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Ah, there’s nothing like brunch in the South. Fresh biscuits, grits, and coffee are taken seriously when 11 am on Sunday rolls around in Atlanta. Check out the best brunch joint in Brookhaven, Atlanta.
Locally sourced Southern food never looked so good. Southbound makes aesthetically pleasing dishes that taste just as appetizing as they look. They may only offer brunch once a week, but this is the best time to taste authentic Southern flavors like farm-fresh eggs, sausage, summer squash, Johnny cakes, berry parfaits and more. Watch out for seasonal brunch menu changes. Enjoy a lovely brunch in an establishment where chic style meets low country flavors.
Smash offers a creatively quirky brunch menu every Sunday in their contemporary restaurant. Try dishes like glazed monkey bread, Tractor Trailer fried chicken with jalapeño queso, the Fat Smash biscuit with hangar steak, or the Skillet Scramble with chile flakes, arugula, and ham. Local ingredients mix together with the Mexican influences of queso, pico de gallo, and chorizo. Other international flavors are apparent such as the Asian-inspired kale salad or classic fish and chips entrée. There’s something for every palate preference and more of a reason to come back every week to Smash Kitchen and Bar.
Smash Kitchen and Bar, 804 Town Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404 841 4221
Eat like a hungry soldier in this WWII-themed aviation restaurant right next to the airport runway. 57th Fighter Group offers a fine dining feel in a casual, friendly venue. Their Grand Sunday Champagne Brunch is a buffet-style menu. Eat your heart out through selections like made-to-order bananas foster, omelets, Belgian waffles, smoked salmon, soups, honey thyme chicken, fish, beef, salads, an ice cream sundae station, and so much more. Guests can also build their own cappuccino or drink champagne or mimosas. “Grand” becomes an understatement with this bountiful selection of dishes and drinks.
Visitors might be in the middle of the city, but these organic chicken dishes will make customers feel down-on-the-farm with every savory bite. Bantam and Biddy only uses regional, free-range pastured chickens for their rotisserie meals. Sides of creamed grits, red peas and rice (a Georgia specialty), and duck fat fries will reiterate that Southern country feel that Bantam and Biddy prides itself in. They also offer craft beer, mimosas and Bloody Marys every day of the week. If you missed brunch hour, don’t worry, the restaurant offers eggs, cornbread, chicken and waffles and grits all day.
Bantam and Biddy, 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404 841 7559
Highland Bakery offers freshly made, chemical-free food that leaves customers happy and healthy. Inspired by Southern fare, but with a twist to standard menu options. Highland Bakery offers selections like crab cakes Benedict, blueberry ricotta pancakes, cilantro corn pancakes and cornbread panzanella salad. The bakery also serves their own locally roasted coffee to pair with their guilt-free food.
Highland Bakery, 3353 Peachtree Rd. Atlanta, GA, USA +1 678 904 2146
Kaleidoscope is a great Brookhaven hangout spot anytime of day, and they offer delectable brunches on top of their other lunch, dinner and bar specials. Owner and chef Joey Riley has been serving up creatively contemporary dishes ever since the restaurant’s doors opened. For brunch they offer seafood, French toast, frittata, biscuits and savory lunch options.
Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub, 1410 Dresden Dr. Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404 474 9600
For those with a sweet tooth, Sugar Shack is just the place. Eggs, Lox bagels, panini, coffees, and granola may be some of the options, but don’t leave Sugar Shack without a taste of their cakes and pies. Cupcakes come in all flavors like mojito, s’more, tie dye, cannoli, ancho chocolate chili, and more; while their cakes have been famously featured on The Food Network. They also offer sweet perks like cream puffs, whoopie pies, eclairs, and mini pies. Who said you can’t have dessert for breakfast anyway?
Sugar Shack, 4058 Peachtree Rd. Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404 816 6161
J. Christopher’s has everything that even the pickiest bruncher could possibly ask for. Their breakfast menu is conveniently overwhelming with options like omelets, egg skillet dishes, poached eggs with Hollandaise, pancakes, waffles, parfaits, oatmeal, crepes and more. The restaurant originally opened in Marietta, Georgia in 1997 and has been expanding throughout Atlanta ever since. J. Christopher’s daylong comfort food is a sure reason to visit their neighborly restaurant with the whole family.
J. Christopher’s, 1438 Dresden Dr. Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404 467 0110
Looking for a lighter meal option without having to sacrifice a warm atmosphere and dining experience? Zen Tea is just what you need. The tea room is rated the best in Atlanta by Atlanta magazine. You’ll see why when you look at the variety of options listed on their menu. Customers can choose from matcha lattes, tea lattes, tea tasting pots, and any tea imaginable in loose leaf or tea bags. As for the food, quiches, bakery treats, sandwiches, and salads are all available while you drink a cup of tea with friends. While some venues may be overly crowded for a brunch fix, the Tea Room prides in a Zen-like atmosphere that is a perfect start to a busy day.
Atlanta Tea Room, 5356 Peachtree Rd. Atlanta, GA, USA +1 678 547 0877
This Irish pub is now offering Saturday and Sunday brunch menus with $15 bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys. Customers are treated with tasty afternoon cocktails and generous entrées that will cure any hangover. Try the Southern fried chicken, steak and eggs, croque-monsieur, or shrimp and grits to name a few. They also have The Brookhaven (two eggs, bacon, sausage, and biscuit) that makes for a simple, no-frills filler.
Pub 71, 4058 Peachtree Rd. Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404 467 8271