Decatur has four restaurants that will satisfy your breakfast cravings: Sweet Melissa’s, Thumbs Up Diner, J. Christopher’s and Waffle House. All are less than a 10-minute walk away from the MARTA station.
Sweet Melissa’s is almost directly above the station and is a family-run restaurant that has a large amount of egg dishes along with pancakes and other breakfast basics. Take the Church Street exit out of the station and turn left to walk up and over the station entrance to the plaza. At the first row of buildings, turn right to reach the restaurant.
For a classic diner feel and a huge menu of breakfast delights, including heaps of eggs on potatoes (see picture above), head to Thumbs Up Diner. The restaurant is cash only, so bring money or use nearby ATM machines. Take the Swanton Way exit out of the station and just past the bus bay, turn right on a small alley marked by cement columns. Walk a short way to the main road, W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, and turn left.
J. Christopher’s also has a location in walking distance from the Decatur MARTA station. Take the Church Street exit out of the station and turn left on Church then right on E. Ponce de Leon Avenue.
Last but not least, another Waffle House is on the Decatur Square, just around the corner from the gazebo.