Sandy Springs Diner, by Tahnita C
Sandy Springs Diner, by Tahnita C

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It’s the most important meal of the day, and if you throw a little champagne in your O.J., it’s the most fun, too. So, why skimp? Put down the microwavable oatmeal and instant coffee, and check out the best places to go for breakfast or brunch, recommended by Yelpers, almost any time of the day.

Dunwoody

Alon’s

Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. Try the uncomplicated All-American eggs and grits plate or Alon’s “hometown classic,” Shakshuka; poached eggs with Moroccan lamb sausage.

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, 30346

Goldbergs Bagel Company

Twenty-five bagel choices and 10 cream cheese spreads. Goldbergs serves breakfast all day. They also have eggs, breakfast meats and a large selection of both savory and sweet items.

4520 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338

Buckhead

Buttermilk Kitchen

Using local, organic and seasonal items makes Yelpers happy, as well as the all-day breakfast Tuesday-Friday and weekend brunch. The kitchen is also 100 percent peanut-free.

4225 Roswell Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30342

Cafe Jonah

A sister restaurant of Souper Jenny – Cafe Jonah offers “Fresh food, coffee and inspiration,” and gives back to local charities. Yelpers love their quiches, but do note that the menu changes weekly.

3188 Paces Ferry Place, Atlanta, 30305

Joy Cafe

For brunch on the weekends, go for the steak and egg tacos for a bit of “heaven on earth.” Also, try mojo-marinated steak with “the best, fluffiest eggs.” Plus, all of their pastries are made from scratch.

316 Pharr Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30305

Brookhaven

Brookhaven Bistro

Yelpers love their great-priced healthy options like vegetarian sausage, turkey bacon, and the free-range eggs from Cartersville. Plus, they offer organic tea and coffee, wheatgrass juice shots and smoothies.

4274 Peachtree Rd., NE, Brookhaven, 30319

Haven

Sunday Brunch options include roasted Scottish salmon with feta and Kalamata olives, French toast with stewed apples, and their homemade granola bar. Check out the outdoor seating and beignets.

1441 Dresden Dr., NE, Brookhaven, 30319

57th Fighter Group

Sunday’s $25 brunch buffet includes meat-carving stations, made-to-order omelettes, build-your-own belgian waffles, and other assorted goodies. After 12:30 p.m., order $1 mimosas and $2 champagne. Yelpers recommend reservations.

3829 Clairmont Rd., Atlanta, 30341

Sandy Springs

Nancy G’s Cafe

Yelpers dig the fried green tomatoes during the bistro-style brunch. Nancy G’s also makes their own homemade bleu chips with bleu cheese, bacon, scallions and tomatoes.

4920 Roswell Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30342

Meehan’s Full Irish Breakfast

The Traditional Irish Breakfast is available all day and includes real Irish rashers, bangers, eggs, tomato, mushrooms, onions, Irish soda bread and baked beans.

227 Sandy Springs Place, NE, Sandy Springs, 30328

Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery

Takeout only. Yelpers love Sally’s muffins and her “hearty” C.R.A.W. Bread, filled with nuts and raisins.

5920 Roswell Rd., Suite 108A, Sandy Springs, 30328

Sandy Springs Diner

Breakfast served all day. Many options, huge breakfast platters, great prices, the “best grits in Georgia,” are some reasons why Yelpers love Sandy Springs Diner.

8612 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30350