clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Cranberry bread pudding with vanilla gelato A Mano

15 Decadent Bread Puddings to Try Around Atlanta

Find simple, traditional bread puddings to luscious, doughnut-based desserts at restaurants around Atlanta

View as Map

For nearly a millennium, bread pudding has proven true that one person’s scraps is another person’s treasure. And while bread pudding may have come about as another way to utilize stale bread, it’s hard to deny this dessert just feels luxurious despite its humble origins. Southerners love bread pudding, and Atlanta restaurants offer plenty of great takes on the dessert, from simpler, traditional treats garnished with a drizzle of caramel or bourbon to succulent doughnut-based puddings topped with vanilla creme anglaise. Remember to always say “yes” to a scoop of vanilla ice cream, too.

Don’t see a favorite bread pudding listed here? Send the details to atlanta@eater.com for consideration on the next update.

Read More
Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process. If you buy something or book a reservation from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

The Manchester Arms

Copy Link

The Manchester Arms’ glazed doughnut bread pudding starts with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and ends with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkling of powdered sugar. Forgoing it is a disservice to one’s taste buds.

The Food Shoppe

Copy Link

Coated in a praline sauce, Angie’s bread pudding at the Food Shoppe in downtown Atlanta is the stuff of legends. It leans towards saccharine, so if folks are looking for a pudding to quell a powerful sweet tooth, this is the one.

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Copy Link

Southern restaurant institution Mary Mac’s does bread pudding a little differently, opting for a red wine sauce. Order this bread pudding with a scoop of ice cream and watch it melt slightly and cascade down beneath the warm red topping.

Regulars to this Old Fourth Ward Italian restaurant know to order whatever bread pudding is on the dessert menu. Bread pudding here tends to lean into the seasons, like the cranberry bread pudding with white chocolate and hints of nutmeg topped with an orange glaze served with a scoop of vanilla gelato.

TWO urban licks

Copy Link

The bread pudding at Two Urban Licks gets a delightfully Georgian twist with the addition of Pearson Farm peaches. The accompanying scoop of vanilla gelato adds a bit of creaminess that kicks things up a notch.

Sotto Sotto Restaurant

Copy Link

Sotto Sotto’s white chocolate bread pudding sits in the shadow of flasher desserts on the menu, most notably the Belgian chocolate soup. However, one would be remiss to overlook its subtle sweetness and dreamy, pillowy mouthfeel. Cherries and almonds add a pop of juice and toothsomeness to the bread pudding without overwhelming the flavor.

Wisteria

Copy Link

Drizzled in bourbon sauce, Wisteria’s bread pudding is the kind that makes naysayers reconsider their stance and keeps aficionados coming back for more. The traditional bread pudding take rounds out a Wisteria meal on a note that isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.

Valenza Restaurant

Copy Link

Brookhaven Italian restaurant Valenza mixes chocolatey extremes into its bread pudding — that is, the white chocolate bread pudding is topped with dark chocolate gelato. A helping of drizzled sauce ties the flavors together.

Petite Violette

Copy Link

French restaurant Petite Violette’s bread pudding holds its own against an already impressive roster of desserts. Whiskey butter sauce and vanilla ice cream join forces to highlight this unforgettable rendition of the classic dessert.

Lagarde American Eatery

Copy Link

With a menu of New Orleans-style dishes like shrimp etouffee, red beans and rice, grilled oysters, Cajun pork belly hash, and jambalaya, there’s got to be bread pudding for dessert. And regulars to this Chamblee restaurant swear it’s some of the best bread pudding around town. It comes soaked in a spicy caramel sauce and is topped with a dollop of whipped cream. There’s also a location in Milton’s Crabapple district.

Community Q BBQ

Copy Link

The Decatur barbecue restaurant features a bread pudding spiced with ginger and studded with blueberries and pecans. It’s topped with house-made whipped cream.

The Po'Boy Shop

Copy Link

This is the spot for folks seeking real-deal po’boys and other Cajun fare in Atlanta while taking in some sports on the TVs. Those wanting bread pudding should definitely order the dessert here. It comes with a bourbon glaze and is listed on the menu as “crazy good” — and by all accounts, regulars agree with that description.

Marlay House Irish Pub

Copy Link

Bread pudding may not be the first dessert people expect to find on the menu at an Irish pub, but the blueberry bread pudding at Marlay House will change that way of thinking. The dessert is plump without being weighed down by moisture and makes an excellent partner for a post-meal pint.

Scream'n Nuts

Copy Link

Alpharetta doughnut house Scream’n Nuts doesn’t stop at pastries. The shop also incorporate said doughnuts into hybrid desserts, including a bread pudding topped with small batch vanilla ice cream and a salted caramel drizzle.

Southern Sweets Bakery

Copy Link

Southern Sweets Bakery in Decatur offers a bourbon bread pudding on the menu that comes both whole and by the slice. Whether looking to impress a group with dessert or just in need of a pick-me-up, the bread pudding at Southern Sweets is a great option.

The Manchester Arms

The Manchester Arms’ glazed doughnut bread pudding starts with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and ends with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkling of powdered sugar. Forgoing it is a disservice to one’s taste buds.

The Food Shoppe

Coated in a praline sauce, Angie’s bread pudding at the Food Shoppe in downtown Atlanta is the stuff of legends. It leans towards saccharine, so if folks are looking for a pudding to quell a powerful sweet tooth, this is the one.

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Southern restaurant institution Mary Mac’s does bread pudding a little differently, opting for a red wine sauce. Order this bread pudding with a scoop of ice cream and watch it melt slightly and cascade down beneath the warm red topping.

a mano

Regulars to this Old Fourth Ward Italian restaurant know to order whatever bread pudding is on the dessert menu. Bread pudding here tends to lean into the seasons, like the cranberry bread pudding with white chocolate and hints of nutmeg topped with an orange glaze served with a scoop of vanilla gelato.

TWO urban licks

The bread pudding at Two Urban Licks gets a delightfully Georgian twist with the addition of Pearson Farm peaches. The accompanying scoop of vanilla gelato adds a bit of creaminess that kicks things up a notch.

Sotto Sotto Restaurant

Sotto Sotto’s white chocolate bread pudding sits in the shadow of flasher desserts on the menu, most notably the Belgian chocolate soup. However, one would be remiss to overlook its subtle sweetness and dreamy, pillowy mouthfeel. Cherries and almonds add a pop of juice and toothsomeness to the bread pudding without overwhelming the flavor.

Wisteria

Drizzled in bourbon sauce, Wisteria’s bread pudding is the kind that makes naysayers reconsider their stance and keeps aficionados coming back for more. The traditional bread pudding take rounds out a Wisteria meal on a note that isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.

Valenza Restaurant

Brookhaven Italian restaurant Valenza mixes chocolatey extremes into its bread pudding — that is, the white chocolate bread pudding is topped with dark chocolate gelato. A helping of drizzled sauce ties the flavors together.

Petite Violette

French restaurant Petite Violette’s bread pudding holds its own against an already impressive roster of desserts. Whiskey butter sauce and vanilla ice cream join forces to highlight this unforgettable rendition of the classic dessert.

Lagarde American Eatery

With a menu of New Orleans-style dishes like shrimp etouffee, red beans and rice, grilled oysters, Cajun pork belly hash, and jambalaya, there’s got to be bread pudding for dessert. And regulars to this Chamblee restaurant swear it’s some of the best bread pudding around town. It comes soaked in a spicy caramel sauce and is topped with a dollop of whipped cream. There’s also a location in Milton’s Crabapple district.

Community Q BBQ

The Decatur barbecue restaurant features a bread pudding spiced with ginger and studded with blueberries and pecans. It’s topped with house-made whipped cream.

The Po'Boy Shop

This is the spot for folks seeking real-deal po’boys and other Cajun fare in Atlanta while taking in some sports on the TVs. Those wanting bread pudding should definitely order the dessert here. It comes with a bourbon glaze and is listed on the menu as “crazy good” — and by all accounts, regulars agree with that description.

Marlay House Irish Pub

Bread pudding may not be the first dessert people expect to find on the menu at an Irish pub, but the blueberry bread pudding at Marlay House will change that way of thinking. The dessert is plump without being weighed down by moisture and makes an excellent partner for a post-meal pint.

Scream'n Nuts

Alpharetta doughnut house Scream’n Nuts doesn’t stop at pastries. The shop also incorporate said doughnuts into hybrid desserts, including a bread pudding topped with small batch vanilla ice cream and a salted caramel drizzle.

Southern Sweets Bakery

Southern Sweets Bakery in Decatur offers a bourbon bread pudding on the menu that comes both whole and by the slice. Whether looking to impress a group with dessert or just in need of a pick-me-up, the bread pudding at Southern Sweets is a great option.

Related Maps