Best Brunch Spots in Atlanta

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!

 

55th & Park Restaurant and Lounge

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!

South City Kitchen

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.

Murphy’s

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!

Buttermilk Kitchen

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.

Folk Art

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!

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Quote of the Day

This is for all the people that are feeling a little stressed out and discouraged lately.

No matter what you are going through at the moment, it is going to work out. I know sometimes you might feel like you are never going to reach your goals but that is all bullshit!

You just have to keep pushing through all the self doubt, curve balls and the exhaustion.

Most things that are worth anything come attached with a little hard work, so keep going!!

You got this, Okay?

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In 2018 I’m Going to Do Better With…

  • Actually committing to a gym and workout routine. Every summer I complain about not having the summer body that I want. Even I am sick of listening to my own bullshit *face palm* It’s time to make it happen! Time to get those abs bitch!
  • Not comparing myself to other people’s progress. Sometimes I look at these Instagram girls and wish that I had the money they seem to have, the expensive things and the trips. I had to remind myself that my journey is not the same as theirs. I will get all of those things eventually.  It’s all a matter of how and when I am supposed to get it. Timing is everything.
  • Managing my money better. I think that this will be an ongoing life struggle because I just love buying things…any kind of things. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to keep swiping that card, but I plan to spend it more wisely. Or somehow just start making more money. That will work too.
  • Winged Eyeliner. I’m actually going to practice applying it this year instead of continually wishing I could have on bomb eyeliner. I could have had this skill a long time ago if I would have stopped being so lazy. But like…laying around doing nothing is sooo appealing.
  • Not overthinking and assuming so much.  It can get pretty fucking annoying when you overthink a situation to the point where it causes an issue that doesn’t really exist. I honestly think that overthinking is in my blood but I’ve gotten so much better at just going with the flow in the past year so I’m pretty sure I can tackle this.
  • Time management. I need to learn how to stick to a schedule. Point. Blank. Period.
  • Being Consistent. This means being consistent in how I approach everything including my goals and how I handle certain situations.
  • Eating better.  I probably say this every day of my life but I’m serious this time. Just like last time….
  • Holding myself accountable. I need to start holding myself more accountable for the things that happen…or don’t happen. If I have goals that I am trying to reach then I need to make sure that I am getting everything done that I need to. No more being stagnant.

Working on myself will be a lifelong process and there will always be new things that I will need to improve on. One thing that has been cemented into my thick skull is that I am the only one that can better my own life. Unless I make the changes, physically and mentally, things will always remain the same.

I am tired of complaining about the same shit. So it’s time to change up my mentality. Time to finally get my shit together!

What’s something that you need to work on in 2018?

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