Brunch is always something to look forward to. Chicken and waffles….shrimp and grits…MIMOSAS! What’s not to love?
I personally used to have trouble making it to brunch because weekends for me meant sleeping in until 12:00 p.m. However, I guess my body has finally realized that I’m nearing 30 and has been waking me up at 9 a.m. most weekends, which I am surprisingly okay with. I have officially become a damn adult. But I digress…
Atlanta has so many great brunch spots. Some I have actually tried but there are many others that are on my bucket list to try. Let’s check out a few!
Located in Downtown Atlanta, 55th & Park is a great dining/lounge experience. Hence the “restaurant and lounge” in the title. Depending on the day and the time there is a vibe for everyone. Sometimes it can turn into a little bit of a party so be prepared for loud music and a festive atmosphere. Other times it is more chill. It just depends on the day. It’s a modern style but offers southern classics such as chicken and waffles, Cajun fish and grits, crab legs and more. Brunch is available on Saturday from 12-4 and Sunday 12-6. And we can’t forget about the mimosas! They offer Limited Bottomless Cocktails (Mimosa and Peach Bellini) for $15.55 from 12-4 on Saturday and Sunday!
With South City Kitchen what you get is sophisticated southern classic vibes without the arrogant uppity vibes that make you feel unwelcome. With multiple locations including Midtown and Buckhead, South City Kitchen offers an atmosphere for everyone seeing as how each location has its own vibe. Brunch is from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. You can start off with some delicious cornbread and biscuits and appetizers such as fried green tomatoes or crab toast. From there you can move on to their signature fried chicken and buttermilk waffles, smoked brisket benedict or some shrimp and grits. Take your pick. Although they do not currently have any special cocktail deals, you can still choose from a few selections including the classic mimosa, a mango mimosa and a few others all ranging from $9-$12 a glass.
Located in the heart of Virginia Highland, Murphy’s can meet all of your needs because it is a restaurant/bakery/wine shop. What more do you need? Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am- 4 pm. Some of their brunch favorites are the buttermilk pancakes, french toast, Parmesan crusted chicken breast and chilaquiles. Also, they have a variety of egg specialties such as, crab cake benedict, omelettes and many more. They also have avocado toast. In case you’re feeling a little toasty…get it? Okay pretend that never happened…next! You can also choose from a few different sandwiches, frittatas, and several different sides. I heard that the blueberry mimosa is really tasty!
Situated inside of a little blue house on Roswell Road, Buttermilk kitchen is where you can head to if you want a delicious meal made from scratch. It has choices from B.Y.O.B. (Build your own breakfast) to lobster omelettes to a local grit bowl that has grits, sausage, sautéed spinach and topped with 2 eggs your way. If you’re looking for something a little different, they also have a waffle burger that is a pepper jack stuffed sausage-beef burger with bacon, maple aioli, served with truffle potato.
With an amazing location on North Highland Avenue, Folk Art has also opened up a second location in Decatur where we all can enjoy the deliciousness that is their food. Serving diner-style favorites all day long, you can come and get your fix for breakfast,lunch or dinner. Select anything from the Southern Comfort which is shrimp sautéed with onions and peppers in a shrimp broth served over grits topped w/ 2 fried eggs to steak and eggs to a patty melt with caramelized onions, swiss cheese & 1k Island double. If you’re feeling more sandwich-y, there are several options that you can opt for such as a classic shrimp po’boy, a fried chicken sandwich with collard green cole slaw or the “Bad to the bone” which consists of house roasted pork shoulder topped with collard green cole slaw, date chili bourbon BBQ, gruyére cheese, & caramelized onions.
Here’s a few places that have great brunch bottomless mimosa specials whenever you’re free to check them out:
- Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
- Sundays at 11 am- 3pm… Endless Mimosas: $16 for Sunday brunch & live jazz.
- 10th & Piedmont
- Bottomless mimosas $17.95 per person on Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-6. Last call for bottomless at 4 pm.
- Bar Mercado
- Bottomless available Saturday and Sunday for $15. Served until 3 pm.
- Red Pepper Taqueria
- $15 bottomless mimosas served Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-3 pm.
Also, if you’re around on Saturday, March 7th, check out the Atlanta Brunch Festival at Atlantic Station!