the best of what to do & where to go in atlanta

Brunch Like A King: Breakfast for Two at Café Intermezzo

Brunch Like A King: Breakfast for Two at Café Intermezzo

This Atlanta staple’s opulent pastries and old world espresso beverages have garnered quite the cult following since they first opened in ’79. Stepping into their Midtown Coffeehouse feels a lot like taking a European escapade to us. From the authentic turn of the 19th century decor, to the classical music in the air, to the delicate chandeliers or the congenial front terrace – every square inch of this space is surreal and serene, making it a prime pick for a morning meal.

What To Expect

  • Two Breakfast Entrees of your choosing (though, may we direct your attention to the Croque Madam, Madame?)
  • Two expertly handcrafted coffee beverages
  • An elegant – though by no means stuffy – environment to enjoy them in at either the Dunwoody or Midtown location

Scout Notes

A good intermission is quite the rarity these days. (And no, we’re not referring to those times amidst a play allotted for bathroom breaks.) We’re talking real interludes – freewheeling, carefree moments that aren’t confined by the hands of a watch and forget about groceries, bills and our heaping piles of laundry. Those kind of moments? They’re Café Intermezzo’s forté (their name does mean “intermission” after all). Their Midtown and Dunwoody location has been offering us a safe haven from our day-to-day lives since they first opened up. With its elegant surroundings, crystal chandeliers, and turn of the 19th-century European decor – the café is comforting and then some. (We would hunker down at its large wrap-around bar for eternity if we could – honest.)

Owner Brian fell in love with the idea of European coffeehouses whilst travelling through Germany and Austria in the early 70s. And at Café Intermezzo, which opened its first location in 1979, he hoped to recreate the 250-year-old concept of the Austrian Coffeehouse. In Europe, Brian explained, he noticed people would stop to hang out at their table and enjoy a fine European espresso, alongside a pastry or two–just relaxing. To that, he added a full-service bar and kitchen. (That means breakfast, folks.) And after spending a short while in the warm environs of Café Intermezzo, you'll notice that people are lingering, laughing and stuffing their faces–gracefully, of course. Ahh, just like the homeland.

With locations conveniently located at 11th & Peachtree, Dunwoody across from Perimeter Mall, and soon to open at Avalon in Alpharetta, you are sure to find a location near you. Brian has enjoyed seeing the old-world Café Intermezzo charm set up next to the sleek modern buildings that pepper the area. It’s certainly a picturesque place to kick-off the day with a full breakfast (and subsequently, stomach). You and one brunching buddy of your choosing will have your pick of the breakfast entrees. Dishes range from the scrumptious sweet French toast to the savory Croque Madame (mushrooms, spinach, gooey cheese and an egg, all couched in one of their homemade croissants). And naturally, the victuals are meant to be savored with softly playing, classical tunes in the air, as well as a couple of handmade coffee beverages, chosen from a hefty, booklet-sized drink menu. We’re big fans of the café’s signature drink – the Caffé Intermezzo – which intermingles essences of almond and coca flavors. If you’re on the hunt for something sweeter, we’re big fans of the chocolatey and decadent Caffé Mozart, which comes complete with a dollop of fresh Schlag (that's whipped cream). Dab the foam off the corners of your mouth with the cloth napkin, and grin. This is a meal to sip and savor. Folks, let's make breakfasting a break again.

Note: Breakfast is served all day from morning to late night. Offer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days per week.

Description of Services

The following terms and conditions (the "Agreement") form a binding agreement between you and Scoutmob, which is sometimes referred to as “Scoutmob,” “we,” “us” or “our.” Please review the following terms carefully. By using the Site or any Scoutmob Services, you are agreeing to these terms, and all of these terms will govern your use of the Site and our Services. The term "you" refers to the person accessing or using the Site or our Services, or the company or organization on whose behalf that person accesses the Site or our Services.

Our Services

Scoutmob is an online community for people to express their local interests (the "Services") through our website located at http://www.scoutmob.com and other online areas owned or operated by us, such as our Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone applications (the "Site"). The Services also include the opportunity for you to purchase special Hand-Picked Deals (as described below) for the products and services of third party merchants. The Services and Site are collectively referred to here as "Scoutmob."

Conditional Use of Our Site and Services

Your permission to use Scoutmob is conditioned upon your agreement that you:

  • will comply with these Terms of Service;
  • will not copy or distribute any part of Scoutmob in any medium without Scoutmob’s prior written authorization;
  • will provide accurate information when registering for our Services;
  • will not use Scoutmob to collect any personally identifiable information, including account names, email addresses, or other such information, for commercial purposes;
  • will not use the communication systems provided by or contacts made on Scoutmob for any commercial solicitation purposes;

Terms of Sale

  1. How It Works

    By placing an order for a given Deal, you make an offer to purchase the Deal you have selected on the terms, restrictions and conditions associated with the Deal. Once you’ve placed your order, you will receive a confirmation of the Deal and your Reservation. Your credit card will be charged for the amount of the Deal. We will notify you by email when the Deal is to be used.

  2. Expiration Dates

    If applicable, the expiration date for a Deal and Reservation is noted on your confirmation and receipt.

  3. Deal Specific Terms

    Each Deal has specific terms associated with the Deal, which will be presented to you at the time you commit to purchase the particular Deal. Deal specific terms supersede any inconsistent terms in this Agreement, except to the extent such terms are prohibited by applicable law.

  4. General Terms

    Unless otherwise stated in the Deal or required by law, the following additional terms apply to all Vouchers:

    • no cash value for any Deal,
    • no cash back will be issued for partial redemption of the paid portion of a Voucher, except as required by law,
    • Deals cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions unless otherwise noted in the Reservation,
    • Deals cannot be used for taxes, tips, prior balances, shipping or handling, as applicable,
    • neither Scoutmob nor the Merchant is responsible for lost or stolen Deals or Deal reference numbers,
    • duplicate use, sale or trade of a Deals is prohibited, except as required by law,

  5. Promotions of Deals and Hand-Picked Deals

    From time to time we may offer special promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes intended to provide you an incentive to purchase Deals or to encourage you to get others to do so. The applicable rules will be posted on the Site in or near the description of each such promotion. We reserve the right to interpret these rules in our sole discretion, and you hereby agree to our interpretation.

  6. Products Available for Sale

    You understand that some or all products or services provided on the Site may not be available for purchase to persons residing in certain jurisdictions or geographic areas. Scoutmob reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude or otherwise limit the provision of a Voucher for any product or service to a person residing in any jurisdiction or geographical area. Scoutmob does not represent or warrant that any product or service promoted on the Site will be available for purchase by any particular person.

  7. Refunds

    Scoutmob will provide refunds as stipulated for each specific deal.

Links to Third Party Sites

Scoutmob may contain links to third party websites that are not owned, operated, or controlled by Scoutmob. Therefore, we cannot and do not assume responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of such websites or the companies that own them. Additionally, we cannot and will not censor or edit the content of any third party site. By using Scoutmob you expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website.

Disclaimer Of Warranties

THIS SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "WHERE IS," AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, SCOUTMOB SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR OTHERWISE OF THE CONTENT OF THE SITE OR SERVICES (INCLUDING ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTIONS, MISSION, AND CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS); AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, AS A RESULT OF (1) ANY ERROR, OMMISSION, DELETION, OR DEFECT IN THE CONTENT, OR (2) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, DEFAMATION, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE (1) THAT ANY PORTION OF THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR (2) THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE. YOU (AND NOT US OR ANY OF OUR AGENTS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

Limitation Of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL SCOUTMOB, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY (i) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, EVEN IF SCOUTMOB IN OR ITS AGENTS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF, THE SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, SCOUTMOB'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnification

Upon request by Scoutmob, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Scoutmob its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use or misuse of the Site or Services, including your interaction with causes, companies, or organizations that advertise or solicit contributions on the Site, or other uploading, posting, publishing, e-mailing, reproduction, distribution, or transmission of any Content or other materials by you or users authorized by you or any violation of these Terms by you. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defense.