Brunching in Atlanta is not just something you do on the weekends, it’s a movement. Hair did. Nails did. Everything did. Wearing only the freshest gear. It all has to be perfect since brunch is the ultimate party for the hungry. For most, including myself, it has become a hobby. From hotels to mom & pop spots, brunch will be served every Saturday and Sunday morning whether you like it or not. Get with the times and get your phone out. These eateries will feed your camera roll and your belly!
I’ve seen this location turn into many things over my 10 years in Atlanta but I’m glad it’s now The Atlanta Breakfast Club. The location alone gives life to the name and some of the best sunlight for those snaps. Stationed directly across from the Georgia Aquarium, this spot is perfect for anyone looking for the authentic Atlanta experience. Sounds from Outkast and Ludacris will fill your ears while the Shrimp and grits fill your belly. Not only will you find staples such as Chicken n’ waffles by Head Chef Anthony Sanders but if breakfast isn’t on your mind, entrees like the seafood gumbo will satisfy your cravings.
Looking to get out of the city or want a more cozy, family feel for your brunching pleasure? Le Petit Marche is for you. Everything about this place is inviting. The aesthetics are perfect for taking pictures like we all love to do and the aroma from all the delicious eats will hit you as soon as you park your car. This establishment is on the Eastside of town in the Kirkwood neighbourhood. The owner is sweet as can be and she clearly got it from her parents because they ALWAYS greet their patrons with a smile. The food is next level so there might be a line especially on weekends but don’t let that deter you. The wait is never too bad and it’s always worth it. One of my absolute favourite breakfast sandwiches is the Famous French Toast Sandwich.
Previously located in East Atlanta, Chef VanTrece’s Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours is now a Midtown favourite. The formerly named Twisted Soul Kitchen & Bar sits on Huff Road in West Midtown and is a great addition to the area which has been growing and changing so much recently. Not only is the head chef a black woman, she also serves up a brunch menu like no other with dishes such as the Dirty South Fried Chicken Omelette and the Georgia Apple & Grilled Three Cheese Sandwich. This gem is another one of those picture perfect spots that are camera ready upon entering as well. Don’t sleep on this beautiful dining destination and it’s beautiful, extremely talented staff!
For the party people who enjoy their brunch with a nice helping of turn up on the side, Old Fourth Ward is where you need to be. BQE sits on historic Auburn Ave. in downtown Atlanta, and it’s a brunch to experience for visitors and locals alike. Pull up to the scene on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in your best brunchin’ fit and get ready to dance the day away. If you indulge in hookah and bottomless mimosas, you hit the jackpot finding this one. The experience is like going to the club for breakfast. The food is definitely the best part. Here you get options like chicken or fish and waffles as well as oh so popular BQE Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles. Did I mention that BQE is not only a brunch spot, but it’s a great place to have a birthday celebration or a quiet date night too? You will get your life and satisfy your tummy at BQE.