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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


September 4th, 2010
1:40 pm


September 4th, 2010
8:21 pm

If you can afford on occasion Buckhead Ritz Carlton by far!!!


September 5th, 2010
9:13 am

West Egg or J.Christophers by far~


September 5th, 2010
9:28 am

For eggs benedict, it is IHOP, hands down. Eggs benedict can be had any day of the week, any time of the day at IHOP and need to wait for Sunday Brunch !!


September 5th, 2010
9:41 am

Family Tradition, hands down has the best breakfasts. There are 2 restaurants, one in Woodstock and one in Canton. Wonderful omelets, a great toast selection (the multigrain is alone worth the trip). Their biscuits and gravy taste like Granny is in the kitchen. Coffee is great and they keep it coming. Service is friendly.

Gene Kansas

September 5th, 2010
9:41 am

Park 75…gonna be a lil on the pricier side, but REAL good.

Gene Kansas

September 5th, 2010
9:43 am

Follow @GKCRE for scoop on Atlanta’s Commercial Real Estate scene…like brunch.


September 5th, 2010
10:04 am

Canoe. All those other places are just breakfast.


September 5th, 2010
10:07 am

Urban Pl8 on Huff Rd is criminally overlooked for brunch. $10 bottomless Mimosas and $12 bottomless Bloodies.

West Egg is the best new kid on the block.

Flying Biscuit is decent but this is THE SOUTH, turkey gravy just doesn’t cut it.

NYCer missing ATL

September 5th, 2010
10:27 am

The pimento cheese & bacon omelet (or anything for that matter) at West Egg Cafe!


September 5th, 2010
10:32 am

Flying Biscuit is hit or miss. Fried green tomatoe sandwich is good for breakfast! The location in Candler has more atmosphere, but is dirty. The biscuits are bad!! I like Bojangles for breakfast.


September 5th, 2010
10:44 am

Highland Bakery!


September 5th, 2010
10:57 am

Henry’s Louisiana Kitchen in Acworth (Saturday only) and J Christophers in East Cobb.


September 5th, 2010
11:06 am

Carroll Street Cafe is a staple, Ria’s, Rosebud, Highland Bakery. No idea why people wait in line for Flying Biscuit – so mediocre.

Gabe's Mom

September 5th, 2010
11:34 am

Old Mill in Acworth — the Mayor of Acworth makes the Belgium Waffles. Yum Yum


September 5th, 2010
11:52 am

The Flying Biscuit is the best place for breakfast, brunch, lunch , and dinner.


September 5th, 2010
11:57 am

McDonald’s in Alpharetta, hands down.


September 5th, 2010
1:10 pm

For me the best is: Serpas and West Egg. Thumbs up is so yesterday.


September 5th, 2010
1:25 pm

Rays on the River Sandy Springs. Prime rib, mussels, and endless desserts. The view doesn’t suck either.

Mike C.

September 5th, 2010
1:31 pm

McDonalds is better than Flying Biscuit.


September 5th, 2010
1:42 pm

Einsteins, especially on the patio. Love the Bloody Mary Bar!


September 5th, 2010
1:47 pm

Copelands Brunch Buffet in Buckhead…great food, music and most of all the price is great for what you get.


September 5th, 2010
2:01 pm

J.R.’s in Norcross, corner of Peachtree Ind. Blvd. and Peachtree Corners Cir. On weekends, they extend breakfast until 2 p.m. and include lunch items starting at 11 a.m. Eggs, pancakes, biscuits, blueberry muffins, grits, oatmeal, bacon, sausage, BBQ pork and chicken, many veggies, desserts. It’s all incredible, at a reasonable price, and the staff is the friendliest anywhere.

Steven Josovitz

September 5th, 2010
2:12 pm

This was a fun blog and I agree with most except for maybe Chucky Cheese ( sorry Father Murphy ) but wow I am blown away that nobody has mentioned the famous Food Network Darling “The Mariett Diner” on Cobb Parkway just a few steps south of the big chicken. There breakfast and brunch menu along with 350 other menu items and a selection of over 100 cheesecakes, cakes, pastries , etc is awesome. There portions are twice the size of almost anyone else in town and dramatically far cheaper. They must use four to six eggs for the omelette’s and put a mountain of home fries on the plates. My favorite is a Greek concoction I mix and match depending on the day with feta cheese, tomatoes, spinach, olives and lamb gyro meat. There waffles are the big made to order Malt ones which covered with whipped cream and strawberries is heavenly. They recently did a million dollar renovation so the place is stunning. Open 24/7 is a big bi plus too… You can order anything from two eggs over easy to a lobster and steak dinner all day and night.


September 5th, 2010
5:05 pm

Murphy’s or The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant


September 5th, 2010
5:49 pm

Aspens West Cobb Sunday brunch buffet is primo.

Linda S

September 5th, 2010
5:58 pm

Canoe – best brunch and best view


September 6th, 2010
8:41 am

flying biscuit used to be it… before it franchised out and lost all quality….

These days the best has GOT to be West Egg


September 6th, 2010
4:17 pm

Flying biscuit was terrible at candler park. Biscuits were hard and the service was slow. We won’t ever go back.


September 6th, 2010
6:01 pm

Amuse! off of Monroe, new restaurant and is amazing! has $9 endless mimosas and live music!


September 6th, 2010
7:23 pm

The Red Hen, Alpharetta


September 6th, 2010
9:24 pm

Real Foodie, you had me thinking you knew what you were talking about on these blogs until you mentioned Firewater Chop House for brunch. That place couldn’t cook a steak if they had to. Last time I ate there, my medium rare was more black and blue, and it tasted like a salt lick.

I suggested that a bit lighter touch on the salt would be appreciated, and asked if I could get it closer to medium rare than raw, and you’d have thought I insulted the chef’s grandmother.

If he can’t cook a steak properly, he should not be working at a restaurant with Chop House in the name.


September 7th, 2010
9:17 am