For the first three years I lived in Atlanta, my fruzmate (friend + cousin + roommate) and I would always drive by this one restaurant that was just a few blocks down from our apartment, always saying “Hey, we should check it out”. Funny enough though, it wasn’t until after we moved to completely different parts of the city that I actually went inside. Serpas is a restaurant with Louisiana influences located in an old cotton mill near Old 4th Ward. It is a MUST for everyone’s brunching routines.
If you only order one thing at Serpas, it has to be their New Orleans Beignets. They always come out fast, hot and covered with the perfect amount of sugar. Make sure you eat them quickly; you don’t give yourself to think about the number of calories this one little plate contains. And if it’s after 12:30 on Sunday, they pair perfectly with any one of Serpas’s cocktails. Several magazines have compared these little delights with those found at Cafe du Monde on New Orleans. There’s only one way to know for sure though. You’ll just have to try them yourself.
If you’re wanting to get back to a more health conscience brunch after the beignets, Serpas has a great veggie omelet on the menu. You can even can add crab to the dish for an added shot of flavor. This a great dish that changes slightly with whatever vegetables happen to be in season. Add in the great hasbrowns that Serpas prepares on the side, and you’ll be good to go.
Sometimes you’re just not in the mood for breakfast food. I get it; happens to me too sometimes. Luckily Serpas has a well rounded brunch menu that has you covered. Their Big Papa Single Beef Patty is a burger that will definitely satisfy any ravenous, hangover-fueled appetite you can muster on a Sunday morning. Seriously, check out that stack of fries. Tell me those don’t look perfect.