If you grew up in the South, you know that one essential brunch staple is fried chicken— specifically, Southern Fried Chicken. So naturally when Elysia from Inspirely.me said to me, "Hey, let's do brunch," I knew instantly that fried chicken would be involved. Excited with voracious appetites, we agreed to meet at Buttermilk Kitchen for some Sunday morning brunching.
Readers, the first thing you need to know is if you're planning on eating at Buttermilk Kitchen for Sunday brunch, plan on arriving about an hour before you anticipate on taking your first bite. Why? Because when the food is good, there's going to be a line. We arrived at 11:45 am with empty stomachs and our mouths watering from inhaling the delicious aroma of coffee and fried goodness. And a little before 1pm, our patience was rewarded.
We started off our late brunch with organic carrot-orange juice, organic apple juice, and a cup of local Batdorf & Bronson’s Dancing Goats French-pressed coffee. I loved the lightness of my organic apple juice, but truly wished I'd ordered my own carrot-orange juice. The carrot-orange juice is powerful, refreshing, and is the perfect jolt of Vitamin C to wake you up in the morning.
Elysia ordered the Banana Bread French Toast, which sits beautifully on a layer of banana ganache and is topped with buttermilk whip and chocolate-crusted pecans. With her permission, I stole one— ok, a couple— bites off her plate. This french toast embodies everything you love about banana bread and makes it better! It's light, fluffy, and moist. The addition of the banana ganache and whip elevate the level of creaminess with subtle flavors of banana and milk.
My order consisted of their famous fried chicken biscuit, a side of potatoes, and a small bowl of cheesy pimento grits. To my surprise, the biscuit was definitely larger than expected! I'd probably equate it to the size of a chicken sandwich. Each bite of the chicken biscuit was crispy, juicy, and sweet. "Sweet?" You might ask. Yes, the sweetness is from Buttermilk Kitchen's super clutch but not-so-secret layer of red pepper jelly. This is a must-try dish for the carnivorous and if you don't order it, be prepared to be staring enviously at everyone else's order of the chicken biscuit.
If you're in the Atlanta area, definitely consider visiting Buttermilk Kitchen for some good weekend brunching. For those who are more of weekday eaters, fret not! Buttermilk Kitchen does serve their weekend brunch Chicken Biscuits as specials during the workweek. However, you might want to pop over to their Instagram (@buttermilkkitchen) or Twitter accounts (@buttermilkkitch) ahead of time to find out the daily special.
Have you been to Buttermilk Kitchen before? Or do you have another favorite brunch spot in the metro Atlanta area? How were your experiences there? Let me know in the comments!
4225 Roswell Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30342