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.
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
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.
I can definitely understand all of the o ...
I can definitely understand all of the other reviews for this place, both positive and negative. We made reservations for priority seating, which really didn't matter because we still had to wait for a table and it seemed as if we were placed in line just like those without reaervations. Although our server was very attentive, the table across from us did have to flag someone down to get their order. The food was just okay. I ordered the egg BLT, but the "B" was basically missing. We ordered lemonade for the kids, which cost more than their actual meal. It came in a small kids cups for $3.25, and we were charged the same amount again for a refill! Would definitely go back just to try the bakery.
Great food and our server was fantastic. ...
Great food and our server was fantastic. The hostess had a very poor attitude after I requested to sit outside and was told it wasn't ready. The manager wasn't there to take the lock off the door and they hadn't put the cushions on chairs umbrellas up because of it. It wasn't terrible but 15 min waiting after the doors open and we were the first to walk through isn't ideal.
The service was fantastic from the start ...
The service was fantastic from the start. Excellent knowledge of the menu and very attentive. Everything that was prepared was fresh. The food was alright, we had the Corned Beef Hash Benedict and Crab Cake Benedict. For the Crab Cake, it was supposed to come with a citrus sauce but appeared to just have the same hollandaise as the Corned Beef Hash. Also, the potatoes that came with the Crab cakes were bland and if we had known we may have opted for grits or something else. Not the greatest but also good enough to give the place another shot.
Corner Cafe Lunch
We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated immediately. Our server volunteered to provide a small sample of one of the sides which we ultimately chose for our meal. The server was very attentive to our table and checked on us frequently. The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations, especially the Roasted Tomato and Bacon Soup. Breads and desserts were awesome.
No one came over to wait on us for quite some time. When my husband got up to ask a waiter said he would be there, not politely. He never smiled, no conversation. It was as if he was doing us a favor to wait on us....really? My husband's company gifts them with a Bulkhead Life dining out experience. This was a big disappointment as their other restaurants are excellent. This was a fun lunch out for my husband and I for Valentines/President's Day. Good food, but it stopped there. We won't be back. We read the reviews later and couldn't believe how poor they were. Where is the manager/owner? Do they not care? Why don't they fix these problems?
Made priority reservations for 1pm. We a ...
Made priority reservations for 1pm. We arrived at 12:45 P.m. The hostess said we would have to wait just like everyone else who did not have a reservation. We were given our seats at 1:50 PM. The quality of customer service was very poor.
Reservation Not Honored
Given that this is a breakfast/lunch place, I would understand it if this restaurant did not offer reservations. However, it does. And, I made a reservation on Open Table for 5 people at 11:15 am for Sunday brunch. We were not seated until Noon. This should not be acceptable. Moreover, based on the reaction we got from the hostess, it didn't even seem as though having a reservation even mattered. While the food was fine, it certainly wasn't worth the aggravation.
Buckhead's go to breakfast spot
Corner Cafe works well for business breakfast meetings for small parties (less than 4 people). If you are using it for a business breakfast a few things to note: food and service is impeccable and the servers will realize quickly if you don't want to be bothered every two minutes. The food is good and the options are just the right amount. This is also a place "to be seen" if you are connected in the neighborhood. The cons that I can note are: the tables are a bit small so it's difficult to take notes, the environment is open and airy so privacy is limited. If you have a party larger than four people specify you need elbow room or they will put you at a four top with a chair on the end, rather uncomfortable.
Priority seating fail
My family and i have been to Corner Cafe a number of times and we like the food. That said, the priority seating and the attitude of the maitre D's leaves a lot to be desired. We have two small children and our average wait time (after the time of the supposed priority seating reservation) has been 35 minutes (45 once and 25 this past weekend). To me, this defeats the purpose - i chose corner cafe for the benefit of NOT having to wait outside a popular Atlanta brunch spot; i might as well find another spot to stand outside.
Don't reserve at 3 or 330
We had a reservation at 3 for about a week and couldn't make it so we changed it to 315 and when we got there the doors were locked and when we said we had a reservation they "went to check" and never came back to us with a decision so we left. They close at 330 but will let you make a "priority seating" request all the way up until 330
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