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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Best Breakfast/Brunch Spots in Columbus, Ga.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there is no better way to start yours than at one of these local spots in Columbus, Ga. Whether you’re wanting something quick or craving something classic they have what you’re looking for. 

Smoke Bourbon & BBQ

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Served only on Sunday's from 11am-2pm, you don't want to miss out on this brunch! Try the Brisket Brunch Melt or the Broadway Brunch Taco, either way you'll leave happy. 

Midtown Coffee House 

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Located near Lakebottom Park and a short drive from Uptown Columbus, this coffee house is on our radar. They offer a wide variety of hot and cold drinks that will kick start your morning the right way. The breakfast menu is simple but oh so delicious, serving breakfast paninis, bagels, croissants, and even have an oatmeal and yogurt bar!

Wicked Hen

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Brunch served on Sunday's from 11am-2pm. Featuring modern technique on Southern cuisine, they bring originality to every dish. 

Plucked Up 

 photo credit: Plucked Up Chicken and Biscuits

This local spot is located in Uptown Columbus and is known for incredible chicken and biscuits. They serve chicken all ways, from chicken biscuits to salad and even chicken pot pie! Plucked Up’s fun atmosphere will leave you wanting more from the chicken coop. They serve breakfast and lunch Monday- Saturday from 7:00am-3:00pm. 

Iron Bank Coffee

 photo credit: @alittlemoreofmorgan

Grab some coffee, build your own breakfast sandwich, or devour a delicious pastry in this gorgeous coffee shop. You can’t miss this beauty located on Broadway. Located in the old Iron Bank building in the Historic district of Uptown Columbus, this building has been around since the 1800s and is full of character. Only if walls could talk. 

Ruth Ann’s Restaurant 

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Columbus is proud to be an military town, with Ft. Benning Military Base being right next to it, and Ruth Ann's knows how to make our soldiers happy. This is a favorite breakfast and brunch place for locals, visitors, and especially with the soldiers. Ruth Ann’s offers classic breakfast items that make you feel right at home and have amazing pancakes and french toast to satisfy your cravings. 

My Boulange  

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Get a taste of France while being in the heart of the South. This French bakery and cafe is known for their authentic croissants, quiches, and pastries. The second you step inside you’re in for a French surprise.


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Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-2pm. Focusing on fresh, local ingredients, Morten's is a fusion of european and american flavors, and techniques. They put a classy flare on Southern cuisine. 

Fountain City Coffee 

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This coffee joint has been in Uptown since 2003 and has a many different drink options from coffee drinks, tea, and even smoothies. For breakfast you can “Build-A-Breakfast-Sammich” and try one of their delicious muffins or scones made every morning. 



Make a weekend of it and come experience breakfast in Columbus, Ga. Where the food is good and the people are friendly. Click here for more ideas of what to do while you visit! 

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