Brunch is our favorite time of day, and it’s about to be yours too. Whether you prefer eating a 7 course meal before the sun rises, you fill up on too much coffee, or you grab a bagel on the road, there is a breakfast spot for your specific tastes in your very own neighborhood. Now, your first meal of the day may be on the early-morning-breakfast side or it may be on the brunch-closer-to-lunch side, but as soon as you are ready to get your day started (preferably before lunch), do your taste buds a favor by never beginning your day on an empty stomach and check out our favorite brunch places closest to you.
Sun in My Belly: If the name of this place doesn’t make you happy, their Pimento Cheese Omelet will! Their brunch menu features dishes including the Scrambled Egg Pressed Panini, P.B.L.T (Pimento Cheese, Fried Green Tomatoes, Bacon, Scallion Aioli, and Hashed Potatoes), and the Belly Benedict. While this neighborhood cafe hosts such a cute little brunch scene, Sun In My Belly is known for their catering- everything from hors d'oeuvres to dessert to a buffet to a plated event.
Ria's Bluebird: Having been tucked away in Grant Park for almost 16 years, this brunch hit serves quality (all day) without breaking the bank. For all you vegetarians out there, the Country Fried Tempeh is just the dish to satisfy your appetite. If you're not on the vegetarian train, however, go ahead and order the Brisket Breakfast, but be sure to clear your afternoon schedule because that post brunch nap is going to be a must.
West Egg Cafe: If you’re ever cruisin’ down Howell Mill in West Midtown and getting hangry, do not pass West Egg’s brunch or breakfast menu up! Everything about the atmosphere and location is aesthetically pleasing, and even if you have to put your name on the waiting list, not only is every minute worth it once you take a bite of their Banana Bread French Toast, but there are also plenty of shops to check out nearby (J.Crew, lululemon, Room & Board, etc.). Though their brunch (served only on weekends) and breakfast (served everyday) menus are a little different, a lot of the dishes overlap AND they are served ALL day! What could be better?
South City Kitchen: If you avoid eating out because of gluten allergies, say hello to your new best friend. Not only does South City Kitchen feature a Gluten Free Menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner, but they also cook these options in some kind of magic that makes each dish mouth watering (hello Smoked Brisket Benedict). Even if you don’t live near Midtown, you don’t have an excuse to miss out on this brunch favorite, having locations also in Buckhead and Vinings.
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Highland Bakery: Though it has now expanded to Emory, Georgia Tech, Buckhead, and Midtown, Highland Bakery is near and dear to the Old Fourth Ward’s heart. If you like dessert with (or for) your breakfast, they’ve got you covered with their Blueberry Crumb Cake, Chocolate Croissants, and Peanut Butter French Toast. Though their Highland Breakfast is really the best bang for your buck, we also love their Burrito de Huevos, Fried Chicken Benedict, and various breakfast sandwiches.
Murphy’s: This Virginia Highland’s 30 year old favorite, though leaning on more of the expensive side, is just the right place to celebrate someone or something special with Saturday and Sunday brunch. You really can’t go wrong starting off your morning in this cozy setting with their Hazelnut Crusted French Toast, Eggs San Francisco, and Shrimp and Cheddar Grits.
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