Flying Biscuit Cafe

Flying Biscuit Cafe - Atlanta, Georgia - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

Before heading home to Florida we met up with the lovely Miss Katie at the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Buckhead.  The restaurant was located mere steps from our hotel in the Terminus Building at 3280 Peachtree Road NE. We arrived a few minutes before she did and allowed the kids to run around the largely deserted plaza area.

When Katie arrived Miss Julia and Mason swarmed her.  Following hugs and hellos we entered the restaurant.  We were greeted by the hostess and immediately seated at a small table towards the back of the restaurant. Our waitress came over to the tables with crayons for the kids, menus for the adults, and took our drink order.  I ordered a coffee while the kids opted for juice and Becky asked for her usual morning pick me up, an ice cold coke.  The coke and waters arrived first.  My coffee appeared to have been lost in the shuffle, and I eventually had to flag down the waitress and inquire as to its whereabouts.  She apologized and brought me a mug a couple of minutes later.

Flying Biscuit Cafe - Atlanta, Georgia - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

The Flying Biscuit serves up, for lack of a better term, hippie-granola inspired fare.  We visited the Midtown location in 2010 and had a good breakfast of turkey bacon, pancakes, and a Meggxican wrap.  We looked over the menu, made our selections, and then waited for our waitress to return.  It was a repeat of my coffee request, and we had to flag her down for a second time.  When she moseyed to the table I ordered the Smoked Salmon Scramble which was billed as three large farm fresh eggs scrambled with wood-smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, and served with creamy dreamy grits. The kids and Becky both opted for pancakes.  We also ordered extra grits for our grits eating machine, Miss Julia.

This location of the Flying Biscuit was decorated in a funky and eclectic style with bright colors, interesting art work, and eye-popping table clothes.  The restaurant was clean, well kept, and orderly.  Our fellow diners appeared to be enjoying their meals, and I was eager to tear into my Smoked Salmon Scramble when it arrived  on a jade green ceramic plate.  The scrambled eggs took up half of the plate.  A plump biscuit with jam was nestled next to them along with a small bowl of grits.

Flying Biscuit Cafe - Atlanta, Georgia - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

The eggs were fluffy and peppered with chunks of smoked salmon and dill cream cheese.  The smokiness of the salmon and the fresh pop of dill made for a tasty breakfast.  The biscuit was served piping hot when slathered with butter and jam was delicious.  The grits were very good and I had to fend off Mason and Miss Julia from the small bowl.  Miss Katie was not as lucky, and watched with a smile on her face as our tiny ate her fill of grits. The kids enjoyed their pancakes, and Mason liked the turkey bacon too.

Breakfast was relaxing, and it was great to see our friend in Atlanta.  The only downside was the service, which was inattentive and left our coffee and drink cups empty.  The Buckhead Flying Biscuit is open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The location is online at, Facebook and can be contacted by telephone at (404) 477-0013.

Sweet Tea & Bourbon’s Rating:
Atmosphere: B+
Taste: B+
Presentation: B
Service: C-
Cleanliness: A
Price: $$

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