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West Egg Cafe

1100 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
+1 404-872-3973
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Ranked #128 of 3,422 restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Southern comfort in a modern world. An independent restaurant, bakery, and coffeehouse with a vintage design evocative of the Westside’s historic industrial corridor, serving Chef Wayne Rheinlander’s breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, Pastry Chef Chris Marconi’s comfort sweets, and locally-roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee.
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Make sure you have a little time on your hands as the West Egg was busy. We went on a Friday morning and the wait was decent. The staff was working diligently, so it did not seem like we waited to long. You are able to purchase coffee while you wait. The menu for breakfast was had a ton of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went with the family for brunch and we all enjoyed it. We were lucky as there was no wait when we arrived. Our waitress was very friendly and patient. She even kept our little boy entertained as he colored his heart out. The food was great ... best i had in a while. I would definitely encourage people to give... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you've never been to West Egg, go today or tomorrow or next week. It's got a unique brunchy vibe unlike anywhere else in town (similar to Empire State South but noisier and more hip). Great breakfast foods and sandwiches and a mix of neighborhood food junkies and corporate types from Ivory towers down the street. Everyone there shares in... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a great breakfast spot and worth the wait. We've been here twice while visiting Atlanta and they are always busy it seems. The black bean cakes and eggs were delicious! My husband had the beef hash, and we had a side of pancakes. I only wish my stomach was bigger to hold it all!

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Was looking for a place to grab breakfast after an overnight stay in Atlanta. Stumbled upon this little gem, and can't wait to go back! Very cute decor, wonderful food (make sure to try the hummus!) and great service!

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Smiths, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'd heard several good things about the West Egg Cafe, so we had to visit. Upon driving up to the restaurant, we saw several people standing outside waiting. Wait was about 30-35 minutes, which is better than we were expecting given the amount of people standing outside waiting. We asked to be seated at the first available, which happened to... More

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Atlanta
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138 reviews 138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My co-workers and I enjoy going here and having breakfast for lunch. That being said, service can be really, really slow and seems to be of the lounging, take your time, weekend variety rather than I-need-to-get-back-to-work-in-an-hour variety, so I would choose another spot if you are short on time. That being said, their breakfasts are to die for good. My... More

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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had a great breakfast at West Egg - the biscuits were to die for and the grits had a ton of flavor. In addition, the staff was great. Overall it was a wonderful breakfast in a modern, but comfortable environment.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Meh.. Guess I must've had an "off" experience because the "Build your own" omelette that I ordered weren't all that good. The grits tasted like the instant grits you cook in the microwave.. Service as good overall I might give it another shot..

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Atlanta, Georgia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a table of 10 when the restaurant was nearly empty. Service was slow and some of us had to repeatedly ask for the same missing things. Several items we ordered were on the menu but the kitchen was out of supplies needed to make the dish. My food was very good and I was happy with the inexpensive... More

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