Atlanta >Food & Dining > Babs
814 Juniper St NE Ste B, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.776761 -84.383172
Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 3pm; Sat, 8:30am - "3:15ish"; Sun, 9am - 2:30pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Midtown, Northeast
Avoid Babs like the plague – This was our first, and last, meal at Babs. We ordered Juniper Street Wraps (one with turkey sausage, and one Vegetarian), with potatoes and fruit. The ?fruit? was a ? inch orange garnish. The potatoes were good. The Wraps could NOT be eaten. The coffee mug had grounds on the rim. The assortment of tea bags had been fingered so much by past customers that the paper packages were torn and faded.
After 20 minutes, the waiter came over and seeing that we hadn't eaten, asked if the food was ok. Now, we hadn't planned on saying anything...but since he asked, we did tell him that the food didn?t taste quite right, and we just couldn?t eat it. Well. The waiter proceeded to loudly proclaim, so that ALL the diners could hear, that they?ve served thousands of those egg wraps. IN FACT he eats one every day. And NO ONE has EVER complained that they were not good. So, MAYBE IT WAS US. BUT, he would NOT want us to pay for food that we did not like, so he was NOT GOING TO CHARGE US. We quickly insisted that that wasn?t our intent and we wanted to pay for the meals, but he angrily said that ?no, but after you leave, I will personally taste your food to see if there is anything wrong with it?. And then walked away in a huff to the next table, where he said ?Well, I hope you?re not going to want vegetarian?.
Suffice it to say, we were completely astonished at this waiter?s rude and condescending reaction, and we were a bit embarrassed by all the other diners staring at us and wondering what we had done to inspire such an outburst.
After a few minutes, I called the waiter back over to our table, and again told him we wanted to pay for the meal, and again, he angrily refused. After a few minutes more, we made our way to the exit, but before leaving, the waiter stopped us in the aisle and icily said, ?Well, I do hope you have a Merry Christmas?. We will. And knowing we will never go back to Babs will make it a great New Year, too!
Cozy atmosphere but not so good service – I have visited this restaurant twice. My first time was for Sunday brunch, and the food and service were both excellent. However, my second visit was for Saturday breakfast. The menu had changed, and we had trouble deciding what to order. The menu was too "out there" and not much to choose from for a basic breakfast. In addition, I agree with the previous reviewer that the staff was "testy." The server acted as though it was a bother to serve me. To top that off, I just checked my bank account and apparently the server decided that my 15% tip was not enough and added more money to the tip amount. Fortunately, I caught the error and corrected it with the bank. Makes you wonder....hmmm.
serving tasty southern breakfasts w/ testy service in a cozy brick basement – Babs is set in the basement of a house. The basement is brick w/ barrel vaulting and open on 2-sides which lends to its quaint and cozy atmosphere, yet allows light to enter brightening up the space. It's cute and the food is tasty. Tasty but not necessarily healthy. The menu is constantly changing and always themed. Been here a few times and each time, the service and the food has not been consistent. On its good days the food is delicious and the servers jovial. On its worst the food was not up to par (undercooked potatoes) and the testy servers gave snappy retorts. Hoping that this place would be a regular brunch stop because of its close proximity, we sadly decided not to take our chances at starting our morning off on the wrong foot by having breakfast here until the staff relaxes and is less angry.
Not so good – Well, we went to Babs a few times a few years ago. Usually Sunday brunch. Decided at one point that it wasn't the cleanest place. Looked like the plates and silverware weren't washed very well etc...Just got a bad vibe. Went back in 4/29/2010. Food still not bad but still seeing the same dirty silverware and glasses. Got up from an outdoor table and had dirt all over my shirt. Suggest they clean things up a whole whole lot.
Slightly offbeat Midtown eatery serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner to the neighborhood. – In Short
One of Juniper Street's more casual hangouts, this quirky spot, named after a John Waters character from the movie "Polyester," caters to a neighborhood crowd. Located in the basement of a renovated house, Babs features breakfast dishes--omelets are the speciality--sandwiches, pastas and daily specials, including one low-carb entrée.
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