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13 Essential Atlanta Brunch Restaurants

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When the weekend rolls around, many Atlantans' schedules include brunch with friends. Restaurants throughout the city are providing more and more opportunities to enjoy this late-morning, early-afternoon breakfast-lunch meal, and judging by the massive crowds seen around town, locals can't get enough. Here, now, is a list of 13 must-try brunch spots, mapped north to south.

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Buttermilk Kitchen

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This Buckhead staple opens at 8 a.m. for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Diners would be advised to try the duck hash, with pulled duck, Yukon Gold potatoes, farm greens and a sunny-side duck egg.

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After a long week, what could be more relaxing than enjoying brunch along the Chattahoochee river? Beautiful views and the opportunity to fill up on delicious biscuits come during brunch service each Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The General Muir

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A sunny restaurant inspired by the delis of New York City, The General Muir's weekend brunch offerings include smoked hash; a pastrami, egg, and cheese sandwich; and what might be the best bagels in the South.

Star Provisions

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At its new Westside home on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, Star Provisions serves breakfast entrees and sandwiches — like the French omelet baguette with herbs and Pierre Robert cheese — Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Morningside Kitchen

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Morningside Kitchen’s brunch offers items such as locally sourced bacon and sausage, cage-free eggs, and roasted espresso. There’s also a breakfast burger, with house-ground chuck, cheddar, a sunny-side egg, and bacon jam.

West Egg Café

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Pulled pork Benedict, eggs with bacon, and a biscuit are some of the popular items at West Egg Cafe, which sits in the heart of Atlanta's Westside. Southern comfort in a modern, energetic environment is what diners can expect upon walking in.

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Murphy's

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This restaurant is hailed as one of Atlanta’s top standbys, and it has been for more than 35 years. Located in the heart of Virginia-Highland, weekend brunch features Eggs T. Murphy (the restaurant’s take on traditional eggs Benedict), crab cake Benedict, chilaquiles, and more.

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Located on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Virginia-Highland, 8 Arm's brunch has become recognized as one of Atlanta's best. In particular, chef Sarah Dodge's biscuits receive rave reviews.

Located on the roof of Ponce City Market, this restaurant and beer garden serves brunch beginning at noon on Sunday. Highlights include a smoked salmon plate with whipped oveja cheese, capers, fennel, pickled red onion, and grilled bread and massive sticky buns.

Inside the dining room at Nine Mile Station Amy Sinclair

Bread & Butterfly

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Pancakes, cold smoked trout, and more, complemented by an attractive bistro vibe, are available for brunch every Saturday and Sunday. This whimsical café and bistro located in the heart of Inman Park comes from the team behind Decatur standout Cakes & Ale.

Ticonderoga Club

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Perhaps the best food hall restaurant in either Krog Street Market or Ponce City Market, this KSM spot serves Sunday brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Look for dishes such as "yoga pants" (yogurt, spent pineapple, granola, nuts, honey, toasted coconut) and Pearl's flitters (fried dough with chorizo, avocado, refried red beans, huevos, and white butter).

Staplehouse

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This Old Fourth Ward restaurant launched Sunday lunch in 2016, and the menu design is similar to its dinner service: dishes change constantly and are based on ingredients available. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m. Staplehouse is a for-profit subsidiary of The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency grants to service-industry workers in need.

Mediterranea Restaurant and Bakery

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Mediterranean-inspired brunch is served in Grant Park Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everything on the menu is gluten-free, and there are many vegetarian and vegan options.

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Buttermilk Kitchen

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This Buckhead staple opens at 8 a.m. for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Diners would be advised to try the duck hash, with pulled duck, Yukon Gold potatoes, farm greens and a sunny-side duck egg.

Buttermilk Kitchen Buttermilk Kitchen/Facebook

Canoe

After a long week, what could be more relaxing than enjoying brunch along the Chattahoochee river? Beautiful views and the opportunity to fill up on delicious biscuits come during brunch service each Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The General Muir

A sunny restaurant inspired by the delis of New York City, The General Muir's weekend brunch offerings include smoked hash; a pastrami, egg, and cheese sandwich; and what might be the best bagels in the South.

Star Provisions

At its new Westside home on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, Star Provisions serves breakfast entrees and sandwiches — like the French omelet baguette with herbs and Pierre Robert cheese — Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Morningside Kitchen

Morningside Kitchen’s brunch offers items such as locally sourced bacon and sausage, cage-free eggs, and roasted espresso. There’s also a breakfast burger, with house-ground chuck, cheddar, a sunny-side egg, and bacon jam.

West Egg Café

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Pulled pork Benedict, eggs with bacon, and a biscuit are some of the popular items at West Egg Cafe, which sits in the heart of Atlanta's Westside. Southern comfort in a modern, energetic environment is what diners can expect upon walking in.

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Murphy's

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This restaurant is hailed as one of Atlanta’s top standbys, and it has been for more than 35 years. Located in the heart of Virginia-Highland, weekend brunch features Eggs T. Murphy (the restaurant’s take on traditional eggs Benedict), crab cake Benedict, chilaquiles, and more.

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8 Arm

Nine Mile Station

Inside the dining room at Nine Mile Station Amy Sinclair

Located on the roof of Ponce City Market, this restaurant and beer garden serves brunch beginning at noon on Sunday. Highlights include a smoked salmon plate with whipped oveja cheese, capers, fennel, pickled red onion, and grilled bread and massive sticky buns.

Inside the dining room at Nine Mile Station Amy Sinclair

Bread & Butterfly

Pancakes, cold smoked trout, and more, complemented by an attractive bistro vibe, are available for brunch every Saturday and Sunday. This whimsical café and bistro located in the heart of Inman Park comes from the team behind Decatur standout Cakes & Ale.

Ticonderoga Club

Perhaps the best food hall restaurant in either Krog Street Market or Ponce City Market, this KSM spot serves Sunday brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Look for dishes such as "yoga pants" (yogurt, spent pineapple, granola, nuts, honey, toasted coconut) and Pearl's flitters (fried dough with chorizo, avocado, refried red beans, huevos, and white butter).

Staplehouse

This Old Fourth Ward restaurant launched Sunday lunch in 2016, and the menu design is similar to its dinner service: dishes change constantly and are based on ingredients available. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m. Staplehouse is a for-profit subsidiary of The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency grants to service-industry workers in need.

Mediterranea Restaurant and Bakery

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Mediterranean-inspired brunch is served in Grant Park Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everything on the menu is gluten-free, and there are many vegetarian and vegan options.

Window signage at Mediterranea Official

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