Brunch, a beloved weekend tradition, offers more than just a meal. Whether you're dressing up for a Mimosa toast with friends or keeping it casual with the family, there's something special about lingering over a late-morning meal. In Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta, you'll find some of the best brunch spots around, serving up delicious flavors, impressive presentations, and attentive service.


Why not plan a visit to our destination this weekend? With nine welcoming hotels, plenty of green space, and great shopping options, Dunwoody is worth exploring. Come discover your new favorite brunch spot and enjoy a relaxing getaway in our charming city.


Message in a Bottle Brunch


What to Order 

Snooze in Dunwoody is a game-changer for breakfast lovers. Their menu is full of fun twists on classics, and they're all about giving back to the community and the planet. The Bravocado Toast at Snooze is a hit for good reason – it's the perfect blend of creamy avocado and bold flavors, all on top of hearty toast. And pairing it with a Honey Oat Milk Latte? That's a match made in breakfast heaven. The smooth, slightly sweet latte complements the savory toast beautifully. With a chill vibe and tasty food, Snooze is the spot for a laid-back breakfast that's anything but ordinary. Don’t Snooze on Snooze!


Snooze Brunch

North Italia

What to Order 

For the Brunch purist, a classic peach Bellini is the right move. In the mood to try something new? Sip a Mojito Italiano; the herby zing doesn’t disappoint. While you peruse the menu, indulge in an order of the velvety Italian donuts drizzled with bright and citrusy lemon glaze. Next up, try the smoked salmon avocado toast for brunch. It’s packed with expertly paired flavors like pickled red onion and toasted pine nuts piled atop toasted crusty Italian bread. Possibly the most decadent dish on the menu is the breakfast sandwich. It’s a feast of Italian sausage, applewood bacon, shaved porchetta and perfectly scrambled eggs topped with roasted pepper, cipollini, Calabrian aioli and crispy hash potato. The symphony of flavors is unlike any brunch sammy we’ve tried. 


North Italia Donuts and Drinks Focused on Powdered Sugar Lemon DonutsAvocado Toast North Italia with Salmon and Pickled Onions

Lazy Dog

What to Order 

Sip a rum barrel punch and pretend you’re on a tropical cruise (cue the steel drums!) or try the rosé Aperol spritz for a libation that’s as tasty as it looks. The loaded donut holes drizzled with peanut butter caramel, bacon candy, sliced bananas and whipped cream will satisfy your sweet tooth with a balanced combo of salty and sweet. The chilaquiles are the true star of the menu. This dish packs a flavorful punch with scrambled eggs, hand-cut tortilla chips, ranchero sauce, black beans, cheddar and jack, cilantro, tapatío crema, and salsa. 

For a truly unusual brunch creation, order the wonderfully outrageous lumberjack tacos featuring bacon candy, fried eggs, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, hash browns, green onions all wrapped in buttermilk pancakes with Cajun gravy on the side. With brunch offered until 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, consider this your permission slip to sleep in and take the weekend at a leisurely pace.


Lazy Dog Brunch Peanut Butter Bananas


Portico at Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter 

What to Order

Whether you’ve traveled from near or far and for business or pleasure, the resort vibes of Le Méridien’s daylight-drenched Portico restaurant will surely start your day off on a bright note. The espresso bar is fueled by expert baristas, so this is the place to enjoy a caramel latte or classic cappuccino. Or, start your day with a sunny sip of freshly squeezed orange juice. The chicken and waffles is one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, and it’s a delicious choice featuring crispy fried chicken accompanied by a light and fluffy Belgian waffle piled with fresh berries and crispy bacon. Equally delicious is the French toast, soaked in a citrus-forward orange batter and served with warm maple syrup and berry compote. If you’re craving a lighter bite, you’ll love the Greek yogurt parfait topped with juicy raspberries and blueberries along with crunchy maple granola. 


Portico French Toast Brunch and Coffee


What to Order

Ford Fry’s popular Tex Mex concept opened a Dunwoody location in February 2023 and fans of the chef’s huevos rancheros and tamales and eggs are saying, “mas, por favor.” Any meats that come off the Mesquite wood grill are worth indulging in. This includes two tender pork tamales smothered in chili gravy and cheese and topped with two sunny-side up eggs. The dish is served with a sidecar of fresh flour tortillas that soak up all that goodness. For those looking for something sweeter, the hot cakes are enormous (practically falling off the sides of the plate!) with a huge dollop of whipped butter in the center. Chilaquiles divorciados is one of their specialties too. Sink your Sunday hangover into crispy tortilla strips, red and green chile sauce, two fried eggs with queso fresco and avocado to top it off. 

Culinary Dropout 

What to Order

Embark on a culinary adventure at Culinary Dropout's brunch, where innovative dishes and creative cocktails await. Sink your teeth into the delectable Banana Bread French Toast, adorned with butter-toasted almonds, banana caramel, and a dollop of chantilly cream—it's simply irresistible. Craving something more savory? The Sausage, Bacon & Egg Pizza is a must-try, featuring smoked onion alfredo, melted mozzarella, provolone fondue, hash browns, and peppery arugula for a burst of freshness.  Quench your thirst with their playful cocktails like the Wellness Retreat, a refreshing blend of vodka, pineapple, jalapeño, mint, and sparkling wine, or the Giddy Up Espresso Martini, boasting vodka, caffe borghetti espresso liqueur, Spanish vanilla, and cinnamon-spiced cold brew.


Culinary Dropout Brunch PizzaCulinary Dropout Brunch Banana French Toast

Fogo de Chao 

What to Order

Looking for an epic weekend brunch experience in Dunwoody? Look no further than Fogo De Chao! Picture this: succulent, all-you-can-eat meats, expertly cooked and seasoned, making their way to your table. But wait, there's more! They've taken brunch to a whole new level with a waffle station, an omelette extravaganza, and an array of fresh breads. And let's not forget about the mind-blowing salad bar that's sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you're a carnivore or a veggie lover, this place has something for everyone. Get ready to leave with a belly full of happiness!


Fogo de Chao Brunch

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern

What to Order

Discover the inviting atmosphere of HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern at Ashford Lane, where casual charm meets delicious fare. Sit back on their patio and enjoy some leisurely people-watching by the spacious greenspace of Ashford Lane. Treat yourself to their delightful Nutella French Toast made with challah bread, whipped mascarpone, and fresh fruit. Make sure to try their one-of-a-kind Fritter Burger, featuring a burger nestled between two apple fritters instead of traditional buns, and topped with cheese. It's a surprising yet delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors that you wouldn't want to miss out on. And for a great deal, sip on bottomless mimosas for just $20. At HOBNOB, it's all about relaxed vibes and tasty eats.


 HOBNOB Brunch French ToastHOBNOB Brunch Steak and Eggs

Café Intermezzo 

What to Order

This isn’t your typical coffee shop. There’s an entire menu devoted to caffeinated creations, and Café Intermezzo’s baristas are bringing some serious latte art to the brunch game. We recommend the Cioccoloccino Bianco: a perfectly balanced combination of Dutch white chocolate and espresso. For a fun Italian twist on the Mimosa, try the Festa Limone: sparkling wine and Limoncello. 


On the brunch menu, the classic Nutella-Strawberry Crêpes are a fan favorite. For those in the mood for something savory, the Eggs Benedict are an excellent choice. There’s something ultimately satisfying about the first bite of a perfectly poached egg, and this café prepares this classic dish just right. Of course, if you’re looking for an excuse to indulge in dessert for breakfast, consider this your permission slip. The tiramisu cheesecake is our go-to, but we encourage you to find your own as visiting the cake display to select your favorite is part of the fun. 


Cafe Intermezzo Brunch

Message in a Bottle

What to Order

Experience the ultimate brunch escape at Message in a Bottle in the heart of the Village Dunwoody. Indulge in a coastal-inspired feast featuring crabcake benedicts, smoked salmon avocado toast, and bananas foster french toast. Dive into savory delights like the smoked brisket and potato skillet. Quench your thirst with inventive cocktails such as the St. Germain champagne spritz, crispy bacon whisky mary, or the tropical pineapple upside-down mimosa. With its beach-themed ambiance and irresistible menu, Message in a Bottle promises a brunch adventure like no other. 


Message in a Bottle Brunch Avocado ToastMessage in a Bottle Brunch Drinks

First Watch

What to Order 

For the health-conscious set, the Kale Tonic is perfect. The fresh juice combines kale, fuji apple, English cucumber and lemon for a refreshing sip that packs the perfect amount of sweetness. Sleepyheads easing into the weekend will enjoy the Honey Caramel Crunch Iced Coffee. Topped with toffee crumbles, it will satisfy your sweet tooth and deliver a jolt of caffeine all at once. 


For brunch-goers eager to try something they haven’t seen on every other menu, we recommend the Farmstand Breakfast Tacos. The dish hits all the high notes of classic Tex-Mex fare with cheesy scrambled eggs, spicy chicken breast, chorizo, house-made pico and ripe avocado all tucked into warm tortillas for a palate-pleasing bite. Among the variety of fluffy syrup-soaked flapjacks, the Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes are most certainly the star. With whipped Ricotta blended right into the batter and tangy lemon curd and cinnamon sugar piled on top, this is the kind of dish you’ll still be thinking about tomorrow. 

Eclipse di Luna 

What to Order

Indulge in the vibrant flavors and lively atmosphere of Eclipse di Luna's brunch in Dunwoody. Picture this: crisp spiced chicken perched atop a fluffy waffle drizzled with tantalizing jalapeño agave sauce - a culinary masterpiece aptly named Waffle con Pollo Frito. For those with a sweet tooth, the Tiramisu French Toast beckons, boasting layers of amaretto and espresso-soaked brioche, crowned with fresh bananas and berries. Need something heartier? Opt for the Churrasco & Huevos, featuring succulent grilled steak, roasted red potato hash, and an egg cooked to your liking. Wash it all down with a pitcher of refreshing sangria or mimosas as you bask in the rhythms of live music and sway to the beat of salsa dancing.  

With our round-up of the best brunches in Dunwoody, you have the ultimate guide to enjoy a summer of delightful weekend meals. From casual to upscale and from classic comfort food to one-of-a-kind creations, our destination just above Atlanta is ready to welcome you in the most delicious way. 


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