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9 Atlanta Restaurants With Gluten-Free Brunch Worth Leaving the House

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| Bill Addison

In Atlanta, brunch is an institution and a wonderful way to spend large amounts of time enjoying a menu full of breakfast and lunch food mashups. Eggs, frittatas, pancakes, waffles, French toast, smoked salmon on bagels, shrimp and grits, and more fill menus, but most of these dishes are gluten-full not gluten-free.

Shelling out money for dishes you can make at home doesn't make sense, so if the gluten-free menu doesn't have more than eggs, meat, potatoes, and grits, color me unimpressed and definitely not getting in the car. Fear not, because we have uncovered nine restaurants going that extra mile and serving up bunch full of creative and tasty gluten-free food that makes it well worth the drive:

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Across the Street

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668 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 781-0931
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Across The Street offers Mexican-inspired options with chilequiles, migas, shrimp diablo, and fish and grits. Beans, roasted salsa, guacamole, and corn tortillas accompany most entrees, along with chips that are fried in a dedicated fryer. The fish and grits is a spin on traditional shrimp and grits, featuring cornmeal-dusted and fried tilapia on hominy mash with a poached egg and salsa verde. Have a seat on their expansive patio, order one of the legendary margaritas, and chow down.
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  • 2. Bistro Niko

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    3344 Peachtree Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 261-6456
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    The French cuisine served during brunch at Bistro Niko is swoon-worthy with frites, mussels, and more filling its menu. Fancy some pate? The Le Grand Plat features pate with salami, prosciutto, and chicken liver terrine. The Georgia mountain trout amandine is served with a citrus olive oil emulsion and French green beans. Blue house mussels, tuna nicoise salad, and steak and frites round out the anything but traditional cuisine, but if eggs are your jam, order the Eggs Norwegian. That’s two poached eggs topped with smoked salmon on potato pancakes with dill hollandaise and crisped onion.
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    3. Chick-a-Biddy

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    264 19th St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30363
    (404) 588-1888
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    Chick-a-Biddy is serving up housemade almond pancakes with ginger apples and maple syrup, cheesy chicken-potato hash topped with three fried chicken tenders and three eggs, omelets, and pimento cheese grits. Wash it all down with one of the restaurant’s homemade smoothies or fresh juices. All gluten-free options are noted on the menu.
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    4. Davio's

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    3500 Peachtree Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 844-4810
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    Davio’s recently launched a brunch menu complete with a do-it-yourself bloody Mary bar, bellinis, and mimosas. Start off the meal with the deviled eggs with blue cheese and bacon, or a cup of roasted tomato soup. Go traditional and order a frittata with sweet sausage, goat cheese, spinach, and tomatoes, or try something unexpected like the spaghetti carbonara made with gluten-free pasta. Maybe the seared George’s Bank sea scallops, pork belly, and celery root puree is more your speed. Save room for vanilla panna cotta or chocolate mousse and end the meal on a sweet note.

    5. One Eared Stag

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    1029 Edgewood Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    (404) 525-4479
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    One Eared Stag’s wholesome buckwheat pancakes with pecans, apple, and vanilla cream should be on your bucket list. Enjoy the fluffy pancakes plain or layered with homemade toppings. The menu isn’t loaded with options, but its quality, not quantity that makes One Eared Stag’s brunch noteworthy. The menu pays homage to eggs with huevos rancheros with pork belly, fingerling potatoes, and poblano. Over-easy duck eggs top the heritage minute chop, pink eyed peas, pole beans, and cured tomato.

    6. South City Kitchen

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    1144 Crescent Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    (404) 873-7358
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    South City Kitchen’s offerings are meat-centric, but they are pretty epic. Ask for a heated Pure Knead hamburger bun and top it with the smoked brisket or barbecue pork Benedict served with Red Mule grits. The bourbon cured salmon with avocado, Vidalia onions, cherry tomatoes, and radish, crème fraiche is just one of the enticing appetizers. Chicken livers, benton‘s country ham, caramelized onions, creamed corn, and garlic jus elevates the creativity by a factor of 10.

    7. Sun In My Belly

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    2161 College Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30317
    (404) 370-1088
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    Sun in My Belly takes eggs to a new height with the Kirkwood Breakfast, featuring softly scrambled eggs, Boursin cheese, and honey-glazed bacon; Alison's famous pimento cheese omelet filled with honey-glazed bacon and served with hashed potatoes; and The Belly Benendict with two poached eggs chipotle hollandaise, sweet potato, honey-glazed bacon hash, and garlic-spinach sauté. The barbecue shrimp and cheese grits with sausage is a customer favorite. All of the sandwiches can be made with gluten-free bread as well.

    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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    Traditional New York Deli cuisine is elevated to a new level at The General Muir. All of the meats — trout, pastrami, turkey, etc. — are prepared in house and served as thick cuts. Start off brunch with a housemade pickle plate, deviled eggs, or the smoked trout salad (oh, the trout salad). The hearty plates piled high with smoked hash, crisped pastrami, potatoes, cabbage, and sunny eggs (smoked hash) or roasted turkey, tomato, crispy pastrami with mornay sauce and mixed greens (hot brown) are like nothing currently available in Atlanta. Stick to the basics with the poached eggs with roasted mushroom and madeira sauce atop gruyere grits. The large portion size reminds one of New York, but the service is reminiscent of Atlanta. Remember to tell your server to hold the bread.
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    9. West Egg Café

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    1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    (404) 872-3973
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    Stop by West Egg when fried green tomatoes, black bean cakes, and eggs — lots of eggs — are on your mind. This eclectic breakfast spot has been crowned the best breakfast in town, and you'll be impressed with its gluten-free options. Yes, the restaurant offers offer shrimp and grits, but the star is eggs. Choose from the pimento cheese and bacon omelet; the Peachtree Plate with scrambled eggs, brown sugar bacon, fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese grits; or spicy bean cakes topped with scrambled eggs, sour cream, and salsa paired with roasted garlic grits. The curry chicken salad with celery, onion, apple, almonds, hard-boiled egg, and curry mayo on bibb lettuce offers a nice change of pace.

    1. Across the Street

    668 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

    2. Bistro Niko

    3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
    Buckhead Life Restaurant Group
    The French cuisine served during brunch at Bistro Niko is swoon-worthy with frites, mussels, and more filling its menu. Fancy some pate? The Le Grand Plat features pate with salami, prosciutto, and chicken liver terrine. The Georgia mountain trout amandine is served with a citrus olive oil emulsion and French green beans. Blue house mussels, tuna nicoise salad, and steak and frites round out the anything but traditional cuisine, but if eggs are your jam, order the Eggs Norwegian. That’s two poached eggs topped with smoked salmon on potato pancakes with dill hollandaise and crisped onion.
    3344 Peachtree Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    3. Chick-a-Biddy

    264 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
    ,a href="https://www.facebook.com/chickabiddyatl/photos/pb.460549004002519.-2207520000.1436209686./899699146754167/?type=3&theater">Chick-a-Biddy/Facebook
    Chick-a-Biddy is serving up housemade almond pancakes with ginger apples and maple syrup, cheesy chicken-potato hash topped with three fried chicken tenders and three eggs, omelets, and pimento cheese grits. Wash it all down with one of the restaurant’s homemade smoothies or fresh juices. All gluten-free options are noted on the menu.
    264 19th St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30363

    4. Davio's

    3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
    Davio’s recently launched a brunch menu complete with a do-it-yourself bloody Mary bar, bellinis, and mimosas. Start off the meal with the deviled eggs with blue cheese and bacon, or a cup of roasted tomato soup. Go traditional and order a frittata with sweet sausage, goat cheese, spinach, and tomatoes, or try something unexpected like the spaghetti carbonara made with gluten-free pasta. Maybe the seared George’s Bank sea scallops, pork belly, and celery root puree is more your speed. Save room for vanilla panna cotta or chocolate mousse and end the meal on a sweet note.
    3500 Peachtree Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    5. One Eared Stag

    1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
    One Eared Stag’s wholesome buckwheat pancakes with pecans, apple, and vanilla cream should be on your bucket list. Enjoy the fluffy pancakes plain or layered with homemade toppings. The menu isn’t loaded with options, but its quality, not quantity that makes One Eared Stag’s brunch noteworthy. The menu pays homage to eggs with huevos rancheros with pork belly, fingerling potatoes, and poblano. Over-easy duck eggs top the heritage minute chop, pink eyed peas, pole beans, and cured tomato.
    1029 Edgewood Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30307

    6. South City Kitchen

    1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
    South City Kitchen’s offerings are meat-centric, but they are pretty epic. Ask for a heated Pure Knead hamburger bun and top it with the smoked brisket or barbecue pork Benedict served with Red Mule grits. The bourbon cured salmon with avocado, Vidalia onions, cherry tomatoes, and radish, crème fraiche is just one of the enticing appetizers. Chicken livers, benton‘s country ham, caramelized onions, creamed corn, and garlic jus elevates the creativity by a factor of 10.
    1144 Crescent Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    7. Sun In My Belly

    2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
    Sun in My Belly takes eggs to a new height with the Kirkwood Breakfast, featuring softly scrambled eggs, Boursin cheese, and honey-glazed bacon; Alison's famous pimento cheese omelet filled with honey-glazed bacon and served with hashed potatoes; and The Belly Benendict with two poached eggs chipotle hollandaise, sweet potato, honey-glazed bacon hash, and garlic-spinach sauté. The barbecue shrimp and cheese grits with sausage is a customer favorite. All of the sandwiches can be made with gluten-free bread as well.
    2161 College Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30317

    8. The General Muir

    1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329
    Alex Lassiter
    Traditional New York Deli cuisine is elevated to a new level at The General Muir. All of the meats — trout, pastrami, turkey, etc. — are prepared in house and served as thick cuts. Start off brunch with a housemade pickle plate, deviled eggs, or the smoked trout salad (oh, the trout salad). The hearty plates piled high with smoked hash, crisped pastrami, potatoes, cabbage, and sunny eggs (smoked hash) or roasted turkey, tomato, crispy pastrami with mornay sauce and mixed greens (hot brown) are like nothing currently available in Atlanta. Stick to the basics with the poached eggs with roasted mushroom and madeira sauce atop gruyere grits. The large portion size reminds one of New York, but the service is reminiscent of Atlanta. Remember to tell your server to hold the bread.
    1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
    Atlanta, GA 30329

    9. West Egg Café

    1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
    Stop by West Egg when fried green tomatoes, black bean cakes, and eggs — lots of eggs — are on your mind. This eclectic breakfast spot has been crowned the best breakfast in town, and you'll be impressed with its gluten-free options. Yes, the restaurant offers offer shrimp and grits, but the star is eggs. Choose from the pimento cheese and bacon omelet; the Peachtree Plate with scrambled eggs, brown sugar bacon, fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese grits; or spicy bean cakes topped with scrambled eggs, sour cream, and salsa paired with roasted garlic grits. The curry chicken salad with celery, onion, apple, almonds, hard-boiled egg, and curry mayo on bibb lettuce offers a nice change of pace.
    1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318

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