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Bakeries in and around Athens Georgia

golgi70's picture

Bakeries in and around Athens Georgia

Hi all, 

I have a friend/colleague movin to Athens GA and I want to give him the scoop on what bakeries and even eateries he should check out.  Both for consuming and potential employment.


Thanks for any info



EricD's picture

Hi Josh, 

It's been 5 years since I graduated from UGA and left Athens, and I know things have changed a little bit. Last time I visited was a year ago to visit my younger brother, and we ate at a sea food restaurant right next to the classic center that was very good and very well priced. They had incredible oyster specials. Hugh Atchinson has two restuarants; The National and 5 & 10. 5 & 10 has been regularly voted best restaurant in the state. As far as bread, there is Big City Bread Cafe, but I don't remember their bread selection. There is a good local movement in Athens, and The Farm is a good one, and probably one of the first to embrace locally grown foods. 5 Star Day Cafe has awesome homestyle southern food. While the bread culture is lacking, Athens has an otherwise exceptional culinary scene. I feel like I could go on for days. Good luck to your friend. Athens is a great town.