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“so good!”

Big City Bread Cafe
Ranked #17 of 415 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A local family owned and operated restaurant two blocks out of downtown Athens serving affordable but high quality ingredients utilizing locally farmed produce and meats. All breads and pastries made in-house daily. Fabulous outdoor seating on an expansive courtyard. Welcoming to families with young children.
Athens, Georgia
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“so good!”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This is where I take out-of-towners for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. The food is fresh and tasty, and it is so lovely to sit outside on a beautiful day (they have a wonderful, large patio). If you can, get there ealry on Sunday, this place fills up quickly! It's a great choice for dinner, too, though it is more of a "special occasion" dinner choice. Overall, one of my favorites in Athens!

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Whitetop, Virginia
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Always a good choice”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I really enjoy eating at Big City Bread. It's located in a neighborhood and is just an eclectic kind of place. You'll see students, profs, families, singles. . . a nice mix. The food is always good and service is usually fairly quick (everything is made to order). During Sunday brunch it can be a bit slow, but just sit back and have another cup of coffee. They offer outside dining and have a nice selection of menu items from which to choose. The baked good are wonderful (try the molasses/ginger cookies.) Two draw-backs . . . 1) parking is a pain. A note warns patrons not to park at the Wendy's across the street because they will tow. Funny, Wendy's never has enough diners to fill up the back section of their parking lot close to BCB. 2) Ask for your coffee to be made from the coffee maker that provides 190 degree water. The other makes coffee that is very warm, but not hot.

  • Visited January 2014
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Athens, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Brunch in Town”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Big City Bread Cafe is known around town for it's brunch and rightfully so. The coffee selection is great, the brunch options are plentiful and ALL of them are delicious! Have plenty of time, sometimes it gets crowded and the line can take a while, but it is so worth it!

Visited September 2013
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Canton, Georgia
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

I would like to say thank you to the management for contacting us regarding our experience. I think that says a lot about a business when they do. Apparently we were there on an off day. So for that I took down the previous review. Thank you again for your concern,

  • Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Need that recipe!”
Reviewed 30 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The restaurant is located in a neighborhood and it's the perfect place to go and sit outside on a nice day. It's a friendly, casual spot with excellent homemade breads, desserts and salads. I'm not a fan of the sandwiches but everything else is yummy! I regularly travel 30 miles just to eat their Tahini Greek Salad. I just wish they would share the recipe!


Visited October 2013
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