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Sun in my Belly - Neighborhood Cafe
Sun in my Belly - Neighborhood Cafe

Sun in my Belly - Neighborhood Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.suninmybelly.com
  • Phone: (404) 370-1088
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast & Lunch Daily: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Alison Lueker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Cafe, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sun in my Belly caters the most intimate or complex events. Beauty is in the details and each and every element of an affair is equally important to us. From the type of lighting to the way petals are laid out on the dessert plate – the Sun in my Belly team is attentive to it all.

    Each and every patron has an event specialist who will help co-ordinate your every whim and desire, making all your dreams and visions come to life in mouthwatering wonderment.
  • Entertainment: Sunday Jazz Brunch 1st Sunday of each month. Weekly Supper Club Menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Murray Hill Ave
  • Public Transit: Sun in my Belly is conveniently located one block west of the East Lake MARTA station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located directly behind the restaurant. Enter off College Avenue or Murray Hill Ave.
A word from Sun in my Belly - Neighborhood Cafe
It has been said that when Picasso was asked what inspired him to create, his answer was "the sun in my belly."

Sun in my Belly is dedicated to making every moment and every morsel extraordinary for our patrons. We are locally owned and operated by experienced, classically trained food-service artisans.

Far from stuffy or ordinary, we strive to accentuate creativity in all we do. Our Cafe" and our vibe are unique among Atlanta restaurants.

We look forward to serving you soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Decatur has a lot to offer for foodies, but don't miss this off-the-beaten-path joint. We have been often and are never disappointed. Loved the musicians this weekend!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have friends who love this restaurant so my expectations were high and, unfortunately, we're not met. The waiter was completely disengaged and disinterested. My son's meal came about 8 minutes after the other meals making us think that the waiter had not put the order in. My wine was not cold enough. When I asked a question about the wine the waiter seemed put off. Although the vegetables were cooked beautifully, they were overwhelmingly garlicky. This was preferable though to my bland fried chicken which was under seasoned and completely lacking in flavor. The best part of the meal was my sin's ravioli (from the kids' menu) interestingly enough. Maybe this was unusual but I would not go back or recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Server was not friendly at all! Food was excellent!!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I used to live in Atlanta and SIMB was always a favorite weekend indulgence, so when I visited recently for a special occasion I wanted to take my close friends and family there for Sunday brunch. SIMB usually has a long line, which is not great for all the old grandmas I had with me, but I discovered this trip that it's actually possible to make a reservation now, which is a wonderful addition to their already awesome process. We walked right in, waited only briefly, and then our big group sat away from the main dining room (also great for old, hard-of-hearing grandmas). Service was top notch, food was spectacular. SIMB NEVER disappoints."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "After driving past Sun in My Belly cafe many times I finally decided I should try it. My husband & I were absolutely blown away ! The food was about the best we've had at any local eatery we've been to. And we've been to many in the Avondale/Decatur & Atlanta areas. Sun in My Belly had it all - delicious food first of all - I had the short ribs & my hubby had the grilled pork chop. So very yummy - I even tried to copy at home the Brussel sprout slaw that I had with my dinner - came close but theirs can't be beat. The service was excellent and the ambience was nice. We will be back soon and we definitely recommend Sun in My Belly as a go to eatery for some of the best food around."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food-delicious, environment-unpretentious, staff-engaging. It's truly a go-to place!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been told to try Sun in my Belly by many friends for a while and finally got around to making it over there. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!! Even with all of the hype from my friends, it still blew me away. The food and atmosphere were amazing! It had been recommended to me as a breakfast spot, but I had dinner there and the burger I had was easily one of the best I've had in the city. Can not wait to go back to try their breakfast!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "LOOOOVEE Sun In My Belly! Phenomenal food and great service!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I've never had a good experience here for breakfast. The food is sloppy, the service too busy to get what you need. That being said, I tried out dinner on Saturday night, and found it a much more enjoyable experience. There was no wait at 8:30, the food came out fast, and the wine list was good and reasonably priced. I would return, for dinner, but not breakfast."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a party of 8, took quite awhile for a server to be sent our way to take orders. She tried to memorize the orders which was a mistake. She had to ask repeatedly what we ordered and still messed up an order. Food was good, not sure it was worth the wait (long wait time to order and long wait time to receive food). Also music playing was nice but too loud."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is our second time in the last month. We had a wonderful time with our family (my wife, our son and daughter and I). This time the decision was made by management to seat a party of 12+ in the middle of the main dining area. As with any party of the size it became very loud making it very difficult for my wife and I to hear one another sitting across a small two seat table. It was great to see such a large group enjoying themselves, but it impossible for us to find any enjoyment in the experience. The food was very good both times, but based on this experience, I will not be back soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Took a group of friends here and was treated to some of the best service I've ever seen in Atlanta. Great afternoon brunch/lunch spot!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food @ reasonable price(s), I would have appreciated larger portions BUT it was worthy of 4 *'s!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We'd all wanted to check out SIMB but not living close to Decatur hadn't had a chance til now. Great little laid back place with a really diverse menu. We shared each other's dishes to get a full array - crab cakes, PBLT (pimiento cheese, bacon, lettuce, fried green tomato - yum) beef short rib. All so tasty. Veggies were great to. The short rib was a tiny bit dry but still flavorful. And the fried chicken next to us looked scrumptious. We finished with a great cream cheese crème brulee. Mmm. They only have beer and wine but I think you can still BYO hard stuff. BTW, you'll note it's more reasonable to just get a bottle of wine if more than one is having it because the bottle prices are so reasonable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends I hadn't seen in a while. The server was very patient while we chatted before ordering. Gave us all the time we needed and answered questions about the menu with some good recommendations. Menu was a splendid mix of old/new. Food was first rate and price reasonable."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food, ambiance, and service are top-knotch! A pleasure to experience. Noise level is energetic at peak times. Quieter in front dining room."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A hole in the wall tucked away in an old Decatur neighborhood, but lovely inside. Good food, nice atmosphere. Will definitely go again. Would like more vegetarian choices."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We usually love to come here for breakfast which is amazing and the servers are awesome in the morning, so we decided to try dinner as a special Father's Day outing. The food was amazing but the service was terrible. The waitress frequented every table but ours and we had to get the hostess to find and notify the waitress that we needed her (by the way, the hostess was great, she was very helpful and tried to help out when she could). We were going to order dessert but after having to endure being ignored for our entire meal, and being made to wait for even little things like the check at the end of the night (we sat right by the register by the way so the long wait was odd) we had to go elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 10a and we didn't get our food until 11a which is a looooong time if you have kids with you which we did. The waitress was nice but didn't check on us during the wait. When the food came it was lukewarm but the plates were piping hot. The food was delicious but not enticing enough to brave sitting at a table for an hour waiting again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I can't even begin to express how much I love this place. I went here a few months back due to a friend's recommendation. I ended up falling in love with it and choosing it as the location for my birthday dinner. It was so good. The service was amazing. The food was beyond amazing. We ended up staying until they closed and no one rushed us out. It was lovely."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The whole place is too warm. My friends ordered beer and they were warm. A waiter knocked our table and the beer bottle fell over the food. We are quite disappointed. We are most likely won't go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very casual dining experience, but with food that would make you think that you were in an extremely expensive five star restaurant. Very quaint atmosphere with exceptional service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The wine and beer selections were good, the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese were very good. The entrees (meatloaf and grilled shrimp wrapped in prosciutto) were a little starch heavy and unbalanced and both needed more vegetables. The service was just plain bad. It took our server forever to get to us (and he only had one other table), another long wait to get our drinks. We ordered an appetizer with our drinks and waited to order entrees -- it took forever to get our appetizer and then our dinner came 30 seconds after our app. So then dinner had to sit under a heat lamp, which didn't do the shrimp any favors. Our empty plates sat in front of us for a good long while. We went because we had a gift card and I can't see going back."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food is delicious, the service staff very knowledgable, the exposed brick and big windows give the space a marvelous feel. If only the tables were comfortable. They're tiny, rickety and have cross bars that go right in front of your ankles -- ouch! The chairs aren't much better. The minute I hear they've replace the tables, I'll be a regular, because I love every OTHER aspect of this place. But eating a leisurely meal in discomfort -- just not worth it."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We have a foursome and this is our chosen place to dine together! The food is always delicious, no matter what the occasion. Hope to see SIMB around for a long time to come!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food and very reasonably priced. Good selection on the menu."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Good food, but the service was spotty and some of the dishes missed the mark in my opinion. I was insulted by the way they did the Shrimp and Grits, butthen I also come from savannah ga where we take pride in the fine art of such a lovely classic southern dish...funky fun place nevertheless, and I will return to check on their progress..."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Sun in My Belly is an amazing gem of a dinner cafe tucked away on the northern end of Edgewood on College Avenue. The food is amazing. I thought I'd be adventurous and try their scallops ... I say "adventurous" because I like neither cranberries or beets, and both ingredients played a role in this dish ... I must say the adventure was well worth it! The scallops were simply amazing, and, to my surprise, the beet puree is what really set the dish apart. I've previously also tried their salmon, which was near equally as amazing. The ambiance is romantic while still being friendly. It's great for dates, friends, and even families. SIMB is also an amazing value. The food quality is what one might expect at a restaurant twice as expensive."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a great experience dining.. food was excellent and the decor was appropriate for the space.. will return again.. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very pleasant dinner with my partner for our anniversary. We sat outside, but it started to rain, so we went inside where it was a bit dark but overall nice. Scallops were good; so was the salmon. Greens with salmon were a bit too chewy. Desserts were great - I had the Pavlova and she had creme brulee. Altogether a nice, low-key dinner. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I went here for Easter brunch and thought it was amazing, so I decided to bring my family back this weekend. The food was incredible, the service was amazing, and they did a fantastic job accommodating our group of 10. Definitely now one of my favorite places in Atlanta."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went directly from work for an early dinner and arrive at 6:15 to find the place almost empty. Filled up quickly, service was really good and the fried chicken to-die-for! Nice pairings of wine or beer list for each entree. Nice touch."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "From the dishes to the decor, this is a cozy, creative, and calming spot--at any time of the day. When I moved to town, I heard how great brunch could be here...and experienced it for myself. Once I gave dinner a try (via the great Scoutmob deal), this place became an all-around favorite. The same creative spark added to straight-ahead classic dishes at brunch carries over--and then some. The prices are more than modest for the Atlanta dining scene, and the service has always been friendly and prompt. A couple of favorites: Fried green tomatoes are a great take on a classic treat. The pork chop is one of the best southern plates I've eaten in town as paired with sweet potatoes/greens. Great beer/wine pairings on a thoughtful list. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food is very good, but the wait time for it is long. Wait staff is friendly but doesn't check on you often enough.m"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We tried Sun in my Belly because we had a great Scoutmob hand-picked deal but we'll be back. I had braised lamb shank and my husband had a pork dish - both were wonderful! As were the Cesar and Geisha salads. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, the service was very good. We are planning to return to try their brunch. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This neighborhood gem elevates southern cuisine to fine dining . Three of us opted for the flank steak served over garlic mashed potatoes and well seasoned spinach. My wife had the fried chicken with mac and cheese along with delicious collards. Everyone at the table was extremely happy with their entrees. I knew I forgot something: we started with the mussels in a rich broth and incredible fried green tomatoes covered in pimento cheese. Both apps were delicious. We have been here before and loved it but our friends were new and now converted to Belly lovers."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great food and service at Sun in My Belly. We used the Scoutmob they have and thoroughly enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "While there are some good dishes (like the fried chicken) and prices are very reasonable, be prepared for loud music, spotty service (they are understaffed on busy nights), and uneven food."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Our 2nd time here. Food was great,reasonably priced,attentive service and nice ambience. Will be back. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Good.service. everything on the menu looks so good. The fried chicken was a little dry, but still very flavorful. Will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014