The chicken biscuit at Homegrown. The Southwestern tofu scramble at Ria's. The ricotta pancakes at Highland Bakery. These are the things breakfast dreams are made of. But what of the dishes that fly slightly under the radar? The dishes you might not know about, but will change the way you think of local breakfast options forever? Okay, maybe that's a bit dramatic. But one thing's for sure: I'm in love with more than the biscuits at Flying Biscuit. Read on for your next Most Important Meal of the Day (and feel free to chime in on Facebook or Twitter).
Mole tortilla at Belly. The general store in the middle of Va-Hi is so famous for their cupcakes, they have a takeout window up front for wayward sugar-craving bar-hoppers. (And were deemed Best Cupcakes by Atlanta Magazine in '04.) But despite the rows of pastel frosted goods, I only have eyes for the scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, house mole sauce, and avocado hiding inside the homemade flour tortilla. For a whopping $3.50, it's more than plenty for one hungry breakfaster. For maximum deliciousness, just add a cup of Batdorf coffee. And, okay, fine, we'll take one of those jelly-filled, peanut butter icing-frosted cupcakes, too. If you insist.
Bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit at Little's Food Store. This grocery and grill is a Cabbagetown mainstay that few non-Cabbageheads know about... and even fewer people outside the hood are aware of the tiny grocery's grill. In addition to serving up what I consider the meanest burger this side of Ann's Snack Bar, Little's has their biscuit game on lock. Who knew that a wee grocery from 1929 was serving up buttery, flaky biscuits jam-packed with a fried egg, thick crispy bacon, and melty cheese? Now you know. Another hot tip: these biscuits are excellent for soaking up any excess booze from the night before. Hangover over.
Eggceptional Eggs at Flying Biscuit. Sure, we all know what Flying Biscuit is famous for. But if you're brave enough to venture forth from the restaurant's notoriously delicious baked goods, look no further than this south-of-the-border inspired plate. You'd never pin the Southern comfort-style Flying Biscuit as a destination for Southwestern fare, but their take on huevos rancheros stole my heart long ago and I never looked back. The two big ol' eggs served on top of black bean cakes, complete with roasted tomatillo salsa and feta cheese is enough to get me in a hungry lather... but add in the creamy dreamy grits underneath, and I'm itching like a crack addict whose only fix is butter and cream.