4 Brunch Spots in Decatur Worth Getting Out of Bed For
Ah, brunch, the best meal of the day. If you’re in Decatur, Georgia, be sure these places are at the top of your list.
This morning I woke up to the sound of rain tapping against my rooftop and windows. Although I live in Georgia, I’m from Michigan and happen to enjoy rainy days. Most people like to curl up with a movie and a good book on a rainy day, but today its Sunday. Sunday is a brunch day.
Alas, brunch was not in the plan for today, but if it had been, I would have had to wade through the thousands of restaurants in the area to find a suitable brunch destination.
If you are also a brunch lover (and who isn’t?) I have gone ahead and compiled a list of perfectly delectable brunch options for just such a rainy day occasion. That way, you can stop wading, and start savoring. For your tasting pleasure, I present: Bunch a la Decatur Georgia.
1. Cafe Alsace
121 East Ponce De Leon Ave. Decatur, Georgia 30030 404-373-5622
Cafe Alsace is located right off the square in downtown Decatur in a quaint little storefront with cafe tables outside. Like its menu, the cafe decor hopes to convey the heritage of a small region of France on the German border called Alsace. The tapestries resemble quilts that might have been made by Eastern European grandmothers while they cooked Onion Pie. Thats a thing…fortunately not a thing you will find on Cafe Alsace’s brunch menu. In fact most of what you find there will be decidedly more French. Omelettes and crepes abound. Speaking of Crepes, I would recommend the Crepes au Chocolat for your first meal. Two fluffy white crepes stuffed with chocolate sauce and topped with a tower of whipped cream sounds like a pretty good way to start the day, am I right?
2. Duck’s Kitchen
111 New St Ste D Decatur GA 30030 us 4043718823
If you happen to wake up on a Saturday and want to go brunching, then Duck’s Kitchen is the place to be. They serve brunch from 10am - 2:30pm on Saturdays in their small restaurant in East Decatur Station. The decor is simple and clean with a touch of country in the chalkboard menus and giant flower pictures on the walls. All the better not to distract you with. You will want your full attention on this food. Each and every pastry and slice of bread is baked fresh on site. While you may be tempted to order the Pastry basket or create your own Omelette to satisfy that breakfast craving, let me offer you the Brunch Pizza as a delicious alternative. Because Pizza. Its their made from scratch pizza crust (obviously) topped with two types of cheese, chicken sausage, scrambled eggs and a side of salsa. As if you needed convincing that pizza for breakfast is a good idea.
3. Pastries A Go Go
235 Ponce De Leon Place, Suite E Decatur, Georgia 30030
Pastries A Go Go has been featured in local and statewide media multiple times since opening their doors in 1995. They serve a full breakfast all day, because they know how to give the people what they want and have been for years. Their hottest selling items are the super fresh bakery products made daily, the crown jewel of all being the biscuits. If you really want to indulge in these scrumptious bites of breakfast heaven, you should check out their Biscuits and Gravy, only available for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Still not sold on the biscuits? Heres what one Yelp reviewer had to say about them:
“They also make the best biscuits in town--other than the ones made by my lovely wife, of course. I ain't kidding. These are large, barely a crunch on the outside, stick to the roof of your mouth inside, and tasty--not sweet like you-know-where.” -Al N.
verified Yelp review
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
4. Sweet Melissa’s
127 East Court Square Decatur, GA 30030
As Sweet Melissa’s will proudly tell you on their home page, they are in downtown Decatur and have been family owned and operated since 1989. Thats quite the legacy. Theres little mystery as to why. They serve brunch seven days a week at this impressive but cozy local spot. The decor inside features the restaurant’s signature purple color as well as high ceilings and whimsical string lights. The menu shines the spotlight on eggs cooked in almost every preparation imaginable, like that scene in Runaway Bride. Given the choice, however, I would go for their Mad Platter. Why, you ask? Because then you don’t have to choose. This menu item allows you to order almost one of everything from pancakes or french toast, two eggs, your choice of homefries or grits and the choice between six, count em SIX, different meats. Yes, please!
There you have it, all your brunch problems are solved. We’ll work on world peace and the constant apple vs android question next week. In the meantime, let us know what your favorite Brunch spots are in the area, and visit daringpenguin.com anytime you’re looking for a good place to eat, sleep or stay.
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