West Egg Cafe is located in the White Provision Residences building in Atlanta. The restaurant features southern breakfast dishes that you can order all day long. However, the restaurant is changing everything. It’s menu, it’s name, and it’s design.
Oddbird, as they explain it as “a restaurant within a restaurant,” is still keeping with it’s southern roots. This time restaurant is selling fried chicken that will make your mouth water.
“This is a restaurant that we actually considered opening somewhere else,” West Egg co-owner Jennifer Johnson said in a prepared statement. “Instead of waiting to find the right location and then build out a restaurant, we decided it would be a great opportunity for our team here to learn the process of opening a restaurant from start to finish: budgeting, menu development and pricing, service model, branding, and logistics. We already have a great location, a great facility, and a great staff, so we want to build on those strengths and let everybody have some fun with it.”
— Oddbird (@oddbirdATL) April 15, 2015
I’m hoping the restaurant stays. The menu is pretty small and basic, but the flavor is all there. Even with such a small menu (the menu is on a small piece of paper, dishes and sides on one side and alcohol and dessert on the other) everyone will be sure to find something that they like.
I chose to go with a simple chicken sandwich, something I figured majority of the consumers would choose, with a mac ‘n cheese side. The dish came out and I swear they gave me an entire chicken between my bread! Do not go into this expecting a Chick Fil A style sandwich as it is completely different and a much higher quality. The breading on the chicken was absolutely delicious and I made sure to eat the flakes that fell off during my meal.
The mac ‘n cheese was phenomenal and definitely a must-have when visiting the Oddbird. They use actual cubes of cheese, so it’s really thick and delicious. I got the chocolate pudding pie, which tasted really good, but the oreo crust was really hard to cut and we just ate it out of the pan.
If you’re interested in going to the Oddbird, it is open Wednesday-Saturday 5:30-9:00 pm. You can visit their website here to view the menu. I love what they are doing by making two restaurants in one. I have actually never been to the West Egg before, but after this experience I will definitely be trying it!