The original Flying Biscuit Cafe in Candler Park is moving to a new location

Credit: Contributed by Flying Biscuit Cafe

Credit: Contributed by Flying Biscuit Cafe

The original Flying Biscuit Cafe at 1655 McLendon Ave. in Candler Park will relocate to the former Lazy Betty space on DeKalb Avenue, according to a report from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The owners of Michelin-starred Lazy Betty announced in June that the restaurant would move from its original location on DeKalb Avenue to the former Empire State South space in Midtown. The eatery closed on Feb. 15 with plans to reopen at 999 Peachtree St. in early spring.

After around 30 years of operating in the same building, co-owner Joseph Hsiao said it was time for Flying Biscuit to move to a newer space with improved parking and a patio. The staff and menu will stay the same.

Hsiao said there will be no interruptions to service, and the McClendon restaurant won’t close at any point before opening in the new location on June 1.

The interior of Lazy Betty in Candler Park / Courtesy of Lazy Betty

Credit: Courtesy of Lazy Betty

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Credit: Courtesy of Lazy Betty

Virginia-Highland resident Missy Speert and Candler Park residents Cynthia Moore and Delia Champion opened the first Flying Biscuit Cafe together in 1993 on McLendon Avenue. The co-founders worked together at the now-closed seafood restaurant Indigo Coastal Grill before striking out on their own, according to a 1994 Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. Champion also went on to open Delia’s Chicken Sausage, which has closed its two Atlanta brick-and-mortar locations, but still sells its product wholesale and at local grocery stores.

“Let us now praise the brave backers of The Flying Biscuit Cafe,” AJC dining critic Elliott Mackle wrote in his December 1993 review of the restaurant. “Not only are they determinedly specializing in breakfast in the scruffy-but-fresh-scrubbed Candler Park district, there’s not a bagel, Belgian waffle or dessert buffet on the premises.”

Since its humble beginnings as a 40-seat cafe, the franchise has added more than 30 locations and expanded into Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama.

Biscuits are still on the menu, along with breakfast tacos, Hangover Hash, a variety of waffle entrees, eggs and gravy, chicken and waffles, burgers, sandwiches and omelets.

Not surprisingly, the Bohemian Breakfast Mackle described in his 1993 review — an espresso brownie, cup of coffee and two cigarettes available for takeout only — is no longer on the menu.

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