The Morning After to give off Slutty Vegan vibes with a spin on breakfast

Pinky Cole plans her next restaurant, opening in early 2024 on the Westside

The Morning After Atlanta
Biscuit stack

Courtesy of Bites and Bevs

Even at nine months pregnant and with 11 locations of her flagship restaurant now operating in three states, Slutty Vegan and Bar Vegan founder Pinky Cole is far from slowing down. She’s hard at work on her newest restaurant, a breakfast spot called the Morning After. Located in the former Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand (881 Marietta Street) on the Westside, the Morning After promises the same cheeky branding of its sister spot with a vegan take on the first meal of the day.

“It’s what you would get at a southern comfort breakfast restaurant, but it’s vegan, so it’s cooler,” Cole says. “It’ll be the best breakfast in town.”

When it opens in January or February, the Morning After will offer a concise menu of sausage or bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches, oatmeal, biscuits, and bagels. Cole says the menu will grow with the restaurant, based on customer demand. Like at Slutty Vegan, proteins will be made with Beyond and Impossible “meat” and a pea protein mix. Biscuits will be made in-house, while bagels will be outsourced. Slutty Vegan’s famous slutty sauce—a mix of vegan mayonnaise, lime juice, and chipotle chili powder–will make an appearance. Coffee and tea offerings will be Caribbean-inspired, a callback to Cole’s Jamaican roots. She’s still deciding whether to serve alcohol at the restaurant.

The outside of the building will be painted to resemble a Slutty Vegan food truck—think yellow with bold, black-and-red writing. Inside, there will be approximately 20 seats. There’s a patio, too. At the beginning, the counter-service spot will be open only in the mornings and will likely grow to an all-day breakfast place. Unlike Slutty Vegan’s multiple locations, the Morning After is intended to be a unique standalone.

“I don’t want to scale this. I want it to be an Atlanta thing—a destination that people from around the world want to come to,” Cole says. “I want it to be very intimate and very special.”

Cole also purchased the building behind Delia’s but has yet to decide what to do with it.