Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Photo Credit: Poor Taste
Poor Taste Magazine brunched their way through the USA to find the 100 Best Brunch Spots in America and Atlanta claimed 5 spots on the countdown. See the rank and reviews of Atlanta brunch spots below:

16. Rosebud’s (Atlanta, GA) 
Who said brunch was just for the weekends? Start early and end late with Rosebud’s brunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday night! But beware: brunchers at Rosebud’s go hard, sinking their teeth into delights like The Big Nasty — a portly sandwich piled high with fried chicken, scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, and cheddar. Wash it all down with a Poor Man’s Bloody Mary and you’ll be brunching in true Atlantan style

33. Canoe (Atlanta, GA) 
Nested along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, inducted into the Nation’s Restaurant News 2005 “Fine Dining Hall of Fame,” Canoe is known for its tranquil waterfront atmosphere and colorful manicured gardens. Unfortunately, there are no boat rides, but there’s a boatload of lavish brunch bites to choose from. Start off with fresh Georgia Pecan Sticky Buns, then chow down on some famous Duck and Eggs, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, or Brioche French Toast. Your tranquil tummy will be sure to thank you.

39. Murphy’s (Atlanta, GA) 
If you’re a Benedict buff, then Murphy’s ridiculously rich hollandaise sauce will be sure to please. The Crab Cake Benedict and the Eggs T. Murphy (poached eggs and honey baked ham on an English muffin) comes smothered in a decadent blanket of hollandaise bliss. If Benedict isn’t quite your idea of bliss, choose from a number of their other popular brunch items. Don’t forget to stop by their wine shop and bakery on the way out to pick up some Bonzo cake or Toll House pie for dessert.

51. Cafe 458 (Atlanta, GA) 
Open on Sundays for brunch from 10am–2pm, Café 458 is a “truly delicious cause” and features several signature dishes, each with its own special twist. Among many are the popular Southern Comfort French Toast, Shrimp and Crab Benedict, Chicken and Waffles, and Black Bean and Egg sandwich. That covers the “delicious” but what about the cause part? All proceeds from Café 458, including tips, go directly to support the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, a nonprofit organization to provide aid to the homeless. It’s also the only place in the city that doubles as a restaurant for homeless individuals during the weekday mornings.

67. Sun in my Belly (Atlanta, GA) 
Located in the historic Kirkwood district of downtown, Atlanta’s neighborhood café — Sun in my Belly — offers the perfect weekend brunch spot. Celebrate the first Sunday of each month with the café’s Jazzy brunch. They are pride themselves on capturing the “essence of a lazy sunny day” and urge you to bring along your favorite champagne and your best friends. Their menu is less southern style and more European gourmet cuisine. Try their Challah French Toast stuffed with honeyed Ricotta and served with brown sugar–glazed berries, or order up the Kirkwood breakfast — scrambled eggs with herbed boursin cheese, honey glazed bacon, and a buttermilk biscuit.

Congratulations Atlanta! Check out how the other 95 brunch spots did across the nation CLICK HERE