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Big City Bread Cafe

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393 N. Finley Street, Athens, GA 30601
+1 706-353-0029
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Jefferson, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate there with my wife around 4:45 for dinner and I had the big city Burger it was cooked exactly like I asked for it to be and it was extremely good. My wife had tofu and vegetable saute. She enjoyed it I tasted it and for a vegetarian dish it was very good! They allow dogs in their... More 

Thank tomhukfin
Athens, Georgia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love everything about this place. The servers and staff are so sweet and helpful. The food is wonderful. I especially love the rabbit stew they have as well as any of their desserts. I highly recommend it!

Thank kristenbyron87
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 14 November 2016

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 

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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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33 reviews
29 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 reviews
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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331 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 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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199 reviews
119 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 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?