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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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1. Canoe

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4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-2663
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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.

2. Morningside Kitchen

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1397 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 347-9747
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.

3. West Egg Café

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1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 872-3973
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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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4. Bread & Butterfly

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290 Elizabeth St
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 515-4536
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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.

5. Ticonderoga Club

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 458-4534
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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).

6. Staplehouse

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541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 524-5005
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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.

7. Buttermilk Kitchen

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4225 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(678) 732-3274
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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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8. The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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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.

9. Star Provisions

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1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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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.

10. Murphy's

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997 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-0904
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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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11. 8 Arm

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710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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.
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  • 12. Nine Mile Station

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    675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta
    GA, 30308
    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

    13. Mediterranea Restaurant and Bakery

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    332 Ormond St SE
    Atlanta, GA 30315
    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

    1. Canoe

    4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
    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.
    4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
    Atlanta, GA 30339

    2. Morningside Kitchen

    1397 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
    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.
    1397 N Highland Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30306

    3. West Egg Café

    1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
    Official
    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.
    1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    4. Bread & Butterfly

    290 Elizabeth St, Atlanta, GA 30307
    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.
    290 Elizabeth St
    Atlanta, GA 30307

    5. Ticonderoga Club

    99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
    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).
    99 Krog St NE
    Atlanta, GA 30307

    6. Staplehouse

    541 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
    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.
    541 Edgewood Ave SE
    Atlanta, GA 30312

    7. Buttermilk Kitchen

    4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
    Buttermilk Kitchen Buttermilk Kitchen/Facebook
    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.
    4225 Roswell Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30342

    8. The General Muir

    1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329
    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.
    1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
    Atlanta, GA 30329

    9. Star Provisions

    1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
    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.
    1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    10. Murphy's

    997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
    Murphy’s Murphy's/Facebook
    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.
    997 Virginia Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30306

    11. 8 Arm

    710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

    12. Nine Mile Station

    675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308
    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.
    675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta
    GA, 30308

    13. Mediterranea Restaurant and Bakery

    332 Ormond St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
    Window signage at Mediterranea Official
    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.
    332 Ormond St SE
    Atlanta, GA 30315

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