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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Care About Your Coffee
According to legend, coffee was discovered in what is now Ethiopia when a goatherd noticed his flock frolicking after eating the shiny red berries from nearby bushes. Since that time, coffee has become one of the most traded commodities in the world, second only to oil. However, not all coffee is created equal. West Egg is proud to work exclusively with Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, which carefully selects and roasts the finest coffees available at a roastery less than 2 miles from West Egg. Because coffee is a perishable product, freshness is crucial to quality. West Egg’s coffee is roasted locally, delivered regularly, and served to you within days of roasting. 

Whether you prefer a quick hit of espresso at the bar, a bottomless cup with your meal, a cold-brewed iced coffee on the patio, or to linger over lattes on the couch with friends, at West Egg, we care about your coffee.  If you are not in the mood for coffee, we also offer premium JoJo teas, chai, milk steamers, Italian and French sodas, fruit smoothies, and milkshakes made from our own soft serve ice cream.  For those days that you can’t make it in to West Egg, we sell whole bean Batdorf & Bronson coffee for you to brew at home. 

We take coffee seriously -- but not too seriously. We know that the coffee experience means something different to each person; let us know what we can make for you. 

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Espresso is the quick extraction (20 to 30 seconds) of finely-ground coffee at high temperature (195 to 205° F) and under high pressure (approximately 9 bars). Fresh coffee, a proper grind, a carefully calibrated machine, and the expert hand of a trained barista all combine to produce a full-bodied and intense shot of coffee. Espresso should always be ground and brewed to order and enjoyed promptly. At West Egg, our standard espresso is a 2-ounce double shot (doppio).

Topped with a dollop of foamed milk, an espresso becomes an espresso macchiato.

Brewed with sugar, an espresso becomes a cubano.

Diluted with hot water, an espresso becomes an americano.

A cappuccino is a harmonious blend of equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk, resulting in a creamy drink that retains a distinct coffee flavor. Because increasing the size of the drink would throw off this balance, at West Egg we serve only the traditional 6-ounce cappuccino.

America’s contribution to the coffee canon, the caffe latte has a greater proportion of steamed milk than the cappuccino. At West Egg, we serve lattes of 16 and 20-ounces. A latte (literally “milk” in Italian) can be customized in a variety of ways with different milks, extra shots of espresso, or the addition of flavored syrups.

Substituting steamed half & half for steamed milk, a latte becomes a breve.

Adding chocolate, a latte becomes a mocha.

Substituting drip coffee for espresso, a latte becomes a café au lait.

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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.