cheese, and comeback sauce on a hoagie roll.

9. Double Bullseye at Java Jive

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790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-6161
For $6.95, get two slices of grilled bread, each with an over-easy egg in the center. This also might be known as a double order of egg in a hole.

10. Mom's French Toast at Radial Cafe

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1530 Dekalb Ave NE Ste G
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 659-6594
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A full order of the egg-battered, thick-sliced challa with vanilla and molasses is available for $6.99

1. The Garden Sandwich at Joy Cafe

316 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Joy Cafe opens at 8 a.m. for the breakfast crowd on weekends. The Garden sandwich includes cheddar-scrambled eggs, housemade hot sauce mayo, spinach, mushrooms, and caramelized onions on a brioche bun. If you'd prefer a little meat, the Traditional comes with cheddar-scrambled eggs and house-cured bacon or sausage. Both are $7.
316 Pharr Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

2. Fried Egg Sandwich at The General Muir

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329
Alex Lassiter
Considering The General Muir's quality, this weekday breakfast item might be one of the best deals in town. For $6, it's crispy pastrami, gruyere, caramelized onions, and deli sauce served on a housemade bun.
1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

3. Breakfast Sandwich at Amélie's French Bakery & Cafe

840 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Amelie's gives you options for your breakfast sandwich. Choose between a croissant or baguette; bacon, sausage, ham, spinach, or tomato; and cheddar, asiago, or mozzarella cheese for $5.29. Pick gruyere or manchego for an extra $0.75.
840 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Quick Pick To Go at Sweet Melissa's

127 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030
Sweet Melissa's breakfast menu is expansive, and most dishes are reasonably priced. But if you're pinching pennies, the Quick Pick, with two eggs and melted cheese on an onion roll, is just $6.
127 E Court Sq
Decatur, GA 30030

5. The Royale at Julianna's Coffee & Crepes

775 Lake Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Julianna's offers a plethora of affordable options, both sweet and savory. The Royale crepe is $8 and comes with shredded gruyere, Spotted Trotter tasso ham, baby field greens, and a Georgia peach chutney.
775 Lake Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30307

6. Blue Corn Hotcakes at ADios Cafe

180 Walker St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
The hotcakes, served with passion fruit butter and piloncillo syrup, at ADios are a hit. And for $6.95, they're a bargain too.
180 Walker St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

7. Basic Breakfast at Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
If you don't feel like whipping up some eggs at home, Home Grown won't charge you an arm and a leg for dining out. Get two eggs any style with bacon, grits, and toast or a biscuit for $6.50.
968 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

8. Mother Clucker at Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

489 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Delia's has locations in East Atlanta and Westside to serve your needs. The Mother Clucker checks in at $5.99, and it provides link chicken sausage, eggs, cheddar cheese, and comeback sauce on a hoagie roll.
489 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

9. Double Bullseye at Java Jive

790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
For $6.95, get two slices of grilled bread, each with an over-easy egg in the center. This also might be known as a double order of egg in a hole.
790 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

10. Mom's French Toast at Radial Cafe

1530 Dekalb Ave NE Ste G, Atlanta, GA 30307
A full order of the egg-battered, thick-sliced challa with vanilla and molasses is available for $6.99
1530 Dekalb Ave NE Ste G
Atlanta, GA 30307

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