WEST EGG Cafe 1100 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 872-3973 Monday to Friday 7A-10P Saturday to Sunday 8A-10P

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We're proud to have Pastry Chef Carrie Hudson at the helm of the bakery at West Egg. Our foray into desserts started with Ben's grandmother's recipe for Coca-Cola cake, which we reimagined as a cupcake, so it's only fitting that Carrie's passion for baking started with her own grandparents. Carrie grew up in a small town outside of Savannah, called Midway. She spent a lot of time with her grandparents, who had a huge garden. They cooked large family meals and baked breads and sweets daily. Carrie was put to work picking, snapping, shucking, canning and freezing! She learned a deep appreciation for the rewards of hard work and fresh wholesome food. After her first job as a baker, she moved to Atlanta to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta for Culinary Arts. She has been a baker/pastry chef ever since: at Alon’s and, most recently, H&F Bread Co. No surprise, as one who makes beautiful and delicious treats, Carrie feels like she expresses herself best through her food. "I love to see people light up when they taste something good. They make a special face that can't be replicated. That reaction drives my passion to achieve it again and again."

In addition to our award-winning Coca-Cola cupcakes, we generally feature red velvet cupcakes (but make sure to order in advance to ensure availability). Giant cookies may include oatmeal butterscotch, chocolate chip, bacon ginger, peanut butter, and oatmeal cranberry. You'll find muffins, scones and coffee cake to accompany your Batdorf & Bronson coffee. Other desserts include caramel cake, a variety of cheesecake, banana pudding with homemade vanilla wafers, whoopie pies, and seasonal pies. We make our own vanilla soft serve ice cream, which is available on its own, topped with chocolate or salted caramel, or in a Mexican Coke float. We also use it for milkshakes including orange creamsicle, Ghirardelli chocolate, and coffee made with freshly-pulled shots of Batdorf & Bronson espresso. Borrowing from the bakery, our cocktail menu includes boozy shakes such as bourbon chocolate and key lime pie (made with gin and lime).

All of our desserts are made in house, change regularly, and are subject to availability. At least 48 hours notice is requested for large and special orders. Please call 404.872.3973 to place orders (so that we may give you proper attention on the phone, please do not call with bakery orders until after 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday or between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on weekdays). We will need a credit card number to reserve your order, but we will not charge that card unless you fail to pick up your order. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at bakery@westeggcafe.com.



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Ben, a native Atlantan, and Jennifer, originally from the Washington D.C. area, met in Ann Arbor, Michigan while attending law school. After practicing law for a number of years, we opened West Egg in March 2004 hoping to create a comfortable environment that might help anchor a growing community. We drew from our own experiences in coffee shops and small restaurants in college towns and from living and traveling around the world – those places that have an innate warmth that draws people in and seem to become an integral part of people’s daily lives. We settled on an industrial part of town in a rough warehouse complex that was central to many but that had been visited by few. Friends and family generously donated their time to paint walls, build shelves, organize an office, work the counter, and even wash dishes. Neighbors started coming and things just grew from there. Following redevelopment of the entire site, in January 2010, West Egg moved about 50 yards south into the new White Provision Residences building. With all the growth in the neighborhood since we first opened, as part of the move we felt it was time to expand into evening hours and add dinner and bar service. We always envisioned West Egg as one of those places that is available to its community from a coffee in the morning through a glass of wine in the evening. While West Egg has evolved a lot over the years in how it operates, the underlying idea of comfort and community has remained constant. We recognize that customers do as much as the owners and staff to create any restaurant environment, so are immensely grateful to all those who have supported us through these years and whose patronage has helped us build and shape West Egg.