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All-day breakfast and brunch eatery Breakfast At Barneys is set to open August 31 under the direction of two AUC alumni friends, “Barney” Lee Berry Jr. and Dr. Rashad Sanford, according to a press release Wednesday. It replaces Bada Bings downtown.
“The pair dreamed about creating a place to go during the day in downtown Atlanta that brings together everyone from all backgrounds to enjoy food, culture and share good times,” according to the release. “This led to the creation of Breakfast At Barneys part breakfast/brunch eatery and part daytime social club; which offers decadent comfort food in a highly designed and stylish atmosphere that is at the same time welcoming with great vibes, music, atmosphere and the very best service in the city.”
Breakfast At Barneys features southern breakfast fare such as salmon croquette and eggs, chicken and waffles, banana fosters French toast, and most notably the Mansa Musa Tower, a “luxurious” breakfast tower that costs $1,000 which includes lobster and grits, chicken and waffles, 14-karat gold pancakes, and more, paired with a bottle of Ace of Spades Champagne. It serves four.
“Our goal is to immediately transform each and every guest that passes through the doors of
Barneys, taking them into a world of Black art, Black food, Black music, and Black service
delivered in our own unique way,” Berry Jr. said in the release. “Whether our guests are visiting Atlanta, working in the area, or residents, we will offer the best breakfast/brunch experience in the city.”
The beverage program includes up to seven fresh-pressed juices served daily, a customizable smoothie menu, in-house made strawberry lemonades and peach basil iced teas. Along with standard coke products, there will be a mocktail menu. The cocktail program will be coming shortly after opening, which will feature Barneys’ spin on the classics and will offer mimosas and kombucha on draft.
Set to be announced later this year, Breakfast At Barneys will feature live local soul and R&B musical performances several days a week in a “tiny desk” style of performance.
The dining room seats 66 guests and another 25 guests at the bar. Barneys offers a 200 car attached parking deck offering free self-parking inside the Pencil Factory and $5 valet option Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.