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Radial Cafe

1530 DeKalb Ave. NE, Ste. G (Mell Ave.) Send to Phone
404-659-6594 | Menu
Longtime restaurant professional Frank Bragg delivers on the farm-to-table experience.

Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Thurs.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Radial Cafe, Atlanta, GA

Radial Cafe Restaurant Review

: Radial Café, which has “Green Restaurant” status, draws neighborhood denizens who favor it for weekend brunch as well as for its family-friendly attitude and the wallet-friendly prices. The old brick walls and busy bar maximize the neighborhood feel. We like the breakfast pancakes --- gluten-free included --- and pure maple syrup. Grits are stone ground, of course. Poached eggs come soft as ordered, but we find the red flannel hash a bit heavy on the potatoes and light on the corned beef, although its flavor is excellent. Weekday menus focus more on sandwiches, including a Sloppy Joe made with Coca-Cola braised brisket and a fried chicken sandwich. Start any meal with one of the rotating soups, which never seem to be boring. The sweet tea-brined pork chop at dinner, cooked pink as ordered, is ideal with the corn-poblano soufflé, one of several “crops,” as the menu calls vegetable sides, many of which are vegetarian and vegan. Southern touches abound, from the fried green tomatoes to the collards, although these get an Asian treatment. Desserts recall tradition, too, with a caramel cake that's not quite like what your Grandma used to make but very good. A short but sensibly priced wine list and a brief beer menu with lots of local options round out the quaffs, although cocktails make tempting starters. Also located in College Park, 3725 Main St., 470-312-2954.


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