Brunching in Downtown comes with so many options.

Downtown Brunch Spots – Come Early, Stay Late

Atlanta is known for many things, and its thriving brunch scene is definitely one. Downtown specifically is known for its melting pot of cultures, which produces uniquely creative and innovative menus. Whether you’re brunching before a day of exploring an historic neighborhood or looking for a spot to hang for the day, check out the list below for some popular options for both locals and visitors.

Atlanta Breakfast Club

Dive into something delicious at Atlanta Breakfast Club. (Photo by Melissa McAlpine)

Can’t get enough of brunch in the A? Well, join the club. As one of Atlanta’s gems, this casual breakfast spot might surprise you with its over-the-top dishes. Enjoy the peach cobbler French toast for a taste of your favorite pie in breakfast form. You can’t go wrong with classic chicken & waffles although the Atlanta Breakfast Club’s version is far from average.

Where: 249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW  

Adios Cafe

A one-stop shop for all things breakfast, coffee and desserts. Adios Cafe serves up flavor-filled traditional Mexican breakfast dishes all day long. Try popular favorites like the Mexican eggs Benedict or the blue corn hot cakes with passion fruit butter for your sweet tooth.  

Where: 180 Walker St. SW

BQE Restaurant & Lounge

Salivate over soul food-inspired dishes in an upbeat, sophisticated environment. If you enjoy delicious food with a side of great music and dancing, brunch at BQE is a no brainer. Add the Bananas Foster French toast to your must try list or the shrimp & grits if you’re looking for something savory.

Where: 262 Edgewood Ave. NE

Breakfast at Barneys

This trendy neighborhood favorite serves all-day brunch with a Southern twist. Enjoy endless options from smoothies to comfort food and delicious drinks. If you enjoy yams, mac & cheese, and collard greens then this restaurant’s famous soul rolls are a must. 

Where: 349 Decatur St. SE

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Stop by Peachtree Street’s most elegant dining room for a delicious brunch. Some must-try signature selections include the steak and eggs, huevos rancheros, and the chicken & sweet potato waffle. 

Where: 127 Peachtree St. NE

Corner Bakery

Start your day at Corner Bakery before exploring the city. (Photo courtesy of Corner Bakery)

Looking for a fast-casual brunch before a day of exploring Downtown Atlanta? Enjoy some of the best buttermilk pancakes or tempting breakfast sandwiches from Corner Bakery.

Where: 270 West Peachtree St. NW

Dancin’ Crepe

Check out Underground ATL’s newest tapas eatery for delicious bites that make for a memorable brunch. Where savory meets sweet, Dancin’ Crepe lives up to its name as the music and vibes will leave you with no other option but to dance. If you’re a fan of reality TV you might even recognize the owner, Yandy Smith-Harris.

Where: 68 Pryor St. SW


Enjoy a nice cigar and brunch at Fellaship. (Photo by @bosalanova)

Don’t let the name fool you, this Downtown gem is not just for the fellas. If you’re a fan of cigars, music and Cam Newton, his cigar lounge and restaurant is the perfect spot especially if you’re looking for a Sunday brunch. Enjoy great smokes, high-end cocktails and delicious Southern-inspired bites with live music.

Where: 110 Centennial Olympic Park Drive

Highland Bakery

You’ll be smacking your lips when you enter Highland Bakery. (Photo by Brittany Wages)

An eatery that easily entices with its mouth-watering menu and always leaves your stomach satisfied, Highland Bakery offers brunch all day with a long list of dishes from which to choose. The fried chicken Benedict is unlike any other and will surely leave you wanting more. 

Where: 55 Park Place NE

Metro Cafe Diner

Known as a favorite for both out-of-towners and locals, Metro Cafe Diner is a hot spot for all things karaoke and great diner bites. The breakfast menu includes an extensive selection of dishes to try if you’re looking for an upbeat brunch in the heart of the Downtown hotel district.

Where: 229 Peachtree St. NE

Old Lady Gang

Take a bite of Southern classics at Old Lady Gang. (Photo courtesy of Old Lady Gang)

This buzz-worthy spot is popular for those looking to add a little soul to brunch bites. Owned by Atlanta celebrity, Kandi Burrus and her mother and aunts, this Southern eatery brings family recipes to downtown Atlanta.

Where: 177 Peters St. SW


Nothing beats a soul food-filled brunch. (Photo courtesy of Paschal’s)

Complete with rich history and several signature soul food dishes, Paschal’s is a must when planning your Downtown brunch. Right in the center of the historic Castleberry Hill neighborhood, Paschal’s makes sure your brunch experience will be elevated with popular dishes inspired by culture and heritage. 

Where: 180 Northside Drive NE

Rosie’s Cafe

Some go for the food while others go for the family feel. Head to this Downtown hidden gem for one-of-a-kind comfort food and excellent coffee. If your looking for a morning pick-me-up the Rosie’s A.M. Stacker is the perfect sandwich if you’re a fan of French toast. 

Where: 48 Northside Drive

Suite Food Lounge

Suite Food Lounge is a modern multi-level lounge fit for a lively brunch experience with friends. Enjoy hard-to-deny brunch classics like the Red Velvet Chicken ‘N Waffles that go perfectly with the menu of Suite Kraft Kocktails.

Where: 375 Luckie St. NW

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is a fine place to be for Sunday brunch. (Photo courtesy of Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint)

Hit up one of Downtown’s live music joints on Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. Enjoy sensational Southern cuisine while grooving to the sounds of some of Atlanta’s best musicians.

Where: 200 Peachtree St.

Brunch in Atlanta doesn’t end in Downtown. Check out The Best Brunch Spots in Every Neighborhood for more.

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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