Wednesday, April 10, 2013


“We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains." Roy Barnes

Vinings – Nestled alongside the Chattahoochee River, this sophisticated suburb was originally known as Crossroads. In 1830 it became Paces, named after Hardy Pace who owned Paces Ferry Station. This station shuttled passengers between Atlanta and Buckhead. 10 years later, Vinings became official when architect William H. Vining constructed a railroad bridge, making Vinings a construction stop on the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Today, this neighborhood is the suburban stop for Atlantans who appreciate the charm of the modern day community Vinings has blossomed into.

Tucked Away, Not Far Away... Brunch at Canoe is like traveling to another place without leaving the city limits. The restaurant is tucked into the corner of a shopping plaza along Paces Ferry Road. The big CANOE letters that line the entrance is your invitation to dine at one of Atlanta’s hidden gems. Crisp white linen and china await you at the table, but it is the view that brings brunchers back every Sunday. A panoramic window shows a picturesque scene of a manicured garden with a rainbow of flowers at full bloom, as the Chattahoochee River flows quietly in the background. The patio is the best seat in the house, giving you front row access to a tranquil experience; that sets the tone for a wonderful brunch before your server can say, “What would you like to drink?” In which, our response will always be “Mimosa!”

The southern influence of Chef Carvel’s dishes shine on the plate and dances on your taste buds. From presentation to taste, the attention to taste and texture is superb. Therefore, a Canoe brunch is best experienced in courses. Starting off with a basket of fresh baked pastries like the Georgia Pecan Sticky Buns. The warm and flaky pastry sprinkled with pecans, melts in your mouth, with a sweet glaze perfect to taste.

A lovely starter is the She – Crab Soup with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and Cream Sherry. The presentation is delightful with Sherry served on the side, making it a cozy pairing of comfort. The soup is best shared to save room for the main course, so ask your server to split.

The main course was the Bacon & Egg Scrambler with Goat Cheese, Spinach, Puff Pastry and Bechamel Sauce. The soft scrambled eggs cascaded out of the puff pastry with smoked bacon and a medley of vegetables. 

A playful debut on traditional shrimp and grits. "Shrimp and Crawdads" is a delicious blend of Shrimp, Crawfish, and Andouille Sausage with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Cheese Grits. 

4199 Paces Ferry Road SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Business Casual

Sunday 10:30am to 2:30pm
Reservations recommended

Overall Experience

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