By Meredith Pruden | Photography by Shanda Crowe
Who needs a bugle when you’ve got Reveille Coffeehouse and Café? Answer the wake-up call, and head to this East Cobb staple for a modern twist on traditional sunrise favorites.
Husband and wife team Nicole and Jay McCann take a lot of care with the food that comes out of their kitchen, and the heartfelt attention shines through in each of the thoughtfully-constructed menu items and daily specials.
“Everything we use is fresh, and we give a lot of time and effort into putting our food together,” Nicole said. “We have cookbooks galore at the house and play around with things.”
The originator of another popular Atlanta breakfast hotspot, J. Christopher’s, Jay knows a little something about what has locals flocking to a.m. eateries and keeps them coming back for more. But, when the couple opened the first Reveille location in Acworth three years ago, they wanted to do things a little differently.
“J. Christopher’s has been around for 18 years,” Nicole said. “We couldn’t change menu items without upsetting guests, and we wanted to change things up. We do a lot more specials here.”
With rotating daily quiches made with fresh, on-hand produce and seasonal ingredients and other daily specials, there’s always something new at Reveille. But, it is the consistently tasty mains that are the darlings of the menu.
For those with a bit of a sweet tooth, the Mystic Stuffed French Toast is sure to please the palate. It’s two slices of challah bread with cream cheese filling washed in egg and rolled in corn flakes before being grilled with rum sauce and topped with strawberries and bananas. You won’t need syrup with this dulcet treat. Invigorating and delightful, the Mystic has an ooey-gooey center and crispy crust that isn’t just for kids!
The Huevos Olé, with its just-right spice and perfectly poached egg, puts a delicioso Latin spin on the traditional eggs benedict. Pair it with the creamy, smoky Gouda Grits for a hearty meal that may have you licking the plate (and skipping lunch— in the best possible way).
Looking for a healthier option? The Tomato-Basil Scramble is one of six healthy choice items on the menu (there are also vegetarian and gluten-free options), but it tastes so good you won’t believe it’s good for you! This morning spin on classic Italian flavors features three scrambled eggs, fresh basil, mozzarella and grape tomatoes and is served with fruit and wheat toast.
There are three Reveille Coffeehouse Cafés: Acworth, East Cobb, and John’s Creek. All three serve breakfast and lunch.
East Cobb location:
2960 Shallowford Rd. , Marietta 30066; 770-971-6800; www.reveillecafe.com