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Here’s Where to Indulge in Pancakes and Waffles Around Atlanta

From pancakes topped with blueberry compote to waffles stuffed with ham and cheese

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It might be one of the great debates: waffles or pancakes for breakfast? Why not both? From pillowy pancakes studded with melty chocolate chips, to waffles with crannies filled with pools of syrup, here are a few restaurants around Atlanta to load up on pancakes and waffles in the morning.

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1. Drēm Waffle + Coffee Bar

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3590 Old Atlanta Rd #200
Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 807-7346
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Head north to Suwanee for a waffle lover’s dream. Drem serves waffles made with an organic mix imported from Poland. They’re rectangular, thick, and not that sweet. Savory and sweet toppings abound. On the sweet side, there’s Nutella, apples, and berries, on the savory side, there’s smoked salmon and ham and cheese. Make sure to try the pierogies. 

2. Crazy Love Coffee House

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1088 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 545-8228
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This darling coffee shop is found on Canton Street in Roswell. It makes liege waffles. The waffle is smaller and thicker than its Belgian counterpart. Order the waffles with maple syrup and bacon along with a cup of the cafe’s brew. Bonus: Crazy Love has a sizable dirt parking lot behind the coffee shop and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

3. CANVAS café & bakery

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724 Cherokee St NE
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 213-2268
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Doughnut Dollies might be in the spotlight here, but don’t sleep on Canvas. The cozy cafe has uber fluffy pancakes available in orders of two, four, or six. No matter the order, try one of the cafe’s toppings like brown butter apples. 

4. Buttermilk Kitchen

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4225 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(678) 732-3274
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Buckhead’s Buttermilk Kitchen serves a mean biscuit, but don’t underestimate the pancakes here. They’re made with local milk and come with butter and maple syrup — try the maple syrup made with ASW whiskey for a small up-charge. For waffles, get the fried chicken and waffle served with Sriracha butter and ASW whiskey syrup. 

5. Superica

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3850 Roswell Rd NE #100
Atlanta, GA 30342
(678) 705-1235
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Ford Fry’s Tex Mex joint found in Buckhead and Krog Street Market makes surprisingly delicious pancakes (referred to as hot cakes on the menu.) They’re thin and crispy, served with melt-in-your-mouth powdered sugar, butter, and buttermilk syrup.  

2355 Cumberland Pkwy SE #80
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 989-1901
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Located in the Vinings area, Oy serves larger-than-life pancakes. It may seem like a gimmick, but the pancakes actually delicious. Thin, with a slightly crispy exterior, order plain pancakes or try one of the more creative takes like the Cinna-Yum, stuffed with cinnamon and pecan and topped with cream cheese icing. 

7. Whiskey Bird

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1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 600-5797
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The modern fusion restaurant in Virginia Highland has a killer brunch menu. Do try the bubble waffle, a Hong Kong-inspired treat. Also known as an egg waffle, the bubble waffle is slightly custardy and pillowy soft, thanks to the bubbles that form. At Whiskey Bird, the waffle comes topped with Nutella, strawberries, blueberries, banana, toasted hazelnuts, whipped cream, and maple syrup. 

8. Waffle House

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1099 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 823-8358
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An Atlanta pancake and waffle map couldn’t exist without the inclusion of breakfast (and late night) institution Waffle house. Don’t skip the pecan waffle, though there’s really no wrong order at this Atlanta staple.

9. Good Karma Coffee House

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31 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 499-0999
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If seeking gluten-free waffles and pancakes, head to Good Karma in Avondale Estates. The menu is entirely gluten-free and they have a vegan menu, as well. Meat lovers: try the ham and cheese waffle, which bakes ham and cheese into the waffle batter making it a delight to bite into. 

10. Revival

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129 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
(470) 225-6770
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Revival is a genteel spot to kick off a Sunday in Decatur. Try the corn pancake. It’s not as sweet as a traditional flour pancake, and it comes topped with sorghum and bacon maple syrup, making it a worthy addition to the brunch table.

11. Pancake Social

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 609-8696
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This hip breakfast spot is a bit pricier 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. The potato pancakes are considered a side dish, but are actually quite filling and delicious. They’re thick and 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. Note: it gets busy on the weekend, so plan on waiting.

12. Folk Art Restaurant

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465 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 537-4493
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The cozy Inman Park eatery serves up thick sweet potato waffles and pancakes. Sugar fiends swoon over the decadent toppings like s’mores and banana nut fosters. Prefer a mix of sweet and savory? Get the foul play waffle with fried chicken and a whiskey peach compote. There’s now a second location in downtown Decatur.

13. Atlanta Breakfast Club

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249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(470) 428-3825
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Breakfast choices are sparse downtown, but thankfully there’s Atlanta Breakfast Club. The chicken and waffles here come with crispy, juicy chicken and a large, fluffy Belgian waffle. 

14. Highland Bakery

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655 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 586-0772
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The wait at the original location in Old Fourth Ward is long, but worth it for the myriad of pancake options. For something sweet, order the sweet potato pancakes served with a brown sugar butter sauce or the ricotta pancakes served with a blueberry compote. For savory pancakes, try the cilantro corn pancakes stacked with black beans, eggs, cheese, and salsa. 

15. Petit Chou

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662 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(470) 270-8996
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This vibrantly blue-hued charmer in Cabbagetown excels at most brunch dishes, but the liege waffles are standouts. The waffle itself is delicious, but the cinnamon-vanilla bean whipped cream pushes it over the edge.

16. Ria's Bluebird

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421 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 521-3737
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People flock to this Grant Park staple, and wait for quite some time, to indulge in the pancakes. It’s worth it. These pancakes are hand-sifted and come with the option to add toasted pecans, caramelized bananas, and chocolate chips. 

17. D Cafe And Catering LLC

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1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(470) 305-7615
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This Westview neighborhood cafe, owned by Devotis Lee (aka Ms. D) and her family, serves up hearty breakfast favorites in the morning. The menu includes Ms. D’s popular chicken and waffles topped with fried chicken wings and the fluffy Piedmont pancake stack served with a side of eggs and bacon.

18. Little Tart Bakeshop

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68 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 348-4797
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The cheddar waffles at Little Tart are a must — but only on the weekends. The crispy exterior gives way to a fluffy, savory interior. They’re served with sorghum syrup (go ahead, add bacon.) 

19. Gocha's Breakfast Bar

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3695 Cascade Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331
(678) 927-9166
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This restaurant is dedicated to breakfast and brunch. The menu offers fluffy buttermilk-based blueberry, strawberry, or chocolate chip pancakes served with a side of applewood bacon as well as a daily waffles, like chicken and waffles, those topped with strawberry compote, and others stuffed with chocolate chips. Pair those decadent pancakes and waffles with mimosas and breakfast cocktails.

20. The Real Milk & Honey

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3719 Main St
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 458-5500
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This College Park restaurant takes breakfast and brunch to the next level, especially with its waffles. Head in for a fried lobster and cornbread waffle taco or roast chicken served on a Belgian waffle. Pair the meal with brunch punch or a mimosa margarita.

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1. Drēm Waffle + Coffee Bar

3590 Old Atlanta Rd #200, Suwanee, GA 30024

Head north to Suwanee for a waffle lover’s dream. Drem serves waffles made with an organic mix imported from Poland. They’re rectangular, thick, and not that sweet. Savory and sweet toppings abound. On the sweet side, there’s Nutella, apples, and berries, on the savory side, there’s smoked salmon and ham and cheese. Make sure to try the pierogies. 

3590 Old Atlanta Rd #200
Suwanee, GA 30024

2. Crazy Love Coffee House

1088 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075

This darling coffee shop is found on Canton Street in Roswell. It makes liege waffles. The waffle is smaller and thicker than its Belgian counterpart. Order the waffles with maple syrup and bacon along with a cup of the cafe’s brew. Bonus: Crazy Love has a sizable dirt parking lot behind the coffee shop and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

1088 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

3. CANVAS café & bakery

724 Cherokee St NE, Marietta, GA 30060

Doughnut Dollies might be in the spotlight here, but don’t sleep on Canvas. The cozy cafe has uber fluffy pancakes available in orders of two, four, or six. No matter the order, try one of the cafe’s toppings like brown butter apples. 

724 Cherokee St NE
Marietta, GA 30060

4. Buttermilk Kitchen

4225 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

Buckhead’s Buttermilk Kitchen serves a mean biscuit, but don’t underestimate the pancakes here. They’re made with local milk and come with butter and maple syrup — try the maple syrup made with ASW whiskey for a small up-charge. For waffles, get the fried chicken and waffle served with Sriracha butter and ASW whiskey syrup. 

4225 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

5. Superica

3850 Roswell Rd NE #100, Atlanta, GA 30342

Ford Fry’s Tex Mex joint found in Buckhead and Krog Street Market makes surprisingly delicious pancakes (referred to as hot cakes on the menu.) They’re thin and crispy, served with melt-in-your-mouth powdered sugar, butter, and buttermilk syrup.  

3850 Roswell Rd NE #100
Atlanta, GA 30342

6. Oy!

2355 Cumberland Pkwy SE #80, Atlanta, GA 30339

Located in the Vinings area, Oy serves larger-than-life pancakes. It may seem like a gimmick, but the pancakes actually delicious. Thin, with a slightly crispy exterior, order plain pancakes or try one of the more creative takes like the Cinna-Yum, stuffed with cinnamon and pecan and topped with cream cheese icing. 

2355 Cumberland Pkwy SE #80
Atlanta, GA 30339

7. Whiskey Bird

1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

The modern fusion restaurant in Virginia Highland has a killer brunch menu. Do try the bubble waffle, a Hong Kong-inspired treat. Also known as an egg waffle, the bubble waffle is slightly custardy and pillowy soft, thanks to the bubbles that form. At Whiskey Bird, the waffle comes topped with Nutella, strawberries, blueberries, banana, toasted hazelnuts, whipped cream, and maple syrup. 

1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

8. Waffle House

1099 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

An Atlanta pancake and waffle map couldn’t exist without the inclusion of breakfast (and late night) institution Waffle house. Don’t skip the pecan waffle, though there’s really no wrong order at this Atlanta staple.

1099 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Good Karma Coffee House

31 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

If seeking gluten-free waffles and pancakes, head to Good Karma in Avondale Estates. The menu is entirely gluten-free and they have a vegan menu, as well. Meat lovers: try the ham and cheese waffle, which bakes ham and cheese into the waffle batter making it a delight to bite into. 

31 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

10. Revival

129 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030

Revival is a genteel spot to kick off a Sunday in Decatur. Try the corn pancake. It’s not as sweet as a traditional flour pancake, and it comes topped with sorghum and bacon maple syrup, making it a worthy addition to the brunch table.

129 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

11. Pancake Social

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

This hip breakfast spot is a bit pricier 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. The potato pancakes are considered a side dish, but are actually quite filling and delicious. They’re thick and 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. Note: it gets busy on the weekend, so plan on waiting.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Folk Art Restaurant

465 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

The cozy Inman Park eatery serves up thick sweet potato waffles and pancakes. Sugar fiends swoon over the decadent toppings like s’mores and banana nut fosters. Prefer a mix of sweet and savory? Get the foul play waffle with fried chicken and a whiskey peach compote. There’s now a second location in downtown Decatur.

465 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. Atlanta Breakfast Club

249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Breakfast choices are sparse downtown, but thankfully there’s Atlanta Breakfast Club. The chicken and waffles here come with crispy, juicy chicken and a large, fluffy Belgian waffle. 

249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

14. Highland Bakery

655 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

The wait at the original location in Old Fourth Ward is long, but worth it for the myriad of pancake options. For something sweet, order the sweet potato pancakes served with a brown sugar butter sauce or the ricotta pancakes served with a blueberry compote. For savory pancakes, try the cilantro corn pancakes stacked with black beans, eggs, cheese, and salsa. 

655 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

15. Petit Chou

662 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

This vibrantly blue-hued charmer in Cabbagetown excels at most brunch dishes, but the liege waffles are standouts. The waffle itself is delicious, but the cinnamon-vanilla bean whipped cream pushes it over the edge.

662 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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16. Ria's Bluebird

421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

People flock to this Grant Park staple, and wait for quite some time, to indulge in the pancakes. It’s worth it. These pancakes are hand-sifted and come with the option to add toasted pecans, caramelized bananas, and chocolate chips. 

421 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

17. D Cafe And Catering LLC

1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

This Westview neighborhood cafe, owned by Devotis Lee (aka Ms. D) and her family, serves up hearty breakfast favorites in the morning. The menu includes Ms. D’s popular chicken and waffles topped with fried chicken wings and the fluffy Piedmont pancake stack served with a side of eggs and bacon.

1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

18. Little Tart Bakeshop

68 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

The cheddar waffles at Little Tart are a must — but only on the weekends. The crispy exterior gives way to a fluffy, savory interior. They’re served with sorghum syrup (go ahead, add bacon.) 

68 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

19. Gocha's Breakfast Bar

3695 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331

This restaurant is dedicated to breakfast and brunch. The menu offers fluffy buttermilk-based blueberry, strawberry, or chocolate chip pancakes served with a side of applewood bacon as well as a daily waffles, like chicken and waffles, those topped with strawberry compote, and others stuffed with chocolate chips. Pair those decadent pancakes and waffles with mimosas and breakfast cocktails.

3695 Cascade Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331

20. The Real Milk & Honey

3719 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

This College Park restaurant takes breakfast and brunch to the next level, especially with its waffles. Head in for a fried lobster and cornbread waffle taco or roast chicken served on a Belgian waffle. Pair the meal with brunch punch or a mimosa margarita.

3719 Main St
College Park, GA 30337

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