Atlanta
1. Buttermilk Kitchen
Buckhead

Owner and Executive Chef Suzanne Vizethann first welcomed guests into Buttermilk back in 2012, and almost a full decade later, the Southern restaurant remains a force to be reckoned with breakfast and brunch menu items that are actually worth the wait. On the off-chance that you can’t choose between building your own custom breakfast platter or weekend brunch specials—we’re talking Strawberry Biscuit French Toast and Avocado Short Rib Benedict—a great entry point at Buttermilk Kitchen is its signature Chicken Biscuit, a sweet tea-brined fried chicken breast served on a buttermilk biscuit with house red pepper jelly.

2. The Betty

Even though breakfast is available every day at The Betty (one of the eateries at the chic Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead), Sundays belong to brunch. The restaurant offers unique and upscale brunch options like the Crab Omelette (with fine herbs, sherry, and arugula), the Pork Belly Benedict (with green chile hollandaise, and trapanese pesto), and the Salmon Tartine (with salmon soft scramble, dill mustard cream, and brioche). The drinks are just as swanky, so don’t hesitate to wet your whistle with a Sangria of the Season (rosé wine, seasonal fruits, and herbs), Aperol Spritz (strawberry infused aperol, bubbles, and soda), or Espresso Martini (Titos, La colombe espresso, and Nola Coffee Liqueur).

3. Corner Cafe & Buckhead Bread Company

One of the eateries from legendary Atlanta restaurateurs Palo and Peter, Corner Cafe & Bread Bakery had been serving Piedmont Road since 1994, so if you are in the mood for a classic take on brunch, this is the place. Corner Cafe offers not just one, but four types of Eggs Benedict, including jumbo lump crab cake, tradition, fried green tomato, and smoked salmon. The menu also boasts specialty brunch items like the Nutella Belgian Waffles, the Eastern Shrimp Omelet, Scratch Corned Beef Hash, and White Chocolate Brioche French Toast. You’ll also have plenty of great tipples to choose from, including the Prosecco Sunrise (prosecco, fresh orange juice, and grenadine), Blood Orange Margarita (blood orange Pellegrino, 100% Agave, lemon, and lime), and the Café Bloody Mary (Charleston’s mix, sriracha, salt rim, applewood bacon garnish), among others.

4. South City Kitchen

Across the Metro Atlanta area, South City Kitchen has four different locations, and one of them is in Buckhead. The Southern restaurant has been open since 2016, and its brunch menu is unlike any other in Atlanta. In addition to expected brunch staples like shrimp and grits, loaded biscuits, and waffles, South City Kitchen offers She-Crab Soup, pan fried chicken livers, collard greens, and Carolina Trout. Top off your meal with a classic mimosa, served by the glass or pitcher.

5. Big Sky Buckhead

If brunch and Sunday football are both on your itinerary this weekend, Big Sky is the perfect place for you. For what they call “the most important meal of the week,” Big Sky serves up its heavy hitters, including its Nashville Sliders, Fried Chicken Benedict, Big Sky Burger, and its appetizing combination of sautéed shrimp and cheese grits. Those who aren’t tied down to the brunch and mimosa concept will also enjoy specialty craft cocktails like the Buffalo Soldier (Buffalo Trace bourbon, Campari, POM juice, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar, and Angostura bitters), Harvest Mule (Hanson mandarin vodka, apple cider, Fever-Tree ginger beer, fresh orange, and cinnamon), or the Housemade Hooch (Bare Bone vodka, cinnamon, seasonal spices, and grain alcohol). During the fall, Big Sky saves its brunch festivities for Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, but throughout the rest of the year, guests can enjoy brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

6. The Hive

For what’s undoubtedly one of the longest brunches in the city, The Hive’s brunch stretches from 11 am to 6 pm every Saturday and Sunday. Make sure you come hungry because the Peachtree Road hangout offers a hearty brunch menu, complete with Southern-style breakfast standards like fried catfish and grits, steak and eggs, and pecan banana foster French toast. Those feeling adventurous can also dig into The Hive’s crab macaroni and cheese or the red velvet chicken and waffles. And in addition to having a drink or two, guests can also have hookah alongside their meal.