Top 5 Brunch Spots In and Around Atlanta

For many, brunch is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s a good time to get together with family and friends or simply enjoy some “me” time while kicking back and sipping on fresh squeezed OJ or a spicy Bloody Mary. We’ve put together a few top spots on where to eat brunch in Atlanta in addition to some popular restaurants in Alpharetta too.

1. South Main Kitchen

South Main Kitchen can be found in the heart of Alpharetta’s historic downtown district—and with an open-kitchen, rooftop bar, and delicious menu, it’s no wonder this spot is so popular. Their Sunday brunch features an impressive range of both traditional and specialty fare to please a variety of palates.

Our brunch recommendations: start with a basket of biscuits for the table and then prepare to dive into a bowl of traditional gumbo or celery root soup, be blown away by the crab omelette, or thrill your tastebuds with the chicken piadine.

2. The General Muir

If you prefer a no-fuss brunch that doesn’t compromise on quality and flavor, you’ll want to check out The General Muir in Atlanta. This modern, New York-style Jewish delicatessen has a full coffee bar serving locally roasted espresso drinks and drip coffee, so you can indulge in a dark, warm shot of caffeine while taking your pick from a variety of dishes.

Our brunch recommendations: you can’t go wrong by sticking with a bagel and schmear—with or without added goodies like lox, fresh vegetables, and herbs. Other favorites include their reuben sandwich and pecan-crusted french toast.

3. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is a self-proclaimed “base camp for the urban explorer.” It has outdoor seating and a camp-inspired menu, so you can enjoy “trail snacks” and a limited-run cocktail while enjoying the temperate weather and people watching.

Our menu recommendations: you can’t go wrong with the oyster po’boy or sharing the smoked salmon bialy board with a loved one.

4. Buttermilk Kitchen

An Atlanta brunch round-up would be incomplete without a mention of Buttermilk Kitchen. Chopped winner Chef Suzanne is the talent behind this popular spot that keeps Buckhead and surrounding areas full and happy—and she’s doing it by crafting traditional Southern favorites with local, sustainable foods.

Our menu recommendations: order the pimento cheese snack to keep you satiated while you figure out what other treats you’d like to try. Finish up with dad’s waffle burger, the market scramble, or short rib hash—though be prepared to take your leftovers to go!

5. The Nest Café

A cozy coffeehouse on Canton Street in Alpharetta, The Nest Café features wholesome food and bistro-style menu options—and it’s a top-ranked local favorite for low-key brunch. You’ll find an array of smoothies, salads, paninis, wraps, and croissant sandwiches to choose from, in addition to their house specialty: beignets.

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Our menu recommendations: the roast beef gorgonzola panini is always a winner, though their lolly waffles or challah honey toast are great for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Hungry yet? We thought so! We’re always looking for more great local restaurants to support, so share your favorite brunch spots in the comments below.

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