Last weekend, my boyfriend and I went to Atlanta to enjoy the FSU vs. Alabama game. Unfortunately, our team didn’t prevail but we weren’t going to let that rain on our parade. As any good out of towner would do, we got up in time Sunday morning to make it out to brunch! In the ATL the pickings for brunch are plentiful and after much consideration we went with 5 Church for the win!
I did a little research beforehand to find a great spot to brunch and 5 Church showed up a few times so it made the decision pretty easy. Originating out of Charlotte, North Carolina, 5-church made its debut in Midtown Atlanta not too long ago. It’s brought back a liveliness that had been absent since the closing of Snout 3 years ago. I absolutely loved the sophisticated, trendy and modern chic ambiance, plus any place with a roof top space will always be a win win in my book!
Of course, no brunch is complete without mimosas so we ordered a couple and asked the waiter to keep them coming. I looked over at the bar and watched the bartender pour them and he was heavy handed with the champs, just like I like!
Crab Cakes and Poached Eggs:
This was the dish I ordered! I not the biggest fan of runny eggs so I ordered my crab cakes with an egg fried hard. This dish was delicious! The crab cakes were full of crab meat and served on top of toasted English muffin with sauteed spinach, jalepeno beurre blanc, and of course the egg! It was bursting with flavor and the perfect dish for brunch! I am definitely going to try and re-create this dish at home. It seems easy enough to do!
Chicken & Waffles:
My guy ordered this quintessential brunch dish and it did not disappoint. The chicken was nice and crispy and the waffles were light and airy. He fixed me a bite with everything on it, the chicken, waffle, strawberry, and maple syrup. Though I enjoyed it, I felt the dish could’ve used a little bit more. Maybe some whipped cream or a strawberry sauce. Another piece of chicken would’ve been nice as well.
I suppose, 5 Church isn’t in the business of stuffing your belly because both of our dishes were relatively small. Overall we were satisfied though. For the most part the dishes were filling enough.
Overall, I enjoyed the location itself. the dining space is really eclectic and interesting. I enjoyed reading all of the “writing on the walls”…literally. The food was good enough for me to return. Their dinner and late night menus are pretty enticing. I’d recommend them for brunch but if you plan on going, make reservations ahead of time because they were pretty busy!
As always, thanks for stopping by!