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How a food truck is driving
an enhanced in-house dining experience

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What should a restaurateur do when wait times for in-house orders are increasing and take-out orders are exploding? For Gocha Hawkins, head chef of Gocha's Breakfast Bar, the answer was easy: Set up a food truck next to her Cascade, Atlanta location, one of her two breakfast bars in Georgia. The Atlanta store launched in 2019 and her Fayetteville bar opened in January 2020. The food truck, which operates the same hours as the Atlanta location, is 22-feet long and wrapped with an image of Hawkins' face and a logo...

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— Judy Mottl

Celebrating 'Monday Brunch' at Gocha’s Breakfast Bar

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The Good Day feature team spent the morning at Gocha's Breakfast Bar, a breakfast and brunch cafe located on Cascade Road near Interstate 285. Opened by Hawkins in early 2019, the restaurant quickly gained a following with its menu of Southern Classics (like Shrimp & Grits, the Chicken & Waffle stack, and Crispy Fish Sandwich) and vegan-friendly fare...

— Paul Milliken

Gocha’s Breakfast Bar
opens second location in Fayetteville

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Atlanta entrepreneur Gocha Hawkins celebrated the opening of her second location for Gocha’s Breakfast Bar on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Hawkins opened her first restaurant in January 2019, on Cascade Rd. in the City of South Fulton. Gocha’s Breakfast Bar is popular for its Gocha’s Krunk-tastic french toast, Chicken and Waffle Stack, Lump Crab Skillet, Salmon Croquettes, Grit bowl. and more, along with its full bar. The Fayetteville location will carry on the same theme and menu...

— Martel Sharpe

The best brunch in Atlanta

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This upscale, inventive, and exceptionally friendly spot in the Cascade area is owned by Gocha Hawkins, the celebrity hairstylist. The attention to detail in dishes like fried jalapeno shrimp and grit cakes, Cajun-Creole lump crab fish and grit plate, and smoked salmon BLT shine through. The menu is vegan and pescatarian-friendly. Don’t skip out on dessert, especially fruit pies...

— Gerrish Lopez

Celebrity hairstylist turned restaurateur Gocha Hawkins expands service at her Atlanta Breakfast Bar by opening an adjacent food truck

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For nearly three decades, Gocha Hawkins was a hairstylist, counting celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and Serena Williams as clients. But it’s her second act that’s drawing the attention of hungry diners in Georgia. While working at her hair salon in Atlanta’s Cascade Heights neighborhood, Hawkins noticed that the area was underrepresented by restaurants...

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— Kevin Gray

The Best Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Atlanta

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Everyone knows that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if you’re someone who is on the plant-based tip, you deserve to have breakfast at a restaurant that will take your dietary concerns seriously. Skip that national breakfast chain down the street and hit up Gocha’s Breakfast Bar for a pescatarian and vegan-friendly brunch or breakfast. Gocha’s not only offers plant-based dishes like its Veggie Omelet, Black Bean Energy Bowl, and Impossible Skillet; it also boasts mouthwatering seafood menu options like its Fish & Jalapeño Grits, Smoked Salmon BLT, and Gulf Shrimp Skillet.

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— Mike Jordan