Breakfast/Brunch in Dallas, TX
Perhaps one of the most talked-about breakfast and brunch eateries in the Big D, the AllGood Cafe has received attention, including several “best” awards, in the local and statewide press. We could go on and on about this funky little restaurant’s amazing morning menu, but we think their accolades speak for themselves: Best Use of Cheese, Best Hangover Cure (Dallas Observer), 20 Best Places to Eat Breakfast, Best Breakfast Side Dishes -- Bacon, Best Half-Off Deals (D Magazine).
But at the AllGood Cafe, you won’t find fancy dishes with exotic names, just good, ol’ fashioned American and Mexican-inspired comfort food. At the laid-back AllGood Cafe, their motto is “It’s like going to Austin without having to pass through Waco.”
At Bread Winners, it’s always homemade! This bakery turned breakfast house has four convenient locations in DFW (in Dallas and Plano) and bakes scrumptious pastries and desserts fresh daily. Bread Winners even has a beautiful, dog-friendly patio where you can enjoy breakfast or brunch on a beautiful Texas morning.
For breakfast, try the muffin of the day with fresh fruit or a savory pomme de terre casserole. On the weekend, try one of their inventive eggs Benedict spins with a mimosa, Bellini or bloody mary. They also have plenty of vegetarian options to choose from. But at the end of the day, Bread Winners is a bakery. They stay true to their roots with a selection of fresh-made scones, cinnamon and caramel-pecan rolls, croissants, Danish and tarts.
If you’re looking for a homey little spot to grab breakfast or brunch any time of the day, check out Jonathon’s in Oakcliff. With one of the most unique menus in town, Jonathon’s is a mecca for the breakfast and breakfast-for-dinner crowds alike. Try the Danger Dogs for an easy (and kid-friendly) way to eat pancakes and sausage or live on the edge and try “the Kure,” a regular scrambled egg breakfast served with pico de gallo and Tabasco gravy. For the more traditional southerners, the fried chicken and waffle with Jon’s peppered gravy might be the best way to start your day!
Voted Fort Worth’s Best Breakfast, Lucile’s Stateside Bistro prides itself on serving classic recipes of popular American favorites that have been updated to fit today’s lifestyle. On the weekends, you can enjoy Lucile’s upscale food philosophy during breakfast hours. Lucile’s serves everything from banana nut French toast and blueberry waffles to huevos rancheros and wood-roasted frittatas. Or wake yourself up to one of their wood-fired breakfast pizzas! Traditionalists, however, might prefer Lucile’s selection of omelets and Benedicts. Light eater? Check out the sides menu for a selection of a la carte favorites, like New Orleans beignets and cheese grits. Pop in for breakfast or brunch, where you can enjoy a fantastic gourmet meal on their patio.
The Grape Restaurant in Dallas isn’t just a great place for wine and a sophisticated dinner, they also have one of the best gourmet Sunday brunches in DFW. They serve a variety of tasty frittatas and other traditional items. Or you can try the shredded oxtail and banana pepper hash or what Texas Monthly called the “best burger in Texas.” And no upscale brunch would be complete without a killer brunch cocktail. The Grape Restaurant serves mimosas, spicy bloody Marys and a wounded yellow bird, a fruity morning cocktail. If wake-me-ups are more your speed, try a latte, cappuccino or espresso.