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Big City Bread Cafe

393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
+1 706-353-0029
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“bread” (49 reviews)
“quiche” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time visiting this restaurant but it seemed so much better to me for some reason this time. We went for dinner and, I was very pleased with the offerings. I loved that many choices were offered in half sizes. I ordered...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sandwiches are good , they serve Jittery Joe's coffee but the real hit is the bakery items! The have wonderful breads and their sweet treats are to die for.

Thank dwilli3038
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The offerings are creative and scrumptious. Sometimes crowded, it is not always a good place for a chat during busy times, but both inside and outside (dog friendly) seating are pleasant. Good for breakfast, brunch or lunch, the prices are a bit big city, but...More

Thank SWeems
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This cool and cozy restaurant offers a wide variety of menu options, with daily specials not to be missed. They also sell homemade baked goods such as cookies, pies, cakes and a variety of breads.

Thank cindypicard
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for your favorable review and for taking the time to give us one!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We came here for breakfast and really enjoyed it. The menu options are small but had everything we wanted . A lot of biscuit options and I had grits!

Thank Sarah W
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

We are glad you enjoyed it-thank you for the favorable review!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

On a beautiful evening recently, my friends and I sat outside on the patio of Big City Bread Cafe.I ordered coffee right away, and was disappointed in it, being the coffee snob that I am. Next we ordered our dinners from the limited number of...More

Thank CBGeorgia
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Interesting, what night do you eat here? And specifically, which "culinary supplies" were depleted? It would be helpful for us as well as other readers to know specifically what disappointed you in the area of food. What did you decide to order and eat and...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Second time here and we will be back. Tasty breakfast, the line moves quick, and service is great. Highly recommend.

Thank Brian J
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for recognizing that the line does move and the food comes out fast, especially for an everything “made from scratch” restaurant! Thank you for taking the time to write a favorable review!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate there for Sunday brunch on a girls trip. The food was scrumptious and the atmosphere was wonderful. We were able to sit outside and enjoy our meals. The line was a little long but but it was well worth the...More

Thank jfbeachlover
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

The line is typically long every Sunday but it moves and the food comes out fairly quickly. And sitting outside is the best! Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a favorable review!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A very different menu menu the ordinary, very good vegetarian and vegan choices but also something for the meat lover! Inside and outside dining and what is so special about the outside dining is that you can bring your dog friend along with you.

Thank tomhukfin
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad we could earn the five stars!

Reviewed 29 September 2017

This place hit the spot. Order the 1/2 turkey sandwich combo with Tahini Salad. Both were so fresh and super good! Husband had the grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of yummy tomato soup. We both thought this was an awesome lunch. Will be back!!

Thank Melanie W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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 St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-0029
  • E-mail
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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