The incredible brunch scene in Atlanta is alive and well on the Southside. Here in the ATL Airport District, you can indulge in decadent brunch fare (and cocktails!) any day of the week. Several restaurants are solely dedicated to the majestic meal that blends breakfast, lunch, and vibes, while others serve grits and mimosas on a limited basis. Read on to learn where and when to get your brunch on in the District.

All-Day, Everyday

Buttermilk Biscuit
1634 Virginia Av, College Park, GA 30337

Buttermilk Biscuit has quickly become a beloved brunch eatery in College Park since opening its doors late last year. At this welcoming spot on Virginia Ave, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily from 8 am to 3 pm (open until 4 pm on weekends). Crowd favorites include their signature biscuits with homemade jam and grits that even self-proclaimed "grits snobs" approve of. 


Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles
3725 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

In late 2020, celebrity trio Chef Crystal Smith, Ne-Yo, and Karlie Redd opened Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles in downtown College Park. Combining their love of music and the South's iconic brunch dish - chicken and waffles - they sought to create a unique dining experience. Here, you'll enjoy delicious food backed by a lively soundtrack of R&B, rap, and hip hop.


JPresso Café
407 N. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA

The eclectically decorated coffee shop in Hapeville may not be part of the modern “brunch scene” (no mimosas or bloody marys here), but the baristas excel in creating perfectly brewed lattes to pair with the thoughtfully curated food menu, such as the avocado toast topped with heart-shaped sunny-side-up eggs. All dishes are served with a fresh fruit cup on the side, topping off a delightful breakfast or lunch.


The Breakfast Boys
3387 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

Chef Lorenzo Wyche knows a thing or two about brunch. When he teamed up with Gee and Juan Smalls of Virgil's Gullah Kitchen & Bar to open The Breakfast Boys in College Park, his goal was to provide a place for folks to socialize and enjoy great vibes during the day. The trio has succeeded in making this vision a reality. The Breakfast Boys is well-known all over the city as a top brunch destination thanks to menu gems like jerk chicken with sweet potato waffles and lobster mac & cheese.


The Real Milk & Honey
3719 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

Three words: Honey. Butter. Biscuits. The hype of these finger-licking good delicacies gets many people through the door and the fun vibe and service keep people coming back for more.


Weekend Brunch

Aye Tea Elle
3755 College Street, College Park, GA 30337

The carefully curated atmosphere at Aye Tea Elle typically caters to adults, with stellar acoustics for live music and DJs, sophisticated décor, intricate cocktails and a food menu for a more discerning palate. Come Sunday, the whole family is welcome to dine for an elevated brunch, served from 11 am - 5 pm. 

Party of 5 by MetroWest
1644 Virginia Ave. Suite B, College Park, GA 30337

The family behind MetroWest recently opened a boutique lunch and dinner restaurant on Virginia Ave. They've already expanded their dining room due to demand for their perfectly seasoned food and warm service. The jumbo honey "Henny" shrimp and fried green tomatoes are fantastic brunch starters and the salmon croquets are delectable. Enjoy the brunch menu Friday – Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm.


The Corner Grille
3823 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

If you're craving brunch from The Corner Grille, be sure to plan accordingly. Brunch is served on Saturdays only from 11 am – 2 pm. Like all of their delicious lunch and dinner menu items, all of their dishes are lovingly prepared from scratch. Brunch highlights include rainbow trout & grits and a seafood omelet.

Hapeville Corner Tavern
573 N. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA 30354

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm, the Hapeville Corner Tavern serves up all the brunch mainstays, including pancakes, French toast, and shrimp and grits. You'll also find an extensive brunch booze menu, including a spicy Bloody Mary and Irish coffee.


Nouveau Bar & Grill
3775 Main Street., College Park, GA 30337

Deviled Eggs and fried catfish and grits are just a couple of the raved-about brunch items served on Saturday & Sunday at Nouveau in College Park. Request a table on the rooftop dining area for an alfresco meal with a side of plane spotting.

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar
3721 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

For brunch with a low country twist, head over to Virgil's Gullah Kitchen & Bar on Saturday or Sunday between 11 am and 5 pm. Choose between salmon, crab or chicken sausage to create your perfect brunch skillet, complete with Gullah hash, cheddar cheese, peppers, onion and two eggs your way. 


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