A very special thank you to Le Petit Marché and Sun in My Belly for providing these meals in exchange for an honest review. As always, my opinions are 100% sincere and my own.
I absolutely love breakfast foods. I am a firm believer that breakfast is a meal that can, and should be enjoyed at any time of the day (dinner included), and I am always on the hunt for a place that really takes this meal to another level.
On my recent girls trip in Atlanta (more on that to come), we found not one, but two amazing restaurants that made my breakfast-loving dreams come true!!
Both of these fabulous establishments were located in the Kirkwood neighborhood, and Le Petit Marché was the first place that had me smiling from ear-to-ear.
Le Petit Marché
1984 Hosea L. Williams Drive
Atlanta, GA 30317
When you walk in to Le Petit Marché, you automatically feel at home. It’s cozy and inviting and the owner, Marchet, was was there to greet us with a warm smile. The staff are all incredibly friendly, and there are personal touches throughout that truly give it the feel of a mom and pop shop.
As you enter the restaurant you pay and drinks are self-serve. Even the people in line are welcoming, and we had one of the regulars give us a few fun facts (like mom’s cookies), and tell us to be prepared for long lines on the weekends!
We seated ourselves on the patio and the food came out quickly. Everything was delicious!!!!
I ordered the French Toast Sandwich with local sausage provided by Delia’s, and I shared my meal with Eryka of Busy Little Izzy, who ordered The Mediterranean. You can read about her experience here, and needless to say we were all impressed!
The Grit Stack, ordered by Stephanie of I Literally LOL was also phenomenal, and made with Delia’s chicken sausage. Bacon and shrimp was another option, and Le Petit Marché provides gluten free, dairy free and nut free accommodations.
As much as I was wowed by the food, I was truly inspired by Marchet’s story. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Marchet opened ‘The Little Market’ a decade ago. At that time Le Petit Marché was hit hard with the recession, and there wasn’t a lot of interest in the fresh market goods that were being sold. Instead of closing up shop after a year, Marchet changed her course and incorporated breakfast. From there her business took off and she was still able to offer some of the gourmet market items that initially peaked her interest.
There are no signs of Marchet and Le Petit Marché slowing down a bit, so be sure to pay them a visit while you’re in Atlanta!
The next place you MUST visit is Sun In My Belly.
2161 College Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
As we approached the restaurant the first three words that came to my mind were atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere!
From the lights strung along the patio outside, to the comfortable couches perfect for lounging within, it truly felt like sunshine!! The vintage/rustic decor was super inviting and after a quick glance at the menu I knew we’d be in for a special treat.
Our group ordered the Lucy Salad, Challah French Toast, P.B.L.T. (pimento anyone?), and the Vanilla Yogurt Parfait. The parfait was my dish, but everyone had to have a spoonful and it was so good!! I wish I could eat it every day!!!
I can’t say enough about the quality and freshness of the food, and it was great that they also offer gluten free, dairy free, and nut free accommodations.
After we placed our order, we had the most pleasant conversation with Matt the manager. It felt like we were catching up with an old friend, and when social media manager Michael joined us, the fun continued!
Sun In My Belly is another Kirkwood gem that you must make the effort to visit. They have an outstanding menu that also includes dinner and they cater too! Once you get a taste I’m sure you’ll want to come back for more!
So what meal has you drooling?? Tell me about your favorite breakfast place, and if you are in Atlanta make sure these spots are at the top of your list!!