Whenever I have a morning where I can work a bit slower on projects, I like to check out a new coffee shop that’s opened in town and work from there. It seems like a new beanery is opening monthly and each time one does, I excitedly add it to my ever-growing “restaurant bucket list”. When Full Commission ATL opened off of Memorial drive and I saw an image of their amazing coffeee bar, I knew this would be the next place I spent a morning working remotely.
Some photography contributed by Dasha Crawford Photo
As soon as you walk into Full Commission you are greeted with a gorgeous white coffee bar and impressive gilded hanging pendants. Light floods in from the large windows and the smell of East Pole Coffee (another local Atlanta coffee roaster) lingers through the air of the foyer.
This casual but refined eatery has it all: a hearty breakfast menu with both sweet and savory dishes, coffee all day, a beautiful cocktail bar, and is intimate enough of a spot for a first date filled with wine and appetizers or a good rotation to add to your Friday date nights. It’s even sophisticated enough of a space to have a business meeting at. The beauty of the bar holds no pretentiousness and you’ll find every sort of Atlantan amongst the crowd: uber preppy, tailored businessmen, and tank top hipsters- all co-mingling and collectively indulging in the delicious spread of food and coffee on hand.
What started for me as an order for their beautiful (and very Instagram worthy homemade pop tart) turned into a savory order of the cheese toast with a fried egg on top served alongside a cappuccino with an artful milk foam leaf. I don’t regret my order but definitely couldn’t finish the entire toast by myself as it was a bit more than a breakfast portion (for me) warranted. The cheese toast came out spilling over with cheddar cheese and the freshness of a yolky egg on top helped cut the richness.
I found working there for an extended period of time a bit challenging because whoever was in charge of the music that day was playing a list of fantastic 80’s songs that one can’t help but sing along to like Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5″ and Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and a couple of other head bobbers that had me dancing in my seat. Great tunes for a coffee meeting and when it changed to alternative rock, I found my cue to exit gracefully and let my table pass onto the next group who were ready to settle into a brainstorming session amongst coffee and pastries.
Find more of my favorite coffee shops by visiting my list of Atlanta’s Prettiest Coffee Shops (where this makes an appearance), here.