Cities of Mckinney or Greenville TX Local Spot
Thanks for the great ideas. Actually we were heading to East Texas from Dallas this morning and we left before the replies came in. We stopped for breakfast in Allen at this wonderful little bakery/restaurant call Viola. It's several blocks west of 75 on Mcdermott. I think that the owner used to bake for Eatsy's. There were delicious breads. My husband had a crepe and sweet roll and I had the smoked turkey sandwich which was good and made to order. The sandwich line is similar to a mini Eatsys.
Next time we are headed in that direction, we will try your suggestions.
I like the pan bagnat sandwich at Voila, if you like tuna. Good bread too. I also recommend Malaga although not really for lunch or breakfast, I like to go for dinner and sit at the bar, they will let you taste a lot of wines so you end up with one you really like and their list is pretty nice considering it's rather small and value oriented. To be honest though the bacon wrapped dates aren't really my favorite, I prefer almost everything else but especially the goat cheese piquillo peppers.
In McKinney, for lunch:
Thai Pan http://www.thaipanallen.com/lunch.htm - there's more on the menu not posted there
Hutchins http://www.hutchinsbbq.net/menu.htm - decent bbq
Cafe Malaga (tapas) is open for lunch on Saturday - http://www.cafemalaga.com/index.html
I'm not a huge fan, but some people like Spoons, which is on the historic square - http://spoonsgroup.com/cafe/ - and I think they serve breakfast
I ate (for the first time) at Spoons for lunch today. I had the Frito Pie (that's been a discussion lately). Ehhh, on the low side of average. The chili had kind of a funky taste, maybe old, maybe canned. It wasn't awful, but not something I'd rec or order again. My friend had the turkey sand and a cup of tomato basil. She was pretty non-plused as well, saying something about not much flavor.
All that said though - I don't think I've ever received faster service anywhere. Arriving at 1:30 Wed., albeit a basic holiday week, the place was packed. There were 2 groups of 2 before us, but even so, we were seated quickly. We placed our drink and food orders at the same time. The drinks arrived pronto with the food only about a minute behind.
So, if you have a limited amount of time and are willing to possibly sacrifice some on the food, you may want to give Spoons a try.
They serve breakfast all day - but I think some days they're only open until 3 p.
100 E Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069