Lunch Spots In Atlanta That Will Make You Never Want To Head Back To Work

Ever feel like playing hooky after lunch?  Check out these top five lunch spots in Atlanta that pretty much guarantee you will you never want to head back to work.

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Soak in the truly European cafe ambience at this favorite Inman Park cafe/bistro. With an open patio and bistro style seating inside, there is no better place to escape from the hustle and bustle from Atlanta. After you enjoy a delicious lunch at Bread & Butterfly, opt for a cappuccino and indulge in one of their delicious croissants while you just soak in the relaxing whimsical vibe.

Location: 290 Elizabeth Street NE F, Atlanta, Ga, 30307




Mary Mac’s Tea Room is an institution in Atlanta. Whether ifs the old school Southern charm, the amazing but artery-clogging dishes or just the unique quirkiness, this restaurant beckons all types of people at pretty much all times of the day.  With the saltine crackers and butter that tide you over with the corn muffins to the fried chicken smothered with gravy and of course the famous gooey cinnamon rolls, there is no way to head back to work without needing a long walk or a long nap to digest all that food.

Location: 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga 30308


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Located in the Food Hall of Atlanta’s Ponce City Market, Chef Linton Hopkin’s concept Hop’s Chicken does the trick every time. Offering the “freshest and cleanest” fried chicken and a delectable assortment of sides, there is no way you will not savor every bite of this meal. Feel free to sit down in the Food Hall, eat and go, but with the specialty food shops, and enticing gourmet desserts and gelato surrounding you, it tends to be hard to just walk out empty handed. Take the afternoon and explore the shops, grab some candy and some handmade gelato and save all those emails for the morning.

Location: Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308



Head to this Decatur sandwich shop for this industrial chic playful spot where you can nosh on creative sandwiches, drink boozy slushies (made with Jack and Coke) and indulge in some rigorous games of ping pong. Anyone feel like going back to work now?  Oh, and the outdoor patio is also a great lounging spot to order up another round of slushies.

Location: 340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030


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While you may see a lot of suits and business deals during the lunch hour at the French-inspired Buckhead hotspot Bistro Niko, once you opt for the oysters and order your second glass of wine, there is just no way you will ever want to leave the authentic European vibe and culinary delights that are always topnotch here.  If you don’t watch your time, it may be happy hour before you know it. It’s that good.

Location: 3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326