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Breakfast at The General Muir in Atlanta, 9 a.m. on a Saturday

One of the finest Jewish delis in Atlanta fills bellies on a weekend morning

Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes, in which photographers visit some of the world's great food sites to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, photographer Jonathan Phillips visits one of Atlanta's essential breakfast destinations, The General Muir.

New York generally holds the most cultural capital when it comes to Jewish delis, but Atlantans have their own destination delicatessen that holds its own against some of the finest options north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Located near Emory University, The General Muir serves up scratch made Jewish deli staples from fresh-baked breads sold by-the-loaf to house-cured and smoked pastrami.

On weekend mornings, customers head to the dining room for fresh coffee and plates of thick challah pecan french toast topped with fried bananas or turn to the deli side to grab a quick bagel with cream cheese and lox or a pastry to-go. Eater Atlanta photographer Jonathan Phillips recently visited The General Muir to capture the scene during Saturday brunch. Take a tour of one of Atlanta's top breakfast restaurants in the gallery below.


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