For this brief second installment of the comprehensive City Cafe review, I will cover some treats I picked up after a late breakfast at Highland Bakery. You can read the first review here. City Cafe is open every day except Sunday. They have separate hours for the bakery and the restaurant, so check their hours before visiting. It’s all one room as shown before, the difference being whether the kitchen is open or not.
On this day they serve lunch between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, and the bakery remains open until 4:00 pm. I arrived just thirty minutes before closing.
Back in June I highlighted some bakery treats from Highland Bakeryin Atlanta.
That was just a quick stop after lunch to sample a couple items. Today’s visit was to sit down and enjoy breakfast. It appears that since June, they have improved their rating on TripAdvisor from # 38 to # 28 of 3,353 Atlanta restaurants.
Since moving to the Fayetteville, GA area, I’ve had a couple opportunities to sample some treats from City Cafe. This cafe features German cuisine, and also embodies a fantastic bakery case. This will be my first comprehensive review of a restaurant. The plan is to eventually try everything available from their menu and bakery case, along with providing as much information about the location, owners, food, and atmosphere that I can. This will be a several month venture, but an enjoyable one. In order to not overwhelm you, I will spread the many smaller articles out, and intermix them with other reviews.
You wouldn’t know it from my reviews, but my wife and I practice a healthier eating lifestyle, especially at home. One of our stronger beliefs is eating healthy and humanly raised meets, like grass-fed beef when possible. It’s pretty rare to find, especially when dining out, but we often frequented Yeah Burger in Atlanta because of their dedication to providing grass-fed burgers, and other great food options. They pride themselves on serving local, and mostly organic food choices. Pair their passion with some great-tasting beef, and they became one of our favorite stops in the city. That was until we discovered a more local burger establishment called Grazing Here.
Grazing Here started as a food truck that frequented the Peachtree City Farmer’s Market, serving their fresh, grass-fed beef burgers. Even though we went a few times to the market, we were always there too early in the morning to eat a burger. Once we found out that they had opened up a permanent store front in Peachtree City, we knew we had to try it. Now that we have made a move that puts us very close to their restaurant, we enjoy our short drive to great grass-fed beef burgers.
Ruth’s Chris is a large, upscale chain of steakhouses with three locations in Atlanta. This weekend we visited the Centennial Park location, inside the Embassy Suites hotel. Valet parking is the norm in the city, and can be found at the front entrance of the hotel on Marietta Street. Parking is normally $14 for the first three hours, but with a validated ticket from the restaurant that number is cut in half. Continue reading Ruth’s Chris→
J. Christopher’s is a small 22 restaurant chain in the greater Atlanta area. They offer common breakfast and lunch options, but with slight differences that make them unique. I have been to two different locations in the city, and this time I patronized the Peachtree City location, which is rated on TripAdvisor at #35 out of 135 restaurants. Located in the pavilion at the intersection of highway 54 and 74 (opposite side of Carabba’s), there is no signage that let’s you know they are there. At the end of the plaza right next to highway 54 you’ll find J. Christopher’s wrapping around the end of the buildings. This large plaza should provide ample parking, especially when dining during breakfast hours. Continue reading J. Christopher’s→
This weekend I decided to go for a low cost, but filling lunch. My wife had once brought me to The Real Chow Baby, and I loved it. We decided to revisit the location we patronized last time, on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta. They also have a second location located on Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta. TripAdvisor rates our location at #244 of 1,446, and the other at #800. The concept is Mongolian Barbecue, or Asian stir-fry, where you create your own meal and they cook it. Continue reading The Real Chow Baby→
Needing a protein fix, it was time for my wife and I to try another barbecue place that we had been debating on for months. She had been here a while back, but I had never eaten here. In the past I would have come here without thought, but after our current food adventures have brought us to some really unique restaurants, this one didn’t seem too inviting. Since it’s rated #13 of 58 restaurants in McDonough, GA on TripAdvisor, and I’d hate to miss out on a local hot spot that’s so close to home. Continue reading O.B.’s Barbecue→
I will begin by asking that you please excuse the shoddy camera work. The photos taken here were done quickly, with the food shots taken in the car so the lighting and focus didn’t always work to my advantage.
After a disappointing meal at the Radial Cafe we decided to head down the street to Highland Bakery. Atlanta has three locations. I’ve been to the other one for breakfast, rated #176 of 1,378 restaurants in Atlanta on TripAdvisor, and loved it. The one we visited today is the original, and rated #38.
Today we are eating at Radial Cafe. Touted as an environmentally friendly restaurant, they try to be as conscious about their carbon footprint as much as they are about the food. I liked the idea behind that, plus my wife was really interested in the fact they served gluten free pancakes. I was wary of the fact that it was rated on TripAdvisor as #592 of 1,374 restaurants in Atlanta (I later found it has two listings, the other calling it just Radial and ranking that one at #334), but I figured it was worth a try as the menu looked intriguing.