Restaurant, Vegetarian, Snacks, American, Coffee, $$$
Located directly across from Oakland Cemetery, Ria’s Bluebird is a supremely popular Atlanta breakfast and brunch spot that has been a favorite since it opened in 2000. The restaurant offers Southern cuisine, with tasty comfort foods like shrimp and grits, omelettes, and frittatas, as well as interesting takes on classics like the popular Brisket Breakfast that comes in a savory tomato broth with poached eggs. Open daily from 8am-3pm, the waits at Ria’s will easily exceed one hour on weekends, and the restaurant doesn’t take reservations. Resembling a small diner, Ria’s Bluebird has a compact counter and coffee bar inside, a cozy well-lit dining room, and a spacious covered patio in the back. The restaurant’s interior is filled with bluebird-themed artwork, glass ornaments, and a gorgeous mosaic that perfectly complement the bold, colorful mural of the Ria’s Bluebird logo on the outside of the building.