It’s debatable whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But our taste buds know how delicious breakfast foods are.
Let’s take a look at the best breakfast spots in Augusta, Georgia!
Bodega Ultima (Surrey Center)
Bodega Ultima is owned by the father and son team behind Takosushi, another popular Augusta restaurant.
What separates Bodega Ultima is the homage it pays to the corner stores of larger American cities. There is a sense of familiarity and hospitality, all while enjoying handcrafted food and beverages.
Their Smoked & Fried Chicken Biscuit is among the best in town, along with the lox bagel, avocado toast, Ultima Sandwich, and chicken breakfast burrito.
Enjoy bottomless mimosas (OJ, grapefruit, & pineapple) for $30 per person. If youâ€™re more of a coffee drinker, try the Puerto Rican coffee with rum and coffee liqueur.
View all of their menus here, including the breakfast menu.
First Watch (Augusta – Crane Creek Dr.)
Newly opened in Augusta, First Watch joins the list of Augusta restaurants with outstanding breakfasts. Part of a national chain, the Augusta spot is located at 630 Crane Creek Drive, Suite 405, Augusta, GA.
Their menu is eclectic.
From the Trifecta Plate with Belgian waffle, eggs, and bacon to the Barbacoa Quesadilla Benedit, First Watch focuses on American breakfast staples and Mexican flavors.
With concern for fresh ingredients and healthy options, this spot has amazing vegetarian options. Try the avocado toast, breakfast bowls, or steel cut oats with mixed berries and bananas.
Metro Diner (Washington Road – near the Augusta National)
Metro Dinerâ€™s casual atmosphere and hearty portions make this a local favorite for a classic breakfast!
It’s one of the most convenient breakfast spots for attendees at the Masters Golf Tournament. Located on Washington Road, Metro Diner is under a mile from the Augusta National Golf Club.
They have pretty much everything someone could crave, from chicken and waffles to french toast to eggs benedict and Belgian waffles. As featured in Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives”, Metro Diner is an amazing breakfast restaurant with some innovative creations as well!
Also, donâ€™t forget about the $3.39 mimosas! Check out their menu here. If youâ€™re looking to get a lot of bang for your buck, be sure to check out Metro Diner.
Sunrise Grill (Martinez & North Augusta)
Sunrise Grill is a top choice for the classic diner experience, with customer service that makes you feel at home. They cater to early birds, opening their doors at 6:00
AM. Sunrise Grill’s menu focuses on 15 breakfast plate specials. It’s the best place if you’re looking for a wide variety of eggs, bacon, ham, grits, home fries, pancakes, grits, and waffles! Check out their breakfast menu here.
They have a lunch menu complete with reuben sandwiches, salads, and burgers. More on the best burgers in Augusta here.
The Brunch House of Augusta (Downtown Augusta)
The Brunch House is a newer restaurant in downtown Augusta that is worth checking out! Their breakfast menu is straightforward with 8-10 options.
Named after Augusta, The Garden City Breakfast Bowl is among the most popular dishes. It consists of an omlette over yellow grits, complete with vegetables, meat, and bread of your choice. Other options range from Chicken & Waffles to biscuits with country sausage gravy.
Brunch House Augusta recently made Yelpâ€™s Top 100 US Restaurants 2022. The article describes its menu as: â€œAll-homemade comfort food with a Southern flair, including shrimp and grits or chicken and waffles. A bevy of burgers, sandwiches, and pasta bowls round out the lunch offerings.â€
Even if you donâ€™t really like breakfast food, The Brunch House is guaranteed to have something you like, with the patty melt, chicken alfredo bowl and Brunch House chopped salad serving as strong alternatives to traditional brunch fare.
Fun Fact: The location was formerly a restaurant called The Whistle Stop Cafe.
New Moon Cafe (Downtown Augusta)
New Moon CafÃ© is a casual breakfast spot and is located in the historic J.B. Whiteâ€™s Building on Broad Street. This funky, female-owned restaurant not only has locally roasted coffee and homemade bread and pastries but also sells local art.
The downtown mess grits bowl and the smoked salmon bagel are two local favorites. View the downtown Augusta location menu here.
New Moon also gives Augusta-based businesses the opportunity to leave flyers to attract customers.
Humanitree House (Downtown Augusta)
Humanitree House is a great spot for healthy and vegan breakfasts. It’s also a lot more. It’s family-owned restaurant, juice bar, art gallery, performance space, and education center!
The establishment is wholeheartedly committed to veganism and all its principles. As such, all their foods, juices, and other beverages are 100% vegan. They also strive to use organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. More vegetarian and vegan options in Augusta here.
The breakfast menu consists of smoothies, smoothie bowls, juices, and avocado toast.
Theyâ€™re pros at juicing, but if youâ€™d like to try it out at home, youâ€™ll need a decent juicer. The Mueller Juicer Ultra Power is a good option and can be found here on Amazon.
Edgar’s Grille and Edgar’s Bakehouse (Augusta – Washington Road)
Edgar’s is another favorite for breakfast foods in Augusta! Edgar’s Grille is only open for brunch on Sunday. The breakfast menu consists of all the staples.
Omelets, biscuits & gravy, grits, and bacon or sausage.
On the other hand, Edgar’s Bakehouse is open at breakfast hours throughout the week. Michael Romano, the Executive Pastry, Chef Romano hails from New York City and has won multiple competitions on the Food Network.
Edgar’s Bakehouse focuses on providing high-quality pastries and breads. The breakfast pastries include cheese Danishes, croissants, and muffins. Some of the savory options are the loaded scone and pimento cheese puffin.
Waffle House (18 Locations)
No breakfast list would be complete without mentioning Waffle House. At this point, Waffle House is an institution, especially in Georgia.
It will not take you long to find a Waffle House, no matter what part of the CSRA you are in! You can’t go wrong with the classic hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, and waffles!
How many Waffle Houses are there in Augusta, GA?
The greater Augusta area has 18 separate Waffle House locations. Check out this directory to find the nearest one to you.
Huddle House (Downtown Augusta)
The Augusta Huddle Huddle House sits cozily on the corner of Broad and Ellis Street. Much like Waffle House, this is a traditional diner experience.
Open 24-hours a day, Huddle House serves breakfast options all day.
The Bee’s Knees (Downtown Augusta)
Opening at 8:00 AM, the Bee’s Knee’s new menu is almost totally vegan, with some vegetarian options too.
Their menu is still developing and more options are set to be released soon. For now, there is a â€œbuild your ownâ€ option where guests can pick whether they want a biscuit, burrito, grit bowl, or hash bowl then choose between 7 specialty combinations of toppings.
Try the Georgia honey or seasonal jam with the biscuits!
Also, they have an extensive coffee and tea menu, complete with a signature Beeâ€™s Knees latte, a blend of espresso oat milk, honey, lavender, and bee pollen.
Take a look at their full food menu here.
Also, check out these recipes for the days you want to make your own delicious breakfasts.
If you are serving breakfast at home, be sure to check out the Junior League of Augustaâ€™s Tea Time at the Masters cookbook series for classic Southern brunch recipes, as well as recipes for any occasion! The original, â€œSecond Round,â€ and â€œPar Threeâ€ are all available on Amazon, along with The Breakfast Bible
Also, I use Lodge Cast Iron or a Carbon Steel pan for most of my cooking.