Where Breakfast Happens in the High Museum District
The legend is that artists themselves are not early risers. Be that as it may, the patrons of art in Atlanta mainly got – and grew – the resources that support the mighty art world here through a lot of hard day’s work. The breakfasts that begin those days, or serve as settings for the power discussions that pave the way, find a lot of good places to locate, within reach of the custom homes in the High Museum District.
The High Harbors a Secret
The High Museum itself is the source of some of the most potent power breakfasts of the District. While most think of the High Café, the Twelve Eighty, or CJ’s Cafe when they think of the High, the High Café and Twelve Eighty are better bets for lunch or dinner, and CJ’s is open only during Museum hours, because it is in the Taylor Lobby. Insiders know that the Woodruff Arts Center at the High Museum harbors Ovation Coffee & Libations – and the Ovation opens at 7:30 a.m. Serving til 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 6 p.m. even on Sundays, Ovation is part of that Atlanta that gets an early start.
Just down Peachtree Street NE from the High Museum you’ll find the Highland Bakery, in Symphony Tower – and you’ll be glad you did. There’s a lot more going on here than fine baked goods, although the quality they consistently present is compelling. In addition, imagination brings forth substantial meals like Crabcake Benedict, as well as original takes on baking, like cilantro corn cakes, or jalapeño focaccia bread.
For an even earlier start, around the 14th Street corner, in the Four Seasons Hotel, the Park 75 bustles with breakfasts for business and pleasure, and fulfills both equally well. Your omelet might contain fresh vegetables from their own Terrace Garden. Substantial American fare is their specialty and the second-floor surroundings remind some of the legendary New York power breakfasts at the Four Seasons on Park Avenue.
Just a little further down Peachtree from the High is Joy Café. The weekday breakfast menu at Joy is memorable and to the point. Farm-fresh omelets and breakfast scrambles come with buttermilk biscuits that have developed their own high reputation. And Joy Café is versatile, too, spanning from house-made granola all the way to a breakfast steak and egg taco. So no matter what your ambitions might be on a given weekday, you can achieve them here with ease. Got time for a weekend brunch? You’re unlikely to find a better one than the brunch at Joy Café, where Belgian waffles and Southern fried chicken are equally at home.
Breakfast is a pleasure in Atlanta, whether “out” or at home in High Museum neighborhood residences like the custom homes of John Weiland. For more information on how to own at One Museum Place, visit https://ompatlanta.com/contact/ or contact us at 404.788.9967.