Mmm, brunch! I'm not normally a big "breakfast foods" person (aka, I don't love eggs), but it's slowly starting to grow on me. Of course, the great thing about brunch is that you can get breakfast, lunch, or a little of both!
Our first brunch spot was Murphy's in the cute Virginia Highlands area.
I really liked the look of this restaurant right from the start- lots of bright, open space, a bakery right when you walk in, and cute patio seating, which is where we sat for brunch.
Starting things off with a biscuit and a mini muffin, mmm.
D went with the Eggs Virginia Highland: spinach, mushrooms, poached eggs on focaccia, sundried tomato hollandaise. Also, a side of grits, I believe. I love that they used foccacia bread on this, a great bread to soak up the egg yolk and hollandaise!
I went with the Eggs Slum Mulligan: poached eggs, potato hash, bacon, cheddar cheese. And yes I mainly picked it for its name, just thought it was funny, haha. This dish was ENORMOUS. Even after eating as much as I could, it looked like a full plate of food. The potatoes were crispy and delicious, I couldn't stop eating just the potatoes for a while, haha.
Another brunch spot that we tried out was Einstein's - not to be confused with Einstein Bagels, which is a perfectly fine establishment but not really worth traveling all the way to Atlanta for, haha.
We got a yummy bread basket filled with what we thought was banana bread and pumpkin bread - reallly really hard to not fill up on the bread here!
I started off with a Summer Wedge Salad: sweet corn, citrus beets, sunflower seeds, baconbleu cheese vinaigrette. I really enjoyed the charred corn and the crunch of the sunflower seeds especially in this salad.
Being that it was my last full meal in Atlanta, I went all out with the Shrimp and Grits: French beans, patak sausage, pepper jack. This was really delicious! Not at all gritty or anything - the crunch of the French beans went really well with the smooth grits. And the shrimp were really tasty- I'm so glad I ordered this!
A went with the Spinach feta omlette and got the side of creamed corn hush puppies so that I could try them- thanks!! Unfortunately we didn't find these as good as we had hoped - they were sorta mushy and didn't have a crispy coating on the outside like we had expected.
Overall the brunches in Atlanta are a good mix of Southern classics and Brunch staples- a great combination if you ask me!
Atlanta, GA 30306
1077 Juniper Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Atlanta, GA 30309