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Best Brunch in ATL: Amy LaFaye’s

My mom and I stopped by Amy LaFaye’s, a restaurant near home in Gwinnett County, after she wanted to venture to Downtown Lawrenceville and I didn’t feel like going that far. We went over here around noon one Sunday but beat the post-church rush.

The Food

What I ate: I ordered from the lunch menu — fried tenderloin with gravy, cracklin, mashed potatoes and green beans. My mom ordered the cubed steak with green beans and mashed potatoes. We also ordered banana pudding.

What I’d order the next time: Maybe a few items from the breakfast menu or exactly the same thing from before.

What all can you order? I get the feeling that the menu changes depending on availability, but the majority of the menu are staples. Biscuits, grits, bacon, lima beans, chicken, greens, corn, potatoes, etc.

Overall food price range: The food here starts at about $1 (for a plain biscuit) and goes to about $10, if I remember correctly. Our entire meal (two lunches and two desserts) came to be $20 exactly. I believe breakfast plates are cheaper.

The Drinks

What I drank: We both ordered tea.

What I’d drink next time: I’d get another tea.

What are other drinks you can order? Amy LaFaye’s has standard drinks — sodas, juices, and teas. No alcohol here.

Overall drink price range: Drinks are under $3 if I remember correctly.

The Restaurant

Describe the vibe: I wasn’t sure if we were going to be received well in Amy LaFaye’s, but everyone was extremely hospitable. As we waited in line, the gentleman that stood behind us joked about how good the food was and how he beat his wife to the restaurant. He was obviously a regular as he briefly told us the history of the restaurant. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the majority of people in there weren’t regulars.

Does the restaurant have any outdoor seating? Nope.

Area: Amy LaFaye’s is in the shopping center behind Friend’s Sports Grill.

Brunch time: Brunch, well lunch, is served on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

So, how was brunch at Amy LaFaye’s?

This could really be my new breakfast spot near home. The food is so good and familiar. Like, you can tell someone’s family is giving you their family’s recipes and love. I mean, how many places really offer cracklin’ and not as some trendy, hipster nod to southern cuisine? I am a bonafide fan.

Amy LaFaye’s

2300 Liam Ave, Ste 113, Dacula, GA 30019

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