Best breakfast in Hall County? A Cafeteria-Style Restaurant Leads This List of 12 Popular Places


Hall County’s best breakfast can be found at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville, according to The Times’ annual Best of Hall County 2022. The top breakfast nominations came from readers and thousands of people voted in the contest, naming Longstreet Hall’s Best of 2022 in February. . The other nominees in the category are listed below in no particular order. Nominations for Best of Hall 2023 begin October 1, 2022.

Longstreet Cafe

One of Gainesville’s most beloved and famous breakfast spots is none other than the Longstreet Cafe, a staple of its 25-year history in town. Longstreet has two locations in Gainesville, and each is known for serving Southern breakfast favorites every morning. Homemade biscuits are prepared daily, as well as chicken, tenderloin, sausages and several other meats. Other breakfast items served include oatmeal, pancakes, and eggs. The cafeteria-style atmosphere makes patrons feel at home, which is one of the reasons for Longstreet’s status as a local favorite. The walls are also adorned with Gainesville artifacts from years past, adding to the small-town appeal.

Where: 1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville; 405 Pearl Nix Drive, Gainesville

More information: 770-287-0820

Loretta’s Country Kitchen

Nestled in the heart of Oakwood is Loretta’s Country Kitchen, a local spot that has been serving Southern home cooking since 2001. Guests are greeted by a quaint Southern atmosphere and a plethora of Southern breakfast options served in a cafeteria style. Also on the menu is French toast and a giant cinnamon swirl for those craving a little something sweet in the morning.

Where: 4305 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

More information: 770-532-0370

Coffee Reid

The small community of Murrayville may not have many dining options to offer, but it does have one that stands out: Reid’s Cafe. Located just off Thompson Bridge Road on the way to Dahlonega, Reid’s Cafe is full of small town charm and plenty of classic Southern breakfast fare. However, Reid’s is perhaps best known for its homemade cookies, baked to a lovely golden brown and coated in bacon fat. You can pick up, dine or drive.

Where: 5337 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

More information: 770-535-7744

Rabbittown Cafe

True to its name, Rabbittown Cafe in East Hall makes itself unique with its giant rabbit statue outside and bunny-related décor inside. The restaurant serves classic cafeteria-style breakfasts, including eggs, bacon, oatmeal, and hash browns.

Where: 2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville

More information: 770-287-3695

Curt’s Restaurant

This family-run restaurant in Flowery Branch serves cafeteria-style classics for breakfast and lunch. It’s usually a busy place during breakfast hours.

Where: 3440 Branch Road, Flowering Branch

More information: 770-536-3053

cookie barn

This unassuming spot on Thompson Bridge Road serves up daily fresh homemade buttermilk biscuits and loaded gravel bowls. However, the most notable menu item for many local residents might be their sweet tea, which is strong in tea flavor and not as sweet as some. You can dine, pick up or drive.

Where: 3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

More information: 678-316-3009


The creperie chain not only serves its world-famous crepes, but also a variety of breakfast items, including omelettes, crepes, and French toast.

Where: 430 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SW, Gainesville

More information: 770-539-9120

dairy queen

The famous fast food ice cream chain also serves a tasty breakfast. The breakfast menu includes biscuits, gravy, pancakes, sausages and bacon.

Where: 951 Green St. NE # NW, Gainesville

More information: 770-532-6929

Gainesville Coffee at Lawrence Pharmacy

The relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff at Gainesville Coffee Shop make for a great breakfast or lunch. The menu offers cookies, oatmeal, pancakes, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, and eggs.

Where: 631 Broad Street SE, Gainesville

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Whole being coffee

Whole Being Cafe, located in a brick building in historic downtown Flowery Branch, is a welcoming cafe with an updated interior and a cozy upstairs loft. The cafe serves coffee, teas, and smoothies in addition to their unique breakfast menu of avocado toast, burritos, and sandwiches. Gluten-free options are also available.

Where: 5510 Main Street, Flower Branch

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Talmo Market Grill

The traditional restaurant located in the historic town center of Talmo offers breakfast and lunch. The Talmo Market Grill serves a variety of cookies with attentive service and a family atmosphere.

Where: 558 Main Street, Talmo

More information: 706-929-5127

Danny’s donuts

The family business, with a growing presence in Hall County, serves fresh daily artisan donuts. Danny’s Donuts menu also includes croissants, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, boba tea, smoothies and coffee.

Where: 417 Main St. SW No. 4415, Gainesville; 975 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 19, Gainesville; 4037 Winder Highway, Flowering Branch

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This list was compiled based on nominations made during Best of Hall County 2022. Voting for Best of Hall 2023 begins October 1, 2022.


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