Atlanta Eats: Let’s talk brunch

If you grew up in the South, like me, you understand the importance of weekend brunch. Brunch is not only delicious and the best meal of the day, it’s a great way to catch up with your friends, enjoy your time off of work and explore Atlanta. You can usually find me drooling dreaming of where I will be brunching over the weekend on Thursday afternoons. Here’s a list of our favorite brunch spots in Atlanta.

Buttermilk Kitchen 

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Buttermilk Kitchen – Eggs Benedict

Brunch at Buttermilk Kitchen is the ultimate southern atmosphere. Located off Roswell Road in Buckhead, water is served in mason jars, and the walls are covered in bright paint with a good ole southern charm. The brunch menu changes every week so be sure to look at the menu before going. My favorite dishes are the traditional eggs benedict and the pimento cheese omelet.

Republic Social House

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Republic Social House – Mimosas

Located in Grant Park, Republic Social House has one of the best rooftop patios overlooking the city. While enjoying your $8.50 bottle of champagne and OJ, you can view the historic Oakland Cemetery and Atlanta skyline. RSH is one of my top spring brunch locations- who doesn’t love getting a tan while drinking champagne? Also, their Georgia peach french toast is to die for!

West Egg Cafe 

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West Egg Cafe – Pimento Cheese omelette

West Egg Cafe of Howell Mill is hands down one of my favorite brunch locations. The wait is usually really long, but worth it! Grab yourself an iced coffee while you’re waiting and check out their delicious menu. My guilty pleasures are their pimento cheese & bacon omelette and fried green tomato wrap.

Einstein’s 

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Image via Einstein’s website

Nestled in the heart of Midtown and a few blocks away from Piedmont Park, you can find me drooling at Einstein’s over their bourbon banana french toast. Nothing beats sipping on a bloody mary or mimosa while listening to the sounds of the city! I also recommend trying their spicy crab melt omelette and the spinach-feta omelette.

Cafe Jonah

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Cafe Jonah

Cafe Jonah, located in Buckhead, has an interesting twist on brunch. On Sundays, you “pay what you think it’s worth”  for your meal and 10% of proceeds benefit three local charities. The super cheesy grits are their most famous staple, and the crock pot family style brunch  makes you feel like you’re eating at home (minus the work!).

Treehouse Restaurant and Pub 

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Image via Treehouse’s website

Located in Peachtree Hills, Treehouse Restaurant and Pub is a great family-friendly brunch location. Enjoy their breezy patio while sipping on their delicious white peach mimosa and chowing down on their (my favorite) South of the Border Frittata. Dogs are welcome on the patio as well!

Highland Bakery

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Highland Bakery – Rustic Italian

Highland Bakery has several locations around Atlanta. The best location, in my opinion, is Old 4th Ward. Highland Bakery has a very casual and family friendly atmosphere. Their dishes are a large serving size so I suggest going rogue and eating tapas style with your friends! The Rustic Italian is on of their best dishes.

57th Fighter Group

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57th Fighter Group

57th Fighter Group Restaurant is one of my favorite and unique Sunday brunch spots. Their $25 a person carving station brunch, $1 mimosas, and view of airplanes landing and taking off at the Dekalb airport makes this restaurant one of a kind. It may not be the most popular spots in Atlanta for brunch, but you don’t want to miss out on this hidden gem!

Murphy’s

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Murphy’s

If you’re looking for brunch on the fancier side, head on down to Murphy’s in Virginia Highlands. Their Shrimp & Grits and Eggs San Francisco are two plates you must try! Murphy’s is also popular for their dinner menu- be sure to make reservations!

Rosebud 

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Rosebud

Rosebud in Virginia Highlands, in my opinion, has the best boozy brunch in Atlanta. Their Orange Stillman (served in a 32 oz mason jar) will knock your socks off. The Nasty Mcalister and Fried Oysters & grits are their most popular and their “stuff that regulars eat” dishes. The best part about Rosebud  is that brunch is served Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Happy brunching!

– Mallory Anne

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