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West Egg Cafe
The name of the Westside’s most popular breakfast destination alludes to the fictional New York setting of The Great Gatsby, though the dishes are decidedly more Southern than Southampton. Small details impress: Spiced honey butter served with the waffle delivers a wallop of cinnamon and mellow sweetness, and fried green tomatoes stay crisp even while wrapped in a whole-wheat burrito with scrambled eggs. In 2010 the restaurant moved less than a block to a sleek, lofty space that avoids the cutesy hand-painted signs and the Mason jar cliches that can clutter Southern eateries. Jonesing for pancakes at suppertime? West Egg serves breakfast items all through lunch and dinner.
ORDER THIS: Pimento cheese and bacon omelet; fried green tomato wrap with scrambled eggs and horseradish-dill sauce.
1100 Howell Mill Road, 404-872-3973, westeggcafe.com