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I don’t eat out for breakfast or brunch often. I’d love to, but there aren’t many good spots for that OTP, where I live, so with my unemployment lingering, I’m making the best of my free time and having more breakfast / lunches out as my budget allows.
So, I met a friend for lunch recently at West Egg Cafe in Midtown. Is it me, or is it weird parking in the parking deck to go into such a hippie kind of place? It seems like West Egg might be too granola for its posh surroundings. Or is that just a front? Portions were small and prices were high – $2.25 for a single cupcake?
I thought I’d go with something quasi-breakfast as it was already 11:30 in the am. So I chose the Fried Green Tomato BLT wrap. This is FGT, bacon, cheddar cheese, and eggs in a wheat wrap with horseradish dill sauce. It comes with your choice of garlic grits or new potatoes. New potatoes for me.
My friend had the Egg Salad sandwich with bacon. And I think she got the better item. When I got my plate the potatoes were lukewarm – not hot as they should have been. And the wrap – well, I just think there was to much going on. The horseradish dill sauce detracted from it rather than helped it. It was too overpowering. As the wrap was cut in half, by the time I got to the second half I unwrapped it, and slid out the contents and brushed off as much of the sauce as I could. I also didn’t care for the wheat wrap, which was like eating cardboard.
The coffee was ok, but it is like visiting Starbucks. You know you are going to pay too much for the coffee but you do it anyway.
As I had heard good things about the cupcakes, I decided to try 2 of those. I had my heart set on red velvet but they were already sold out. So, I got the chocolate with cream cheese filling and the hummingbird which is like a carrot cake cupcake. It had a cream cheese frosting with pineapple, walnuts and bananas inside. I gave the chocolate one to Glen which he said was very tasty and we then shared the hummingbird one. If you want a little something sweet without going overboard, this is a great option.
I’d like to venture back to try one of their sandwiches for myself, but not in much of a hurry to do so.
1168 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318