The meatloaf sandwich at OK Cafe is served with tomato sauce on the side. 
Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

Vintage sandwich at this Atlanta eatery is a rib-sticking burger alternative

Dish of the Week: Meatloaf sandwich at OK Cafe

When it comes to fashion and design, vintage always seems to be in style. It can be tougher to keep people interested when it comes to food. But, if a restaurant can rise above the waves of trendiness, it can achieve a classic status that keeps the diners coming. Exhibit A: OK Cafe. 

In a menu filled with anachronistic goodies, no dish better encapsulates OK Cafe’s anti-trendiness than the meatloaf sandwich. Once a staple in both restaurants and home kitchens, the unlovely meatloaf is better known nowadays as a punchline to many diners. 

It might be time to rethink that stance. In a burger-obsessed town like Atlanta, OK Cafe’s meatloaf sandwich provides the heft and satisfaction of a hamburger, with an extra shot of beefy flavor. Plus, there’s a sidecar of savory tomato sauce for dipping — it has the same advantages as ketchup, but it’s interactive! 

In true vintage form, OK Cafe goes the extra mile. The water glasses are actually glass, the napkins are cloth, and toothpicks with olives keep your sandwich together. Next time you crave a $20 hamburger, consider instead a walk down memory lane for the meatloaf sandwich at OK Cafe. You’ll find the same pleasures, and the price is just $9.99 for the sandwich, sauce, a pickle and a side dish. 

OK Cafe. 1284 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W, Atlanta. 404-233-2888, okcafe.com.

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