About Corner Cafe - Priority Seating
Atlanta, GA 30305
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.
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Corner Cafe - Priority Seating Ratings and Reviews
I arrived a few minutes early and the ho ...
I arrived a few minutes early and the hostess had my reservation and seated me right away. Within minutes, my server took my drink order. My friend arrived a few minutes later and once again our server was right there taking her drink order. Once we placed our order the food arrived relatively quickly even though the restaurant was packed. Service was excellent. This was the first time I'd had brunch at the Corner Cafe. My brunch choice was the fried green tomato eggs benedict with bacon. The food was wonderful. The fried green tomato was crispy as it should be, eggs cooked perfectly, potatoes on the side were also cooked nice and crispy. Shared the french toast with berries with my friend. Tasty but a little too sweet for me to have more than two bites. Highly recommend brunch at the Corner Cafe!
We like the restaurant fine for breakfas ...
We like the restaurant fine for breakfast. We even have one waiter we ask for who is particularly great. But my one negative is that the hostess didn't respect the priority seating. We got there but then stood around waiting our turn until after she had seated the folks already there. On the hand one, that would be fair since, after all, the other diners were there before us. But, on the other hand, why offer priority seating if it's meaningless? Just acknowledge that the restaurant is first come, first serve. And then we, as diners, will take that into account when we decide where to select for brunch.
We just love this place! We were there ...
We just love this place! We were there for the Atlanta Gift Market, just like every January and July.
This is always our Breakfast stop on the way out of town on Sunday morning.
No need for lunch, we just purchase some Rosemary Cheddar and Pretzel Rolls. We snack on those. And a loaf of the crustiest seeded Jewish Rye for lunch this week.
Wish you were closer to Wilmington, NC!
Hoo boy. We've enjoyed CC many times ove ...
Hoo boy. We've enjoyed CC many times over the years, but something has gone wrong. I had a side order of bacon that was literally burned to a crisp. Black, dry, and completely inedible. I'm shocked they actually served it. My wife's fried green tomatoes were similarly overcooked, as were the eggs in her Benedict. Strangely, another diner in our party had raw bacon in her sandwich. Not sure how you burn one batch and undercook another. I will give some credit to the manager who asked if everything was okay, and removed the bacon from my bill, but there are several points of failure here. They need to take a hard look at the standards being set, and make sure that everyone- cooks, servers, management- is responsible and accountable for good product. Eggs and bacon are not very difficult to prepare properly.
Always a nice meal BUT--there is some bi ...
Always a nice meal BUT--there is some bizarre issue with silverware and napkins being unavailable. We repeatedly have to hunt them down when we come for brunch so our food doesn't get cold. Please sort this problem out for this price point...
We were disappointed with our experience ...
We were disappointed with our experience. We reserved a table for 6 and when we arrived there was not one available and it was not clear from the hostess when a table would be available. Our party included some senior citizens and this type of wait/indecision is not acceptable.
In addition, our service was less than average. One of our party ordered pancakes and there was no syrup. We asked for syrup right away and it never came. I had to leave the table and ask someone in the kitchen. Also, on a number of occasions, we waited too long for coffee refills. Again, not acceptable when breakfast dining.
The wait for the server to take our orde ...
The wait for the server to take our order was over an hour. After that, it took over 30 minutes to get our food. Glad we weren't having a "quick" business breakfast. They tried to refill our coffee every five minutes. I guess they thought that would keep us satisfied. Didn't even bring muffins until they brought the entrees. Really bad service experience.
Maybe it was the brunch rush but the ser ...
Maybe it was the brunch rush but the service was really slow. Took over 20 mins for someone to even take our drink order. The waitress seemed like she was just doing too much to provide great service. Had to ask for drink refills with 3 different people. The food we received was cold. This place is typically great but definitely fell short this time. Bummer.
We have made reservations to suit our to ...
We have made reservations to suit our toddlers food and nap schedule. There were no tables available when we arrived. The manager informed us that reservations did not mean we would be seated at that time, merely that we had pioriy seating. We were seated 20 minutes late. The food arrived an hour later by which time our toddler was cranky and too tired to eat. We had to take her outside and ended up gulping our food and leaving. My veggie omelette arrived cold, it smelt fishy (cross contimanation) and had onion peel inside. The French toast bore no resemblance to actual French Toast and were sickly and disgusting. We were very dissappointed.
We made priority seating but arrived ear ...
We made priority seating but arrived early since it was not a "reservation". We were pleased to see the table was set and ready for us. Service was great. We had young children and the staff all made an effort to speak to the children and were very kind. Food was really good, especially the French toast and the hash and benedicts.
I have been coming here for years and lo ...
I have been coming here for years and love the food but this is the first time I felt disappointed. They have changed their menu slightly and increased their prices albeit the portions seemed slightly larger but that is not what I am looking for at lunchtime. They no longer offer the option of combining a soup or salad with half a sandwich which is a big fail in my opinion. I will continue to visit occasionally but it will no longer be my go to place.
We used priority seating so we didn't ha ...
We used priority seating so we didn't have to wait. We were seated within 5 minutes but did not receive a greeting from waitress in over 5 minutes. We ordered immediately and after 30 minutes still did not receive our food. During this time we received no communication from our waitress. Finally after 45 minutes we received 2 of 3 meals. They had taken the third meal to another table. Finally the manager came over and explained what happened. She said the kitchen had caught fire and they were backed up. She comped our food but it was a terrible experience with no communication.
This restaurant must work on its service. The food is good it just has been plagued for years by terrible service.
We were there before 11 AM on Sunday. Se ...
We were there before 11 AM on Sunday. Service was fine. Nothing was fantastic. Nothing was bad. I've had so much better from this restaurant. My panini type grilled breakfast sandwich was dry and under done as was the same sandwich ordered by another at our table. Everything was lukewarm and so-so. Service was fine. I think the kitchen was not quite awake that morning.
Service was prompt, but not really friendly. The food was good, but not great. While it's convenient and accepts reservations for a time when a lot of restaurants do not and have waits, it's a good option in that regard. Otherwise, nothing spectacular.
Service was terrible here. We asked for ...
Service was terrible here. We asked for butter for our bread which we never received. Waitress forgot a cappuccino and then brought it cold after we asked about it. Completely messed up a side with a dish and brought it right before the checks once we all were done. Food was still great. Service was far from great.
I ordered the shrimp and grits after rea ...
I ordered the shrimp and grits after reading about it on another Open Table review. It was swimming in grease and nowhere near as good as the same dish at a restaurant in Charleston where I had it three weeks ago.
not much priority in the seating
We literally waited 50 minutes for a table. Granted, it was Mother's Day. BUT ... Priority seating is a joke. After finally being seated we received diffident service from the waiter .... people who filled water glasses were attentive. Food was good but not great. We will not be going to Corner Cafe again.
Good food and great table-side service, but...
Honestly the entire experience was lower than the level of quality I expect from a Buckhead Life restaurant. We had "priority seating" reserved for 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon. While I was fearful of the after-church crowd, there were still a few spots left in the parking lot so it gave us hope. The check-in process turned out to be an absolute nightmare. A long line was naturally created as you walked in the door to approach the hostess stand. Which would be fine if they were waiting to put in their names. But WAIT! these people have already put in their names unbeknownst to the new arrivals who keep lining up behind them. Add to it servers having to politely cut through the crowd to fill up coffee/soda/drinks and only the lure of the food we had read about in Yelp reviews kept us from fleeing. Also, "priority seating" is laughable. We were still seated in the order in which we arrived. They seemed to be having problems with the AC; while were waiting two parties actually left due to the heat. All of that being said, our actual food and service were much better. The coffee was the highlight (although the bahn mi was delicious as well)! Our server has totally nailed the balance between always being there to fill up drinks and not hovering so much it is awkward. Definitely will be sticking to other brunch locations in the future unless they can get their overall ambiance/environment issues fixed.
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