Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants Near MARTA

In Atlanta, brunch and breakfast restaurants are all over the city — and many are also near rail stations. So if you’re hankering for eggs, grits and other morning staples, grab your Breeze card and take your pick of these Atlanta breakfast spots near MARTA.


At the Buckhead MARTA station on the red line, choose from three restaurants to start your day: Highland Bakery, Corner Bakery and South City Kitchen.

The Highland Bakery has become an Atlanta favorite with three locations in the city. In addition to breakfast like the Crab Cake Benedict, there’s also lunch items and desserts. Take the Peachtree Road exit out of the station and use the pedestrian tunnel to walk under Peachtree Road. At street level, turn right and you’ll find the restaurant inside the first building on the right.

The Corner Bakery is just across the street and has a small breakfast menu that includes oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches that you order at the counter. Use the first Peachtree Road exit out of the station and turn left.

For breakfast up a notch, head to the highly-rated restaurant South City Kitchen for contemporary Southern food. Take the first Peachtree Road exit out of the station and turn right.

Arts Center

Park 75 in the Four Seasons hotel is known for its Sunday brunch and buffet, or choose from breakfast until 11 a.m. the rest of the week. You won’t go hungry. Take the West Peachtree Street exit out of the Arts Center MARTA station and turn left on West Peachtree. Walk one block to 14th Street and turn left again.

Or if you’re a bagel person, Einstein Bros. Bagels is also on 14th Street. Follow the same directions above.

Lastly, there is another South City Kitchen restaurant at this location. Just off of 14th Street, it is tucked away on a Midtown side street near other restaurants and nightlife venues and has a large front patio. Turn right on Crescent Avenue from 14th Street to reach the restaurant.


Empire State South has a Sunday brunch full of modern Southern cuisine in a classy atmosphere. Just a short walk from the Midtown MARTA station, turn right on 10th Street from the main station exit and walk about a block. The restaurant is in the lower level of the 999 Peachtree Street building next to the Hyatt Midtown.

For a unique Midtown dining experience, head to Babs, a restaurant in an old house on Juniper Street. You’ll find bagels, wraps, omelettes, oatmeal and more. Turn left on Peachtree Place from the main station exit and walk about two blocks to Juniper Street and turn right. Walking time is about seven minutes.

The closest breakfast spot to the Midtown MARTA station is the chain restaurant J. Christopher’s where you’ll find hearty portions of just about every breakfast food you can imagine. Turn right on Peachtree Place from the main station exit and cross over West Peachtree Street at a crosswalk and turn left on West Peachtree Street.

Peachtree Center

The Landmark Diner is just about the only 24-hour restaurant you’ll find in Atlanta, and there’s plenty of breakfast items to choose from. Take the Ellis Street/ Peachtree Street West exit out of the Peachtree Center MARTA station toward the library. Cross the street directly in front of the station and walk straight down Forsyth Street to reach the diner, which is about a block away.

The other 24-hour diner downtown is the Metro Cafe Diner. The large space is a little more lively, plus there’s karaoke in the evenings. Choose from a wide variety of omelettes or breakfast specials like country fried steak and biscuits and gravy. Take the Harris Street/Peachtree Street East exit out of the station and turn left on Peachtree Street and left again on Andrew Young International Blvd.


Decatur has multiple restaurants that will satisfy your breakfast cravings: Sweet Melissa’s, J. Christopher’s and Pastries A Go Go. All are less than a 10-minute walk away from the MARTA station.

East Lake

A charming neighborhood eatery in a restored building, Sun in my Belly has indoor and outdoor seating near the East Lake MARTA station. The menu changes throughout the year to feature seasonal foods.

Take the South Parking exit out of the station and at the bottom of the stairs, turn left to walk through the bus bay to the steps leading to College Avenue. Turn left on College Avenue and walk about a block.

Candler Park

If you’re interested in a neighborhood stroll or visit to a park before or after dining, the original Flying Biscuit Cafe is about a 15-minute walk from the Candler Park MARTA station. Across the street from Flying Biscuit is another brunch spot, Gato, and just down the street is Candler Park (the park).

Use the North Parking exit at the Candler Park station and at street level walk east on Dekalb Avenue away from the stoplight. Turn left on Clifton Road about two blocks down and walk about one more block to McClendon Avenue for both restaurants.

East Point

If you live south of downtown Atlanta or commuting that way, the East Point MARTA station has two breakfast spots across the street from the station in the downtown area. Choose from another Thumbs Up Diner or Debbie’s Delights.

Waffle House Stations

Because Waffle House is in a league of its own in the South, you can exit at several stations for a short walk to morning meal. Choose from the Five Points, Georgia State, Peachtree Center (for Courtland Avenue or Andrew Young International Blvd. locations) Brookhaven and Decatur MARTA stations.

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