A Good Egg- Old Meat Packing Plant Transformed into Trendy Cafe
West Egg Café on Howell Mill and 14th St. is a breakfast and lunch café that follows the loft concept that is prevalent within the area. While some lofts are new construction, the West Egg is actually situated in a 1930s addition of an old meat packing plant (it appears we have a trendy Meat Packing District as well!). The menu is presented on large colorful chalkboards located behind the counter. Lunch is primarily salads and gourmet sandwiches.
I had my eye on the Turkey Meatloaf from the moment I walked in, but when I saw a Fried Green Tomato BLT on the specials board, my world went into a tailspin. Decisions, decisions. In the end, my Southern upbringing (well, okay, I am not from the South, but in reality, who in Atlanta is??) pushed me to the Fried Green Tomato BLT and a decision I did not regret. And trying to be a little healthier, I love the fact that all sandwiches are served with your choice of a side salad, soup or fruit cup.
I recently wrote an article of there not being a ton of choices around Centennial Olympic Park. I still am standing by that statement (look for a future write-up on SideBar, for another option in this area). However, a short drive up Marietta St. to Howell Mill Rd. will uncover a plethora of good eateries perfect for lunch hour. Add the West Egg Café to this list.
Steakhead Recommends: Yes