Food & Drink

The 12 Best Breakfast Spots in Atlanta

Published On 01/15/2015 Published On 01/15/2015
SARA NORRIS
Sebastian Davis
Sun in my Belly
Radial
SEBASTIAN DAVIS
Ria's Bluebird
The Flying Biscuit Cafe - Midtown
Sublime Doughnuts
Thrillist
Goldberg's Bagel Co. and Deli
Thumbs Up Diner
Waffle House
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1. Home Grown 968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (Reynoldstown)

A friendly atmosphere and some good ole Southern comfort food make this spot feel like home. Fill up on goodies like soft shell crab po' boys, sloppy joes, redneck tacos (coleslaw & BBQ pork in a pancake!) and fried bologna sandwiches.

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2. Sun in my Belly 2161 College Ave, Atlanta, GA 30317 (Decatur)

This whimsical European resto and catering company plates seasonal and locally sourced dishes.

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3. Radial Cafe 1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Ste G, Atlanta, GA 30307

This spot has some amazing buttermilk, buckwheat, and gluten-free pancakes. They soak these cakes in their strawberry-rhubarb sauce, whipped cream, and top them with seasonal fruit.

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4. The Silver Skillet 200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Home Park)

This is the great-granddaddy of Atlanta breakfast spots with lots of famous characters like Ron Burgundy (and some real life celebs like Clint Eastwood, Dave Chappelle, and Guy Fieri) who have eaten here. The signature dish is the country ham with eggs, and biscuits with their “red eye” gravy.

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5. Ria's Bluebird 421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)

A casual diner done up in cabin motifs and murals by local artists. This breakfast and lunch joint is doing Southern grub right with fish and grits, biscuits, and huevos. They've also got a lot of vegetarian options if you're looking for some country fried tempeh.

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6. The Flying Biscuit Cafe 1001 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

The biscuits with cranberry apple butter at the Flying Biscuit are definitely one of the most iconic dishes in ATL, and therefore they area must-try if you're anywhere near the area.

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7. Sublime Doughnuts 535 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Home Park)

Sublime is to donuts what Picasso was to painting. They're serious about the craft of creating sweet dough with a hole in the middle and their huge variety of gourmet donuts convey that with every delectable bite.

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8. Buttermilk Kitchen 4225 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342 (Chastain)

Buttermilk Kitchen's a down-home comfort food den with lamps made from buckets, salvaged window shutters on the ceiling, an open kitchen with a customer-friendly walkway, and Suzanne Vizethann's Southern comfort dishes. The daytime-only restaurant is known for its excellent breakfast menu, which features dishes like white bread French toast, a three-egg pimento omelet, and stone-ground grits. Once a month, the restaurant opens at night for its Fancy Fried Chicken Dinner, a four-course BYOB dinner centered around, you guessed it, fried chicken.

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9. Goldberg's Bagel Company & Deli , Atlanta, GA 30327 (Buckhead)

The classic NYC breakfast sandwich has gone South at Goldberg’s and that makes this Atlanta’s best bagel spot.

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10. West Egg Cafe 1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Home Park)

WEC's serving breakfast all day long but you can also fill up on their salad, sammie & burger eats for lunch, or comfort food dinner options like mac 'n cheese, chicken & waffles, and the "PB&J" burger.

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11. Waffle House 135 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)

This chain, slinging their delectable waffles to hungry ATL-iens, has locations all over Atlanta... and will also have golden, buttery syrup all over your face after you make it through a plate of their legendary eats.

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