As we know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And a great breakfast spot is the best way to start your day off in Atlanta. Whether you have a business meeting, choose to dine solo or have a Sex & The City-type standing date for breakfast with the girls, here are the best places in Atlanta to get your morning breakfast fix.
White House Diner
If you are looking for an old Atlanta institution to get your day started, White House Diner is your best bet. The walls are covered with Presidential photos and memorabilia, and most importantly the menu has just about everything you could possibly crave for an All American breakfast. While it may not look all that great inside, established Atlanta business men and politicos have been doing their deals here for years.
White House Diner is located at 3172 Peachtree Rd. 404.237.76.01
The Highland Bakery
Highland Bakeryis worth the wait….in line that is. What started as a bakery has morphed into a favorite breakfast and lunch spot for people all over Atlanta. With everything, including the bread, made fresh daily, there is really no way to go wrong with your menu choice. Favorite dishes on the menu include Peanut Butter French Toast, Sweet Potato Pancakes (pictured above) and Crab Benedict. Make sure to grab some of their freshly baked muffins, scones and cinnamon roles on your way out. For those who are turned off by the long lines, you are in luck because they just opened a second location in Midtown.
The Highland Bakery is located at 655 Highland Ave #10 404.586.0772
The Silver Skillet
Another Atlanta institution, The Silver Skillet is the home to true Southern cooking. This spot is famous among the nation and has had its share of celebrity customers (like Katie Couric pictured above). Get your Southern fix with the world-famous country ham and redeye gravy. This specialty is made with a secret recipe but has been a favorite since they opened in 1956. So bring out that Southern drawl and enjoy Atlanta breakfast at this diner, or even better, at the famous counter. And don’t forget to try the coveted biscuits.
The Silver Skillet is located at 200 14th Street 404.874.1388
Atlanta’s best New York-style Jewish breakfast in Atlanta is Goldberg’s Deli.With a few locations around Atlanta, I personally like the one on Roswell Road for its dine in or take out options. The extensive menu has all the traditional fair courtesy of your jewish grandma, including Potato Latkes, Cheese Blintzes and Matzah Brie. But along with those, you can order a fresh New-York Style bagel served with just about anything, including schmears of cream cheese, scrambled eggs and a customer favorite: lox. And because of its loyal clientele, you are guaranteed to see at least three people you know.
Although there a number of these breakfast spots scattered throughout Atlanta, I am partial to the Midtown location of J. Chritopher’s for breakfast. Once you become a regular at this spot, it is hard to choose anywhere else for your breakfast feast. From the traditional menu and seasonal specials to the best servers in town, you will find yourself here in the mornings whether you or not you have a partner in crime. The fun and friendly atmosphere gives customers a bright start to their day. Menu highlights include the Blueberry Crunchcakes and Strawberry Waffles (pictured above). Another all-time favorite is “Eggs Christopher”, two poached eggs nestled on a bed of smoked turkey, crispy bacon and sliced tomato atop an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and served with fresh fruit and oven-roasted potatoes. For those who watch their waist lines, you can choose something from the “Lighter Side” portion of the menu.