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$6 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 29, 2021

Our first visit to Heirloom - Memorial Day Weekend - was excellent. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Neil was our server and did a great job. We were there early in the evening, seated outside, weather was perfect. There were five us,...3 adults and 2 children. Cheese & Charcuterie - very, very good selection of cheese, salami, bread, crackers, blue cheese, kimchi, etc. We had the Chicken Mull which is the house soup - well prepared with a bit of a kick! Also, spring pasta and grass fed burgers and the best shoe string French Fries! The burgers were simply great - well prepared; with Tillamook cheddar, house mustard, chili mayo, grilled onion, lettuce, Luna sesame bun - the spring pasta was excellent - Pappardelle, Ellijay mushrooms, peas, arugula, broth, lemon, Grana Padano. We highly recommend the Heirloom Cafe and will call it a local favorite. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed September 26, 2020

We attempted to call ahead for our order to-go and spent 12 minutes on hold waiting for the server to come back on the phone (hearing all they were talking about behind the bar and calling out to someone to pick up the live phone)....We gave up and went there in person and were able to place our order. We waited outside watching others get their orders for more than 30 minutes until a friendly waitperson spotted us and asked our name and returned with our order in less than a minute. HOWEVER, when got to eating our food, it was excellent. My wife and I both got the pulled pork hash and it was outstanding. Wonderful flavor mixture - very hearty taste. We will come back again just for the pulled pork hash!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Have visited Athens many times. First time here. Will not be back. Made a reservation 2 weeks ahead. When we arrived the place was mostly empty, yet we were promptly seated at the one bad table in the house. Against a concrete wall, under a...utility box, looking into the kitchen. Place looked charming on the open side, what a shame they thought less of us. Pimento cheese plate was good, so interesting. We both had breakfast for dinner. The pulled pork had many dry pieces. Love the idea of this place, really wanted to like it, but will not return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

I had the pulled pork with collard greens and potatoes And it is fabulous, fresh and tasty Never had anything like that before Service is great and coffee is delicious

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

This is a really neat place. Interesting menu. The server was excellent. Very busy at 11:30 on Saturday. A little pricey but worth it. The greeting and seating coiuld be a little more organized.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 18, 2019

Was taken here by local friends who have always touted the fresh, farm-to-table fare at Heirloom. No exaggeration! Also before Thanksgiving, they will host anorganic green market for the neighborhood. The brunch we enjoyed was sumpudtous and fresh. Excellent service and staff as well.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019

We have eaten dinner here several times and thought that we would try it for brunch. It was disappointing...we were seated at 1:30 (our reservation time) but it was an hour before we saw our food. We had a mix of breakfast items...one of them...was lukewarm when it arrived. And, the taste varied from average to below average. Given that we have had a nice dinner here, I am reluctant to say that you should not go. But, given our experience today, we definitely will not go back for brunch. There are other better options nearby.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

I was out antique shopping and stopped at this cute converted gas station. I got the BLT with fresh fruit. It was light and delicious. The service is wonderful and the servers are very attentive. I would reccomend this for a great light meal.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019

We were in Athens for a sporting event and went to the Heirloom because it was highly rated and close to the B&B where some of our family members were staying. I was very disappointed in my fried catfish sandwich -- it was terribly bland,...virtually tasteless and the bread was rather stale. My wife said that her cobb salad was quite possibly the best she had ever eaten, so her review would be more like a 5.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

I’m here visiting a friend and we went to Heirloom Cafe for a nice dinner to celebrate her retirement. The service was pleasant, friendly and competent. The food was delicious! Trout, perfectly prepared. Great appetizers. If you’re in Athens, Georgia, this is a great place...to have a nice meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from dave0520 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, outdoor
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Response from 789valeries | Reviewed this property |
yes they do! Their menu states what is gluten free and it asks that you ask your waiter for any dietary needs you may have so they can accommodate.
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Yes, Heirloom Cafe offers takeout services.

Heirloom Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4