Atlanta Food: Canoe Brunch

french toast canoe

Now that brunch is a thing here in Atlanta and across the U.S., its time to break down some of the best spots! I discovered Canoe years ago for dinner, and much more than the food, the atmosphere made me want to keep coming back. It’s hard to find such beautiful restaurants here in Atlanta, and Canoe really delivers. It’s on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, and they have patio seating as well as an outdoor bar with limited seating. One of my favorite things to do is order a bottle of wine during brunch, eat up, and then grab a couple of seats by the river and relax with my friends with table side drink service. It transports you to an olden time Atlanta, and that world is so peaceful!


Canoe’s drink menu is comprised of mostly wine (which I love), so its great for me. This restaurant is more of a celebratory spot, so you tend to always see bottles of champagne and wine flowing. During brunch, having a mimosa is a must! While I have dined here for brunch, lunch, and dinner, this post is about their brunch, specifically. 


What I like about their brunch menu the most is that there are so many options! Most restaurants tend not to put as much effort into that particular meal, but Canoe does it well. Between the appetizers and entrees, there are enough sweet and savory choices for all. My absolute favorite appetizer in the world is Canoe’s house smoked salmon on potato pancakes. No matter what time of the day it is, and what meal, thats a must! This is the restaurant that introduced me to smoked salmon and made it a staple for me. Trust me, you cant go wrong with that one. However, the salmon pancakes isn’t only a brunch item.


This time for brunch I tried something new- the brioche french toast with berries, basil, and vanilla mascarpone. While I wish this dish was presented better, I loved the flavor of it. It had the right amount of sweetness with a little bit of tart flavor. This is definitely not the type of dish you could make at home, so for me, it was worth it.


My friend ordered the cornmeal pecan pancake with dark chocolate and cherry bourbon syrup, and that too was wholesome and yummy! Their dark chocolate was the best part. Overall, Canoe packs a mean punch for brunch, and the ambience is so beautiful, its the perfect place to make an impression, go after church, or celebrate an occasion. 


Know before you go: This is a bit of a pricier spot, but not over the top. Dress well, because its definitely not casual!

salmon pancakes

cornmeal pancake brunch


4199 Paces Ferry Road, SE

Atlanta, Georgia 30339