#90 – Flying Biscuit – An Atlanta Staple and One of the Best Breakfasts Around


I’m a big fan of breakfast, so I’m a fan of places like the Flying Biscuit that truly do breakfast well. While the line at the door can stack up on the weekend if you get there after 9:30 AM, it’s worth the wait. My usual order is the Flying Biscuit Breakfast – two eggs (most recently, I had them over medium) with sausage, grits, and of course, a biscuit. Two things bear mentioning for those of you who have never been to the Flying Biscuit: the sausage patties are actually chicken sausage and are deliciously spicy; and the grits are probably the most heavenly grits I’ve ever tasted, creamy and cheesy and mouthwateringly good. At some other breakfast places, the grits usually seem like an afterthought, and are usually the last thing I eat, if I’m not already full. At the Flying Biscuit, I dive into my grits first-thing and am usually tempted to ask for more (but never have the room to actually eat more – the portions are that generous).

Another favorite is the oatmeal pancakes with the peach compote (pictured below) – even my hubby can’t eat the entire portion! And no commentary on the Flying Biscuit would be complete without mentioning the amazing biscuits and the sweet-and-tart apple-cranberry butter – if you try nothing else, try the biscuits with the apple-cranberry butter! They’re practically dessert-worthy!


The Norcross location of the Flying Biscuit also features live music on Tuesday and Saturday nights for Sweetwater Music Nights that focus on local talent, and local artists are featured in a constantly revolving art collection in the restaurant. Even though the café is franchised, it still has the feel of a local favorite and stays involved in the community.

Fans of the original in-town Flying Biscuit Café will probably have a thing or two to say about this post, which highlights the Norcross location of the now-franchised Flying Biscuit, but the biscuits are just a fluffy and delicious, the staff just as friendly, the décor just as cheerful. There are, of course, six other locations around the Atlanta area – Buckhead, Midtown, Sandy Springs, Candler Park, Marietta. Me? I like the Norcross one because it’s closest to home. Here’s the main thing – I’ve never been disappointed at any of the Flying Biscuit locations.

WHERE: Flying Biscuit – 5270 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 120, Norcross, GA 30092

ALSO: 3280 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
5975 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30328
3515 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
1001 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
1084 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30068

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