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Big City Bread Cafe

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393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
+1 706-353-0029
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Athens, Georgia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the food here. It is friendly for families and dogs. The food is great, and the patio eating is very beautiful and shady.

Thank Dave W
Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ordered the special and got an all vegetable platter. I guess there must have been 2 specials on the board. But I didn't get the meat and 2 sides

Thank vickypudelski
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this review

I apologize that you did not get what you thought you ordered. Did you happen to speak to anyone about the mix-up? I would rather know that our staff apologized for the mistake and made it right for you, which should be expected. If you brought it to their attention and you were ignored, then I guess the three star... More 

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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up to meet our daughter for lunch. This was the second time in a few months that we had tried to get in here for lunch. The daily specials are very good. Salad is generous and fresh. Incredible house made soup! We missed the bread by the loaf again but plan to go back so we can purchase.... More 

Thank CondosOnTheBeach
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day, my friend and I had been walking the lovely town of Athens, Ga. and we'd been to Big City Bread before and were quite excited to return. We ordered our lunch, their outdoor area, which is so beautiful, was full, so we sat inside. Our lunch came, minus the soup my friend had ordered and... More 

Thank Caoimhe N
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this review

As the owner, I want to sincerely apologize for you negative experience at our restaurant. I am not sure why or how your experience turned out to be what it was, but it is embarrassing to my husband and I to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your visit and your meal. It is certainly not what we... More 

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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went early--before 9am on Saturday to avoid the crowds--such a sweet local place to have breakfast! In my group, all the egg dishes were delicious--the Eggs Benedict looked especially yummy! I had the quiche and it was perfect! Expect to pay about 10/person for breakfast plates. We enjoyed and will return!

Thank jnbGeorgia
Columbus, Ohio
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a fun lunch spot with a wide variety of fresh food options. We enjoyed the chicken salad and Tahini salad. We will be back!

Thank Katie M
Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The options at this local haunt are many, and all that we sampled were awesome. You order at the cash register and the food is brought out to you - be ready with your order when you get to the register because the lines are long and the options are many! It was to chilly to take advantage of the... More 

Thank Jay M
Marietta, Georgia
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317 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Visited Big City numerous times over the years. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and each meal has a separate menu and run for specific times during the day. They also have a nice assortment of in-house bakery items. The breakfast menu is heavy on egg oriented dishes. Lunch and dinner you have a variety of burgers, salads, sandwiches and... More 

Thank Bulldog82
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Just a quick visit to have lunch with our UGA student. Great patio seating on a gorgeous day & thankfully, dog friendly as we had our golden retriever with us. The place was very busy for 2:00 on a Saturday but the wait to order and get food wasn't too bad. The ceasar salad was a very good one, the... More 

Thank Hokiemiller
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Do not miss it. Always great for vegetarian or meat eaters. Breakfast lunch or dinner. An Athens staple!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?