Between taking in a show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and checking out Cobb County's museums and parks, don't forget to stop and sample the delightful breakfast and brunch items offered throughout the area. This roundup of the best spots in the county, listed by city and food item, should help you find the perfect place to start your morning.
Pancakes. Reveille Coffeehouse Cafe. With choices like blueberry lemon pancakes, banana and Reese's cups stacks, and cornflake coated, cream cheese-stuffed French Toast, Reveille is a great spot to grab an affordable array of traditional brunch items with a twist. For those seeking a more savory start, the cafe also offers a variety of salads, sandwiches and omelets.
Mimosas. Dogwood Terrace Restaurant. Located in Acworth's historic section, Dogwood Terrace is a great place to hold a wedding or host a function. But the restaurant's brunch offering is nothing to skip out on. Patrons can both eat at the buffet and order one entree for $15.99, with choices ranging from Crab Eggs Benedict to Stuffed French Toast. For an additional fee, diners can also order one of the restaurant's Cilantro Bloody Mary's or signature mimosas.
Biscuits. The Ugly Biscuit. If a good, flaky biscuit is on your mind, try the Kennesaw restaurant that made the brunch favorite their namesake. From biscuits packed with fried green tomatoes to the restaurant's One Third Pound Patty Melt Biscuit, diners can find plenty of choices to satisfy their craving.
Pancakes. J. Christopher's. Kennesaw's branch of one of Atlanta's favorite eateries offers a great family atmosphere and delicious food. Their Blueberry Crunchcakes, complete with plenty of fruit and granola, and their sugar-coated Maple Toast should satisfy any early-morning sweet tooth.
Biscuits. The Red Eyed Mule. Featured on The Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," The Red Eyed Mule is not just a great place to grab a burger. The restaurant offers a wide selection of classic breakfast biscuits as well as several breakfast sandwiches. For the adventurous, ask about the Mornin' Mule Special.
Scrambles. Crooked Tree Cafe. Start the day with scrambled eggs turned slightly more adventurous. This Marietta cafe offers a hearty breakfast to suit any craving, whether that's chicken sausage and marinated tomatoes over potato hash or caramelized mushrooms and chopped bacon mixed in with perfectly cooked eggs.
Bagels. Cafe 33. If you need a quick bite for the road, stop by Cafe 33 for a custom made bagel sandwich, topped with choices like eggs, pepper jack cheese and turkey bacon. Those with the time to dine in can try one of the cafe's more filling options, such as Captain Morgan French Toast or a Belgian waffle.
Crepes. Sugar Cakes Patisserie. This French-themed bakery, located on the historic Marietta Square, is a great place to sample a Nutella and banana crepe or dig in to a plate of Smoked Salmon Benedict. For those hoping to sink their teeth into a sandwich, the bakery's toasted baguettes make a great base for a Reuben or Croque Monsieur.
Biscuits. Muss & Turner's. Comfort food and Southern cooking with farm-fresh ingredients make up the menu at Smyrna's Muss & Turner's. Try the M&T Sop — fried chicken breast and biscuits complete with duck fat gravy — or choose something lighter and fill up on the restaurant's bagels and lox dish, featuring house-kippered salmon.
Gluten-Free. South City Kitchen. Gluten intolerant diners who tire of sparse menus will delight to see South City Kitchen's expansive brunch dishes, including chicken livers and barbecue pork Benedict. South City Kitchen also has a gluten free lunch menu, filled with steak, seafood and juicy burgers.
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