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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

YOUR PICKS

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.

OUR PICKS

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

ShayShay

September 1st, 2010
2:46 pm

Mittie’s Tea House in Alpharetta. Wonderful atmosphere and the food is outstanding, especially the eggs benedict.

Ron

September 1st, 2010
2:55 pm

Serpas in the Old Fourth Ward Casual, yet sophisticated, southern style cooking..The beignets and biscuits are “other worldly” in a nice way

edwina317

September 1st, 2010
3:14 pm

Aspens West Cobb – lovely space and great buffet with omelette, prime rib and belgian waffle stations and many, many other brunch delights. The beignets are delish.

Lisa

September 1st, 2010
3:26 pm

Social House and Urban Pl8!

LisaT

September 1st, 2010
3:27 pm

Artisan Foods Bakery & Cafe, Canton Street in Roswell. Fantastic Lemon and Ricotta pancakes on Saturday!

midtowngirl

September 1st, 2010
3:34 pm

the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant! The beer cheese soup is awesome!

Amber

September 1st, 2010
3:37 pm

Burger Inn in Woodstock. Hole in the wall place that serves you good ol country breakfast for little cost. It is where all the old folks gather weekly to catch up, which tells me they have great food! Im 26 and I am the youngest person in there any given weekend. A must if you crave good old fashioned breakfast. (Two people can eat for under $10 including drinks for each)

Gretchen

September 1st, 2010
3:51 pm

What is the fascination with Flying Biscuit? Their food is terrible. Biscuits just like granny used to make, back in 1945. Actually, they taste like they were actually made in 1945. GROSS. We enjoy Wahoo! Grill, Parkers on Ponce (great bloody mary bar) and Carpe Diem.

Mandi

September 1st, 2010
5:04 pm

Pappadeaux ( Mansell Rd) hands down!

THE HEALTH DEPTARTMENT

September 1st, 2010
5:07 pm

Any one that dared mention Social House has never peeked into the kitchen. YIKES.
If the FILTH doesnt kill you, the HEAT in dining room will. No AC? Flies everywhere?!! WTH
I will drive to Highland Bakery, Gato Bizco or West Egg thank you.

Sirlun

September 1st, 2010
5:11 pm

Ray’s on the River.

drew

September 1st, 2010
5:22 pm

First of all, anyone that even claims fly biscuit has the best brunch obviously has never had a decent brunch. that place is no good.
Ms. Jones you couldnt have said it better, J christophers on a bad day blows flying biscuit out of the water on a great day. I think fly biscuit should close their doors, PERMANENTLY. nuff said.

Debbie

September 1st, 2010
5:39 pm

Tom Palmer

September 1st, 2010
5:42 pm

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Tom

September 1st, 2010
5:43 pm

J Christopher

Moz Sass & SP

September 1st, 2010
11:29 pm

South City Kitchen – amazing, especially the crab hash!
Canoe – brioche french toast!

On the cheaper side, I *like* Flying Biscuit…may be touristy, but I think it’s delicious!

Grasshopper

September 1st, 2010
11:41 pm

Artisan Foods, Oaks Street Cafe, Douceur de France, and The Southern Skillet are amazing places for brunch/breakfast.
Artisan has lemon ricotta hot cakes you will dream of. Oak Street does everything fresh with clean flavors – good food done well. Douceur de France offers tasty fresh french offerings. Finally, The Southern Skillet is a real southern breakfast joint, it’s the type of place families have gone to for years.

cam

September 2nd, 2010
4:42 am

Pastries a Go Go in Decatur is delish. The wait isn’t too bad if you get there before the church crowd. no alcohol though if you are thinking about drinking. American Roadhouse and Murphy’s in VA/Hi neighborhood.

Bubba

September 2nd, 2010
6:31 am

I’ll eat “brunch” at the Krystal before I’d go back to the Flying Biscuit. It should be renamed the Hurling Biscuit.

Jamel

September 2nd, 2010
7:01 am

McCray’s Smyrna – the smoked salmon was definitely on point

Rob

September 2nd, 2010
7:10 am

Red Hen. Can’t beat it for fresh brunch. Love it.

Suz

September 2nd, 2010
7:54 am

I don’t go to FLYING BISCUIT for the biscuits alone, my fav is the meggican wrap which I always have them add chicken sausage too it is the best with the grits and tomato coulis.Love the shrimp and grits, love cakes with the tomatillo sauce and feta are to die for!

LJR

September 2nd, 2010
8:07 am

If you’re in Alpharetta . . . RED HEN on Windward Pkwy. is the place to go! Great food, great staff, and cozy atmosphere. And now that the weather is cooling off – great outdoor seating. And don’t forget to get the “Cupcake of the Day.”

Professor WideBottom

September 2nd, 2010
8:09 am

J. Christophers!

Flying Biscuit is so over rated! Grits are discusting and ironically, they can’t even get the biscuits right. They’re hard and dry. I’d rather go to Cracker Barrel or Waffle House!

Omlette Lover

September 2nd, 2010
8:37 am

J Christopher’s!!!!
YUMMY!!!

Katherine

September 2nd, 2010
8:54 am

Canoe, Atmosphere, Holeman and Finch, and another vote against Flying Biscuit.

jomoes

September 2nd, 2010
9:10 am

1. Ray on River
2.Rays-Killer Creek
3.Aspens

NCH

September 2nd, 2010
9:23 am

The Village Corner German Restaurant and Bakery in Stone Mountain!!!!!!!!!!

KLB

September 2nd, 2010
9:42 am

J Christopher’s Yum!

bargainfoodie

September 2nd, 2010
10:04 am

Ray’s on the River – YUM! the made to order omlettes are THAT good
Highland Bakery
Landon’s
Thumbs Up – food never disappoints but you got to be in the mood to wait

Chris

September 2nd, 2010
10:17 am

I’m stunned that two pages into this discussion there’s no mention of Babette’s Cafe.

So I’ll mention it a few times.

Babette’s Cafe
Babette’s Cafe
Babette’s Cafe

Southern Belle

September 2nd, 2010
10:18 am

Babette’s Cafe in Virginia Highlands has amazing brunch. They also have wonderful seasonal French menu in a cozy atmosphere. Always one of my favorite places to dine. Follow them on Facebook for updates – they post frequently & are involved with local charities which is nice. My daughter (who is 9) adores their food as much as we do! A plus!

reservoirDAWG

September 2nd, 2010
10:19 am

I like to see The Flopping Biscuit get hammered. That place is awful.

Ga Peachy

September 2nd, 2010
10:20 am

Einsteins in midtown has an incredible brunch and the atmosphere is awesome. Although the food was much better when chef Kevin Osella was there. He made a tequila shrimp to die for. I wish i could find him. It was a perfect hangover dish!

johnny t-bone

September 2nd, 2010
10:31 am

When I think of Brunch I think more of an all you can eat buffet along with an egg station, meat station and dessert station. The kind of place you stuff yourself to the brim and need a nap afterwards.
Most people commenting here are mentioning restaurants where they order a specific meal off of a menu. I will post my favorites to both:

Brunch(buffet style):
Ray’s on the River
Canoe
Aspen

Brunch(menu):
Thumbs Up – their chicken strips and waffles may be the most savory breakfast dish in Georgia
OK Cafe
Silver Skillet
Original Pancake House
Southern Skillet
Goldberg’s

I am with many others here who shake their dmn head at the people who fall all over Flying Biscuit. It should be called Dried Out Biscuit. I would rather eat mushy cheerios out of a dog bowl with stale milk than eat anything at Flying Biscuit. It’s a populist trap with sub par food and even worse service. Why even go out if flying biscuit is the destination? I hope the critics and the people who tally the votes take into consideration those of us who think Flying Biscuit is a poor excuse for a brunch spot. It should not be on ANY top 5 list unless it’s Top 5 brunch places to avoid.
But for all you people who can’t tell the difference, keep lining up there and leave the good places alone.

johnny t-bone

September 2nd, 2010
10:37 am

Oooh, I forgot to mention – Muss & Turner’s in Vinings. They don’t open until 11 on Sunday but I went a few weeks ago and had one of the most amazing brunch items ever. It was a buttermilk biscuit with an egg over easy, cheese, bacon, and pulled pork! OMG, it was unbelieveable. Their weekend specials are truly amazing. Anyone who really enjoys innovative food should try M&Ts on the weekend. YUM!!

Mary Lou

September 2nd, 2010
10:39 am

I think the question was favorite brunch not the everyday breakfast places….brunch is the Ritz – Paces 88 – Four Seasons…on Sunday morning. I vote for all three!

KIM

September 2nd, 2010
12:29 pm

I WAS SO CURIOUS ABOUT THE FLYING BISCUIT AND ALL THE REVIEWS THAT WERE GIVIN ABOUT THAT PLACE, I HAD TO EAT THERE AND I GAVE IT 2 THUMBS DOWN, NOT MY KIND OF PLACE. NEVER AGAIN WILL I EAT THERE. THE MENU COULD BE BETTER.

Jay

September 2nd, 2010
1:21 pm

Without a single doubt, it is the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead.On the expensive side for brunch,they have a magnificent Buffe.No even Ray’s on the river can compare.

reservoirDAWG

September 2nd, 2010
2:43 pm

The Atlanta Athletic Club isn’t to shabby either.

Ali

September 2nd, 2010
4:51 pm

South City Kitchen has a fantastic brunch. I once had a Lobster Benedict special there and I wanted to cry it was so good!!!

Baltisraul

September 2nd, 2010
5:26 pm

What about that place John Kessler did a piece on a couple mons. ago. The Brunch place that served everything on paper plates covered with wax paper and issued plastic knives and forks? The Brunch place that was not open for SUNDAY BRUNCH!!!!! Can’t imagine no one has mentioned them? Maybe they are shuttered?

Stephen

September 2nd, 2010
11:50 pm

Watershed
Pacci
Flying Biscuit
Murphy’s
Babette’s
Corner Cafe

John

September 3rd, 2010
5:54 am

Rosebud for sure

None your buisness

September 3rd, 2010
8:58 am

Redneck Gourmet

david b

September 3rd, 2010
9:18 am

In my opinion not one of the aformentioned can compete with the Buckhead Ritz Sunday Brunch Buffet.

pierson gladney

September 3rd, 2010
10:55 am

Radial cafe, Sun in my belly and Highland bakery:-))

MD

September 3rd, 2010
11:16 am

Ria’s Bluebird
Atmosphere
Craftbar

Jennifer

September 3rd, 2010
11:01 pm

April

September 4th, 2010
1:52 am

SERPAS TRUE FOOD! OLD 4TH WARD YUM! If you haven’t yet, you should check it out! ;) )