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.
- Diners sit on the main patio at The General Muir in Atlanta.
- Enjoying a rare, cool summer morning on the side patio at The General Muir in Atlanta.
- The host staff lead guests to their tables at The General Muir in Atlanta.
- A customer sips a cup of coffee over some light reading while sitting at the bar.
- French toast is not complete without syrup.
- French toast at The General Muir in Atlanta.
- Staff prep bread knot dough for the oven
- The wait staff run food from the kitchen to their tables.
- In a rush? Instead of getting a table, grab a bite to go at the deli.
- Fresh bagels rest on trays at The General Muir.
- Kitchen staff quickly assemble deli orders.
- Breakfast is served.
- Waiting on a breakfast date at The General Muir in Atlanta.
- Kitchen staff work the grill during breakfast service.
- Enjoying a bite to eat for breakfast at The General Muir in Atlanta.