Breakfast, Coffee, and More at Full Commission in Grant Park

Initially opened only serving a limited breakfast menu in the summer of 2018, Full Commission is a full-service gastropub (serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and coffee shop located in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta. Full Commission is part of a dozen or so tenants at the Larkin on Memorial mixed-use space.

Full Commission has a full coffee menu; the coffee is sourced from Atlanta’s own East Pole Coffee Co., featuring espresso-based drinks and rotating nitro beverages and more from Phoenix Roasters. 

The space itself is modern and spacious (designed by Atlanta’s Pattern r+d): the interior features a 45-seat dining room with a 10-seat bar, and a fully covered patio (heated for the winter months) provides ample seating for approximately 15 to 20 more people.

Overall, I was really impressed by the design elements, the friendly staff, excellent service, and delicious breakfast and coffee.

Photos from my recent visit to Full Commission are below.

Exterior of Full Commission in Grant Park.

Exterior of Full Commission in Grant Park.

Exterior of Full Commission in Grant Park. Architectural design by Pattern r+d.

The back of Full Commission in Grant Park; a portion of the patio is seen in the background.

Historic elements are located throughout the Larkin on Memorial space.

Interior of the covered patio at Full Commission. The high chairs are perfect for sipping coffee or a cocktail.

During my visit, a number of patrons visited Full Commission with their dogs. Whether making a quick stop for coffee or a having a brunch, Full Commission is very pet-friendly and accommodating.

Full Commission is pet friendly!

On the main sectional couch at Full Commission’s patio.

Full-service bar at Full Commission.

The main counter from which customers make their order.

During my visit between 11AM and noon, many customers were either ordering breakfast or from the brunch menu. I decided to try out “The Northern”—caper cream cheese, smoked salmon & red onion on an "everything” English muffin. It was toasted warm and tasted delicious. For those wondering, there is also “The Southern” on the menu—bacon or country ham, egg & house pimento cheese on an English muffin.

The Northern at Full Commission. Caper cream cheese, smoked salmon & red onion on an "everything” English muffin. Delicious!

Another view of The Northern.

I also ordered a cappuccino to go with the sandwich. It was beautifully presented and brought out to me at the patio:

The cappuccino at Full Commission.

Cappuccino details from Full Commission.

As for the name Full Commission… Full Commission is owned and operated by David Traxler, a Mississippi native and five-year resident of Atlanta; Full Commission is a nod toward David’s past career in sales, from which he saved his sales commission(s) over the years to fund Full Commission’s opening.

Rounding out the Full Commission team is Full Commission co-founder Ben McAdams as general manager; Brandon Peterson, previously of The Federal and Vine & Tap as chef de cuisine; pastry chef Terrence Scott, previously of Café Nordstrom, The Federal and One Eared Stag; and Austin Hewitt, previously of Octane and Bar Cream as the coffee program manager.

If You Go

Full Commission is open from breakfast (the homemade pop-tart looks amazing!) to dinner every day, as well as for Happy Hour on weekdays:

Happy Hour at Full Commission

Monday: All Day. A Boulevard Brisket Sandwich (photo) and your choice of a beer is $12 all day.

Tuesday: 5PM to 7PM. Take $5 off every cocktail on the menu.

Wednesday: All Day. Enjoy select half priced bottles and carafes of wine.

Thursday: 5PM to 7PM. Half-off appetizers!

Friday: 5PM to 7PM. Select beers are $4 every Friday from 5PM to 7PM.

If you still aren’t convinced what to order at Full Commission, peruse their well-curated Instagram feed and you’ll certainly come away feeling hungry and/or thirsty!

Takeaway: one visit to Full Commission is certainly not enough, and I will be making a return visit to try out that home-made pop-tart!


Full Commission
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Address:
519 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Google Maps link
ph: 404-941-9102

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 7AM to 10PM
Friday: 7AM to 12AM
Saturday: 8AM to 12AM
Sunday: 8AM to 9PM

Buteco Coffeehouse & Bar in Grant Park, Atlanta

Located in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta, Buteco Coffee & Bar is a Brazilian-inspired coffeehouse and bar. Here is how this new shop, opened earlier in 2018, describes itself:

Inspired by the bold flavors, the dynamic cultural vibes, and the sense of community at traditional Brazilian neighborhood bars, Buteco provides full espresso and coffee/tea service from 7 a.m. through the afternoon. Buteco's bar emphasizes cachaça-based cocktails (like Brazil's national drink, the Caipirinha), craft beer, cider, wine, and mixed drinks.

At the center of Buteco's main bar room is a custom-made maple bar top and a set of custom fitted repurposed tables, seats, shelving, and other furniture.

During my visit, I ordered a cappuccino and Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha. A set of photos showcasing Buteco are below.

Preparing the cappuccino.

The pour.

 
 

The final touch.

Buteco features several beers on tap. On this particular afternoon: Monday Night Scotch Ale, Foothill People’s Porter, New Belgium Pumpkin, Terrapin Pils, and Lone Rider Hefeweizen.

On the menu…

Buteco is partnered with Intelligentsia coffee.

Old lockers beautifully repurposed to serve as a counter/storage/shelf for coffee lids, sugar, napkins, and other supplies.

The signage on the men’s bathroom.

The signage on the women’s bathroom.

Full bar at Buteco.

Preparation of the Brazilian national drink, the Caipirinha.

Preparation of the Brazilian national drink, the Caipirinha.

The pour of the Caipirinha.

A Bloody Mary was a popular choice this Saturday afternoon.

Window ornament at Buteco, left.

Window ornament at Buteco, center.

Mural by Atlanta’s Alex Ferror inside Buteco. See Alex’s Instagram post detailing his artwork.

Eclectic shelving at Buteco.

The front counter at Buteco.

The coffee, tea, and soft drink menu at Buteco. Note the artwork to the left and the cavaquinho, a small Portuguese string instrument, at the top.

The Caipirinha that I ordered. Delicious!

Buteco is a really cool coffee/drink spot in Grant Park which I will come back to. The menu is extensive, the atmosphere is friendly, and the parking is plentiful.

Perhaps the coolest aspect of Buteco seems to be the integration of music events at their space. For instance, Music Industry Mondays look to be a recurring event at Buteco. Check the event page for details.


Buteco Coffee & Bar
1039 Grant Street SE, Suite C10
Atlanta, GA 30315
Google Maps link
ph: 404-963-2929

Hours of operation:

Monday-Thursday: 7AM to 11PM
Friday: 7AM to midnight
Saturday: 8AM to midnight
Sunday: 8AM to 10PM