Almond croissant at Bakeshop
Crackly, brown surface; buttery, soft interior; layers of pastry so delicate and pliable they pull apart like fleshy tissue paper. The croissants at Bakeshop are masterful — the almond, with its toasted nuts on top and properly conservative amount of nutty almond paste within, is the best. Have them heat it up and eat it on the spot for maximum noms. $2.75. 903 Peachtree St. 404-892-9322. www.bakeshopatl.com.
Currant scone at the Bread Garden
Few scones baked in our city come close to this masterpiece. The exterior has shiny crispness. The interior is dry and barely sweet. Currants interrupt the dryness with little explosions of moist, fruity flavor. Perfect post-coital snack the morning after. $1.25. 549 Amsterdam Ave. 404-875-1166.
Granola + yogurt at Octane
Octane's house-made concoction will have you forsaking all other granola. Rife with huge walnuts, the slightest hint of cinnamon, and crunchy, pleasantly oily clusters of nutty oats, this breakfast of champions pairs perfectly with the small tub of cooling yogurt provided. If you're feeling super self indulgent, you can also get it with high quality jam and peanut butter. But we prefer the more restrained version. $3.50. 1009 Marietta St. 404-815-9886. www.octanecoffee.com.
Omelette at Original House of Pancakes
No matter what you fill it with, these eggy wonders — not the pancakes — may be the reason people brave the hour-long waits. A generous amount of eggs are baked unfolded in a skillet in the oven, resulting in a towering, creamy and fluffy creation that's more like a frittata than the boring dry disk served elsewhere. $7.95-$9.35. 2321 Cheshire Bridge Road. 404-633-5677. www.originalpancakehouse.com.
Pecan waffle at Waffle House
What? That waffle is damn good and you know it. And if you don't know it you should. It's nutty and crispy and a goddamned institution. So there. Various Atlanta locations. www.wafflehouse.com.
Pumpernickel bagel with whipped chive cream cheese at BB's Bagels
Bite into one of these massive, chewy bagels and you can almost hear the cabs honking and smell the steam rising from the potholes of a Manhattan street corner. So fresh they don't need to be toasted, bagel perfection is achieved with a thick schmear of deftly whipped cream cheese studded with tons of raw green onion. $3.31. 770 McFarland Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-475-1818; 10995 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-754-9595. www.bitchinbagelsatbbs.com.
Fried Egg sandwich at West Egg Café
Does anyone need a cashmere hoodie? Probably not. But does one make the wearer feel completely sensible yet equally luxurious? Absolutely, and so does the fried egg sandwich. Biting into the thick, buttery slices of challah full of melted cheddar cheese instantly transports you to a place of unworried coziness, but it's the sweet tomato jam that will whip you into a sumptuous frenzy. This is what Kate Middleton would shove into her royal mouth after a binge, and don't you deserve that kind of approachable indulgence? $8. 1100 Howell Mill Road. 404-872-3973. www.westeggcafe.com.
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