I went OTP for my omelette fix this week and ended up at the Red Hen – an upscale spot in a fancy mini-mall that seems to breathe the spirit of Sunday brunch. You walk in here, and you immediately want a hot cup of coffee, a Sunday paper and perhaps a mimosa.
Open until 3 p.m., this restaurant serves breakfast until closing and a menu of nice looking sandwiches and entrees in the afternoon.
This omelette Sophia ($8.59) holds shreds of gruyère cheese and crisp, hot bacon. It’s like quiche lorraine reimagined. The chef cooks the eggs carefully so as not to brown them at all, and finishes the plate with chives snipped from a potted plant by the kitchen pass. Sweet.
It’s not cheap, but I could see how it would go into regular rotation when you’re not in a Waffle House mood. Alpharettans: what else is good at the Red Hen? Are there other breakfast joints Windward way that I missed?