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Best brunch

This venerable brunch spot in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood has been serving Atlanta for almost 30 years. Photo courtesy The Reynolds Group

This venerable restaurant in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood has been serving Atlanta for almost 30 years. Photo courtesy The Reynolds Group


1. Murphy’s

You say, “The brunch there is outstanding, and every time I go on a Saturday or Sunday there’s a long line” and “Years ago I had a crabcakes benedict at Murphy’s. It was a special, not a regular brunch item. To this day, the best meal I ever had. Crabcake topped w/ poached egg, Canadian bacon and a jalapeno hollandaise. Unreal!!!”

2. Highland Bakery

3. Canoe

4. Thumbs Up Diner

5. West Egg

6. Rosebud

The riverside setting is just one of many reasons Canoe is our pick for best Atlanta-area brunch spot.

The riverside setting is just one of many reasons Canoe is our pick for best Atlanta-area brunch spot.


1. Canoe

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Nestled along the banks of the Chattahoochee River near Vinings, Canoe offers a lovely natural setting to relax and enjoy chef Carvel Grant Gould’s sophisticated Southern-style cuisine. At brunch, that means the likes of Georgia pecan sticky buns, duck and eggs with sage biscuits, or cornmeal pancakes with warm berry preserves.”

2. Shaun’s

3. Rosebud

4. Muss & Turner’s

5. Babette’s Cafe

233 comments Add your comment

Sister Sledge

August 31st, 2010
1:00 pm

The Corner Pub in Decatur.


August 31st, 2010
1:10 pm

Goldbergs Deli – Buckhead


American Roadhouse – Virginia Highlands


August 31st, 2010
1:12 pm

Copeland’s. Their cheese grits makes my eyes roll around in circles and should be outlawed they’re so good! The jazz and buffet will fill your soul with great food and awesome music.


August 31st, 2010
1:29 pm

McGuires Irish Pub…. It’s a little OTP but well worth the drive


August 31st, 2010
1:57 pm

Rosebud, Thumbs Up (Decatur), Pastries A Go Go, and Shaun’s all have great brunches. I agree that Flying Biscuit may have once been a fantastic place but unfortunately, no longer. The food isn’t worth the wait and definitely doesn’t live up to the hype.


August 31st, 2010
2:26 pm

Amazing that it never appears on any list, but Cafe Lily in Decatur has a wonderful brunch menu and a mellow vibe for Sunday eating. Definitely a neighborhood fave.


August 31st, 2010
2:43 pm

Rays on the River and Chequers!!!


August 31st, 2010
2:49 pm

Thumbs up Diner


August 31st, 2010
2:51 pm

I highly recommend Smyrna West Village’s Crepe Revolution. Casual, but perfectly cooked food, even for the pickies like me, and excellent service. Only place that can cook a poached egg perfectly!


August 31st, 2010
3:11 pm

Ria’s or Sun in my Belly


August 31st, 2010
3:17 pm

My mama’s house..


August 31st, 2010
3:44 pm

half a pack of cigarettes and gas station coffee…YEEEEE-HAWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


August 31st, 2010
3:52 pm

Stone Soup, Radial, Wahoo


August 31st, 2010
3:53 pm

Good call — Chequers is really good. Better than Ray’s on the River.


August 31st, 2010
4:05 pm

What about in Gwinnett county for great breakfast? I also miss huey’s on peachtree.


August 31st, 2010
4:12 pm


August 31st, 2010
4:16 pm

Rise n Dine – Emory

Jim Lesser

August 31st, 2010
4:18 pm

Check out this for the best place in Gwinnett:

Although, I’m guessing it’s either Chili’s or Waffle House.


August 31st, 2010
4:29 pm

Murphy’s is beautiful and yummy food — but for less fuss West Egg is fabulous, of course but I have not tried the new building but hear it’s great.


August 31st, 2010
4:31 pm

Corner Cafe – The Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Eggs Benedict are incredible.


August 31st, 2010
4:42 pm

Pastry A Go Go in Decatur. I drive in from Loganville for their Eggs Benedict with a biscuit and smothered potatoes


August 31st, 2010
4:49 pm

Ray’s On The River.

Ed Pulner

August 31st, 2010
5:20 pm

Has no one tried THUMBS UP in downtown Decatur? Every bit as good as Flying biscuit. Its off the chart

Mary Beth

August 31st, 2010
5:34 pm

Highland Tap and Murphy’s – if you can find parking.


August 31st, 2010
5:41 pm

Murphy’s is really just a bunch of hype. It is not worth the wait to get inside for average food and a small selection. Highland Bakery has great sweet potato pancakes (servings are big enough to share). Canoe has such good food and a great view. Thumbs Up in Decatur is very affordable, but service is slow. I also like Horseradish Grill.


August 31st, 2010
6:07 pm

Whatever happened to Vickery’s on Crescent? Man that Country Benedict with gravy fries…
good lord! THE BEST IN TOWN!

Yum Yum

August 31st, 2010
6:52 pm

Dakota Blue in Grant Park! The Brandied Banana Pancakes! Nuff said!


August 31st, 2010
6:53 pm

Relish in Roswell – the price is right & the Krispy Kreme bread pudding is out of this world. Einstein’s on Juniper is awesome too – great peppery cheese grits & original biscuits & gravy.

Jiminy Wren

August 31st, 2010
9:01 pm

Anyone who thinks Flying Biscuit makes good biscuits, must never have eaten a real homemade hot biscuit. FB is THE most over-rated restaurant I’ve ever been to.


September 1st, 2010
12:44 am

Ray’s Killer Creek


September 1st, 2010
6:41 am

I love atkins park tavern in smyrna for brunch. Yummy fried green tomato Benedict with some cheesy grits. Now if I go buffet. Copelands has it going on.


September 1st, 2010
8:45 am


September 1st, 2010
9:42 am

the village traven in roswell


September 1st, 2010
9:51 am

Thumb’s Up Diner


September 1st, 2010
10:23 am


September 1st, 2010
10:38 am

Ria’s Bluebird
Homegrown GA


September 1st, 2010
10:41 am

Joe’s on Juniper! Great variations on eggs benedict and awesome bloody mary’s!


September 1st, 2010
11:11 am

Flying Biscuit!! Southern Skillet in Roswell.


September 1st, 2010
11:18 am

The Shed at Glenwood


September 1st, 2010
11:27 am

years ago I had a crabcakes benedict at Murphy’s, it was a special, not a regular brunch item. To this day, the best meal I ever had. crabcake, topped w/ poached egg, can. bacon, and a jalapeno hollandaise. Unreal!!!


September 1st, 2010
11:28 am

Highland Bakery, Red Hen, and West Egg. I’m amazed at the amount of people that are saying Flying Biscuit. That place has turned into franchised garbage since RavingBrands bought them.


September 1st, 2010
11:32 am

JR’s. Flying biscuit is awful, as is any buffet.

Missing Brunch in the "A"

September 1st, 2010
11:40 am

Rays on the River
Flying Biscuit
Social House
Thumbs Up Diner


September 1st, 2010
12:11 pm

I am amazed at the amount of people raving about Flying Buscuit–it’s a tourist trap. I am equally amazed that more people are not saying Ria’s Bluebird.


September 1st, 2010
12:21 pm

American Roadhouse, Murphys….and just say no to Flying Biscuit…doesn’t even compare to the others.


September 1st, 2010
12:22 pm

Einstein’s and Flying Biscuit


September 1st, 2010
12:27 pm

Thumbs Up Diner, best biscuits in town, great service.


September 1st, 2010
12:39 pm

Flying Biscuit on Johnson Ferry is closed and has been demolished! Guess others agreed with you.


September 1st, 2010
12:53 pm


September 1st, 2010
1:20 pm

Pappadeaux — Alpharetta
**All you can eat!!! Always a plus in my book
Very close 2nd
**Einsteins — Make your Bloody Marys!!!