(Hoodline)—When it comes to honoring mothers — of all kinds — there’s no room for half-measures. Still looking for ways to celebrate on May 12? We’ve got you covered.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top mom-approved outings around town, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of Atlanta’s best options.


With midday food and drinks galore, there’s a reason brunch is a favorite Mother’s Day tradition. Here are Atlanta’s best breakfast and brunch options by the numbers.

1. The White House Restaurant

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Topping the list is The White House Restaurant in Buckhead Forest, located at 3172 Peachtree Road NE. It’s the highest rated breakfast and brunch restaurant in Atlanta, boasting four stars out of 128 reviews on Yelp. The menu features classic breakfast dishes like omelettes, pancakes and French toast, as well as lunch staples like burgers, salads and sandwiches.

2. Babs

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Next up is Midtown’s Babs, situated at 814 Juniper St. With four stars out of 619 reviews on Yelp, the breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite. The menu offers sandwiches, salads and wraps and the weekend brunch features omelettes and house specialties.

3. Thumbs Up Diner

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Thumbs Up Diner, located at 826 Marietta St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the breakfast and brunch spot four stars out of 364 reviews. The diner serves breakfast staples like eggs, grits and waffles as well as heavier meals like shrimp and grits, chicken wings and sandwiches.

After brunch, why not treat mom to a top-rated art gallery?

1. Coca Cola Company

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Topping the list is the Coca Cola Company located downtown at 284 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW. The art gallery is the highest rated art gallery in Atlanta, boasting 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews on Yelp. Stop in to try dozens of different Coca Cola flavors from all over the world.

2. The Moog Gallery & Custom Framing

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Next up is Candler Park’s The Moog Gallery & Custom Framing, situated at 1653 McClendon Ave., Unit B. With five stars out of 19 reviews on Yelp, the art gallery and framing spot has proven to be a local favorite. The shop features work from more than a dozen artists and vendors.

3. The Mission Motif

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The Mission Motif, located at 747 Miami Circle NE. in Lindbergh, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the furniture store and art gallery five stars out of 12 reviews. Besides a wide selection of high-quality furniture, you’ll find prints by Kathleen West and Yoshiko Yamamoto, laser cut wall art and other pieces at The Mission Motif.

To top off a lovely Mother’s Day, look no further than the best wine bars in town. Whether it’s red, white or rosé you’re after, these top spots are sure to deliver the goods.

1. Sotto Sotto

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Topping the list is Sotto Sotto. Located at 313 N. Highland Ave. NE. in Inman Park, the wine bar and Italian spot is the highest rated wine bar in Atlanta, boasting four stars out of 535 reviews on Yelp.

2. Nan Thai Fine Dining

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Next up is Midtown’s Nan Thai Fine Dining, situated at 1350 Spring St. NW. With four stars out of 413 reviews on Yelp, the wine bar and Thai spot has proven to be a local favorite. The restaurant strives to offer guests an authentic Thai dining experience.

3. JavaVino

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Poncey-Highland’s JavaVino, located at 579 N. Highland Ave. NE., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the wine bar and coffee shop four stars out of 177 reviews. The wine bar also serves pastries, appetizers and sandwiches.

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