Atlanta >Food & Dining > Gato Bizco Cafe
1660 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030733.764857 -84.333156
Wed-Sun 9 am - 2:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Lake Claire, Eastside, Eastside
Order the breakfast burrito, skip the red salsa and double up on the green salsa and wash it down with a large OJ.
A Southern-Mexican breakfast spot? Everyone wins! – Candler Park’s other breakfast joint located across the street from the ever-popular Flying Biscuit, Gato Bizco outshines the competition with soulful renditions of diner favorite. Omelets are stuffed with good, hippy accoutrement (mushrooms, spinach, basil, etc.), pleasant surprises come in the form of enormous, half-inch-thick sweet potato pancakes, and Mexican-tinged dishes like Huevos Rancheros (along with sides of beans that are offered with dishes) add south of the border flavor to the menu. Four big booths and seven barstools provide seating upon the black and white checked floor give the cat-adorned space a super-intimate, soda shop diner feel.
Terrible service – I feel like if you wait for over an hour to eat at a restaurant at the very least your server could smile at you and pretend to be nice. In some ways serving is like acting. If you're in a bad mood or having a bad day you can not let it show at your table. It is your job to ensure the customers who PAY YOUR SALARY a pleasant experience. Maybe some people like servers who are snobby and think they are "all that" just because they work at a funky little cafe, but not I. With that being said I will not be going back to Gato Bizco and I would suggest to the servers there that maybe they should consider other professions that don't require interacting with people.
Fabulous – This place is Great! Delicious food, awesome customer service and unique ambiance. You've got to check it out yourself to truly appreciate the experience.
gem in the rough – A nice surprise! Had heard about Gato Bizco over the years but never managed to wake up in time to beat the crowds. Located directly across the street from the Flying Biscuit, Gato Bizco is small, 4 booths and 7 stools. "Cross-eyed cat" in Spanish, this gem has been open for 8 years. Named appropriately since everyone that's ever worked there has an affinity for felines. The menu includes breakfast dishes, lunch & entrees with a southwestern twist served all day which means from 9 AM - 2:30 PM. The food is good and prices so affordable. The place is a bit run down and grungy. The customers are diverse. The staff is eclectic and amiable. I only wish the tattooed lady chefs who cook in view of patrons were more jovial. They almost appeared bored or unhappy to be there. Despite that the food is tasty and portions are just right. Omelettes have great flavor as did the biscuits and sausage. Orange juice was fresh, don't order a large unless you are going to share. Definitely a great bet if you're in the neighborhood. A must try.
Editorial Review – Eclectic, intimate Candler Park restaurant succeeds at Southern breakfast and Mexican lunch.
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