Flying Biscuit — 7 minute walk (0.3 miles)
Unique mimosa flavors, pimento cheese and shrimp and grits. Really, do I need to say more? Oh yes, everything is served with their signature biscuit. Five thousand of these "flying" biscuits are baked a week per location.
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with breakfast served anytime of day.1001 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta.
The Nook on Piedmont Park — 1 minute walk
Sitting directly across from Piedmont Park and boasting one of the best patios in Atlanta, The Nook has your neighborhood tavern feel. Don't pass judgment from this pub vibe. There is so much more here than meets the eye. There is a lot of go-big-or-go-home items such as gallon-sized fishbowl drinks or even their Bloody Best, a 32 oz Bloody Mary topped with pepperoncinis, jalapenos, tots, steak, toast, lemon, lime, and a hard-boiled egg. If you have always dreamed of taking on a "Man vs. Food" experience then try their Macho Totcho, five pounds of their signature tot creations combined into one.
Conservation is also served up on their menu. From their organic garden to compostable takeout containers, they strive to make earth-friendly a way of business. Community service integrates into their menu with daily special drinks and food items that benefit a local charity. Piedmont Park Conservancy is a standing recipient of a portion of the proceeds from every sale of their Local Lemonade.1144 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta.
Campagnolo — 9 minute walk (0.4 miles)
Brunching on the patio is a perfect adjunct to a day spent at the park. Bonus: refills on your Bloody Mary are discounted. Italian cuisine is the star here. Do not miss their orechiette with house made sausage and broccolli rabe. Weekday hours are for dinner only, but they open their doors at brunch time on the weekends. 980 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta.
Henry's Midtown Tavern — 11 minute walk (0.5 miles)Named for the owner's dog, Henry's is open from brunch to late-night . Their outdoor patio is dog-friendly and indoors you will find the "Dog Wall of Fame." Don't let your pooch be frightened, you will find "Dogs" on the menu here. No worries: they're Hebrew National dogs that are dressed up and served with Parmesan fries. Ahhh, the Parmesan fries. Go here for the patio and the Parmesan fries. 132 10th St. NE, Atlanta.
G's Midtown — 8 minute walk (0.4 miles)
Your experience here can be as varied and eclectic as the crowd. G's is a late-night establishment during the week, but offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Their 10P Signature Chicken and Waffles is wildly popular. Pair it with bottomless mimosas or choose to have it as part of the "Brunch In a Jar." Imagine a Bloody Mary dressed up as the Chiquita banana woman. 219 10th St., Atlanta.
Eclectic Bistro and Bar — 13 minute walk (0.6 miles)
Open since 2012, Eclectic serves up bistro dishes with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Open for dinner every day except Monday, and Sunday brunch starts at 11 a.m.1425 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta.
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