If you’re looking for a new brunch spot, the Atlanta Breakfast Club, or A.B.C., has got you covered. Since 2016, co-owners Anthony Sanders and O. Osiris Ballard have been cooking up their specialties in Midtown. Located at 249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, they provide great service to their customers and take pride in serving the Atlanta community. Now, according to TripAdvisor, they are ranked No. 21 out of 2,357 restaurants in the Atlanta area.
Although I didn’t spend much time inside the restaurant, the ambiance is homey and casual, and a bit rustic. The restaurant is decorated like a local, urban diner and has an entire wall dedicated to chalk art, featuring illustrations of the city of Atlanta, music and, of course, food. Space heaters are situated outside to keep waiting customers warm while they wait for food. Music is also playing to keep customers engaged. The restaurant was bustling when we went to pick up our food and the wait time was rather short. The only complaint is that there is no outdoor seating and parking at the restaurant is tight and minimal.
Their menu features a variety of foods, ranging from breakfast to lunch, and they have something for everyone. Popular breakfast items include peach cobbler french toast, crispy fried chicken and waffles, and buttermilk pancakes. For lunch, the A.B.C offers dishes like the fried chicken sandwich, house salad, shrimp po boy and the A.B.C burger. If you are looking for something to complete your meal, don’t fret. Their list of sides goes on and on. Whether you are craving something savory such as a buttermilk biscuit, something sweet like a French toast “half order,” or even something healthy like an order of fresh fruit, they’ve got it all.
Their order and pick-up process was relatively smooth and effortless. After relocating to Piedmont Park to enjoy our lunch, we decided that we would soon be returning to A.B.C. The chicken and waffles were cooked to perfection and complemented each other perfectly in terms of savory and sweet. The house salad with grilled chicken was crisp and fresh, packed with flavor. The breakfast bowl with sausage, eggs, breakfast potatoes and cheese paired very well with the flaky, buttermilk biscuit.
We couldn’t help but make a second stop on our food outing, to Sublime Doughnuts, located at 535 10th St. NW and only five minutes from A.B.C. Founded by Kamal Grant, this doughnut eatery is the perfect substitute for your local Dunkin Donuts. Since 2008, Sublime has been serving doughnuts that are anything but basic. Some of their popular flavors include Smores, the Dirty D Cookie Crumble, Oreo, Deep Dark Chocolate and the Honey-glazed Bowtie doughnuts. If you have a sweet tooth or are in need of something other than your traditional glazed doughnut, Sublime is, without a doubt, the perfect place to go.
Top Photo: The Atlanta Breakfast Club’s chicken and waffles is a staple on the menu. Photo: Sloane Wagreich