Atlanta >Food & Dining > The Flying Biscuit Cafe
1655 McLendon Ave, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030733.764762 -84.333248
Neighborhoods: Eastside, Lake Claire, Eastside
Kept trying, still don't get it... – Long wait, bad service, dry biscuits, don't quite get why people wait and wait and wait. I've eaten there a few times and each time hoping to be enlightened to why everyone loves it -- ok, the black bean "love cakes" but, here's a tip, have the cook book, thought mine were better! Now that it's a corporate Raving Brands restaurant, eh, skip it.
when you hear flying biscuit, you'd expect the best biscuits you've ever tasted. this place i tell ya, has got to have the worst biscuits ever, hard AND dry. the worst combos for the worst biscuits. i've been here a total of 5 times hoping that each time the biscuits would be better then before, but no, it's the same ole hard and dry. plus the lines are too long, and for what? the food is just extremely mediocre, you can get better breakfast at greasy, not-so-clean waffle house. it seems flying biscuit is more of an egg based restaurant rather then biscuits. advice for flying biscuit... you should change the restaurant name to flying eggs.
I found this email floating regarding the management the the Buckhead Flying Biscuit – Two Star Restaurant, ? Star Manager
First, I would like to say this is my FIRST time every writing such a constructively critical letter and that my experience at The Flying Biscuit was not a horrible one. I didn?t love it, I didn?t hate it; at best it was mediocre. However, the one experience, or better stated, the one person who caused much disharmony and nausea for me is the general manager, Heather Chisoln. Ms. Chisoln has to be the most unprofessional, ethically and morally handicapped person that I?ve had the displeasure to meet, not only from my employment history but in my entire life. She is the epitome of what a manager should not be and I find it extremely mind boggling that anyone would designate Ms. Chisoln as the leading manager, as the face of professionalism for the Buckhead location (which I might add the location itself speaks sophistication) of The Flying Biscuit, let alone any restaurant.
Her lack of people skills is not only blatantly obvious but loathsome and detestable at all accounts. She masquerades in a rehearsed faux smile that even a 10 year old can detect, to conceal her unhappy life and the vastly diverse insecurities she possesses, secreting all of her negative energy upon her staff while creating discord throughout the ?harmonious? reputation of the Flying Biscuit. With her infinite inappropriate condescending remarks, ranging from ?Well, it?s kind of a common sense thing?, to ?wait, you graduated from high school?, one must question how she acquired employment period! Although meant to be a joke, I for one took her comment regarding my high school education rather seriously and offensively. I am a college graduate with knowledge, skills, and experience beyond her wildest dreams. I also have the common courtesy to filter out what may be socially or personally offensive to a person, an attribute she does not possess.
WILL NEVER GO BACK AGAIN!!! – Salute! I was one of the many patrons that waited over half an hour after the scheduled opening time to dine in on Thursday morning, May 17th, 2007. We were told that it would originally open up no later than 7:15am but it wasn't until 7:37 approx. that it actually did. Upon opening, a tall, short cut, red -headed young man blandly greeted us. There was a customer standing in front of the door with her hands filled with bags. He rudely pushed it, and let it close back on her. When other patrons addressed him, he dismissed us as if what we were saying was of no importance. Then once my guest and I picked a seat, he threw the menus down on the table in the most disrespectful way and I know that it was intentional because he made absolutely no attempts to pick it up. I come here all the time and the customer service I experienced today was absolutely unacceptable. No customer or person for that matter should ever be treated that way. I would really like to remind you guys that no matter how popular you may be right now, it is in fact the customers who make it so. The same way word of mouth spreads singing your praises, it can also do you harm. I really suggest that your establishment reevaluates the importance of keeping the guest happy.
Still Good For Breakfast! But Will Corporate Spoil The Funkiness? – We've been a fan of the orginal Flying Biscuit in Candler Park, since the beginning, when it was birthed by the Indigo Girls. Had not been in several years, but went back recently. The lines and wait, were not as long as previous times. But once inside, the familiar was back in focus. Loved our tatooted server, with her casual flair. I ordered my fave, eggs over easy/ atop black bean cakes. And of course that wonderful signature biscuit. And they still had the homemade apple/butter on the table. We really enjoyed ourselves. But will "Success Spoil Rock Hunter", we mean the Biscuit. Plans to turn this into a chain, bother us. Time will tell, we hope not. We've never liked dinner here, stick to the Breakfast!
Worst Biscuits, Worst Service, Dry Food, Long Wait – I've had friends rave about this place for years. They were wrong. There were only guests at 3 tables when we arrived, yet it took over an hour to get our food. I haven't eaten white bread in over 30 years, and that's exactly what their biscuits taste like. Ugh. The chicken sandwich was dry and tasteless. The waitress couldn't answer ANY of our questions. Six of us were squeezed into a space for four even though only three other tables were being used in the whole place. The vegetable soup was terrible. Cold air (38 degrees outside) was leaking through the cracked windows. I don't get it. I will never ever ever be back.
A Crazy Good Try - Average Execution – I really have a heart for this place. The people are great (a little snotty but that's cool for their locations), the helpings are unmatched, and other than brunch on Sat or Sun - faster than some.
They present to us eaters a healthier variety of their take on soul food. I love the idea and I am just unnerved that for as long as they have been in buisness, and the owners involved, they have not quite mastered their own technique. Everything is a hair too starchy even with the provided greens, the handmade yet cardboardy cookies, and the great menu of juice & liquids.
AAAHHHHHH!!!! SO CLOSE :)
Of course as always I enjoyed the burrito for breakfast and the potatoes are o.k. too.
Hope you enjoy and eat well if nothing else
Ernesto de Avant
Best Organic Meals – This spot is good for people who eat healthy and especially good for vegetarians. Since I am a meat eater I was somewhat overwhelmed by the oatmeal pancakes which I tried but didn't like. However my vegetarian friend loved all the meals because they all catered to him.
A cozy place but on the weekend expect a long wait.
My favorite branch place – I used to hate this place but now I am converted and I love Flying Biscuit. Not only their biscuit is great, everything on the menu tast great. Just please dont go to the one in midtown but go to the one in candler park. Midtown location is terrible and thats the reason why I was against this place.
Good, healthy food - dine between the rush – Tasty, healthy food at reasonable prices! Sure, the weekend brunch is crowded - and that's why I work my meal in after the rush! Go weekday nights or weekend late afternoon (breakfast is always available, but dinner, drinks and desserts are great, too.) The bakery is next door and convenient for take-out. Service is decent and the atmosphere is eclectic. You have to eat there at least once!
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