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Start the Day With Breakfast From These Atlanta Restaurants

Biscuits, pancakes, and bacon and eggs, along with breakfast soups, sandwiches, and dumplings, it’s all here

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Atlanta doesn’t get enough credit for the awesome breakfast city that it is. It’s the birthplace of Waffle House, of course, but we have a host of other morning delights ranging from Southern classics to dumplings. If you’re looking to beat the brunch crowd, give one of these breakfast spots a try.

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Gocha's Breakfast Bar

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This buzzy breakfast bar on Cascade Road continues to draw people in daily for French toast, salmon, egg, and cheese croissants, breakfast burritos, and chicken and waffles paired with bottomless mimosas and classic breakfast cocktails.

The Breakfast Boys

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Expect an upgrade on classic breakfast and brunch dishes here, including jerk chicken atop sweet potato waffles, grits with both fried catfish and shrimp, coffee-rubbed steak and eggs, and green eggs and lamb empanadas topped with chimichurri. Pair the meal with coffee, juice, or boozy breakfast cocktails. A second location is set to open in Conyers.

The Daily

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Following the success of their Berkley Park location, the Charleston-based coffee shop and brunch cafe opened an Inman Park spot and a Buckhead outpost is shortly forthcoming. In addition to whipped feta toasts with a honey drizzle and fresh chive sprinkle, you’ll find breakfast burritos made with Poco Loco’s tortillas. A full coffee bar with classics and creative combos like black sesame and molasses spice lattes, as well as fresh pressed juices, are also on deck.

West Egg Cafe

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West Egg Cafe has been serving breakfast and brunch in Westside for more than a decade, and it's still considered one of Atlanta's absolute best bets for a morning meal. It's tough to beat sour cream pancakes with syrup and spiced honey butter or the simple comfort of the blue plate (two eggs, biscuit, choice of breakfast meat, and roasted garlic grits or skillet potatoes).

Omni Coffee & Eggs

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This all-day breakfast spot and coffee shop is a new addition to the Castleberry Hill dining scene. And it’s the place to grab creative latte flavors like sweet potato, dulce apple, and blueberry lavender, as well as cortados, strong cold brews, and even frozen coffee for those hot days in the A. The tight menu of food here lends itself well to folks on the go or who just want to hang out and get some work done or chat with a friend in the morning. Expect BECs and breakfast burritos and bowls early in the day, with salads and sandwiches as the day progresses. All unsold food is donated to local shelters and soup kitchens.

Silver Skillet

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The Silver Skillet is an old school diner serving a classic Southern breakfast with exactly zero frills. It's been in business since 1956 and draws everyone from nearby office workers and college students, to locals and tourists.

R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill

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There isn't anything quite like R. Thomas' in Atlanta, and there wasn’t anyone quite like the colorful character Richard Thomas who built the popular 24-hour breakfast spot on Peachtree Street. After more than 35 years, Thomas’s legacy is still a restaurant menu filled with healthier breakfast fare. R. Thomas’ was also one of the first establishments in the city to offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes.

Babs Midtown

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A longtime breakfast and brunch staple in the heart of Midtown, head to Bab’s for a smoked salmon bagel, the Juniper wrap stuffed with scrambled eggs, tomato, onion, turkey sausage, cheese, and onions, or a hearty omelette in the morning.

Kenley's Catering And Restaurant

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A popular spot for downtown Atlanta residents, the weekday workforce, and Georgia State students, Kenley Waller’s eponymous restaurant is a local favorite for people seeking meals filled with comfort foods throughout the day. Kick off the morning bright and early with breakfast, featuring everything from biscuits and gravy to omelettes and build-your-own breakfast plates and sandwiches. For just under $6, the breakfast combo platter on the buffet comes with a choice of salmon, bacon and sausage, or chicken tenders served with a side of grits, eggs, and either a biscuit or toast. Open weekdays only for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner.

Buttermilk Kitchen

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With a name like Buttermilk Kitchen, the pancakes and from-scratch biscuits better be good. They are, and so is everything else here. That includes the fried chicken biscuit with a side of cheese grits — but don’t sleep on the market scramble made with seasonal veggies. Locally brewed Rev Coffee provides the morning fuel needed to counterbalance those tasty carbs.

Ria's Bluebird

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Ria Pell’s tragic passing in 2013 hasn’t slowed her restaurant Ria’s Bluebird down. The Grant Park restaurant still makes the best caramelized banana pancakes in town and typically includes a wait on the weekends, now eased by more seating on the new parking lot covered patio. Ria’s Babybird also makes appearances on occasion at Boggs Social in the West End on the weekends.

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery & Deli

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The bagels at Brooklyn Bagel are kettle boiled before baking, giving them a crispy, blistered crust that retain a soft, fluffy inside. Look for traditional bagel flavors, along with a few fun choices, like rainbow, French toast, bacon cheddar, and chocolate chip. In the morning, the line often snakes back to the front door of the Ansley Mall location, as people order bagel sandwiches topped with white fish salad, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions or one of the shop’s eggwiches. Try the the Rio Grande smeared with jalapeno cream cheese and topped with eggs and choice of meat such as pastrami or sausage. Brooklyn Bagel also serves breakfast wraps and scramblers, which come with a bagel and side of fruit. It’s hard to beat these prices in Midtown. Most breakfast items hover between $7 and $13. Brooklyn Bagel includes a location in Alpharetta, too.

Petit Chou

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A popular destination on the Atlanta breakfast scene, Petit Chou serves up French bistro-style dishes with a Southern spin in Cabbagetown. Everything from the classic croque madame to Boursin and avocado toast to the all-American breakfast are on the menu here.

Bomb Biscuit Atlanta

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Baker Erika Council relocated her Irwin Street Market stall to larger quarters, taking over the former Field Day space on Highland and transforming the biscuit business into a restaurant with seating. Folks can still expect Council’s fluffy buttermilk biscuit sandwiches on the menu, including her signature Glori-Fried chicken biscuit and breakfast standards like the BEC topped with American cheese. There’s also B’Onuts made from biscuit dough and delectable cinnamon rolls. Council plans to contine expanding the menu, too, which could soon include pancakes, catfish and grits, and Sunday brunch.

Daily Chew

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Julia Kessler’s sunshiny hole in the wall invites guests to linger over her artfully prepared breakfast fare with an Israeli bent. Lighter fare shines here, like the yogurt with house-made granola and seasonal fruit compote or the avocado tartine with poached eggs, caramelized onions, and harissa. Items like the carrot and potato latkes with labneh, scrambled eggs, and smoked salmon are also can’t-miss. Coffee beverages, tea, and fresh-squeezed juice are also on hand.

Java Jive

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With its retro-chic diner decor and affordable breakfast fare, this cash-only joint has been waking people up on Ponce for over 25 years now. Java Jive offers hearty diner breakfast dishes like the Sante Fe Scramble with spicy chorizo sausage, red peppers, onions, potatoes, cheddar, and salsa. It comes with a choice of biscuit or toast. Get the biscuit.

Fellows Cafe

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Located in downtown historic Roswell inside the “Yellow House” on Green Street, breakfast and brunch at Fellows Cafe includes lemon ricotta hotcakes, various types of toasts, and dishes like sweet potato eggs benedict. Grab a seat on the small front porch or underneath the old oak tree along Green Street, which is dog-friendly. Be prepared to quite a while (even on a weekday) at the popular Roswell spot, but know that it’s worth it.

Home Grown

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There couldn’t be a “best of” breakfast list in Atlanta without Home Grown. Why? Three words: comfy chicken biscuit. Home Grown's fried chicken biscuit is smothered in a sausage-heavy sawmill gravy and is one of the many reasons to visit this Reynoldstown neighborhood staple. Home Grown now includes outdoor seating at picnic tables with umbrellas in the parking lot.

The Bronx Bagel Buggy

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Julie Dragich and Steve Novotny turned their pandemic bagel-making hobby into a full-fledged profession and, after much anticipation, opened their Chamblee shop. Plan on taking your food to go, though there is limited seating, but it’s worth a visit for the chewy bagels and house-made cream cheese and baked goods like babka, muffins, and PopTarts.

The General Muir

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Sister to the perennially popular West Egg, The General Muir stands out with its Jewish deli-meets-the-South twist. Cozy up in a booth at the Emory Point or Sandy Springs location and indulge in their signature items like open-faced bagel sandwiches, pastrami scramble, or latkes with smoked salmon.

Sun in My Belly

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What started as a catering operation, Sun in My Belly in Kirkwood has become one of Atlanta’s favorite breakfast spots. The pimento cheese omelet filled with honey-glazed bacon and served with hashed potatoes is a top order, as are the quiche of the day and scrambled egg brioche panini stuffed with cheddar cheese and honey-glazed bacon.

My Coffee Shop at East Lake

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This East Lake spot serves more than just great coffee in the morning, breakfast here is top-notch, too. Try the salmon croquettes, a cheesy grit bowl, Southern-battered pork chop platter served with eggs, grits, and toast, and the chicken biscuit. For something truly decadent, order the banana nut French toast — banana nut bread dipped in French toast battered then grilled.

Las Delicias De La Abuela

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Las Delicias De La Abuela offers an extensive menu of comforting Colombian fare throughout the day, including breakfast dishes such as corn cake arepas with queso and eggs and traditional calentado with rice, beans, and sweet plantains. Try the changua here, a hearty Colombian egg and milk breakfast soup served with bread for dunking.

Rising Son

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Rising Son in Avondale Estates is a Southern comfort breakfast (and lunch and dinner) spot that brings seasonality to the morning meal. Try the breakfast dumplings filled with pork, ginger, and cilantro topped with a soy maple glaze, flatbread topped with sunny-side eggs, vegetable spread and hummus, pepperoncini, olive, feta cheese, arugula, and herbs, or the fried trout and cheese grits.

Hen Mother Cookhouse

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Owner Soraya Khoury built a cult following with her refreshing candidness on Instagram, but it’s the over-the-top decadent breakfast items that keeps people coming back to the cozy Johns Creek spot. Expect thick pancakes bigger than an adult’s face, freshly baked cinnamon rolls, and hearty scrambles. A second location is opening soon in the former Restaurant Holmes space in downtown Alpharetta.

Little Tart Bakeshop

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With locations in Grant Park and Summerhill (as well as a Krog Street Market outpost), Little Tart is an ideal breakfast destination for those who prefer sweet and savory pastries or breakfast sandwiches on house-baked bread. On the weekends, waffles and French toast are available.

Gocha's Breakfast Bar

This buzzy breakfast bar on Cascade Road continues to draw people in daily for French toast, salmon, egg, and cheese croissants, breakfast burritos, and chicken and waffles paired with bottomless mimosas and classic breakfast cocktails.

The Breakfast Boys

Expect an upgrade on classic breakfast and brunch dishes here, including jerk chicken atop sweet potato waffles, grits with both fried catfish and shrimp, coffee-rubbed steak and eggs, and green eggs and lamb empanadas topped with chimichurri. Pair the meal with coffee, juice, or boozy breakfast cocktails. A second location is set to open in Conyers.

The Daily

Following the success of their Berkley Park location, the Charleston-based coffee shop and brunch cafe opened an Inman Park spot and a Buckhead outpost is shortly forthcoming. In addition to whipped feta toasts with a honey drizzle and fresh chive sprinkle, you’ll find breakfast burritos made with Poco Loco’s tortillas. A full coffee bar with classics and creative combos like black sesame and molasses spice lattes, as well as fresh pressed juices, are also on deck.

West Egg Cafe

West Egg Cafe has been serving breakfast and brunch in Westside for more than a decade, and it's still considered one of Atlanta's absolute best bets for a morning meal. It's tough to beat sour cream pancakes with syrup and spiced honey butter or the simple comfort of the blue plate (two eggs, biscuit, choice of breakfast meat, and roasted garlic grits or skillet potatoes).

Omni Coffee & Eggs

This all-day breakfast spot and coffee shop is a new addition to the Castleberry Hill dining scene. And it’s the place to grab creative latte flavors like sweet potato, dulce apple, and blueberry lavender, as well as cortados, strong cold brews, and even frozen coffee for those hot days in the A. The tight menu of food here lends itself well to folks on the go or who just want to hang out and get some work done or chat with a friend in the morning. Expect BECs and breakfast burritos and bowls early in the day, with salads and sandwiches as the day progresses. All unsold food is donated to local shelters and soup kitchens.

Silver Skillet

The Silver Skillet is an old school diner serving a classic Southern breakfast with exactly zero frills. It's been in business since 1956 and draws everyone from nearby office workers and college students, to locals and tourists.

R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill

There isn't anything quite like R. Thomas' in Atlanta, and there wasn’t anyone quite like the colorful character Richard Thomas who built the popular 24-hour breakfast spot on Peachtree Street. After more than 35 years, Thomas’s legacy is still a restaurant menu filled with healthier breakfast fare. R. Thomas’ was also one of the first establishments in the city to offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes.

Babs Midtown

A longtime breakfast and brunch staple in the heart of Midtown, head to Bab’s for a smoked salmon bagel, the Juniper wrap stuffed with scrambled eggs, tomato, onion, turkey sausage, cheese, and onions, or a hearty omelette in the morning.

Kenley's Catering And Restaurant

A popular spot for downtown Atlanta residents, the weekday workforce, and Georgia State students, Kenley Waller’s eponymous restaurant is a local favorite for people seeking meals filled with comfort foods throughout the day. Kick off the morning bright and early with breakfast, featuring everything from biscuits and gravy to omelettes and build-your-own breakfast plates and sandwiches. For just under $6, the breakfast combo platter on the buffet comes with a choice of salmon, bacon and sausage, or chicken tenders served with a side of grits, eggs, and either a biscuit or toast. Open weekdays only for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner.

Buttermilk Kitchen

With a name like Buttermilk Kitchen, the pancakes and from-scratch biscuits better be good. They are, and so is everything else here. That includes the fried chicken biscuit with a side of cheese grits — but don’t sleep on the market scramble made with seasonal veggies. Locally brewed Rev Coffee provides the morning fuel needed to counterbalance those tasty carbs.

Ria's Bluebird

Ria Pell’s tragic passing in 2013 hasn’t slowed her restaurant Ria’s Bluebird down. The Grant Park restaurant still makes the best caramelized banana pancakes in town and typically includes a wait on the weekends, now eased by more seating on the new parking lot covered patio. Ria’s Babybird also makes appearances on occasion at Boggs Social in the West End on the weekends.

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery & Deli

The bagels at Brooklyn Bagel are kettle boiled before baking, giving them a crispy, blistered crust that retain a soft, fluffy inside. Look for traditional bagel flavors, along with a few fun choices, like rainbow, French toast, bacon cheddar, and chocolate chip. In the morning, the line often snakes back to the front door of the Ansley Mall location, as people order bagel sandwiches topped with white fish salad, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions or one of the shop’s eggwiches. Try the the Rio Grande smeared with jalapeno cream cheese and topped with eggs and choice of meat such as pastrami or sausage. Brooklyn Bagel also serves breakfast wraps and scramblers, which come with a bagel and side of fruit. It’s hard to beat these prices in Midtown. Most breakfast items hover between $7 and $13. Brooklyn Bagel includes a location in Alpharetta, too.

Petit Chou

A popular destination on the Atlanta breakfast scene, Petit Chou serves up French bistro-style dishes with a Southern spin in Cabbagetown. Everything from the classic croque madame to Boursin and avocado toast to the all-American breakfast are on the menu here.

Bomb Biscuit Atlanta

Baker Erika Council relocated her Irwin Street Market stall to larger quarters, taking over the former Field Day space on Highland and transforming the biscuit business into a restaurant with seating. Folks can still expect Council’s fluffy buttermilk biscuit sandwiches on the menu, including her signature Glori-Fried chicken biscuit and breakfast standards like the BEC topped with American cheese. There’s also B’Onuts made from biscuit dough and delectable cinnamon rolls. Council plans to contine expanding the menu, too, which could soon include pancakes, catfish and grits, and Sunday brunch.

Daily Chew

Julia Kessler’s sunshiny hole in the wall invites guests to linger over her artfully prepared breakfast fare with an Israeli bent. Lighter fare shines here, like the yogurt with house-made granola and seasonal fruit compote or the avocado tartine with poached eggs, caramelized onions, and harissa. Items like the carrot and potato latkes with labneh, scrambled eggs, and smoked salmon are also can’t-miss. Coffee beverages, tea, and fresh-squeezed juice are also on hand.

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Java Jive

With its retro-chic diner decor and affordable breakfast fare, this cash-only joint has been waking people up on Ponce for over 25 years now. Java Jive offers hearty diner breakfast dishes like the Sante Fe Scramble with spicy chorizo sausage, red peppers, onions, potatoes, cheddar, and salsa. It comes with a choice of biscuit or toast. Get the biscuit.

Fellows Cafe

Located in downtown historic Roswell inside the “Yellow House” on Green Street, breakfast and brunch at Fellows Cafe includes lemon ricotta hotcakes, various types of toasts, and dishes like sweet potato eggs benedict. Grab a seat on the small front porch or underneath the old oak tree along Green Street, which is dog-friendly. Be prepared to quite a while (even on a weekday) at the popular Roswell spot, but know that it’s worth it.

Home Grown

There couldn’t be a “best of” breakfast list in Atlanta without Home Grown. Why? Three words: comfy chicken biscuit. Home Grown's fried chicken biscuit is smothered in a sausage-heavy sawmill gravy and is one of the many reasons to visit this Reynoldstown neighborhood staple. Home Grown now includes outdoor seating at picnic tables with umbrellas in the parking lot.

The Bronx Bagel Buggy

Julie Dragich and Steve Novotny turned their pandemic bagel-making hobby into a full-fledged profession and, after much anticipation, opened their Chamblee shop. Plan on taking your food to go, though there is limited seating, but it’s worth a visit for the chewy bagels and house-made cream cheese and baked goods like babka, muffins, and PopTarts.

The General Muir

Sister to the perennially popular West Egg, The General Muir stands out with its Jewish deli-meets-the-South twist. Cozy up in a booth at the Emory Point or Sandy Springs location and indulge in their signature items like open-faced bagel sandwiches, pastrami scramble, or latkes with smoked salmon.

Sun in My Belly

What started as a catering operation, Sun in My Belly in Kirkwood has become one of Atlanta’s favorite breakfast spots. The pimento cheese omelet filled with honey-glazed bacon and served with hashed potatoes is a top order, as are the quiche of the day and scrambled egg brioche panini stuffed with cheddar cheese and honey-glazed bacon.

My Coffee Shop at East Lake

This East Lake spot serves more than just great coffee in the morning, breakfast here is top-notch, too. Try the salmon croquettes, a cheesy grit bowl, Southern-battered pork chop platter served with eggs, grits, and toast, and the chicken biscuit. For something truly decadent, order the banana nut French toast — banana nut bread dipped in French toast battered then grilled.

Las Delicias De La Abuela

Las Delicias De La Abuela offers an extensive menu of comforting Colombian fare throughout the day, including breakfast dishes such as corn cake arepas with queso and eggs and traditional calentado with rice, beans, and sweet plantains. Try the changua here, a hearty Colombian egg and milk breakfast soup served with bread for dunking.

Rising Son

Rising Son in Avondale Estates is a Southern comfort breakfast (and lunch and dinner) spot that brings seasonality to the morning meal. Try the breakfast dumplings filled with pork, ginger, and cilantro topped with a soy maple glaze, flatbread topped with sunny-side eggs, vegetable spread and hummus, pepperoncini, olive, feta cheese, arugula, and herbs, or the fried trout and cheese grits.

Hen Mother Cookhouse

Owner Soraya Khoury built a cult following with her refreshing candidness on Instagram, but it’s the over-the-top decadent breakfast items that keeps people coming back to the cozy Johns Creek spot. Expect thick pancakes bigger than an adult’s face, freshly baked cinnamon rolls, and hearty scrambles. A second location is opening soon in the former Restaurant Holmes space in downtown Alpharetta.

Little Tart Bakeshop

With locations in Grant Park and Summerhill (as well as a Krog Street Market outpost), Little Tart is an ideal breakfast destination for those who prefer sweet and savory pastries or breakfast sandwiches on house-baked bread. On the weekends, waffles and French toast are available.

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