Brunch is back at Tiny Lou’s in the Clermont Hotel
Since 2018, Tiny Lou’s has brought a certain French sophistication to the Clermont Hotel - better known for the basement’s Clermont Lounge, one of the best dive bars in Atlanta. So I was pretty excited when the restaurant reached out recently to let us know that brunch was coming back after a hiatus.
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We stopped in this weekend for mimosas and brunch - along with a special treat from pastry chef Charmain Ware. It’s not just back - it’s better than ever. It was less crowded than I remembered from before - but that likely won’t last long as word gets out.
We were treated to a mimosa with hand-squeezed orange juice and a La Charlotte, a bubbly strawberry concoction that was perfectly sweet for a spring morning. Menu items range from classic French croque madame, pain perdu and quiche to more unusual options such as a pork schnitzel or a duck confit and waffle. This French take on the classic chicken and waffle is worth a visit.
For the brunch press tour, they offered a dessert “Cinnamon roll crepe cake” - from executive pastry chef Charmain Ware. This unusual rich cake is typically a part of their dinner service; however, the brunch menu offers a daily pastry.
Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – and if you haven’t been, Tiny Lou’s is in the basement of the hotel, but on the other side of the building as the lounge. And it is separate from the rooftop bar. And the coffee shop on the first floor. Or the bar in the lobby. There’s a lot going on at the Clermont – but you can find Tiny Lou’s on the side of the building if you take the same path from the front drive that you would, to get to the lounge’s entrance. Or there are stairs from the hotel lobby down to the restaurant.