An Athens' Girl's Guide To Brunch

There are few things that unequivocally all girls like: hanging out with your girlfriends and breakfast food. It's no mystery why brunch is almost a weekly topic for college girls and their friends. French toast? Gossip? Not having to get out of bed before 10 a.m.? What's not to love! When moving to a new city for college, it is hard to find the perfect Sunday brunch spots, so that's why HerCampus UGA has done it for you. Here are some great brunch spots in Athens, Georgia that you should eat at at least once during your time at UGA. 


Mama's Boy

197 Oak Street & 8851 Macon Hwy, Suite 403 

Open everyday: 7am-2:30pm

A true Classic City classic. Mama's Boy advertises itself as "southern fun dining," and it is. With biscuits to die for and the famous cake for breakfast, it's obvious why UGA students flock there on the weekends. Mama's Boy is good enough that it's worth the perpetual hour long wait. 


Big City Bread 

393 North Finley Street

Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 7am-10:30am & Saturday: 7am-noon & Sunday Brunch: 7am-3pm

If you want to get a little ways off campus and get in with the Athens locals, Big City Bread is the place to do it. Big City Bread has a great selection for it's brunch menu that includes great coffee, baked goods and quiche. Big City Bread also has a great lunch and dinner menu if you come later in the day. 


The Grit 

199 Prince Avenue 

Breakfast: Mon-Fri 8am-11am & Brunch: Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

Not into bacon and sausage and meat in general? The Grit is a fully vegetarian, fully delicious restaurant. Be sure to check them out for yummy french toast and friendly hipsters. 


South Bar + Kitchen 

247 E Washington Street 

Brunch: Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

If you're into a little fancier place for brunch, South Bar + Kitchen is the place for you. On top of their great brunch, they are nestled downtown so they are an easy walk from campus. They are also in a pretty building that has a surprising amount of ambiance for 11 a.m. on a Sunday. 


The Place

229 Broad Street 

Sunday Brunch starts at 10am

Another easy access brunch spot for the gal living on campus. The Place is right across the Arch and North Campus so swing by there for brunch before you start your all-day study session at Starbucks next door. 


J. Christopher's

1650 S Lumpkin Street

Open everyday: 7am-2pm

If you're in the Five Points region, J. Christopher's is the one for you! With great biscuits and gravy and a fun atmosphere, it's a great place to go to during your years in Athens. 



590 N. Milledge Avenue

Mon-Fri: 8am- 5:30pm & Sat-Sun: 9am-2pm

Do you live on Milledge like everyone else? Even if you don't, Dondero's has great baked goods and coffee and is worth the trip. Go to Dondero's for great food and to support a local family owned business.  


Ideal Bagel 

815 W. Broad Street

Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm & Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm

If you wake up on Sunday and realize going out on Saturday stole all of your funds for the week but still want a tasty breakfast, go to Ideal Bagel. Order a fresh bagel and cream cheese and your wallet will thank you later. 


Trappeze Pub

269 Hull Street 

Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm

A popular lunch and dinner spot, Trappeze's brunch is covert and only true Athens foodies get out of bed on Sundays and schlep down to a pub for brunch food. Trust us, they do brunch just as well as they do lunch and dinner.  

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