Mama's Boy only serves Breakfast and Lunch, and that's really the way it ought to be. When they first opened, they also served dinner, but the Husband and I always found it hit-or-miss. Their breakfast and lunch, however, was always spot-on. Unfortunately, Mama's Boy has gotten so popular that it can be tricky to get a table lately. If you hate waiting for a table like I do, I recommend getting to the restaurant early, while most college students are still sleeping off last night's beer.
One of my favorite things about Mama's Boy is their decor. The dining room is bright and cheerful, with chandeliers and seriously cool wallpaper. The huge windows let plenty of sunshine in, making it just a great place to greet the day.
We went for breakfast, my favorite meal of the day. I ordered what I always order, the Vegetable & Egg Scrambler. It is two eggs scrambled with spinach, onion, tomato, and goat cheese, with a side of cheese grits and a biscuit. First of all; let's address the biscuit. It is everything a biscuit should be: soft, flaky, and huge. It's served with homemade jam that is to die for. It used to be served with poppy-seed butter that was worth killing for, but it was absent during this dining experience, so I suspect they do not serve it any more. Which is really too bad. Anyways, back to the main dish. I don't know how they make scrambled eggs taste so good, but they do. In addition, the cheese grits are the second best I have ever had in my whole life, and that's really saying something.
The Husband ordered the Mill Town Breakfast Plate, which are two eggs cooked any style, cheese grits, thick cut bacon, and a buttermilk biscuit. Although this plate is simple, it well executed. Everything was cooked perfectly, which can be tricky when you order your eggs poached like my husband did. Yet it was cooked perfectly, just like the rest of the plate's elements.
|Eggs were poached perfectly!|
I highly recommend Mama's Boy; it really is one of the best breakfasts I have ever had in a restaurant. From the cheerful decor to the huge buttermilk biscuits, Mama's Boy is the breakfast spot in Athens.