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Big City Bread Cafe

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393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
+1 706-353-0029
07:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for brunch before a UGA football game and it was delicious! I had the omelet with bacon and blue cheese! The biscuits are amazing! Great indoor and outdoor atmosphere.

Thank Corrie I
Cumming, Georgia
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My rating is more 3.5, but since that doesn't exist I am giving it a rating of 3. The food is more of a solid 4 but I am not a fan of "pay at the counter-take your number to your seat and semi serve yourself". This is the 3rd restaurant that I ate at in Athens over the weekend... More 

Territoire de Belfort, France
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had good scrambled eggs and biscuit for being there, for a very reasonable price. The place is family and pet friendly, with seating available inside and outside. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Rratatouille
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The two egg breakfast with grits and a biscuit is excellent. I look forward to going to Athens to eat here. Be sure and have the raspberry jam with the biscuit. I love to sit outside here.

Thank Daniel M
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in Athens. I wanted to try the breakfast, but came bit late so the only option was lunch. Ordered a burger and fries, service was quite slow, but the food was real good. Definitely would eat there again.

Thank Matej N
Marthasville, Missouri
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is Athens' version of Panera Bread, but the food is even better. My daughter and I ordered the quiche of the day (so light and fluffy!) and the most amazing omelette stuffed full with bacon, bleu cheese, and arugula. Our only complaint is the slow pace of service, particularly at the order counter. We visited after the morning rush,... More 

Thank Marcia_Wanderlust
Athens, Georgia
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316 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I continue to be amazed at how many people want to pay $10 for a hamburger (fries are another $3.50) in Athens. There just must be too much money running around here to be had, and there are plenty of takers. The food is very good. Some got the Trout sandwich, wife got a salad with a chicken breast, pricey... More 

Thank terryLCO
Valdosta, Georgia
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198 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A group of us came here for dinner tonight. We were able to sit outside and enjoy a nice evening along with very good food. I highly recommend having the hamburger with blue cheese fries. But be warned, this is not a place you go for a quick bite. The service was very, very slow! Otherwise it was a good... More 

Thank djdrake12
Albany, Georgia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I had the Madame which is a ham and Swiss sandwich with an sunny side up egg on top. The bacon was delicious

Thank Brian C
Marietta, Georgia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you want to spend at least 2 hours for a decent breakfast this is the place for you. I think of this place as very miss-managed, The food is good, nothing special. What will put you in a bad mood is how long the line is and the amount of staff they have there doing much of nothing! There... More 

Thank tcniemeier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-0029
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?