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