Atlanta >Food & Dining > Highland Bakery
655 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031233.761233 -84.366107
Mon - Fri, 7am - 4pm; Sat, Sun, 8am - 4pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Old Fourth Ward, Northeast
Awesome Cupcakes!!! – Really, really great breakfast food here. The prices are a little more expensive than other places in the area, but you get tons of food. Everything I have had so far is really tasty. Great french toast!
too pricey!! – I've been a frequent to HB for more than two years except for the last couple of months. Today I revisited after the long break but I am reluctant to continue going more! It is EXTREMELY overpriced!! Much more expensive many other places with food as good as theirs. The service seems like it got worse -was never great but tolarable. Not sure it is worth it anymore...
THE BEST PANCAKES EVER... – I am one of the bakeries #1 fans. I actually used to eat there 3 to 4 times a week. The customer service is great. The staff is very friendly and social. They make the dining experience very comfortable. They have the best sweet potato pancakes in the world. I mean they just absolutely melt in your mouth. I recommend this place to everybody. The location is great, quiet, and cozy. The prices are reasonable and they move quick.
Consistently just-o.k. – I had to write because I was just sooo disappointed with this last visit. I've been taking a break from going to HB because of the spotty service ranging from really friendly one time, surly the next, and almost always lacking in attention to detail like picking up all the little sugar and butter and jelly packages from the table from time to time, or wiping the always-leaking cream from the poorly designed dispensers from time to time. Counter service is no better. Today I paid 9.95 for a Breakfast Burrito - this is what I got: bland scrambled eggs with corn (!?) wrapped in cold flour tortillas on top of watery unseasoned black beans topped with some rather strange tasting "Latin" sauce and cold/unmelted cheese on top. It was a little better after I drenched it in Tabasco. I ordered a mini blueberry muffin and it was hard and stale. The counter service was very friendly today, (although the table servers repeatedly bumped into my chair on their way back and forth, and not one ever said "excuse me" I finally adjusted my chair), but the guy next to me had so many wrappers and sugar and napkins and stuff around him that no one would pick up that it even made me uncomfortable. He kept trying to gather it all up, and I felt like reaching over and cleaning up for him because they just kept serving his coffee over all the mess. There was a person who seemed to be the manager who walked over and surveyed the messy counter, but then walked away without cleaning up or getting someone else to.
If it were just this one time I'd let it slide, but HB consistently serves mediocre food, and gives unprofessional service, at a little higher than average price. Love the romantic, funky ambience, but with all the other good intown breakfast places, I'm gonna have to take a permanent pass on Highland Bakery.
Can't go wrong – My hubbie and I have been eating breakfast and occasionally lunch at the HIghland Bakery for about four years. We keep coming back for more--it's our favorite breakfast/brunch spot in the city. I've tried almost everything on the menu and it's all delicious!! The servers are great, too.
Good food, BAD attitude. – First, I should say that the food was excellent. This is the best place in Atlanta to find fresh salmon with an everything bagel. However, the hostess is AMAZINGLY RUDE. (Yeah, I had to capitalize that one)
We arrived at 11am on a Sunday with most of the outside tables empty, so we sat down at one of them. A minute later, the hostess came out with a major bark saying that others were waiting for tables and we just couldn't "do what we just did." So we got up. No problem! With more than three empty tables outside, we didn't think they were very busy. Bad call on our part.
Then she stopped us and said it was okay because the people waiting were waiting for a table inside. We were free to stay seated and she would get us a waiter. HUH!?
So why would she cause such a commotion if the tables were actually free? Who knows, maybe she was having a bad day. But we thought it was a really rude way to start a meal. We started to leave anyway and go elsewhere, but one person with us insisted that the food was worth it. Fortunately, the rude woman was just the hostess and not our waiter. We never saw her again, which was a good thing.
super busy weekends – Delicious. I have been on the look out for a really good Benedict dish... Their crabcake benedict is awesome. The eggs were a bit over cooked and the crabcake had a little bit too much mustard. But no body is perfect, right? This place is really good. Haven't tried their baked goods yet....Coffee is a little weak, but I like it super strong.
Went on a Sunday at 1pm and waited for about 30 to 45 minutes for a table, but well worth it.
AVOID--food tastes terrible – Look, I am not a picky person when it comes to food---and I'm always open to new places. But Highland Bakery is so heavy on the butter and sauces and creams that I could neither finish the meal and felt sick afterwards.
So i'm writing this review so others won't be sorely disappointed as I was.
I had a to go order from there the other day---it was just awful. When I picked it up the people were very friendly and I was excited about my lunch. It was a bit pricey ($7 sandwiches, $8 salads etc) but I thought it was worth trying out since it seemed to be a nice, original local restaurant.
My grilled cheese was SOAKED in butter....I couldn't even taste the cheese and the garlic bread smelled so strong. The side order of Chips were very oily and frankly tasteless. My "house salad" can only be described as "blah" because the lettuce was limp and the sauce had too much mustard inside. Finally, the piece of chocolate cake ($6) which looked so pretty from the outside just tasted so heavy and ceamy (not in the good way).
Overall, not good at all.
go early to avoid the crowd (if that's possible).... – i live close and this place is ALWAYS busy. i wont go near it on a saturday or sunday unless i'm feeling patient. but the boyfriend and i went in on monday for lunch and got there right at noon. the place was already full, but we were seated within our 10 minute quote. our server was effective, but was very quiet and hardly made eye contact. i had a half and half, consisting of the mediterranean sandwich (roasted turkey, pesto, goat cheese, field greens and mealy sliced tomato--- its so hard to get a nice pretty ripe one this time of year!) and a cup of the white bean chicken chili (needed just a bit of salt, and some of the beans were a bit undercooked). the bf got the highland breakfast (2 eggs, a choice of meat, potatoes or grits, and toast). his eggs were cooked perfectly. we each got a mocha. everything for around $23 bucks. i wanted to get one of the delicious looking cupcakes, but i guess you have to leave something for next time! we will be back.
Breakfast doesn't get any better! – We absolutely love this place. Great neighborhood breakfast. Their breakfast sandwiches and rocotta pancakes are exceptional. Their coffee is always a little bitter for me but upgrade to the Latte or Mocha for a great coffee experience. Even Free Wifi. Busy on weekends. So abandon the Biscuit and have a real grown-up breakfast in Inman Park!
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