If that trip to Europe is looking a little out of reach this year, then do not worry. Atlanta’s culinary scene is home to so many eateries and cafes inspired by European cuisines, including France. From adorable cafes where you can stop of for a coffee and some lunch, to spectacular bakeries and sweet treats that’ll transport you to the streets of Paris. Keep scrolling for some enchanting French cafés & bistros in and around the ATL.
1. Le Bon Nosh
Walking into Le Bon Nosh is always a dream-like experience. Not just a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but a market with a mission to celebrate the simplicity of good ingredients. Dedicated to only using seasonal produce and local farmers and artisans, the restaurant’s French-inspired menu is a breath of fresh air from the complex and fast-paced options consumers typically have nowadays.
From freshly baked pastries, toasts and sandwiches for breakfast to tartines, salads, steaks and lobster, everything on the menu is a big bowl of goodness. One of our favorite spots for lunch, we’re obsessed with the gorgeous interiors and design that went into this Buckhead gem.
🥐 65 Irby Avenue NW, Suite 103
Saint Germain Bakery and Cafe is what happens when you mix French cuisine and pastries with Southern hospitality. With four locations scattered across A-Town, y’all know that the lovely bakery is a beloved hotspot for a pick-me-up. With French pastries, macarons, lunch offerings, and coffees that are a feast for the senses, you’re in excellent hands if you want a proper Parisian experience without the hassle of leaving Atlanta!
🥐 Four locations across the ATL
3. Bistro Niko
This bustling eatery will make you forget you’re in the ATL, and transport you to the hottest restaurant in Paris. Since opening in 2009, the charming bistro with its gorgeous décor resembling a classic Parisian gaslight era-style cafe, is located in the heart of the Buckhead neighborhood.
Executive Chef Gary Donlick’s classic French training and passion for French food is crystal clear throughout his innovative menu. There’s a lunch, dinner, and midday menu, but we suggest checking out their brunch or happy hour! They’re currently open for dine-in, delivery, curbside pick-up and take away.
🥐 3344 Peachtree Road
It’s safe to say we’re obsessed with heading to Anis Café & Bistro for brunch on their enchanting patio. Serving up an extensive menu of tempting French comfort food, we suggest trying out one of their eggs benedict offerings during their Sunday brunch. And if you have a family day planned, there’s a kid-friendly menu available for your little ones. And whatever you do, don’t you dare skip dessert!
🥐 2974 Grandview Ave
Get lost in the Parisian façade, and escape Atlanta to an adorable square in the French capital. Great for a coffee and a pastry, or a little bit of lunch. Café Vendôme uses traditional techniques with state-of-the-art bakery equipment to produce delicious bread and pastries.
Created by Hamid in 2015, he brought the traditional craft of his hometown in the French Riviera, committed to offering an authentic French culinary experience. Make sure you check out this adorable café should you be in the area, with locations in both Buckhead and Sandy Springs.
🥐 4969 Roswell Rd Suite #155
🥐 6400 Blue Stone Rd Suite #100
With an unbeatable atmosphere and a menu which is an obvious love-letter to French cuisine, we couldn’t leave out Petite Violette from this round-up. This Brookhaven gem really has it all. Great food, a tranquil and inviting ambiance and Atlanta’s most original dinner theater called “Murder, Mystery and Mayhem”, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm.
If the chic and intimate vibes don’t leave you wanting more, then their killer menu certainly will, with staples like Niçoise Salad, Escargots “Provençale” and Coq Au Vin. We recommend trying out the beloved onion soup. It really is the star of the menu.
🥐 2948 Clairmont Rd
7. Le Bilboquet
Another Buckhead must, the chic Le Bilboquet brings a slice of Parisian bistro culture to the neighborhood with classic French dishes. The bistro’s wooden bar and blue velvet booths and high chairs contrast the eggshell white walls and the bright light coming in through the big windows. The patio on the other hand, is vibrant and laid back, where you’ll find the typical cane-colored wicker chairs, giving the terrace a bohemian flare.
What stands out from the bistro’s long menu is its savory and rich Croque Monsieur and Le Crabe Avocat et Salade de Fenouil, a refreshing salad prepared with Jumbo Lump crab, avocado and passion fruit dressing.
🥐 3027 Bolling Way NE
If you’re looking for an elegant restaurant that offers beloved French dishes with a contemporary twist, look no further. No matter if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or want to make dinner reservations for your friends and family, F&B Atlanta is great for any meal of the day. With a range of charcuterie, cheeses and appetizers, it’s also the perfect place to sip on their selection of wines, cocktails and craft beers while indulging in amazing food in a relaxed and chic setting.
🥐 3630 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 160