The 9 Best Brunches in Midtown Atlanta

Need a brunch fix? Head to Midtown.
  • Fried chicken is a popular Southern brunch choice.
    Fried chicken is a popular Southern brunch choice.
  • Yummy ceviche wakes you up at Eclectic Bar and Bistro.
    Yummy ceviche wakes you up at Eclectic Bar and Bistro.
  • It's all about Asian fusion at Pijiu Belly on the Westside.
    It's all about Asian fusion at Pijiu Belly on the Westside.

Sometimes a couple of pieces of toast and a fried egg just won’t cut it. You want to indulge, spend a lazy, extended morning enjoying a fine meal and – hello, mimosas. Well we’ve taken the guesswork out of where to brunch in Midtown with these nine top spots. Bon appetit. 

  1. Apres Diem – A Mediterranean fusion restaurant located in the heart of Midtown, Apres Diem has been an Atlanta staple for years. Its expansive brunch menu offers classics such as bagel & lox or French toast as well as specialties like the Lobster Scramble Sandwich or Huevos Española. Choose from a variety of small plates like hummus and baba ghanouj or crab cakes and imbibe in the extensive wine, beer and liqueur menu. (I can’t wait to try a Midtown Mule.) 931 Monroe Drive  

  2. Bantam + Biddy – This family-friendly restaurant offers a menu that won’t quit. Banana Bread Waffles, Breakfast Tacos and the Big Chicken Skillet are just three of its multitude of offerings. And if you feel like breakfast for dinner,  no problem. Bantam + Biddy offers a handful of breakfast-all-day offerings including the Southern Breakfast All Day, which includes three farm eggs, creamed grits, pimento cheese, fried okra, Patak bacon and jalapeño cornbread. Yum. 1544 Piedmont Ave. 

  3. Eclectic Bar and Bistro – You have to look for this tiny gem, but it is so worth seeking out. Its name aptly describes the menu, “eclectic.” From Lobster Mango Ceviche to the Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta, there are flavor bombs sprinkled throughout, including my favorite, the schnitzel and waffles (thinly pounded house fried chicken, fluffy Belgian waffle served with a pomegranate-maple glaze). Enjoy all these succulent offerings plus a full bar on the garden patio. 1425 Piedmont Ave. NE

  4. Einstein's – In the heart of Midtown lies Einstein’s, a consistently top-rated brunch spot with a variety of delicious offerings. You won’t want to miss out on the Fried Green Tomato Benedict with goat cheese, basil aioli and red pepper puree, but if carnivore is more your buzz word, then try the Tres Carne Quiche loaded with smoked ham, bacon and Patak’s andouille sausage. Extensive wine list and full bar available. 1077 Juniper St. NE
     
  5. Highland Bakery – Starting life as a bakery and now offering more filling options such as the signature Sweet Potato Pancakes or Peanut Butter French toast, Highland Bakery has made its mark as a popular brunch choice. The Fried Chicken Benedict gets high marks, as do the Cilantro Corn Pancakes. A full coffee bar complements the delicious brunch offerings. 1180 Peachtree St. NE 

  6. Pijui Belly – This Westside gastropub infuses American, Southern, Chinese and Korean flavors into delightfully delicious offerings. The specialty is a Korean-spiced rotisserie chicken but the menus is vast with intriguing offerings such as Thai Tater Tots, Japanese Mini Sausages and Crispy Braised Pork Belly. Yes, please. 678 10th St. NW

  7. Park 75 – If you’re looking for an upscale and delicious dining experience, Park 75 in the Four Seasons Hotel is the place to go. Many of the fresh ingredients come from the rooftop garden and make their way into indulgent dishes like Lobster Pot Pie, Belgian waffle with peaches and pecans, or whole roasted Verlasso Salmon in the carving station. 75 14th St. NE
     
  8. South City Kitchen – South City Kitchen has been the go-to spot for Southern dining with a modern twist in Atlanta for more than two decades so why should brunch be any different? Banana French Toast, Malted Buttermilk Waffles (with or without the fried chicken) and the Smoked Brisket Benedict are just three of the tasty offering that make our mouths water. 1144 Crescent Ave. NE

  9. 5Church Atlanta – If you're looking for a Southern brunch then head out to 5Church Atlanta for a mouthwatering option. The offerings range from classic chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits or crab cakes and poached eggs to the 5Church Lamb Burger, which sounds mighty tasty. A variety of barista drinks and cocktails are also available. 1197 Peachtree St. NE 

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