Highland Bakery

★★★★☆
  • 655 Highland Ave NE 10

    Atlanta, GA 30312

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  • 404-586-0772

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This is just a special place for me. They have the best cupcakes in the city and I think that I am addicted to it. I always stop by here after work to buy some.

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★★★★★

This is just a special place for me. They have the best cupcakes in the city and I think that I am addicted to it. I always stop by here after work to buy some.

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Good choices for breakfast, however I would recommend avoiding highland bakery on the weekends. It is very crowded and usually has a long wait; however, if you come here during the week there is never a wait and the restaurant has a

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★★★★★

Good choices for breakfast, however I would recommend avoiding highland bakery on the weekends. It is very crowded and usually has a long wait; however, if you come here during the week there is never a wait and the restaurant has a

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I'm just copying and pasting the email I wrote and never recieved a response to. Which is just bad form. When we first walked in, we thought this would be our regular lunch place. Alas.\r
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★★★★★

I'm just copying and pasting the email I wrote and never recieved a response to. Which is just bad form. When we first walked in, we thought this would be our regular lunch place. Alas.\r
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Monday Lunch\r
Friday, June 4, 2010 2:53

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Brunch used to be very good at this place. Now it's slowly deteriorating. The food isn't as good as it used to be and the hostess can be rude at times.

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★★★☆☆

Brunch used to be very good at this place. Now it's slowly deteriorating. The food isn't as good as it used to be and the hostess can be rude at times.

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I must say the food their is good.. I gave it a 1 star because the SERVICE IS TERRIBLE.. I feel they don't really care about their service to the customers because they are really busy.. Well as I have visited the place serveral times. My last visit was so horrible, it made me write this review..

1st they tried to sit me and my partner in this corner where the table was crammed , we would have had to squeeze in it to sit at the table .. So I went back to the front informed the hostess that we would rather wait on another table.. Well they said we can sit you at the bar, we were hungry after waiting 30 minutes for table.. so the bar was fine.. When we sat down they took our drink order, then came back about 10minutes later to take our food order.. We place our order.. and waited 30 minutes.. minutes no food.???? we decided to wait 10 more minutes ... still no food?? so after 40 minutes.. we left. I told the manager at the door we were leaving because we had been waiting 40 minutes an our food is not out.. He looked at us and said "ok".... he didnt apologize or anything... So that tells me THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR PATRONS , BECAUSE THEY HAVE ENOUGH BUSINESS... WELL THEY WILL NOT GET MY BUSINESS EVER AGAIN.

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★☆☆☆☆

I must say the food their is good.. I gave it a 1 star because the SERVICE IS TERRIBLE.. I feel they don't really care about their service to the customers because they are really busy.. Well as I have visited the place serveral times. My last visit was so horrible, it made me write this review..

1st they tried to sit me and my partner in this corner where the table was crammed , we would have had to squeeze in it to sit at the table .. So I went back to the front informed the hostess that we would rather wait on another table.. Well they said we can sit you at the bar, we were hungry after waiting 30 minutes for table.. so the bar was fine.. When we sat down they took our drink order, then came back about 10minutes later to take our food order.. We place our order.. and waited 30 minutes.. minutes no food.???? we decided to wait 10 more minutes ... still no food?? so after 40 minutes.. we left. I told the manager at the door we were leaving because we had been waiting 40 minutes an our food is not out.. He looked at us and said "ok".... he didnt apologize or anything... So that tells me THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR PATRONS , BECAUSE THEY HAVE ENOUGH BUSINESS... WELL THEY WILL NOT GET MY BUSINESS EVER AGAIN.

Pros: they make decent bread

Cons: terrible customer service- horrible management

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Breakfast is probably the least respected meal of the day?. that is unless you??re including Taco Bell??s notorious ??4th meal?? in your list? people skip it, look past it and sometimes even look down on it. Heck for breakfast to get any love or respect it has had to form a tenuous partnership with lunch, bringing us brunch. Luckily for us ATLiens, there is one place in the city that is doing breakfast, and its cousin brunch, justice like no other place in town: Highland Bakery.

Highland Bakery has one of the most creative and inviting menus you??ll ever see in a breakfast or brunch spot. And even more impressive; everything is executed well. Yes for the traditionalists there??s the standard eggs, bacon and toast. But its for those more adventurous diners that the bakery truly begins to shine. Try the cilantro corn cakes, the peanut butter french toast or for something that will truly have you in breakfast ecstasy: the sweet potato pancakes; hands down the best in town! And oh yeah, this is a bakery afterall, so don??t forget to try a tasty cupcake or cinnamon roll on your way out, cause yes, Highland Bakery does them well too.

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★★★★★

Breakfast is probably the least respected meal of the day?. that is unless you??re including Taco Bell??s notorious ??4th meal?? in your list? people skip it, look past it and sometimes even look down on it. Heck for breakfast to get any love or respect it has had to form a tenuous partnership with lunch, bringing us brunch. Luckily for us ATLiens, there is one place in the city that is doing breakfast, and its cousin brunch, justice like no other place in town: Highland Bakery.

Highland Bakery has one of the most creative and inviting menus you??ll ever see in a breakfast or brunch spot. And even more impressive; everything is executed well. Yes for the traditionalists there??s the standard eggs, bacon and toast. But its for those more adventurous diners that the bakery truly begins to shine. Try the cilantro corn cakes, the peanut butter french toast or for something that will truly have you in breakfast ecstasy: the sweet potato pancakes; hands down the best in town! And oh yeah, this is a bakery afterall, so don??t forget to try a tasty cupcake or cinnamon roll on your way out, cause yes, Highland Bakery does them well too.

Pros: best sweet potato pancakes in town, creative menu, friendly

Cons: if you get there late, you're gonna wait

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I went there with friends today because of all the good things I had heard about it, the amazing french toast, the great cinnamon rolls, etc. We got there, sat down, ordered, and 40 minutes later we still did not have our food. The table right next to us who got there 20 minutes after we sat down got their food before us... and 2 out of the 3 dishes that we had ordered ended up at their table. The sweet potato pancakes were very good I must say but the best they could do for the poor service was write the cinnamon roll off the tab. My friend didn't even eat an entire piece of peanut butter french toast because it was so rich and unappetizing. I will definitely not be going back unless it's to get a pastry on the go. They need to get their act together and keep order tabs straight.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there with friends today because of all the good things I had heard about it, the amazing french toast, the great cinnamon rolls, etc. We got there, sat down, ordered, and 40 minutes later we still did not have our food. The table right next to us who got there 20 minutes after we sat down got their food before us... and 2 out of the 3 dishes that we had ordered ended up at their table. The sweet potato pancakes were very good I must say but the best they could do for the poor service was write the cinnamon roll off the tab. My friend didn't even eat an entire piece of peanut butter french toast because it was so rich and unappetizing. I will definitely not be going back unless it's to get a pastry on the go. They need to get their act together and keep order tabs straight.

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After several visits to this restaurant, I've given up. Today, we arrived at 1:00pm for brunch for a table of 3. After a 45 minute wait for a table, the host kept seating tables of 2 only. He couldn't figure out that pushing two 'couples' tables together could seat 3 sooner than having to wait for a table that sat 4 people.

We left and we will NOT be back again. Although the food is tasty, it is SO NOT worth the wait. There are plenty of other better restaurant options in Inman Park. It still surprises me that patrons of this establishment tolerate such low standards. In this economy, restaurants should be falling over themselves to accommodate the very people who keep them in business.

Good luck Highland Bakery. You'll need it!

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★☆☆☆☆

After several visits to this restaurant, I've given up. Today, we arrived at 1:00pm for brunch for a table of 3. After a 45 minute wait for a table, the host kept seating tables of 2 only. He couldn't figure out that pushing two 'couples' tables together could seat 3 sooner than having to wait for a table that sat 4 people.

We left and we will NOT be back again. Although the food is tasty, it is SO NOT worth the wait. There are plenty of other better restaurant options in Inman Park. It still surprises me that patrons of this establishment tolerate such low standards. In this economy, restaurants should be falling over themselves to accommodate the very people who keep them in business.

Good luck Highland Bakery. You'll need it!

Pros: Food okay, but not consistently uniform

Cons: Horrible wait staff, clueless.

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Highland Bakery is a great place for brunch as evidenced by the line of people waiting for a table on the weekend. The food is definitely worth the wait. They have something that will please everyone.

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★★★★☆

Highland Bakery is a great place for brunch as evidenced by the line of people waiting for a table on the weekend. The food is definitely worth the wait. They have something that will please everyone.

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Highland Bakery has the best shrimp and grits ever and it is served with jalepeno fociacca bread that is to die for. But everything on the menu is fantastic. I especially love the breakfast items and the chicken salad sandwich. You can't miss with Highland Bakery and don't forget to take home something sweet to eat later - they have awesome red velvet cupcakes!

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★★★★★

Highland Bakery has the best shrimp and grits ever and it is served with jalepeno fociacca bread that is to die for. But everything on the menu is fantastic. I especially love the breakfast items and the chicken salad sandwich. You can't miss with Highland Bakery and don't forget to take home something sweet to eat later - they have awesome red velvet cupcakes!

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Be warned - you will want a cinnamon roll. If not that, one of the many muffins, cup cakes, or other sweet goodness that makes your mouth water when you walk into this place.

Brunch is amazing. It's so amazing you might want to walk in with your elastic pants on. Hell, just don't wear pants it'll give you more room to enjoy the variety of brunch items that exist on their menu. I highly recommend this on a short list of great brunch spots in Atlanta.

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★★★★☆

Be warned - you will want a cinnamon roll. If not that, one of the many muffins, cup cakes, or other sweet goodness that makes your mouth water when you walk into this place.

Brunch is amazing. It's so amazing you might want to walk in with your elastic pants on. Hell, just don't wear pants it'll give you more room to enjoy the variety of brunch items that exist on their menu. I highly recommend this on a short list of great brunch spots in Atlanta.

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I used to be a fan of this neighborhood cafe, but the quality has been letting me down lately...

Chipped plates, poorly presented food, overcooked & cold eggs... and less than happy wait staff.

It's time for me to find a new brunch place.

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★★☆☆☆

I used to be a fan of this neighborhood cafe, but the quality has been letting me down lately...

Chipped plates, poorly presented food, overcooked & cold eggs... and less than happy wait staff.

It's time for me to find a new brunch place.

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What can i say about Highland Bakery other than the food is AMAZING! The service is spotty at best (but hello this is Atlanta) - they are as good as anywhere else. The food is AMAZING!!!! I am about the pickiest person in the whole damn world but you wont find a better breakfast this cheap (if you think this is overpriced head on over to the Buckhead Diner or its Sister Brunch Establishment across the street) anywhere ITP or OTP.

I think the people who left nasty comments must have had someone urinate in their cereal because I have been to the Highland Bakery many many times (almost every Sunday) and have never ever had a meal less than amazing. The Jalape?o Focaccia Bread is to DIE FOR! Ignore the bitter and go let your tastebuds have a PARTY!!!

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★★★★★

What can i say about Highland Bakery other than the food is AMAZING! The service is spotty at best (but hello this is Atlanta) - they are as good as anywhere else. The food is AMAZING!!!! I am about the pickiest person in the whole damn world but you wont find a better breakfast this cheap (if you think this is overpriced head on over to the Buckhead Diner or its Sister Brunch Establishment across the street) anywhere ITP or OTP.

I think the people who left nasty comments must have had someone urinate in their cereal because I have been to the Highland Bakery many many times (almost every Sunday) and have never ever had a meal less than amazing. The Jalape?o Focaccia Bread is to DIE FOR! Ignore the bitter and go let your tastebuds have a PARTY!!!

Pros: The Food is AMAZING and Consistent

Cons: You will wait on the weekend!

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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!

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★★★★☆

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!

Pros: Great breakfast menu

Cons: Little bit pricey

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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...

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★★☆☆☆

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...

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Mediocre food, poor service

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Highland Bakery has the best breakfast in town! The wait can be a little long sometimes but it's worth it. The coffee is also excellent too. It's my top brunch place!

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★★★★☆

Highland Bakery has the best breakfast in town! The wait can be a little long sometimes but it's worth it. The coffee is also excellent too. It's my top brunch place!

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: easy parking

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Great fresh salmon

Cons: HORRIBLE attitude from the hostess

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: good breakfast

Cons: waiting

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Food is awful, heavy and buttery and often tasteless

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: who doesnt love breakfast??!!?!??!?

Cons: can get very busy

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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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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Breakfast is exceptional.

Cons: Parking could be better, but we've never had a problem.

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I love going here on a Saturday afternoon! The cowboy benedict and mochas are wonderful! If you live in the neighborhood, you can even sit outside with your dog and have a great view of the Atlanta skyline.

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★★★★☆

I love going here on a Saturday afternoon! The cowboy benedict and mochas are wonderful! If you live in the neighborhood, you can even sit outside with your dog and have a great view of the Atlanta skyline.

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Weekend breakfast can be chaotic but that's part of the fun. The cheese grits are amazing, with or without shrimp. The monster cinnamon rolls are insanely good. For lunch I love the curried chicken salad. I've stopped by to pick up cupcakes, bagels, and bread on different occasions and all have been great. Can't wait to take out-of-town guests here!

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★★★★☆

Weekend breakfast can be chaotic but that's part of the fun. The cheese grits are amazing, with or without shrimp. The monster cinnamon rolls are insanely good. For lunch I love the curried chicken salad. I've stopped by to pick up cupcakes, bagels, and bread on different occasions and all have been great. Can't wait to take out-of-town guests here!

Pros: Good food across the board, friendly service

Cons: Can get crowded

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Went there on a sunday morning....waited over an hour to be seated. The wait felt disorganized, originally told us would only be 45 minutes.

Ordered Shrimp and Grits, was ver y good, but could have been hotter. Everyone else at the table really loved their breakfast. Oh, and the Ricotta pancakes were outstanding! Waitress was very sweet, and service was good. They have a peanut butter french toast that looked OUTSTANDING, next time we are going to indulge.

Took some cupcakes home for the kids, and they went crazy!

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★★★★☆

Went there on a sunday morning....waited over an hour to be seated. The wait felt disorganized, originally told us would only be 45 minutes.

Ordered Shrimp and Grits, was ver y good, but could have been hotter. Everyone else at the table really loved their breakfast. Oh, and the Ricotta pancakes were outstanding! Waitress was very sweet, and service was good. They have a peanut butter french toast that looked OUTSTANDING, next time we are going to indulge.

Took some cupcakes home for the kids, and they went crazy!

Pros: Delicious Food

Cons: disorganized, long wait

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Tried two cupcakes - they were really attractive and tempting to the eye, but sadly the flavor did not live up to the look, and the cake was dry. Maybe I'm just not a cupcake person...

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★★☆☆☆

Tried two cupcakes - they were really attractive and tempting to the eye, but sadly the flavor did not live up to the look, and the cake was dry. Maybe I'm just not a cupcake person...

Pros: Everything looks fabulous

Cons: Might not taste as good as it looks

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I went just to try the baked goods. I bought a brownie, cupcake, lemon bar and cheesecake. The brownie was dry and overcooked. The cupcake had no flavor. the lemon bar crust was doughy and the powder sugar had a chemical taste to it. The cheesecake was ok but nothing to rave about. The person who helped me seemed to be bothered that she had to work. I do not recommend going back and I will not be bothering to try it again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went just to try the baked goods. I bought a brownie, cupcake, lemon bar and cheesecake. The brownie was dry and overcooked. The cupcake had no flavor. the lemon bar crust was doughy and the powder sugar had a chemical taste to it. The cheesecake was ok but nothing to rave about. The person who helped me seemed to be bothered that she had to work. I do not recommend going back and I will not be bothering to try it again.

Pros: nothing was good

Cons: desserts and the service

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Finally a restaurant that offers my favorite breakfast item! Until My trip to Highlant Bakery, this is one dish that seemed to be on the "endangered recipe" list. Not only did they serve up an excellent benedict, it was paired with the most awesome grits I have ever tasted ....... ground in their own kitchen! Our waitress immediately suited us up with coffee and waters, filled us in on the house favorites and was off with our order. I didn't make any side purchases from the bakery this trip , which was very tempting.May be next time.

2
★★★★★

Finally a restaurant that offers my favorite breakfast item! Until My trip to Highlant Bakery, this is one dish that seemed to be on the "endangered recipe" list. Not only did they serve up an excellent benedict, it was paired with the most awesome grits I have ever tasted ....... ground in their own kitchen! Our waitress immediately suited us up with coffee and waters, filled us in on the house favorites and was off with our order. I didn't make any side purchases from the bakery this trip , which was very tempting.May be next time.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Parking could be a problem during peak hours

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I need to buy a vowel so I can say OH MY GOD! This place was amazing. After working all night long at a nearby hospital, I was a little nervous about going to a neighborhood breakfast place to grab a coffee. I quickly found a parking space right beside the building and made my way inside. The staff IMMEDIATELY were polite, greated me and asked if I wanted to be seated. I just wanted a TO GO coffee and the guy behind the counter whipped up a turtle mocha for me. I was like drinking dessert, I was in heaven. I also orderd a couple of muffins. The Banana nut muffin was AMAZING, better than mom's, but I"ll deny it if she ever reads this. I asked for a couple of menus to take back to work, the staff seemed greatful that I was willing to refer my co-workers.

2
★★★★★

I need to buy a vowel so I can say OH MY GOD! This place was amazing. After working all night long at a nearby hospital, I was a little nervous about going to a neighborhood breakfast place to grab a coffee. I quickly found a parking space right beside the building and made my way inside. The staff IMMEDIATELY were polite, greated me and asked if I wanted to be seated. I just wanted a TO GO coffee and the guy behind the counter whipped up a turtle mocha for me. I was like drinking dessert, I was in heaven. I also orderd a couple of muffins. The Banana nut muffin was AMAZING, better than mom's, but I"ll deny it if she ever reads this. I asked for a couple of menus to take back to work, the staff seemed greatful that I was willing to refer my co-workers.

Pros: Friendly staff, GREAT TURTLE MOCHAs,

Cons: Parking looks like it could be a little stressful

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Let me start of by saying that I don't like sweet potatoes.
They can't seem to decide whether they want to be a side dish or dessert. They're too sweet for a side dish and, in dessert, they somehow manage to be heavy without being rich.
In short, I don't like candied sweet potatoes, I don't like sweet potato casserole, I don't like sweet potato souffle, I don't like sweet potato pie.
With some cinnamon and brown sugar, I'm willing to eat a baked sweet potato but, even then, that's more for the beta carotene than for pleasure.

That said, I love the sweet potato pancakes at Highland Bakery. Generally, I find sweet potato dishes to be cloying and heavy, but the pancakes at Highland Bakery are fluffy but still substantial - these'll keep you full for a while - and cut the sweetness enough so that the flavor melds nicely with the syrup and pecans they're served with.

Until Highland Bakery, I also never understood the appeal of grits. They usually need something added to them such as cheese because they're so bland, bland, bland.
Highland Bakery grinds their grits on site and it makes a huge difference.
Their grits are so full of corn flavor that you don't need to add anything to get them down.

Also, Highland Bakery has the best iced tea I've had yet. It's not the usual iced tea that's either flavorless or overpoweringly strong.

2
★★★★☆

Let me start of by saying that I don't like sweet potatoes.
They can't seem to decide whether they want to be a side dish or dessert. They're too sweet for a side dish and, in dessert, they somehow manage to be heavy without being rich.
In short, I don't like candied sweet potatoes, I don't like sweet potato casserole, I don't like sweet potato souffle, I don't like sweet potato pie.
With some cinnamon and brown sugar, I'm willing to eat a baked sweet potato but, even then, that's more for the beta carotene than for pleasure.

That said, I love the sweet potato pancakes at Highland Bakery. Generally, I find sweet potato dishes to be cloying and heavy, but the pancakes at Highland Bakery are fluffy but still substantial - these'll keep you full for a while - and cut the sweetness enough so that the flavor melds nicely with the syrup and pecans they're served with.

Until Highland Bakery, I also never understood the appeal of grits. They usually need something added to them such as cheese because they're so bland, bland, bland.
Highland Bakery grinds their grits on site and it makes a huge difference.
Their grits are so full of corn flavor that you don't need to add anything to get them down.

Also, Highland Bakery has the best iced tea I've had yet. It's not the usual iced tea that's either flavorless or overpoweringly strong.

Pros: grits, sweet potato pancakes, iced tea

Cons: parking

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Highland Bakery is an unassuming haven of culinary delight. The sweet potato pancakes are pure bliss; they are, by far, the most delicious pancakes I have ever experienced.

If you live in or near Atlanta, you MUST dine here. Visitors to the area should automatically add Highland Bakery to their itineraries.

2
★★★★★

Highland Bakery is an unassuming haven of culinary delight. The sweet potato pancakes are pure bliss; they are, by far, the most delicious pancakes I have ever experienced.

If you live in or near Atlanta, you MUST dine here. Visitors to the area should automatically add Highland Bakery to their itineraries.

Pros: Helpful and courteous staff, stellar brunch, vegetarian options

Cons: NONE

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This is my first time to go on the other side of the city to have brunch but it was completely worth it! Our waitress was so helpful and nice. I ate the Ricotta blueberry pancakes with a side of grits and it was amazing! Cant wait to go back again for the grits!

2
★★★★☆

This is my first time to go on the other side of the city to have brunch but it was completely worth it! Our waitress was so helpful and nice. I ate the Ricotta blueberry pancakes with a side of grits and it was amazing! Cant wait to go back again for the grits!

Pros: ambience

Cons: parking

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An old building has been renovated into a restaurant/bakery and we are all the better for it. While the service can be mixed, the food is worth it. Fabulous grits, stone-ground on site, are the pinnacle of this restaurants grub. Eggs Benedict are tasty, and can be done with either traditional Canadian bacon, or with crabcakes, and either way is scrumptious. My wife swears by the breakfast sandwiches.

If you are too late getting into Thumbs Up Diner, shoot around the corner and give this joint a shot. You won't be dissappointed...

2
★★★★★

An old building has been renovated into a restaurant/bakery and we are all the better for it. While the service can be mixed, the food is worth it. Fabulous grits, stone-ground on site, are the pinnacle of this restaurants grub. Eggs Benedict are tasty, and can be done with either traditional Canadian bacon, or with crabcakes, and either way is scrumptious. My wife swears by the breakfast sandwiches.

If you are too late getting into Thumbs Up Diner, shoot around the corner and give this joint a shot. You won't be dissappointed...

Pros: Excellent food, plenty of seating.

Cons: not really any

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i have no idea what happened to the people who say the food is bad and the service is horrible. my husband and i live in the neighborhood and make a habit of going to the highland bakery almost every weekend. it is one of the best breakfasts offered in the city, and for a much better price than most other places. the staff know us now, and were always very friendly. the food is amazing, especially the grits (ground on-site). my husband loves their breakfast sandwich and gets that almost every time we go. if you head over for lunch, try to crabcake sandwich or the grilled cheese on rosemary bread, both are very good. if you are one of those people who don't understand why people eat grits, please try highland bakery's. they will surely change your mind.

2
★★★★★

i have no idea what happened to the people who say the food is bad and the service is horrible. my husband and i live in the neighborhood and make a habit of going to the highland bakery almost every weekend. it is one of the best breakfasts offered in the city, and for a much better price than most other places. the staff know us now, and were always very friendly. the food is amazing, especially the grits (ground on-site). my husband loves their breakfast sandwich and gets that almost every time we go. if you head over for lunch, try to crabcake sandwich or the grilled cheese on rosemary bread, both are very good. if you are one of those people who don't understand why people eat grits, please try highland bakery's. they will surely change your mind.

Pros: grits, bohemian atmosphere, inexpensive

Cons: crowded on weekends, slow on weekends

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I love the casual feel of the highland bakery. The breakfast is always good! They actually offer vegi sausage option with your eggs, YEH! Love the staff, they are always friendly and helpful. Haven't tried lunch yet. The baked goods I tried don't look to good, but they taste great! Will be back!

2
★★★★☆

I love the casual feel of the highland bakery. The breakfast is always good! They actually offer vegi sausage option with your eggs, YEH! Love the staff, they are always friendly and helpful. Haven't tried lunch yet. The baked goods I tried don't look to good, but they taste great! Will be back!

Pros: breakfast, service, baked goods

Cons: busy weekends

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Amazingly bad service!
I stopped for breakfast, there were a total of 5 customers in the entire place. The waitress had numerous long conversations with the one table she was working, and breezed directly past me as I tried to get her attention (and a table) several times. After her last trip from the kitchen, she came out, and then began stacking and drying plates behind the bar. I literally stood by myself for about ten minutes, while the staff went about small trivial chores without so much as making eye contact, never mind a "I'll be with you in a moment" . A co-worker of mine had a similar experience, and tried to warn me away from this place, and I wish I had listened to her. A busy staff, I can understand. But this was just plain lazy and rude behavior from the servers.

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★☆☆☆☆

Amazingly bad service!
I stopped for breakfast, there were a total of 5 customers in the entire place. The waitress had numerous long conversations with the one table she was working, and breezed directly past me as I tried to get her attention (and a table) several times. After her last trip from the kitchen, she came out, and then began stacking and drying plates behind the bar. I literally stood by myself for about ten minutes, while the staff went about small trivial chores without so much as making eye contact, never mind a "I'll be with you in a moment" . A co-worker of mine had a similar experience, and tried to warn me away from this place, and I wish I had listened to her. A busy staff, I can understand. But this was just plain lazy and rude behavior from the servers.

Cons: non-existent service

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This is by far my favorite place to eat! They have the best sandwiches *the Hummus sandwich is amazing!* and the baked goods are very tasty. The service there is always friendly. The bakery is packed with art students so all of the food is very creative and a delight to look at. The breakfast there is also very good *try the Blueberry pancakes, they are delicious!*

2
★★★★★

This is by far my favorite place to eat! They have the best sandwiches *the Hummus sandwich is amazing!* and the baked goods are very tasty. The service there is always friendly. The bakery is packed with art students so all of the food is very creative and a delight to look at. The breakfast there is also very good *try the Blueberry pancakes, they are delicious!*

Pros: food, service, creative/colorful

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I am very impressed by this little bakery..... I am starting a restaurant on the west coast and considering using them as my bread supplier..... The freshness and quality of the product you receive is amazing..... Kudos to the restaurant owners and staff for being apart of such awonderful place

2
★★★★★

I am very impressed by this little bakery..... I am starting a restaurant on the west coast and considering using them as my bread supplier..... The freshness and quality of the product you receive is amazing..... Kudos to the restaurant owners and staff for being apart of such awonderful place

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This restaurant is as good as it gets. I have been a resident of the metro area for the last 14 years and have gone to every one of the "Hot Spot" brunches. This place Exceeds in every area, the music fun, the service was just right, the coffee was the best cup I've had in months and my crabcakes benedict was superb. My friends had other dishes and were equally impressed. The bill was so little I bought the whole round and I'm going back this week to try the lunch menu. Some of the eateries that have been around awhile should stop in and try to remeber what quality is about. I almost forgot to mention... the carrot cake we shared for dessrt was the best I have ever had. The only draw back was waiting to sit... We had a large party and the place was packed

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is as good as it gets. I have been a resident of the metro area for the last 14 years and have gone to every one of the "Hot Spot" brunches. This place Exceeds in every area, the music fun, the service was just right, the coffee was the best cup I've had in months and my crabcakes benedict was superb. My friends had other dishes and were equally impressed. The bill was so little I bought the whole round and I'm going back this week to try the lunch menu. Some of the eateries that have been around awhile should stop in and try to remeber what quality is about. I almost forgot to mention... the carrot cake we shared for dessrt was the best I have ever had. The only draw back was waiting to sit... We had a large party and the place was packed

Pros: crabcakes, carrot cake, coffee

Cons: long wait, bathroom is ugly, close at 4

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What a great find this little bakery has been!!! This bakery is what it was like when your family woke you up on the weekends to go to the neighborhood bakery where the people you met actually made the food instead of thawing it out. Everything is homemade you can see it throught he window!!! I have purchased cakes and pastries from the bakery for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it is sure to be a tradition for our family. The best part is coming to pick up your pastry orders, you just have to stop in and have a stack of those Sweet Potato Pancake - yum!!!!

2
★★★★★

What a great find this little bakery has been!!! This bakery is what it was like when your family woke you up on the weekends to go to the neighborhood bakery where the people you met actually made the food instead of thawing it out. Everything is homemade you can see it throught he window!!! I have purchased cakes and pastries from the bakery for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it is sure to be a tradition for our family. The best part is coming to pick up your pastry orders, you just have to stop in and have a stack of those Sweet Potato Pancake - yum!!!!

Pros: Food, Pastries, People

Cons: crowded, busy, parking

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Great little neighborhood cafe. The food is plentiful and tasty, and the baked goods are to-die-for (I could bathe in that buttercream frosting). The wait staff is friendly and attentative, if occasionally scattered. Yes, you may have a bit of a wait on the weekend, but that's cause everyone else loves it too. It's worth the wait.

Must tries: Highland Breakfast, Divine coconut cake, Grilled cheese & BBQ sandwiches!

2
★★★★★

Great little neighborhood cafe. The food is plentiful and tasty, and the baked goods are to-die-for (I could bathe in that buttercream frosting). The wait staff is friendly and attentative, if occasionally scattered. Yes, you may have a bit of a wait on the weekend, but that's cause everyone else loves it too. It's worth the wait.

Must tries: Highland Breakfast, Divine coconut cake, Grilled cheese & BBQ sandwiches!

Pros: Coffee, Service, Great patio

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I have never felt the need to review a (bad) restaurant until now. This is certainly the worst experience I have ever had. The food was below average (atctually I did not get to really eat!) The breads were barely edible.
But the worst of it all was the SERVICE. Our coffees were cold and bitter. We were not given sugar for 15 mins after we got the coffee. Utensils were not given for the longest time. I sent back an order (terrible terrible, French Toast) literally untouched and still saw it in included in the final bill. I had to ASK to have it removed! The grilled cheese did not have the veggies I asked or ...just plain rubbery cheese. And the sausage... thin slices, definately frozen for months and heated.
This place needs to hire help with atleast average intelligence.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have never felt the need to review a (bad) restaurant until now. This is certainly the worst experience I have ever had. The food was below average (atctually I did not get to really eat!) The breads were barely edible.
But the worst of it all was the SERVICE. Our coffees were cold and bitter. We were not given sugar for 15 mins after we got the coffee. Utensils were not given for the longest time. I sent back an order (terrible terrible, French Toast) literally untouched and still saw it in included in the final bill. I had to ASK to have it removed! The grilled cheese did not have the veggies I asked or ...just plain rubbery cheese. And the sausage... thin slices, definately frozen for months and heated.
This place needs to hire help with atleast average intelligence.

Cons: bad service, below average food

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This place needs some real help immediately. Its so very sad in this day and age to see a place thats just sorely misconceived from the start. Either run by overly zealous inexperienced restaurateurs, or just fools that were never taught, The Highland bakery is a classic example of what not to do with a grass roots hospitality concept. The bread?? My lord, someone ask the owners to eat some real bread. Even Whole foods bread is better and thats not saying much. The bagels? golley, listen folks,.. a bagel is boiled and baked not piped from a pastry bag. And whats with the Cyclops sized egg sandwiches?? ever heard of user friendly? ever heard of seasoning your food? My god,..the place is sooo entirely flawed, i cannot imagine what a second time patron looks like. Save your money and drive to pastries a go go in Decatur. !

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place needs some real help immediately. Its so very sad in this day and age to see a place thats just sorely misconceived from the start. Either run by overly zealous inexperienced restaurateurs, or just fools that were never taught, The Highland bakery is a classic example of what not to do with a grass roots hospitality concept. The bread?? My lord, someone ask the owners to eat some real bread. Even Whole foods bread is better and thats not saying much. The bagels? golley, listen folks,.. a bagel is boiled and baked not piped from a pastry bag. And whats with the Cyclops sized egg sandwiches?? ever heard of user friendly? ever heard of seasoning your food? My god,..the place is sooo entirely flawed, i cannot imagine what a second time patron looks like. Save your money and drive to pastries a go go in Decatur. !

Pros: cute exterior, view of bakery facill

Cons: all but the look

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I live in the area and love this place. I highly recommend the grilled cheese sandwich with rosemary garlic bread...yum!! They have great food and fabulous service!

2
★★★★★

I live in the area and love this place. I highly recommend the grilled cheese sandwich with rosemary garlic bread...yum!! They have great food and fabulous service!

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They have the freshest most wholesome baked goods I've tried in Atlanta. The cranberry walnut bread is excellent, and the everything breakfast sandwiches keep me happy all morning. Great place, Great food and a Great value. Placing advance or special orders is easy. Nutritious and delicious, the daily specials add variety.

2
★★★★★

They have the freshest most wholesome baked goods I've tried in Atlanta. The cranberry walnut bread is excellent, and the everything breakfast sandwiches keep me happy all morning. Great place, Great food and a Great value. Placing advance or special orders is easy. Nutritious and delicious, the daily specials add variety.

Pros: inexpensive, relaxed atmosphere, casual

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Highland Bakery has maintained a steady stream of loyal clientele since its opening, by providing nourishing, healthy, wholesome goods. Using a stone from Austria, owner Stacey Eames slowly grinds grains at a low temperature, preserving…

 

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