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Breakfast in Dallas

Interested in suggestions for in Dallas for both a good American breakfast spots as well as good Mexican breakfasts.thanx

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  1. Breakfast or bunch? Ozona, Buzzbrews, Garden Cafe, Dream Cafe, and Blue Mesa are the first that come to mind.

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    1. re: sass

      Oh yes! Blue Mesa's brunch is really very good. It comes with unlimited champagne or mimosas too!

      1. re: HalfBaked

        Bluw Mesa can be good, but it depends on the location. Some have temeprature problems which leaves the food either too hot or (far worse) lukewarm.


    2. My fave is BuzzBrews - they are about the ONLY place that serves real butter and real maple syrup with their pancakes.

      Other than that, I do like the All Good in Deep Ellum. They have killer biscuits. They have real butter, but I think it's Log Cabin syrup.

      Dream Cafe and Breadwinners are also good.

      Mexican breakfast at Cuquita's (sp?) on Henderson - that's where my San Antonio friends like to go. It's too authentic for me...I'm not a fan of lard and all those meat smells.

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          1. re: randyjl

            if you read the words carefully, pepper131 says "They have real BUTTER, but I think it's Log Cabin syrup." nothing at all about log cabin being maple syrup

          2. re: pepper131

            We tried BuzzBrews, it was a perfect spot. Thanks for all of the suggestions.

          3. Cafe Brazil is great for both styles. Food quality varies depending on location. My favorite is in Deep Ellum. Second choice is Cedar Springs. http://www.cafebrazil.com/menu.htm. Most of their great breakfast items are under 'signature specials'

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            1. re: Christnp

              I second the CB reco...although I've only been to the Lakewood location about a dozen times. Get there early, or wait 'n weep. (being from sa, i didn't know CB had more than one location...when i go to lakewood, we park at the house for the weekend and walk.
              off subject -- why are folks razing the bungalows and building mcmansions in the neighborhood? it's tacky and pathetic.

                  1. re: Webra1

                    Absolutely...I love La Duni on Oaklawn during the weekdays for their limited breakfast menu - a popover, scrambled eggs and gruyere. And killer coffee!!

                    And of course their weekend brunch is fab.

                    1. re: pepper131

                      Just curious if anyone has tried Herrera's for Breakfast. We ate there for lunch the other day and noticed that the menu mentioned that they use homemade chorizo. I think the menu also said something about breakfast being served all day...

                      So far, I think my favorite chorizo is at Cafe Brazil. They make a really good breakfast chili relleno with it.

                    2. re: Webra1

                      I "third" La Duni...Breakfast...wonderful....Breakfast, lunch, and dinner...Yeah, I could just eat at this place for ALL meals, and be very, very happy....

                      1. re: jinet12

                        La Duni is wonderful for brunch, but very busy. As is Tin Star which is always good. But you can't beat the Sunday Brunch Buffet at Ziziki's!


                        1. re: TexasToast

                          Ziziki's is my second favorite! We ate there for dinner last week, and it was very, very good, but their brunch IS hard to beat...especially for the price...

                          1. re: TexasToast

                            You are right, Ziziki's has a fabulous brunch. I was introduced to it at the Ziziki's that used to be located on Coit and Arapaho. It has since closed and the last time I went to Ziziki's for brunch, it was just ok. Not spectacular or 'can't be beat'. That was in May and was the one at Preston/Forest. Might try the Travis Walk one next time.

                            1. re: TexasToast

                              I didn't even know Tin Star had breakfast. Love their gourmet tacos. YUM!

                              1. re: HalfBaked

                                Well, I've had taco's at 8:30. Does that count?


                        2. re: bhoward

                          I second La Duni and Cafe Brazil.

                      2. My favorite breakfast spot in Dallas is Kuby's Sausage House in Snider Plaza. They have wonderful breakfasts and a number of German specialties that always make me happy. They have potato pancakes, excellent french toast, bacon to die for from their meat market in the same building, kassler - which is a smoked pork loin.

                        They do excellent lunches and dinner as well although I don't think dinner is every night.

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                        1. re: dalaimama

                          Don't forget the reopened John's for a little greasy spoon on lower greenville.

                        2. Another question for this thread - anyone know of any decent breakfast places not too far from Casa Linda? For example, the corner of Buckner and Garland...is there anything near there? Healthy options would be great, but I probably shouldn't be picky.

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                          1. re: sass

                            Circle Grill for basic old fashioned breakfast. Buckner @ I 30.

                            1. re: sass

                              I live in that area too...nothing around here to eat!! Can't stand Barbec's.

                              I usually drive to the All Good, BuzzBrews or GoldRush (if I'm feeling greasy spoonish - they do have veggie sausage which is great in the breakfast tacos!).

                              1. re: sass

                                I used to go to Taqueria Mi Pueblito in the Casa View center at Ferguson and Gus Thomasson. Not any kind of health food but yum! I really liked the bacon and bean and the chorizo and egg tacos, and the ham and cheese qeusadilla. Oh man I wish that place was around the corner here in Virginia.

                              2. awesome. i am headed back to Dallas in a couple of weeks and was wanting some better breakfast choices

                                1. Even though another poster doesn't like Barbecs it's a favorite in my family. My Mom from New Mexico always makes a point to eat there at least once during every visit and has now even gotten to calling in an order for a dozen beer biscuits to go on the way to the airport. We love it for good old breakfast standards.

                                  1. Original Pancake House on Lemmon
                                    Norma's on Davis (complete with photos of 1959 Dallas tornado on walls next to booth)
                                    Small Mexican cafe on Bishop in Bishop Arts District (easy to find) can't remember the name.

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                                      1. re: pepper131

                                        Yes, I believe it is El Jordan. Just past by there on Friday on my way to the Char Broiler on Jefferson and forgot to look at the name. I've never had their regular TexMex food there, just the breakfast. By the way, sipping coffee after you've had their hot sauce is a whole new experience in pain...

                                    1. This one's a no-brainer . . .

                                      American Breakfast: Original Pancake (on Lemmon - but other locations around Dallas as well)

                                      Mexican Breakfast: LA DUNI!!!

                                      1. I liked the Dream Cafe, Mercury Grill, and i heard the Mecca on Harry Hines is really good.

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                                        1. re: sugar3

                                          The Mecca is my favorite basic breakfast in town. We eat there at least once a month.

                                          1. re: sugar3

                                            Mecca is just ok. It's a Dallas icon - lots of cops eat there, place has been around forever and everyone knows everyone else. But when it comes down to it.. its just an ok, greasy spoon. Much better to be had elsewhere.

                                            1. re: HalfBaked

                                              I never billed The Mecca as a 5 star, white table cloth place.

                                              It's a great place for a basic 2 egg/meat/toast/hashbrown breakfast that you don't even have to clean up for in the morning.

                                          2. Count me in for Barbec's. Hubby and I used to live within walking distance, and their beer biscuits are SO good!

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                                            1. re: ChristieP

                                              Anything to the West side of the Metromess?

                                            2. Breadwinners on McKinney has to be my favorite. They have another on Lovers in the N. Dallas area, but it isn't quite as consistent as the original. Plus, the original was built in the old Nieman Marcus Hat Factory. How cool is that?!

                                              2nd is probably Cafe Brazil for their crepes. And 3rd, for a splurge.. the Landmark in the Melrose is awesome. They make their french toast with brioche... YUM!

                                              1. These are great suggestions!! My favorite joint is a diner near my house called Kel's Kitchen. But I definitely agree that Breadwinners and Dream Cafe are great. Wasn't overly impressed with Blue Mesa or Ziziki for Sunday brunch. Course, it depends on what you're looking for. I'd rather have the fixed price type at Popolo's than a buffet of average options.

                                                Glad to see a few places I didn't know about mentioned. I'll add them to my Squidoo lens on Breakfast in Dallas (http://www.squidoo.com/breakfastindal...).

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                                                1. re: lewister6232

                                                  My husband and I eat at Kel's pretty much every Sunday. I'm glad to know we're not the only ones that love that place.

                                                  1. re: kendraburt

                                                    Garden Cafe on Junius. They use herbs grown from the backyard garden.

                                                    1. re: twilight

                                                      I second the Garden Cafe. What a great way to start the day, with the paper, in the herb garden, and we can bring our dog! Their fresh food is wonderful and the atmosphere is so soothing and peaceful.

                                                      1. re: ErinTulane

                                                        I third this. It's too bad we live out in Tarrant County because we don't usually like to drive 30 miles for breakfast, but if we lived closer, we'd be regulars here.

                                                2. Barbec's - I've quit going. Food less than hot last 2 times I went. Bisquits okay, not great (Garden has better)
                                                  Gold Rush Cafe - 1913 Skillman. East Dallas breakfast scene, mixed clientele - breakfast pretty good. John Wayne (eggs, chili, etc.) a favorite.
                                                  John's Cafe - 1733 Greenville 1/2 block from Ross - It's back! Same-same, but different. Pretty good basic breakfasts. The long middle tables are good places to meet people. Welcome back to east Dallas, John.
                                                  Garden Cafe - 5310 Junius. Good breakfast - pancakes & omeletes - available all hours. Nice place to take it easy - semi-upscale Old East Dallas all the way. - this is what you do when you make it (or not) in Old East Dallas.
                                                  Cafe Brazil - Next to Stan's Blue Note on Greenville - I think its overrated, but a lot of people seem to like it. Greenville location is really noisy - get some acoustic tiles, please!