5 things to know about The Flying Biscuit Café breakfast chain coming to Birmingham

Shrimp and Grits Southern Style Biscuit Benedict. This is everything I never knew I always wanted. (Photo via Facebook)

The Flying Biscuit Café is headed to ‘ham! The Atlanta based breakfast and southern food chain will open in the Shops at the Colonnade on Hwy. 280 this summer. Here’s what you need to know about Birmingham’s newest breakfast joint.

1. The Flying Biscuit Café will Land on Hwy. 280

Fried Green Tomato and grits: I'm thinking this combo will be life changing. I think they put pimento cheese in their grits too. If you've never tried that combo, please do so immediately.
Fried Green Tomato and grits: I’m thinking this combo will be life changing. I think they put pimento cheese in their grits too. If you’ve never tried that combo, please do so immediately. (Photo via Facebook)

The chain is currently renovating the 3, 906 sq. ft. space formerly occupied by Local Taco in the Shops at the Colonnade. Greg Yund, franchise partner for The Flying Biscuit Café, is opening up the restaurant with his dad and felt like Birmingham was a great place to do just that.

“My dad and I have always wanted to own a restaurant together,” he said in a press release.


They’ll open the doors to the Flying Biscuit Café sometime this summer.

Acai Bowl. I’ll allow it. (Photo via Facebook)

2. The Flying Biscuit Café is perfect for brunch

The Flying Biscuit Café was rated of the nation’s top brunch spots in America in 2018 by OpenTable. So, be sure to add them to your brunch to-try list this summer!

The menu at Flying Biscuit Caféwill have an option for everyone, including tons of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Also on the menu are a large selection of biscuits, scrambles, benedicts, omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads.


Are you even a millennial if you don’t love avocado toast? (Photo via Facebook)

Some of menu highlights include:

  • Shrimp and grits
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Pimento cheese
  • Chicken and waffles
  • Something called Love Cakes, which their menu explains as three black bean and cornmeal cakes, topped with tomatillo salsa, sour cream, feta cheese and red onion spears

Here’s the menu if you’d like to take a peek yourself.

The Flying Biscuit Café has award winning shrimp and grits, y'all! I have a feeling they'll fit in just fine around here!
The Flying Biscuit Café has award winning shrimp and grits, y’all! I have a feeling they’ll fit in just fine around here! (Photo via Facebook)

3. Their Biscuits are, apparently, the JAM

The first Flying Biscuit opened up in Atlanta in 1993. By 11 AM, they had completely sold out of biscuits.  Now, 20 years later, they bake almost 5,000 biscuits per week at each location. Sounds like they’re definitely worth a try.

4. The Flying Biscuit serves up their mornin’ goodness all day long

They’ll offer all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner with live entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Yund said in a press release.


5. The Flying Biscuit Café’s Apple Butter is Worth It

The Flying Biscuit Café cranberry apple butter is apparently to die for. They sell it in their online shop and say it goes perfectly with their biscuits.

The menu looks pretty amazing. Who is ready to try Birmingham’s latest spot?