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The Flying Biscuit Cafe

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(106 Reviews)

1655 Mclendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

(404) 687-8888

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Today: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
70
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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General Info
In 1993, the first Flying Biscuit Café opened up in Atlanta, GA., and since its inception, the Candler Park & Midtown – the two "Original" locations have strived to give its customers everything from Southern favorites to vegan selections. By offering customers a healthy alternative, The Flying Biscuit Cafe is providing a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner choices for customers living a healthier lifestyle. The Flying Biscuit Cafe, located in Candler Park & Midtown, is an eclectic neighborhood restaurant nationally recognized for its natural, hip cuisine and charming atmosphere. USA Today claims, “The biscuits are the best.” Gourmet states, “Wonderful southern food.” Rachael Ray’s $40 a Day program broadcasts, “Great food, great value.” This Atlanta institution is well-known for its unique Southern fare including The High Flyer, Egg-ceptional Eggs, Love Cakes, and of course, the biscuits. The two "Original" locations were founded in Atlanta in 1993, and has been an icon ever since.
Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
master card, visa, all major credit cards, amex
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Candler Park, Eastside
AKA

The Flying Biscuit Cafe Candler Park

Categories
American Restaurants, Caterers, Take Out Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Bakeries, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy, Vegetarian, Bakeries

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Hope A.

11/25/2016

Overall
Atmosphere
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Perfect spot for breakfast alone, brunch with friends or dinner with boo.

The biscuits must be made with some type of mind control agent because they are remarkable. The chicken sausage gravy is like the sunlight in your room after a storm. Simply refreshing. The service is great and the decor makes me want to sit on a cloud.

tinareale

06/30/2012

Overall
I dream about their biscuits. ...

I dream about their biscuits. The Flying Biscuit is my favorite brunch spot all around in Atlanta. Those grits and biscuits are enough to make anyone drool. The only downside is how it's always so crowded so be prepared to wait.

tuckergal

07/17/2011

Overall
My fav place to eat

Wish it was still a best kept secret as it's always just too packed now and a long,long wait. AT least they do great take out! BEST grits in the world!

SpaAddict

02/21/2011

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Overall
Long Lines, Medicore

Well let me start by saying that it's solid in terms of breakfast in Atlanta. By solid I mean okay, better than fast food, but not good enough to stand in line for. If you go there on a Saturday, that's what you'll be doing so prepare your self for that. And order the biscuits and gravy...Eggs are watery. Oh and it's very noisy so prepare yourself. On the flipside, in the winter they do serve coffee to people standing out side in line which I think is a nice customer service jesture.

nhilogonzalez119

07/18/2010

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Inviting ambience

I love it's interior, felt at home and not to mention me and my friends had a wonderful breakfast here at Flying Biscuit. A must try place!

bvetter

03/25/2010

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Overall
High Flyer is the way to go

One of my favorite places to eat in Atlanta and now OTP. Great food at a reasonable price.

sunlightfarmer

01/01/2010

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Overall
disappointed

After visiting their website and reading about them in the Atlanta guestbook, I was sure I had found a delicious vegetarian friendly restaurant. However all their vegetarian products (i.e. tofu scramle, garden patties, even potatoes) were cooked in the same pan or shared on the grill with their meat products!
Lastly, it took over an hour to be seated after being told that it was about a 20 minute wait.

Chronic12

10/10/2009

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Overall
This is really good one

I have been there once I liked their cookies

lisa3686

09/22/2009

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Overall
Fantastic, Healthy Food

I am a huge breakfast lover and I love the omlettes at The Flying Biscuit! The wheat biscuits are better than the white ones! But....my favorite thing is the grits! White cheddar and whipping cream----you can't beat it!

Citysearch Grodi

09/21/2009

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Atmospher, Atmosphere, Atmosphere

The atmosphere is always the same at Flying Biscuit........Cozy, eclectic, and inviting.....The biscuits and apple butter furher stamps this place a must have to your dining portfolio.

MMelner

12/01/2008

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Some of the best breakfast on earth!

I am completely in love with this place. I eat at the biscuit 3-4 times per month, but would happily eat breakfast at this local favorite every day if I could. The french toast is incredible, and the biscuits are the best I have tasted, possibly because of the incredibly addictive apple butter served with them. Dont worry, no matter what you order on the breakfast menu, you get a biscuit and apple butter, so no one misses out! Food is very consistent from day to day and month to month. Service is attentive and quick, but as friendly as can be considering the work load these poor servers have on a busy morning. Beware, bacon and sausage lovers- they only have chicken sausage and turkey bacon, but in my opinion they are far better than their pork counterparts. Go check it out on a weekday morning if you want a shorter wait. Ill probobly be the guy sitting at the counter!

martius

08/27/2008

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No more BISCUIT with salad entree! That's the new economical policy at flying BISCUIT!!!

Last week, to my jaw-dropping surprise, the waitress announced to me that Flying Biscuit doesn't serve anymore the complementary biscuit with a salad entree order. Is it one of the consequences of recession? Anyway, if this is so, you lost a faithful customer Flying biscuit and many more to come, or, rather, not come any more...

bskinne

08/26/2008

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Overall
Good food, iffy service

Food is good, kinda weird sometimes. Black Bean cakes are awesome. The service can be bad, hard to get seated.

lagirl3000

05/13/2008

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yum to everything on the menu!

lets start with the delicous grits! smooth and flavorful with just the right seasoning. I lovegrits that are not grainy in texture and these just melt in your mouth. absolutely everything is an eclectic spin off of basic southern breakfast fair yet the subtle twists make you feel that you are eating healthy while over endulging in gloriously rich sumptous food.

getoffmylawn

02/25/2008

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Overall
Great Food, lackluster service

I love the food here. The biscuits are tremendous, as are the sandwiches. I usually get the 3B chicken sandwich, and it's what I recommend to everyone else. It's a good thing I don't live very close, or I'd be fat off of these biscuits and sandwiches. I have tried some of the casseroles and was less impressed, and some things I just didn't like at all. They have some good choices on the menu, but just be aware that not everything is as good as the best items on the menu. We regularly get the fried green tomatoes appetizer as well, and it's a good start to the meal. The only drawback at this location is the lackluster service. It can take a while to get your order taken. We've had two negative dining experiences there at the hands of a waitress named Olive. The first time she delivered our food to the wrong table, who ate it (and made us wait another 30 minutes for food without explanation). The second time, it just took forever to get our order, food, and check. I know that Flying Biscuit was bought out by Raving brands, but at locations like this they really need to focus on friendly and attentive service. Frankly I will continue to get takeout here but will probably avoid dining in. Nothing ruins my appetite like poor service.

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