Eggplant Parmesan hushpuppies to start? Yes, please. Scott Serpas pulls in unexpected dishes to his brunch mix, seasoning the menu with a Louisiana lilt (his beignets actually taste like the ones made in New Orleans, an Atlanta rarity) and fun, over-the-top concoctions like the Breakfast Torta layered with pancakes, thinly sliced Serrano ham, sunny-side-up eggs, and a drizzling of maple syrup. The afternoon sun flatters his lofty space in the Studioplex on the edge of Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward. The entrance to the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is a block away for a leisurely stroll afterward.
ORDER THIS: Beyond the items mentioned above, try the Creole omelet (filled with seafood and andouille sausage) and the surprisingly light blueberry buttermilk pancakes.
659 Auburn Avenue, 404-688-0040, serpasrestaurant.com