- Avery Newmark, For the AJC
Undoubtedly, many Atlantans' (and those visiting) include brunch in their scheduling for the weekend. Whether with friends, after church or as a hair of the dog treatment - brunch can accommodate all needs.
But brunch isn't only about the food these days, it's about the full experience: how you dress, the atmosphere, the cutesy beverages and most of all, how it looks on Instagram.
Take a minute and look through our carefully crafted guide to seven Atlanta Instagram-worthy brunch spots:
West Egg Café
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1100 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-872-3973. www.westeggcafe.com
Nestled conveniently in the heart of Atlanta's flourishing Westside is brunch favorite West Egg Café. Get there early, because the restaurant's modern southern comfort environment and menu draws in lines every weekend. Some favorites include country ham eggs' benedict, steak and eggs and, naturally, mimosas. In addition to the photo-worthy atmosphere, West Egg Café's menu is to drool for.
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470 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-577-0407. www.argosy-east.com
East Atlanta Village: a lively neighborhood (located off I-20 and south of Little Five Points) that offers a quirky and diverse way of living. Many know EAV for its late-night adventures, but one of these days, dress in your Sunday’s best and head out early for brunch at Argosy.
You'll want to get there early for an outside, Flat Shoals facing table - not only for the great people watching but so you can capture that perfect Instagram photo in natural lighting. It's not too shabby inside either; Argosy's subtle lighting and nautical nod to mythology make for the perfect capture.
Mary Mac's Tea Room
224 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-1800. www.marymacs.com
For over 70 years, Mary Mac's traditional Southern comfort foods have brought in a crowd. Celebrities, world travelers, families−you never know just who you might run into while enjoying a marvelous brunch. Standout dishes include the fried chicken and pork barbecue specials, shrimp and cheese grits (can you just imagine the picture opportunities), and, of course, the colorful, sweet potato souffle. It's no wonder they've been in business for as long as they have.
Sun in My Belly
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2161 College Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-370-1088. www.suninmybelly.com
From the outside, Sun in My Belly looks quiet and dainty. The building is small and the patio smaller. Don't be fooled; however, this place packs a IG-worthy punch. From their plates of perfection to the string lights, your Instagram just can't miss. Along with your coffee, try favorites like the challah french toast or Kirkwood breakfast.
The General Muir
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1540 Avenue Place B-230, Atlanta. 678-927-9131. www.thegeneralmuir.com
For a more grand Instagram story, try The General Muir. There is always a plate of delight to be had at this New York-style deli blended with upscale Jewish deli restaurant in the city of Atlanta. The interior of sparkling, white tile and big bright round lights is as enchanting as their pastrami. Live on the wild side by pairing an intricate gin drink with killer eggs and schmaltz potatoes. From the walls to the floor, your Instagram is covered with this one.
299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta.
Brunch is respectable, but "Donut Brunch" in the den at BeetleCat is something else - especially if you're the playful one in the group. There's Elvis-inspired donuts, a donut Benedict, and even fun cereals like Cap'n Crunch to keep you full. If you can get past the initial shock of the sugar rush, push your photo (and stomach) even further with a Champagne punch or another crafty cocktail.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
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684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-458-6838. www.ladybirdatlanta.com
Ladybird hits all the checkpoints for a photo-worthy brunch: rustic campfire theme, screened porch, BeltLine location and cunning cocktails. Munch on tasty "trail snacks", indulge in "campfire" food and set your eyes (camera) on the "redneck mimosa" prize. Yeah, this place is a keeper.
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