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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

Melissa

August 30th, 2010
1:15 pm

The Flying Biscuit Cafe, of course!

Sam

August 30th, 2010
1:21 pm

Corner Cafe in Buckhead

Amanda

August 30th, 2010
1:25 pm

Flying Biscuit. Or Meehans.

Richard

August 30th, 2010
1:26 pm

The Red Hen, BY FAR! The BEST omelettes in town (right, John Kessler?)

Megan

August 30th, 2010
1:28 pm

Pacci for Midtown folks. I agree with Red Hen Cafe for OTP.

Jill

August 30th, 2010
1:30 pm

I agree – Pacci has a great brunch!!

Christina

August 30th, 2010
2:15 pm

It’s a toss up for me between the french toast at Haven or the french toast at Flying Biscuit… but I think the creme anglaise at FB seals the deal!

RL

August 30th, 2010
2:17 pm

Shaun’s and Rosebud both have a great brunch!

If you are looking for something more casual – Pastries A Go Go or Thumb’s Up Diner

hg

August 30th, 2010
2:45 pm

This is a no brainer…. The Flying Biscuit….

Miss Diva

August 30th, 2010
3:08 pm

Pappadeaux in Alpharetta without a doubt!!!

Stephanie

August 30th, 2010
3:10 pm

I like Highland Bakery for brunch

Carrie

August 30th, 2010
3:10 pm

Flying Biscuit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa

August 30th, 2010
3:21 pm

Flying Biscuit. YUM!

Try Copelands

August 30th, 2010
3:22 pm

Copelands has a nice laid back atmosphere, a little jazz music, subdued lighting and mostly decent food. Just make sure you aren’t sat near a screaming kid (as with any restaurant) and it makes for a relaxing weekend brunch. The crabcake bendict is a favorite. http://www.copelandsofneworleans.com/menus/menu-brunch.html

I Do Not like the Flying Biscuit on Johnson Ferry Rd. So-so food (big dry biscuits) and bad service. Wouldn’t go again even for free food.

Joann Richardson

August 30th, 2010
3:29 pm

The Highland bakery!

Stephanie

August 30th, 2010
3:31 pm

Einstein’s (not the bagel place, the restaurant on Juniper) and Murphy’s

Ms Jones

August 30th, 2010
4:06 pm

Murhy’s, Sun in my Belly, Carpe Diem… I’ve brunched at 20 places better than Flying Biscuit… I can’t figure out why people love that restaurant. J Christopher on a bad day beats Flying Biscuit.

ImJustSaying

August 30th, 2010
4:10 pm

I agree with Try Copeland’s. Copelands has a great brunch. plus the jazz band adds a great touch

Jimmyd

August 30th, 2010
4:36 pm

City Bistro in downtown Cumming rocks for Sunday brunch. Croissant french toast…good stuff!

Audrey

August 30th, 2010
4:54 pm

Highland Bakery

koko

August 30th, 2010
4:55 pm

Bill

August 30th, 2010
5:03 pm

Relish in Roswell

Jim

August 30th, 2010
5:20 pm

Canoe in Vinings is excellent

SC

August 30th, 2010
5:23 pm

Sun in my Belly

HouseOfKards

August 30th, 2010
5:28 pm

Relish – Historic Roswell

KikiRodmcgua

August 30th, 2010
5:47 pm

KikiRodmcgua

August 30th, 2010
5:50 pm

Red Hen Sucks

Becca

August 30th, 2010
6:21 pm

The West Egg!

Mr. M

August 30th, 2010
6:28 pm

Murphy’s in Virginia Highlands

mike S

August 30th, 2010
6:34 pm

Pastries A Go Go – Decatur
The Social House – Howell Mill Rd.
Highland Bakery – Highland Ave.

I tried to stick with Atlanta restaurants, although I wavered slightly with Pastries A Go Go. The Social House is my favorite new brunch joint. I’m almost hesitant to mention it, since it’s still relatively unknown.

El Azteca has on Peachtree in Buckhead has a unique Sunday Brunch. It’s an all you can eat buffet, with Mexican lunch and breakfast choices.

Flying Biscuit used to be awesome until it went corporate. It had great biscuits at the old Candler Park location, but now they are hard as a rock. Since being splattered on every street corner in Metro Atlanta, it seems as if they are no longer able to manage quality control. J. Christophers and Thumbs Up don’t seem to be managing their growth very well either.

Edward

August 30th, 2010
6:35 pm

West Egg is great. The original Flying Biscuit is wonderful, the other locations are pale imitations.

Wes

August 30th, 2010
6:38 pm

Sun In My Belly, hands down. Waffle House is better than Flying Biscuit.

Colleen

August 30th, 2010
6:41 pm

The Flying Biscuit Cafe!!

Oliver

August 30th, 2010
6:43 pm

Rosebud, Sun In My Belly, and Highland Bakery

Rick

August 30th, 2010
6:45 pm

The Nook on Piedmont Park. Nothing better than sitting on their great patio, drinking a mimosa and eating a delicious brunch.

BobDog

August 30th, 2010
6:51 pm

Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland, Einstein’s on Juniper in Midtown, Canoe in Vinings, Grace in Norcross/The Forum. South City Kitchen in Midtown is also great.

Steveo

August 30th, 2010
6:56 pm

Serpas – Old Fourth Ward

Art

August 30th, 2010
7:01 pm

I live O-OTP but when we want vittles during the middle of the Sabbath, that would be Sunday dinner versus Sunday supper, we take the white picket fence off the Winnabaguh, disconnect the LP tank (impotent safety tip) and head for Murphy’s in VA Highlands. The parkin’s kind of tough but the food is worth it…

Austin

August 30th, 2010
7:09 pm

Thanks to BobDog and Mr. M for listing Murphy’s in Virginia Highland. The brunch there is outstanding, and every time I go on a Sat. or Sun. there’s a long line.

JesusFreak

August 30th, 2010
8:42 pm

Thanks for the tips – will look into El Azteca – yum, Mexican food for brunch!! Also wonder what a Pappadeaux brunch would be like, their food is tasty at dinnertime! We went to Copeland’s for a special occasion (pricey) but the food was memorable, truly worth the $$$! Waiting for that next special occasion to go back! Just go hungry so you can try all the foods, they almost have so much you can’t try all that they have in one visit.

Dee

August 30th, 2010
9:12 pm

Rosebud in Morningside is phenomenal. Osteria 832 in Virginia-Highland has a wonderful and unique brunch too–try the baked eggs or the french toast.

KH

August 30th, 2010
9:14 pm

Gilberts! Great for large parties.

Mello Yello

August 30th, 2010
9:21 pm

Thumbs Up Diner

Rocketmama

August 30th, 2010
9:23 pm

ITP – Parish and Rosebud- NO Contest. Rosebud has THE best omelettes, french toast, etc in town.And music and a GREAT atmosphere!! Parish is a little pricey, but worth it, for sure.
OTP- Chequers Seafood Grille @ Perimeter has an AWESOME brunch – and it’s C-H-E-A-P!!! Under $22.00 per person and AMAZING food & service!!
Going to the Flying Biscuit now is akin to going Burger King or Mickey D’s it’s so awful. What a shame. But there ARE great places like Parish and Chequers!

ole smokey

August 30th, 2010
9:24 pm

Pappadeux – Alpharetta

HS Teacher

August 30th, 2010
9:41 pm

Murphys in VA Highland.. mmmm!

Mandy

August 30th, 2010
9:44 pm

Carol Street Cafe–followed closely by Highland Bakery

Foodlover

August 30th, 2010
9:50 pm

American Roadhouse in the Highlands,Pappadeaux in Alpharetta,and I would also say Relish out in Roswell

real foodie

August 30th, 2010
9:56 pm

Firewater Chophouse in Cumming.

Jennifer

August 30th, 2010
9:57 pm

I’m still a fan of Corner Cafe. Been to Rosebud for dinner (YUM!) but never for brunch so I’m sure it’s great too. Haven’t been to Murphy’s in years, but when I did it was wonderful! I agree about Flying Biscuit…it went downhill when it started multiplying.

Brunch Lover

August 30th, 2010
10:00 pm

1. Highland Bakery
2. Landon’s on Cascade
3. American Roadhouse

Patrick Aggie

August 30th, 2010
10:02 pm

who cares…brunch is for wimps

Eric

August 30th, 2010
10:03 pm

Could someone please…PLEASE…once and for all…explain the mystery that is the Flying Biscuit? My friend and I have a theory to explain it’s odd success, but it’s not fit for print.

Daimond Diva

August 30th, 2010
10:04 pm

Ritter’s on Lower Roswell Rd in East Cobb-Sunday brunch that is fantastic!

g

August 30th, 2010
10:06 pm

flying biscuit
jcristophers
west egg

Me

August 30th, 2010
10:13 pm

Ray’s on the River!! I LOVE the chicken strips, they have sesame seeds in the batter and are so tender…. And it’s all you can eat. Omelettes made to order.

mikes

August 30th, 2010
10:14 pm

eric i completely agree. flying biscuit isnt all that. these people just cant think for themselves…

Michael

August 30th, 2010
10:22 pm

Radial Cafe…yum yum….and best coffee around!

Paul

August 30th, 2010
10:26 pm

I am thinking for myself, I vote for Flying Biscuit. You vote for whomever you want. Flying Biscuit.

Kel

August 30th, 2010
10:27 pm

West Egg Cafe.
Social House.

Mary

August 30th, 2010
10:39 pm

Susan

August 30th, 2010
10:43 pm

Eating Highland Bakery’s Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes is an absolutely incredible life experience!

swtstkythang

August 30th, 2010
10:52 pm

great ideas to check out and thank God for no “my house” or “my mammas house”

anyway, social house

doogy hunts

August 30th, 2010
10:55 pm

social house the best hands down!!!!

Christina

August 30th, 2010
10:58 pm

Absolutely Ria’s Bluebird Cafe! Great food. Great Service.

The Egg Man

August 30th, 2010
11:13 pm

Aspen’s Steakhouse for a wonderful $17.95 brunch buffet

stew

August 30th, 2010
11:17 pm

Golden Coral. Case Closed.

SEC_Champion

August 30th, 2010
11:20 pm

Murphy’s!!!! #thatisall

Maya

August 30th, 2010
11:54 pm

Ria’s Bluebird, for the win! Tasty, flavorful food with options aplenty for vegetarians and omnivores alike. The caramelized banana pancakes and the southwest tofu scramble are to die for. Honorable mentions for Highland Bakery (sweet potato pancakes!), Thumb’s Up Diner, West Egg (pimiento cheese grits!), Stone Soup Kitchen, and Flying Biscuit midtown (Fried Green Tomato BLT, minus the “B,” plus veggie sausage). Great…now I’m hungry!

Rumpie

August 31st, 2010
12:11 am

pookie

August 31st, 2010
12:12 am

Sun in my Belly. Rosebud and Cafe di Sol are great brunch stops as well.

Alex

August 31st, 2010
12:43 am

My favorites are The Flying Biscuit in Roswell and Thumbs Up Diner. Never disappointed.

Joselyn

August 31st, 2010
1:11 am

The Social House! =) Great food and nice atmosphere!

Robert

August 31st, 2010
1:22 am

I, like others, don’t understand this fascination with the Flying Biscuit. The food is just awful.

I don’t think you can beat Canoe for brunch. And I love Murphy’s, but they don’t take reservations for brunch, so personally I’ll skip the wait.

Fundad

August 31st, 2010
1:26 am

OK Cafe @ W Paces & Northside Dr. Canoe is great too.

Sara

August 31st, 2010
3:20 am

Ria’s Bluebird, Thumbs Up Diner.

Bubba

August 31st, 2010
4:24 am

The Last Meal at Reidsville State Prison is to die for.

Mommy

August 31st, 2010
8:05 am

Hello ATL – How did anyone not mention Paschal’s? The best breakfast buffet by far for those with southern taste buds.

GMac

August 31st, 2010
8:18 am

LoveBrunch

August 31st, 2010
8:23 am

Ria’s Bluebird or Wahoo!

yvette

August 31st, 2010
8:32 am

The Pecan in College Park !!!!

Father Murphy

August 31st, 2010
8:54 am

I like Chuck e Cheese

NaijaGrlinATL

August 31st, 2010
9:09 am

We just took our mum for Sunday Brunch at Copelands in Kennesaw and it was GREAT!!!!! By the time we left we were so full of a wide variety of yummy food. BEIGNETS ANYONE??????

Agnes

August 31st, 2010
9:16 am

Ray on the River!!!

Tigerfan 7

August 31st, 2010
9:36 am

The Shed on Glenwood is fantastic!

Transplant

August 31st, 2010
9:42 am

Ray’s on the River has a pretty decent Sunday Brunch!

Egger

August 31st, 2010
9:59 am

Wahoo in Decatur has a really nice Sunday brunch. I also don’t understand the appeal of the Flying Biscuit – long waits for mediocre food.

sam

August 31st, 2010
10:14 am

best of the big a list hasn’t changed for a decade. its like a broken record. the same old boring places by the same old boring palates (best pizza- mellow mushroom, best indian- imperial fez, best brunch- flying biscuit, etc etc). flying biscuit chain is as generic as a can of kroger wet dog food.

Christopher

August 31st, 2010
10:14 am

Park’s Edge

Mama Mia

August 31st, 2010
10:29 am

Waffle House Hands down.

Jim Lesser

August 31st, 2010
10:33 am

I’ve seen a lot of interesting nominations on here, and most of them have not even been in business for a decade.

I agree that Flying Biscuit is just terrible. It used to be good when it was a single location in Candler Park, but now that it was bought out by Raving Brands (Monkey Joes, Shanes Rib Shack, Planet Smoothie Moes, and Doc Greens) for massive expansion, the quality has plummeted. I’m being dead serious when I say this – IHOP and Waffle House will give you a better breakfast/brunch. I think it’s because those chains know how to manage multiple locations in a better manner.

kevin

August 31st, 2010
10:48 am

Atlanta is loaded with great brunch spots. Here’s a short list of a few great ones.

Ria’s Bluebird (Voted the 7th best diner in the US by the Learning Channel)
Murphys
Stone Soup Kitchen
Sun in My Belly
Highland Bakery
Gato Bizco

Flying Biscuit is for tourists…

Larry

August 31st, 2010
11:13 am

The Flying Biscuit by far! Especially the one at Terminus. Yes there are long waits on the weekends, but, Monday through Friday it’s easy to get a table. This location is cleaner and still keeps the eclectic atmosphere. Plus the staff is well trained.
Most of the other rrestaurants listed are Plain Jane’s like Waffle House. The others are so expensive you need to take out a second mortgage to go there.

Steve

August 31st, 2010
11:17 am

mpgator

August 31st, 2010
11:20 am

West egg, J Christophers, and Old Hickory House in Dunwoody

KK

August 31st, 2010
11:52 am

Canoe
Babette’s
West Egg
Murphy’s
Mosaic

CW

August 31st, 2010
12:15 pm

OK Cafe for me – good breakfast, and if you’re in the mood for lunch foods, the veggies are really really good. Always a wait, but always great service once you get to the table.

KBelle

August 31st, 2010
12:21 pm

Since Huey’s is no longer an option….*sigh*….
South City Kitchen or J. Christopher’s would be my choices.

Daniel A.

August 31st, 2010
12:29 pm

Definitely Murphy’s in the VA Highlands! There choices are lengthy, but does not effect the flavor or preperation of the food. I love it!

vthokiefan

August 31st, 2010
12:32 pm

AMERICAN ROADHOUSE in the Highlands has brunch that’s worth waiting for. Perfect cure for a Highlands-induced hangover.

Sister Sledge

August 31st, 2010
1:00 pm

The Corner Pub in Decatur.

Jim

August 31st, 2010
1:10 pm

Goldbergs Deli – Buckhead

or

American Roadhouse – Virginia Highlands

Kapoonka

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.

John

August 31st, 2010
1:29 pm

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

regularfoodie

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.

Michele

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.

Val

August 31st, 2010
2:43 pm

Rays on the River and Chequers!!!

ATL4real

August 31st, 2010
2:49 pm

Thumbs up Diner

ccc

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!

Kate

August 31st, 2010
3:11 pm

Ria’s or Sun in my Belly

mugglemikki

August 31st, 2010
3:17 pm

My mama’s house..

Boil

August 31st, 2010
3:44 pm

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

Tori

August 31st, 2010
3:52 pm

Stone Soup, Radial, Wahoo

RK

August 31st, 2010
3:53 pm

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

Ed

August 31st, 2010
4:05 pm

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

Emily

August 31st, 2010
4:12 pm

julie

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:

http://www.gwinnettmagazine.com/bestofgwinnett/content.cfm?action=story&WikiID=8101

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

Liz

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.

Ross

August 31st, 2010
4:31 pm

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

Irene

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

John

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.

Jami

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.

rudy

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!

PJ

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.

Gary

September 1st, 2010
12:44 am

Ray’s Killer Creek

Stacy

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.

Beaners

September 1st, 2010
8:45 am

ron

September 1st, 2010
9:42 am

the village traven in roswell

Shawnie

September 1st, 2010
9:51 am

Thumb’s Up Diner

atlantacakediva

September 1st, 2010
10:23 am

Jennifer

September 1st, 2010
10:38 am

Ria’s Bluebird
Homegrown GA

Dave

September 1st, 2010
10:41 am

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

Pat21

September 1st, 2010
11:11 am

Flying Biscuit!! Southern Skillet in Roswell.

hungrymama

September 1st, 2010
11:18 am

The Shed at Glenwood

40Capt

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!!!

Steve

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.

reservoirDAWG

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

kevin

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.

DebDoes

September 1st, 2010
12:21 pm

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

bama

September 1st, 2010
12:22 pm

Einstein’s and Flying Biscuit

g-in-atl

September 1st, 2010
12:27 pm

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

Rie

September 1st, 2010
12:39 pm

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

Aaron

September 1st, 2010
12:53 pm

Mia

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!!!

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! ;) )

Thomas

September 4th, 2010
1:40 pm

Toni

September 4th, 2010
8:21 pm

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

Karol

September 5th, 2010
9:13 am

West Egg or J.Christophers by far~

Gracie

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 !!

Buckshotannie

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.

Cayce

September 5th, 2010
10:04 am

Canoe. All those other places are just breakfast.

Ben

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!

southernopinion

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.

GTGirl

September 5th, 2010
10:44 am

Highland Bakery!

mark

September 5th, 2010
10:57 am

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

JenB

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

Melvin

September 5th, 2010
11:52 am

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

Gee

September 5th, 2010
11:57 am

McDonald’s in Alpharetta, hands down.

silky

September 5th, 2010
1:10 pm

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

Charles

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.

Outeater

September 5th, 2010
1:42 pm

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

Jennifer

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.

Rodney

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.

Kristin

September 5th, 2010
5:05 pm

Murphy’s or The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

sportschick317

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

dh

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

lhl

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.

Jenn

September 6th, 2010
6:01 pm

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

Jim

September 6th, 2010
7:23 pm

The Red Hen, Alpharetta

Jimmyd

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.

MC

September 7th, 2010
9:17 am