Our favorite family-friendly brunches in metro Atlanta

One of the many different environments to relax and unwind in the Punch Bowl Social at Truist Park and The Battery. (Chris Hunt/Special)
Chris Hunt

Brunch doesn’t have to just be about bottomless mimosas and gossiping with the girls - the right spot can be a great family friendly weekend outing, too.

We’ve rounded up five of our favorite kid-friendly brunches around metro Atlanta for you to try. We searched for our favorites - from places with plenty of games to entertain tykes who are more focused on fun than food to some treats to delight budding gourmands. Does your kid have a favorite brunch place? Send us tips at news@accessatlanta.com and we’ll check it out!

Punch Bowl Social

This bowling/games party spot in The Battery serves brunch Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They offer up biscuits and gravy, bread pudding French toast, raspberry waffles, chicken biscuit, avocado toast and a standard breakfast with two eggs, bacon, potatoes and toasted ciabatta. Brunch time at Punch Bowl is more for playtime. They have arcade games that the whole family can play and a Punched Up Mimosa Bowl meant to serve four people.

Location: Cobb County - 875 Battery Ave. SE Suite 720, Atlanta; Website: punchbowlsocial.com, Contact: 470-443-1443

The Breakfast Boys

Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Brunch is served all day. They call themselves “a fancy little breakfast place with a big boozy brunch.” They offer a different take on brunch classic menu items, such as pineapple upside-down French toast, jerk chicken with sweet potato waffles and salmon sliders. Featuring an open kitchen and a homemade stuffed beignet counter.

Location: 3387 Main St, College Park; Website: eatatbreakfastboys.com; Contact: 470-517-6981.

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Buttermilk Kitchen

Open Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday- Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Buttermilk Kitchen offers brunch all day. They have a mix of breakfast and lunch staples made with sustainable, local ingredients. Most everything is made in-house from scratch. Highlights on the menu include a buttermilk biscuit basket, which comes with three different types of jelly; a pimento cheese omelet; and a chicken biscuit that comes with pimento cheese greets and house pickles. They also have sweet options such as a bowl of vegan banana bread granola, pancakes or French toast.

Location: Buckhead - 4225 Roswell Rd, Atlanta; Website: buttermilkkitchen.com; Contact: 678-732-3274

Breakfast at Barneys

Open daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Breakfast at Barneys serves breakfast and brunch comfort foods all day in an atmosphere built to reflect the culture and city of Atlanta. Come for the food, stay for the vibes and the music. If you’re looking to eat brunch in style, this is the spot. With options such as lamb and eggs, 24 karat gold pancakes and lobster mac and greens, this place caters to some fancy tastes. They also offer fresh-pressed juices and several vegan menu options.

Location: Sweet Auburn - 349 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta; Website: breakfastatbarneys.com; Contact: 404-549-6042

Joy Café

Joy Cafe serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They offer up Southern favorites such as Joy’s famous shrimp and grits and southern fried chicken and waffles. They also have chilaquiles, brisket and egg tacos and several breakfast sandwich options. For guests with a sweet tooth, try Joy’s big berry Belgian waffle or the sour cream pound cake French toast.

Location: Midtown - 1100 Peachtree St. NE Suite 110, Atlanta; Website: joycafeatl.com; Contact: 404-996-1377

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