About Corner Cafe - Priority Seating

The smells of bread baking and freshly brewed coffee welcome guests to Corner Café and Buckhead Bread Company. The terra cotta building houses a full-service, European-style bakery offering a daily selection of baked-on-site pastries, bread, cookies and specialty desserts, a coffee bar serving the locally-roasted Pano’s Reserve Blend coffee and a café with a variety of breakfast and lunch selections, including salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. It’s the perfect stop for an eye-opening morning coffee, an enjoyable lunch, baked goods to take home or all the components for a delightful picnic. Open seven days a week. Corner Cafe accepts "reserve ahead priority seating," which will reduce your wait time by half.

3070 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 240-1978

Website:
http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/corner-cafe/

Parking Details:
Self parking.

Executive Chef:
Brendon Crapo

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Corner Cafe - Priority Seating Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.1

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4.0

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4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Two eggs over easy on toast should be a simple order. The eggs were cold and the "toast" was just soggy bread. And the order took 30 minutes to fill. In addition, our group of five waited 15 minutes past our priority seating time only to be given a table that comfortably fit only four. The hostess did not say she was seating us at such a small table, and when we pointed the problem out to her, she said there were no other options and that the restaurant regularly uses that size when no other table is available. In a nutshell, we were squeezed into an uncomfortable table, we waited a very long time to be served, and the food was badly prepared. This is well below Buckhead Life Group standards.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I actually branched out and tried something new this time... and it was delicious!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Took my mother for Saturday brunch. The waiter said he'll be right with us but never came back. The waitress walking by asked if we were being helped and said she will help us. She was very friendly and provided great food recommendations. I I had the shrimp frittata and my mom had steak and eggs, both great choices. You also get 20% off the bakery. We shared a fruit cheesecake which was delish. Overall, great experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I’ve been to Corner Cafe several times now and the food is always excellent. This time I brought my Mom & Dad who were visiting from out of town. My Dad is 85 and my Mom is 75. Both are very hard to please when it comes to eating out. Well both of them loved this place and thought the food was “out of this world.”

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We dine here a few times a month. The food is always good, service is great, and by far the best breakfast/brunch spot around. Our recent favorites are the Chicken and Waffles and Crab Cake benedict. We will be back!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Priority seating is the way to go. This is a wonderful spot for a Sunday brunch. We only waited 15 minutes for our table and we were able to linger over our food & did not feel rushed. Thanks Corner Cafe.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very nice. Looks like things are looking up. Service is much better and portion size has improved. Very nice brunch

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It took nearly an hour to get our food after ordering. We ran out of water and coffee multiple times. The lattes were lukewarm when they came out. The food was good, but not good enough to make up for the service!!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was excellent as usual but the service was a bit slow.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great breakfast with very friendly service. Awesome bakery!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

They had a huge array of French press coffee's. Small and large pots. Wonderful! They had a very menu for breakfast including vegan/gluten-free options. Last but not least the staff was personable and lots of fun!

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Cozy, People Watching
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Busy I understand, but the service here was inexcusable. After long wait even with an open table reservation, long wait to be greeted at table, long wait for coffee, served food without silverware, order delivered with item I requested to not have, coffee only refilled once, never asked how it was.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was very slow had to ask the waiter for items more than five times, ordered a berry smoothie tasted like water. Food was decent had to send my sandwich back because of no cheese and asked for no tomatoes and had tomatoes on it

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Brunch was awesome! The food was truly excellent!!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food. Good drinks. Great service. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Cheery atmosphere, slightly noisy at times, fantastic food and good kids menu options.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I have been going to Corner Cafe for years. Food is excellent. BUT they need to replace their air conditioning units. I recently left there feeling ill because it was so hot in the restaurant. We brought the heat to our waiter's attention several times during the meal, but nothing was done. This is Atlanta and hot weather is obviously going to continue. Failure to fix the air conditioning problem is a serious mistake. I will not be returning until they do. Unless you want to get overheated and ill while eating there, I suggest you go elsewhere to eat.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We were immediately seated when we arrived. Our server was very attentive and we enjoyed the breakfast choices we ordered. The food was delicious and hot. The only negative about this restaurant is the noise level - it is very loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Went to Atlanta for wedding and had a few hours to discover a good brunch spot. Corner Cafe did not disappoint. We had chicken and waffles, crab cake eggs benedict and signature omelette of the day with crab meat, asparagus and tomatoes, all were fabulous. Server was awesome in recommending entrees and brunch libations. Would go again next time in Atlanta.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was amazing and very fresh. The coffee is some of the best in the city and the service, as always, was outstanding. Chef Crystal and her team were on point!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Good food and good service. We had a lamb sandwich (we get this normally) and salmon benedict. I found the lamb a bit bland but my mom likes it that way so that was a 50/50 for the table. The benedict was nice. Not stingy w/the salmon but I would say it was on a potato pancake and not a blini. The sever didn't bring my mom a new tea bag after refilling her hot water (the original one barely had any color to it in the first place and could not be reused) which was a bummer. He mentioned that he would come back with one but never did.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We were promptly seated and offered beverages while waiting for our complete party. Easy to have business discussion. Good service. Good food.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Always an outstanding breakfast! It's our go-to eggs benedict for breakfast place. Also tried the Belgian waffle this time and it was light, fluffy and delicious. You really can't go wrong here if you want an excellent breakfast, even it's a bit on the pricey side.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I have been here twice now, food and people are excellent! This past time, the service was subpar...maybe they were short staffed? Otherwise, great place for Sunday brunch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Used priority seating and was a little put off when a walk-in was seated ahead of us. The waitress was attentive and the food was good, not exceptionally great, but solidly good. I would come again if I was in the area and I wanted a different take on brunch.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 4, 2017

It took 20 minutes for someone to come to my table. The hostess finally noticed I had no beverage and asked what I'd like. After that, the waitress came to my table to drop off a plate of muffins, but would not speak to me or make eye contact. When my friends arrived she remained rude. She only filled their beverages unless I went out of my way to grab her attention to fill mine.
My dish was accompanied with a hollandaise sauce that did not resemble such. Thick, heavy, and an aftertaste of lemons that lasted for hours.
I've always had a great experience here, but after this meal, I will not go out of my way to come back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Always great food and service, we go for breakfast on Sundays

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Pricey for breakfast, but food and service were quite good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Good for business lunches, great local. Lots of options to satisfy everyone.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day. It was packed and even though we made a reservation we still had to wait a bit, but it wasn't a big deal. I got the Avocado Egg toast and it was truly delicious!!! 🥑

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This place was horrible. The priority seating idea is pointless. We waited an hour for a table and then once seat we waited another hour for our food that never came. We ended up walking out after two hours of waiting. I spoke to the manager and advised her of the situation and she could careless. I had my 15 month old child with us at the restaurant to celebrate Mother's Day and we never got to enjoy our brunch. Not sorry to say I will NEVER return to this restaurant and I don't recommend it. I did not get to try the food but I was shocked by the lack of empathy and the unorganized seating process. They should really understand other people's time is valuable also and they ruined a moment we can never get back. Not cool.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

45 minute wait with priority seating! Another 45 minutes for the food to arrive! Long wait! Plus, though Gluten Free Waffles on menu they didn't have it today!

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I'm sorry to say that we had a really poor experience in our first time at Corner Cafe.

1.) I am in a wheelchair. We arrived to find no handicap parking or valet parking. Getting in to the restaurant was difficult as it was so crowded.

2.) We had a 1pm reservation and still had to wait an extra 40 minutes. The restaurant was so crowded and noisy that we almost left. However, we had a wonderful hostess by the name of Keisha who was so kind to us, staying in touch about time. When she got us to a table, it was in a slightly quieter part of the restaurant. Our server, Freddie, was very kind and attentive.

3.) Our meal was very mediocre. The coffee was like water. Ken ordered a cappuccino that was both weak and flat. We both ordered crepes, Ken the strawberry and the apple pecan for me. The crepes were very thick and so big it was overwhelming.

I felt bad about writing this review. I've never written a bad review. The staff there was very kind. We won't be returning.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I would NEVER dine at a restaurant that has Priority Seating versus traditional reservations again. I made a reservation for Mother's Day and it was a disaster-Its still took us over an hour to be seated-the hostess and manager kept saying we were next to be seated but that did not happen. By the time we were seated my wife was so upset she didn't really enjoy her meal. Again I would NEVER do priority seating again because it only guarantee the wait time is cut in half which is way too vague.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Priority seating is a joke. First time there. Will not be going back. Not worth the wait. Shouldn't lie to customers and tell everyone the wait is 20-25 minutes max when in reality it's closer to an hour. Not a good way to keep return customers.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I've been a frequent visitor to Corner Cafe and was pleased to take my 3 favorite Moms there for Mother's Day. Unfortunately it was a horrible experience. We waited over an hour to be seated. When we got to our table, our server made it clear that the service would be slow. When we got our food, it was cold. At least the host apologized for the miserable experience. I may go back, but it will not be soon. Thank goodness we had good company. It was the only positive part of the meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The priority seating was a joke. We waited over half an hour to be seated. Once we were seated the server was visibly flustered and overwhelmed. The table was cramped and the food was over cooked. Very disappointing first time.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I was disappointed to find out I had priority seating and not a reservation.

Open table has always given me a reservation in the past.

Priority seating did very little to get us seated close to the time i made the reservation.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Corner cafe does not honor the priority seating. They kept us waiting 45 min for the table and another 20 min for the food. Corner cafe does not apologize or offer anything to compensate for the waiting. They just justify themselves by saying the wait is longer for walk-ins, which cannot be an excuse and doesn't justify their low level of service and customer care. I do t recommend this place. Go elsewhere for brunch, to a place that don't take reservations, so you know what to expect from the beginning. Worst experience ever at Corner cafe.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent cuisine and staff, kids friendly, free parking !

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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