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Kick Off the Morning 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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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so they say. Luckily, Atlanta isn’t lacking in restaurants serving up a variety of takes on the morning meal. Sure, there’s always Waffle House, but check out this breakfast map filled with local spots for biscuits, pancakes, and bacon and eggs, along with breakfast soups, sandwiches, and dumplings.

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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.

D Cafe And Catering LLC

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Part catering company, part cafe, D Cafe and Catering is a family-owned restaurant in Westview serving up homestyle breakfast, brunch, and lunch fare. The cafe is cozy and casual, offering homemade biscuits with bacon or sausage topped with eggs, fish and grits with toast, and lunch plates named for the Westside’s many historic neighborhoods. The majority of the menu items hover around $10.

The Daily

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A location of Charleston-based coffee shop and brunch cafe the Daily opened earlier this year along Trabert Avenue in Berkeley Park. And it brings whipped feta toast drizzled with honey and sprinkles of fresh chives on toasted sourdough, its popular overstuffed breakfast burrito, and hearty salads filled with seasonal vegetables to the neighborhood. Pair a meal here with the one of the Daily’s juiced-to-order cold-pressed juices or lattes, like the black sesame and molasses spice. Take a seat at the counter along the kitchen or grab a table in the airy dining room in back with floor to ceiling windows.

Cultivate Food and Coffee

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Cultivate serves breakfast and brunch paired with plenty of coffee and coffee drinks starting at 8 a.m. daily. The menu includes everything from toasts, parfaits, and omelettes, to a fried chicken biscuit, shrimp and grits, and a hearty breakfast platter with choice of meat, eggs, and other morning meal sides. A second location is opening at the Battery in Cobb County.

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).

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.

Poach Social

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Poach Social resides next to Talat Market in Summerhill and serves an array of breakfast dishes, including chipotle-smoked sausage and eggs and salmon lox breakfast sandwiches, shrimp and grits, brioche French toast, and a watermelon and goat cheese quinoa and farro salad. Pair a meal here with fresh juices or a carafe of mimosas with friends.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pancake Social

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This hip breakfast spot is a bit pricy thanks to its proximity to the BeltLine and Ponce City Market. It’s worth a visit if the carb cravings kick in near the Old Fourth Ward, which includes plenty of biscuits, waffles, and pancakes on the menu. Try the potato pancakes, considered a side dish, served with apple sauce and sour cream. Other pancake options to consider here are the praline stack, lemon ricotta, banana oat, and the Dutch baby, served in a cast iron skillet.

Julianna's Coffee & Crepes

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Julianna’s is a petite restaurant tucked inside a circa-1901 house on Lake Avenue in Inman Park serving Hungarian-style savory and sweet crepes made from an old family recipe. The Breakfasty One with scrambled eggs, ham, Swiss, and sautéed mushrooms or the Pecan Pleasure with strawberry, cinnamon, and pecans topped with honey are both good choices in the morning. The Royale with Tasso ham, Gruyere, field greens, and peach chutney is a hearty choice for lunch.

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 nearly 25 years now. Java Jive claims to serve Atlanta’s “best biscuit” (it might be true, too) and 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.

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.

Best Country Doughnuts

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Regulars to this small shop in Forest Park say the doughnuts at Best Country are just that, the best doughnuts found anywhere in south metro Atlanta. Best Country offers everything from classic old fashioned cake varieties to sticky glazed doughnuts and those covered in chocolate. Doughnuts are baked fresh daily here and often run out before the shop closes at 1 p.m. Don’t skip the breakfast croissant sandwiches here, too.

Le Petit Marche

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This Kirkwood breakfast and brunch spot is now owned by Osiris Ballard and chef Anthony Sanders, the team behind Atlanta Breakfast Club and ABC Chicken and Waffles. But most of the menu served under former owner Marchet Sparks remains intact here, with a few new dishes added, including fried lobster tail and a short rib burger dripping with cheese and topped with bacon.

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.

The casual neighbor to the Deer and the Dove, B-Side’s Montreal-style, wood-fired bagels are superb, but for a classic breakfast sandwich don’t overlook the egg on a roll here. It’s simply a fried farm egg and cheddar cheese on a kaiser roll (option to add sausage, bacon, or ham) and hits the spot just right. 

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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Owned by Soraya Khoury, this congenial breakfast and brunch spot includes everything from breakfast sandwiches and a daily omelette special, to brioche French toast, hash and eggs, and buttermilk pancakes on the menu. The patio here is dog-friendly, too.

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.

D Cafe And Catering LLC

Part catering company, part cafe, D Cafe and Catering is a family-owned restaurant in Westview serving up homestyle breakfast, brunch, and lunch fare. The cafe is cozy and casual, offering homemade biscuits with bacon or sausage topped with eggs, fish and grits with toast, and lunch plates named for the Westside’s many historic neighborhoods. The majority of the menu items hover around $10.

The Daily

A location of Charleston-based coffee shop and brunch cafe the Daily opened earlier this year along Trabert Avenue in Berkeley Park. And it brings whipped feta toast drizzled with honey and sprinkles of fresh chives on toasted sourdough, its popular overstuffed breakfast burrito, and hearty salads filled with seasonal vegetables to the neighborhood. Pair a meal here with the one of the Daily’s juiced-to-order cold-pressed juices or lattes, like the black sesame and molasses spice. Take a seat at the counter along the kitchen or grab a table in the airy dining room in back with floor to ceiling windows.

Cultivate Food and Coffee

Cultivate serves breakfast and brunch paired with plenty of coffee and coffee drinks starting at 8 a.m. daily. The menu includes everything from toasts, parfaits, and omelettes, to a fried chicken biscuit, shrimp and grits, and a hearty breakfast platter with choice of meat, eggs, and other morning meal sides. A second location is opening at the Battery in Cobb County.

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).

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.

Poach Social

Poach Social resides next to Talat Market in Summerhill and serves an array of breakfast dishes, including chipotle-smoked sausage and eggs and salmon lox breakfast sandwiches, shrimp and grits, brioche French toast, and a watermelon and goat cheese quinoa and farro salad. Pair a meal here with fresh juices or a carafe of mimosas with friends.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pancake Social

This hip breakfast spot is a bit pricy thanks to its proximity to the BeltLine and Ponce City Market. It’s worth a visit if the carb cravings kick in near the Old Fourth Ward, which includes plenty of biscuits, waffles, and pancakes on the menu. Try the potato pancakes, considered a side dish, served with apple sauce and sour cream. Other pancake options to consider here are the praline stack, lemon ricotta, banana oat, and the Dutch baby, served in a cast iron skillet.

Julianna's Coffee & Crepes

Julianna’s is a petite restaurant tucked inside a circa-1901 house on Lake Avenue in Inman Park serving Hungarian-style savory and sweet crepes made from an old family recipe. The Breakfasty One with scrambled eggs, ham, Swiss, and sautéed mushrooms or the Pecan Pleasure with strawberry, cinnamon, and pecans topped with honey are both good choices in the morning. The Royale with Tasso ham, Gruyere, field greens, and peach chutney is a hearty choice for lunch.

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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 nearly 25 years now. Java Jive claims to serve Atlanta’s “best biscuit” (it might be true, too) and 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.

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.

Best Country Doughnuts

Regulars to this small shop in Forest Park say the doughnuts at Best Country are just that, the best doughnuts found anywhere in south metro Atlanta. Best Country offers everything from classic old fashioned cake varieties to sticky glazed doughnuts and those covered in chocolate. Doughnuts are baked fresh daily here and often run out before the shop closes at 1 p.m. Don’t skip the breakfast croissant sandwiches here, too.

Le Petit Marche

This Kirkwood breakfast and brunch spot is now owned by Osiris Ballard and chef Anthony Sanders, the team behind Atlanta Breakfast Club and ABC Chicken and Waffles. But most of the menu served under former owner Marchet Sparks remains intact here, with a few new dishes added, including fried lobster tail and a short rib burger dripping with cheese and topped with bacon.

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.

B-Side

The casual neighbor to the Deer and the Dove, B-Side’s Montreal-style, wood-fired bagels are superb, but for a classic breakfast sandwich don’t overlook the egg on a roll here. It’s simply a fried farm egg and cheddar cheese on a kaiser roll (option to add sausage, bacon, or ham) and hits the spot just right. 

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

Owned by Soraya Khoury, this congenial breakfast and brunch spot includes everything from breakfast sandwiches and a daily omelette special, to brioche French toast, hash and eggs, and buttermilk pancakes on the menu. The patio here is dog-friendly, too.

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