I'd like to think I'm a very patient person but when it comes to waiting on food, ehh, I'm still a work in progress. The fact that Atlanta has so many food spots that are driving/walking distance from each other, I've been spoiled just a little and unless it's someone's birthday or a special occasion, I pass on any wait longer than 30 minutes because 1) nine times out of ten I've not eaten and am starving and/or 2) I've already sat in traffic on 400 for 30-45 minutes trying to get to my eating destination because traffic in Atlanta is the absolute worst ever! I have always heard great things about West Egg Cafe and each time I've passed the midtown location there is usually a line so that within itself speaks volumes.
I finally had the time and patience to check the hype out for myself and I'd be lying if I said I didn't leave kicking myself in the butt for not coming sooner. For starters, they have FREE parking. Everyone who lives or frequently visits Atlanta knows that the parking struggle is real honey, but not here. There is a parking garage right behind the restaurant which was a blessing in itself that increased both my happy vibe and expectations as I walked in. I was told there would be a 15 minute wait which was cool because I was still on my happy high from the whole free parking thing (don't judge me, free parking is literally a blessing worth celebrating in Atlanta lol). If you follow me on Insta, you know I'm huge on vibes and am a sucker for great aesthetics. I LOVE the industrial feel of dining area. Their trendy ambiance is complemented by lights aren't too bright and the space is flooded with natural light from their beautiful, large windows. It ended up not being a much of a wait at all and my waitress was quick to bring me water and get me acquainted with the menu options.
Seeing as though this is a food review, I unashamedly ordered two things because, uh, why not?? They have this extremely tasty dish called the the Westside Pileup and even though, I have yet to try their Shrimp and Grits, I'm sure this will be my personal favorite. I love potatoes and this bowl of skillet potatoes, topped with onions, bell pepper, cheese, bacon, and eggs did not disappoint!!! I'm talking love at first bite! The second dish I tried was their Georgia Benedict. The dish consists of your traditional benedict over a biscuit and turkey sausage patties topped with turkey sausage gravy. You get a choice of skillet potatoes or grits as a side - I went with the potatoes. You can get your eggs cooked however you like - I got mine scramble. The biscuits were light and fluffy and the gravy was creamy and not too thick.
For my fellow coffee lovers, they have a coffee bar/ barista area where you can order anything from hot chocolate to lattes as you wait to be seated. If you are are Chai latte fan, theirs is the bomb. I'll definitely frequent West Egg going forward. They have so many more menu options that I am here for so if any of you ever want to Brunch with the kid, I'm down.