posted on June 7, 2009 at 5:23 am
MURPHY’S: It’s no surprise this notoriously packed Virginia-Highland restaurant offers good french toast on the breakfast and brunch menu. Each medium-sized slice of challah bread is coated in a cinnamon-laced mixture that is just eggy enough and finished with a blanket of powdered sugar. Don’t forget an order of the sweet and sour fruit compote (75 cents extra); it contrasts beautifully against the melting butter and sugary syrup that’s more Mrs. Butterworth than bona fide Vermont Maple. 997 Virginia Ave. 404-872-0904. www.murphysvh.com.
JAVA JIVE COFFEE HOUSE AND CAFÉ: Atlanta hipsters, literati and breakfast fiends can’t get enough of this saucy blue-painted dive. While the biscuits get all the praise, the french toast will take you back to Sunday morning family breakfasts with the funny papers. The café’s french toast is made with challah and is crisped on the outside and custardy in the middle.
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