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A delicious Latin breakfast sandwich

Cachito con huevo, LottaFrutta

Cachito con huevo, LottaFrutta

I live near LottaFrutta, a popular Latin fruit and sandwich shop in Old Fourth Ward. Recently, they adjusted their opening hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., which has made my morning commutes to my day job a little less fulfilling. But hey, I guess the folks over there have been working pretty hard since they opened some years ago so I won’t complain.

I like to pop in every now and then and get a guanabana smoothie (soursop, fruit from a tropical evergreen tree) or a cachito con huevo, one of my favorite breakfast items here in Atlanta.

The cachito con huevo is a small sandwich made with a sweetened palm-sized medianoche bread roll (”midnight”, named after a late night Cuban sandwich), filled with cooked ham and cumin seasoned scrambled egg, and then flattened in a grooved press.  It won’t satisfy the biggest of appetites, but it’s a great snack when you’re on the run, or want a lighter alternative to a full breakfast.

– by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.

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November 19th, 2010
2:16 am

Mmmmmm. It’s 2:15 AM and that sandwich is looking pretty good right about now.


November 19th, 2010
9:44 am

I love midnight sandwiches and that looks amazing.


November 19th, 2010
11:24 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! If you haven’t gotten a chance to get that way, do it soon! mmmmm…might have to make a stop there this afternoon…


November 21st, 2010
11:44 pm

this is one of my all-time favorite places on the weekend – though in the winter they now have different soups throughout the week.

try the passionfruit + mango smoothie blended with milk……def my fav