By Rachel Barber

Published on July 7, 2015

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Murphy’s


997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
A popular brunch location with a bakery and wine shop. You can count on this sunny, local favorite for delicious classic options.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Eggs Benedict – black forest ham and poached eggs on locally baked stone and skillet english muffin, topped with lemon hollandaise

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buttermilk kitchen


4225 Roswell Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30342
A quaint stop known for made-from-scratch comfort food using local ingredients. A great choice for a homey, laid-back brunch.

WHAT TO ORDER:

The Chicken Biscuit – grab one before they run out!

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West Egg


1100 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
A hip bakery serving all-day breakfast and weekend brunch. It’s modern decor, including marble countertops and concrete floors, make it one of the coolest brunch spots in Atlanta.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Salmon Cakes Benedict – poached eggs, lemon caper hollandaise, salmon cakes, served with roasted garlic grits or skillet potatoes

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Ria’s Bluebird


421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
A delicious diner located in a former liquor drive-thru. Known for large portions and a hippie vibe.

WHAT TO ORDER

Buttermilk Pancakes – add Georgia pecans, caramelized bananas, chocolate chips

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Canoe


4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
A gorgeous garden restaurant overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The perfect place for a date.Don’t miss the Georgia Pecan Sticky Buns.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Cornmeal and Blueberry Pancakes – Maple lavender syrup, key lime mascarpone

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Sun In My Belly


2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
An open, casual spot known for their fantastic catering and mouth watering takes on brunch. Enjoy live jazz on the first Sunday of every month.

WHAT TO ORDER:

The Belly Benedict – with two poached eggs, chipotle hollandaise, sweet potato, honey glazed bacon hash with garlic-spinach saute, buttermilk biscuit (weekends only!)

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White House


3172 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
An adorable, old fashioned diner founded in 1948. Complete with a black and white checkered floor. Locals love that this place never changes. Reliable, friendly service.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Chicken and Biscuits with Country Gravy

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The Cafe at the Ritz-Carlton


181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Try the Ritz for an elegant, traditional brunch set in their plush dining room. The incredible buffet offers a wide variety of options including seafood, pasta, breakfast classics, and more. A great place to go with a large group or for a special occasion.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Buffet – featuring over 100 selections

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Highland Bakery


655 Highland Avenue NE, No. 10, Atlanta, GA 30312
This restaurant originally started as a chain of coffee carts around the city. Now Highland Bakery serves up delicious baked treats as well as a full brunch menu at five different locations around Atlanta.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Sweet Potato Pancakes – served with warm caramelized brown sugar syrup and toasted pecans

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Local Three Kitchen & Bar


3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
A modern, eclectic space offering new takes on American food.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Maple Custard French Toast – with chocolate and chili caramel

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Thumbs Up Diner


573 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
A longtime Atlanta favorite with a vintage feel. Many customizable options including build-your-own omelets, biscuit sandwiches, and breakfast plates. Choose from three different locations.

WHAT TO ORDER

Build-your-own breakfast plate – mix and match options to create your favorite breakfast, choose from a selection of eggs, waffles, bagels, meat, potatoes, biscuits, and more.

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Watershed


1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
A bright, open space with garage doors that open onto a sunny patio. Check out the Sunday jazz brunch for a taste of their mouth-watering, seasonal soul food.

WHAT TO ORDER:

Farm Eggs Breakfast – grits, cream biscuit or whole wheat toast, bacon or sausage