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Where the Locals Go For Breakfast

So you’ve worked out and successfully navigated rush-hour traffic; it’s time for a guilty pleasure before you hit the office. Get your a.m. buzz at our five favorite breakfast spots.

West Egg Café

If you order the Peachtree plate at West Egg Café, the serious Westside am hot spot, expect a two-egg dish that’s served with sides of addictive brown-sugar bacon and ridiculously good pimento cheese grits. You can’t miss with their short-rib hash, challah French toast or tofu scramble, either. 1100 Howell Mill Road,

Café Jonah serves hearty, healthy breakfast fare with a signature cheery disposition. Customize your Sunday brunch with their Pay What You Think It’s Worth smorgasbord. 3188 Paces Ferry Place,

Tuck into made-from-scratch fare at Buttermilk Kitchen, an adorable Buckhead resto in a bungalow. Don’t leave without trying the quintessentially Southern chicken biscuit smothered in roasted red pepper jelly, which uses both homemade buttermilk and lard to create its fluffliness. 4225 Roswell Road NE,

For a farmstand fresh take on brunch, head OTP to Chicken and the Egg. Choose from Southern seasonal staples such as the fried green tomato Benedict—the perfect combination of flavors and textures—salty, crunchy, savory and creamy and only around this summer. 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta,

The wildly popular Highland Bakery locales epitomize healthful gluttony. Wheat flour challah bread, all-natural organic peanut butter, caramelized banana and brown sugar butter, make the peanut butter French toast as decadent as it is delicious. Various locations,