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West Egg Cafe’…Fueling Up for a Hike


West Egg Cafe'You know what I like to do first thing in the morning? Stand in line to eat breakfast.

A recent Saturday found me and a few friends from the Urban Explorers of Atlanta standing on the sidewalk in front of West Egg Cafe’, along with about twenty others, waiting for a table. Another line formed at the to-go counter. We had planned a nice breakfast to fuel our six mile expedition along an undeveloped portion of the Atlanta Beltline. Part of the problem was the longer we waited, the more hikers showed up that had planned to join us after we had eaten.

The staff was friendly and apologetic as they seated us on the patio. We ordered drinks and quickly decided on our entrees as we were running a bit late to begin our hike. I make eggs nearly every day at home, so when I’m dining out for breakfast I usually order something I wouldn’t attempt, like eggs benedict. As we waited for our dishes, I enjoyed my very good coffee…all four cups.

The eggs were nicely poached with the yolks remaining a bit runny, mingling with the rich Hollandaise sauce. Salty slices of ham beneath the eggs topped the toasted English muffin; classic, just like the menu says. The dish was served with a pile of breakfast potatoes that remained mostly untouched. They may have been amazing but I’m simply not a potato lover.

Yes, West Egg Cafe’ is popular. It’s good, but not great, and standing in a lengthy line isn’t my favorite way to start the day. Guess I’ll have to learn to poach my own damn eggs.

1100 Howell Mill Road 404-872-3973

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