Last week, a friend and I decided we were overdue for brunch. One thing I have learned from living in Atlanta is that brunch is king! If you don’t make reservations ahead of time, you will find yourself feeling defeated while you wait two hours to be seated. Yes, I’ve waited this long to get into a place called The Flying Biscuit, which is one of Atlanta’s favorite brunch spots.
On this trip, we decided to have brunch at Hob Nob Atlanta. On Hob Nob’s site, they describe themselves as “a neighborhood tavern providing a warm and inviting atmosphere for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with plenty of gluten-free options.”
There is street parking at the Ansley Mall or you can valet on the premises. The menu had the usual brunch fare but they added small twists. I had the Hangover Helper which consisted of fried green tomatoes, 2 eggs poached, goat cheese, roasted tomatoes hollandaise, all on top of an English muffin. It was pretty good, not great, but definitely a good pick for brunch. My friend had the tiramisu french toast, which looked delicious.
Everyone knows that the true highlight of brunch is mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Unfortunately, Georgia does not sell libations before noon on Sunday so we had to wait it out. Yes, our rezzie was for 11am and that one hour wait almost took me out!! Not even kidding, I am serious about my libations. However, once the clock struck noon, our waitress was “johnny on the spot” with the liquor menu.
The drinks started flowing and we started really relaxing and enjoyed the people watching. Little did we know, the pièce de résistance, was this unknown singer that walked up on the stage with his guitar, copped a squat on a stool and started belting out some unexpected song choices. Below is his acoustic take on Childish Gambino’s Redbone:
All in all, Hob Nob Atlanta is a good brunch spot that’s away from the Buckhead and Midtown crowds. If you’re ever in the Ansley neighborhood, give them a try.