1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Out of all the places I visited during my Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta this place was by far the worst. The service at the front desk was swift take our order and our money and that was all they were swift at. It took a ridiculous amount of time to get our food, when we did the order wasn’t correct, the kitchen made substitutes to our order without asking first, the food was cold, the cashier was rude, the kitchen staff were bickering with each other and then began to argue with me when I expressed my disappointment. I hated every moment of it. The smoked salmon plate could’ve been good if it wasn’t so overpriced. I will never recommend this place and I will make sure to share with everyone I know that this place sucks.
I had an apple pastry with rotten apples! The pastry itself was soggy, which was bad enough, but the apples were brown on the underside and clearly way past their prime. My husband had a sweet potato pancake which was meh. Won’t return.
Highland bakery has what is in my opinion a very underrated breakfast. Yes you can get pastries and the like, but their highland breakfast (two eggs, choice of meat, grits or potatoes and toast) is actually really good too. Quick recommendation on the grits, if you like your grits on the thicker side, definitely get them with cheese otherwise they tend to be a bit less dense than your typical flying biscuit type grits. No complaints though. Eggs were great, toast was great, and they stock plenty of tobasco sauce which in my opinion is a must-have for any breakfast restaurant.I would say it's hard to go wrong here. They also have fresh juices and you can get as European as you want with your coffee (i.e. cappuccino, espresso, etc.) Without veering into Starbucks chai-mocha-double-pump-vanilla sugar bomb territory.
Love this little 'hole in the wall'. Perfect for lunch or home made baked goods!
The service here isn’t always the best but it’s close enough for me to walk. Shrimp and grits are my usual and they are good depending on who is in the kitchen. If you’re going to try highland bakery for the first time it’s worth the wait and crowd to go to the other location.