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Big City Bread Cafe

393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
+1 706-353-0029
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (54 reviews)
“quiche” (13 reviews)
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393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed our brunch at Big City ... both breakfast and the pastries we ordered were all delicious! Only complaint was it was a 20 minute wait in line to order our food, and another 40 minutes before we received our food. If you're not in...More

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a good place to go for a nice snack or meal. They have good quality ingredients and fresh baked goods. On a nice day, their patio is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal. Reasonable prices and tasty choices. They should...More

Thank CaptainCalabash
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The 1st thing I was met with at the door was the cacophany of noise. Granted it was a Saturday morning but the noise level was uncomfortable. You self order at the counter, your given a number then try to find a seat. I was...More

Thank joycew127
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious, fabulous cheeseburger. I walked over from UGA, so I can't suggest where to park. This place is busy for a reason--it is great restaurant.

Thank gbick220
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Yes, you can buy all sorts of very good bread, but why not stay awhile and enjoy a delicious lunch sandwich, or come in the evening for a wide choice of evening meals (wine available) wait staff are attentive, fast and friendly. Not a real...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This was my third time visiting this restaurant but it seemed so much better to me for some reason this time. We went for dinner and, I was very pleased with the offerings. I loved that many choices were offered in half sizes. I ordered...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The sandwiches are good , they serve Jittery Joe's coffee but the real hit is the bakery items! The have wonderful breads and their sweet treats are to die for.

Thank dwilli3038
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The offerings are creative and scrumptious. Sometimes crowded, it is not always a good place for a chat during busy times, but both inside and outside (dog friendly) seating are pleasant. Good for breakfast, brunch or lunch, the prices are a bit big city, but...More

Thank SWeems
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This cool and cozy restaurant offers a wide variety of menu options, with daily specials not to be missed. They also sell homemade baked goods such as cookies, pies, cakes and a variety of breads.

Thank cindypicard
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for your favorable review and for taking the time to give us one!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We came here for breakfast and really enjoyed it. The menu options are small but had everything we wanted . A lot of biscuit options and I had grits!

Thank Sarah W
MaryDee15, Owner at Big City Bread Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

We are glad you enjoyed it-thank you for the favorable review!

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601-2482
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-0029
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A local family owned and operated restaurant two blocks out of downtown Athens serving affordable but high quality ingredients utilizing locally farmed produce and meats. All breads and pastries made in-house daily. Fabulous outdoor seating on an expansive courtyard. Welcoming to families with young children.
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