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Jun 17, 2009 03:44 PM

(DFW) Breakfast between NorthPark and Love Field

Hooking up with a high school friend before being dropped off for a 10:55 flight on a Tuesday morning.

Where would you go?

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  1. Bagelstein's has a store in Preston Center West. On NorthWest Highway, I think. You would almost have to pass it on your way to Love Field from NorthPark.
    And, although it's far from my favorite, BreadWinner's has a store in Inwood Village on Lovers Lane. On the corner in the middle section. Again, easy access to Love Field from NorthPark.

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    1. re: twinwillow

      Didn't Bagelstiens go out long ago? I long for the days of old having breakfasts at the original location, original owners. Baskets of free, fresh danish for starters, everything delicious and inexpensive. I would hold meetings there weekly just to enjoy the breakfast.

      1. re: DallasDude

        Sorry, Dude. I meant, Einstein Brothers Bagels. It must have been the "Stein" part that thru me.

        1. re: twinwillow

          I think I went to Bagelstein's once in their heyday, but I must not have been too impressed. I'm totally old school when it comes to Dallas delis... I long for the days of Wall's and Phil's. Deli News is not bad, but doesn't compel me the way Phil's used to.

          And I wouldn't eat at an Einstein's unless you put a gun to my head, and even then I'd have to give it several minutes of consideration. No offense, but when I'm visiting home any national chain is the furthest thing from my mind.

          1. re: GroovinGourmet

            Whoa!!! now Phil's - THAT takes me back to way far times, long ago. The best Matzah Balls soup! I pretty much always went to the one on Oak Lawn, but occasioned the one on Central @ Forrest where I've read it rumored that Phil puts in an occasional hour or two on premise (now Cindi's - not Phils, but not bad). The next best thing after Phil's was Gilberts which has been gone now about 5+ years. No really good delis around anymore.

            OK - Memories aside - at NW Hwy and Midway is an Original Pancake House as well as a quieter LaMadeline, which can also be found on Lemmon Ave, Northpark, Preston Center (take your pick if you are so inclined)

            Self-edit: Brain hiccup - it's been said that the prior owner of Gilbert's, not Phil's, has been seen behind the counter at Cindi's.

            1. re: CocoaNut

              I may be having a DallasDude moment, but pretty damned sure I saw a Phil's in Allen on Bethany. This was maybe a year ago, but I am a fan of the old Phil's and did a double take as it had the same Phil's logo. I assumed it was an offspring of Phil that is running it. Not sure if it made it, if it was or is any good or what. If an Allen friend can 'Phil' us in, I would gladly take a drive back north for a decent tongue sandwich.

              1. re: DallasDude

                Wow... that apparently is the case. Check it out:


                I may have to commandeer my mom's car and make a little drive up US75.

                I have been to the Cindi's on Central, but could not bring myself to return. It was good, but it wasn't what I wanted in that location. The Oak Lawn Phil's was the quintessential afterhours hang back in the day (mid-'70's


                And that is also interesting about the former Gilbert's guy. He was a Rotarian friend of my dad's and we would go there on most of my trips home. Again, a good deli, but not like the old days.

                1. re: GroovinGourmet

                  Just checked the site and it said that the Allen location was closed so that they could focus on their catering. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news : (

                  1. re: joanna.mcmaster

                    DOH! Guess I should've scrolled to the bottom of the page. Look's like Phil's kids are smart. Restaurant biz has got to be tough going these days.

    2. Angela's Cafe
      7909 Inwood Rd at Lovers Lane
      (214) 904-8122‎

      The Original Pancake House
      4343 West Northwest Hwy at Midway

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      1. re: Scagnetti

        A blast from the past. Has anyone had the breakfast sub from Great Outdoors? As a child I would to visit my father, who worked downtown in the 70's, and we would have one of these on occasion. A few times a year I still visit the Greenville Avenue location for breakfast or lunch. If the former, I get the 22b which consists of a sub with eggs, pastrami, Swiss -n- cream cheese, taking the optional onion as well. Delicious, and I adore the bread toasted a bit.

        1. re: DallasDude

          Blast from the past indeed! I worked near the corner of Garland Rd and Forest Ln back in the 70's and would do lunch from GO on a regular basis. My fave had ham, cream cheese and black olive if memory serves. Groovy baby!

          While I appreciate the recs, looks like we are going with Kathleen's Sky Diner. I was always a fan of the Art Cafe, and the hours and location are right.

          1. re: GroovinGourmet

            If you do end up at Kathleen's AND you had the pleasure of eating there when it was the "art cafe", please post back to let us (me) know how the two compare on menu and quality. I was there when it was in transition to the new name, ordered the shrimp and grits as I had often from the "old" Kathleen's and frankly, should have sent them back - not good at all. At the time, they did not have the new name posted, but the inside renovations had been completed, so I wasn't sure what was transpiring. Anyway - I've been curious since, but just haven't ventured back.

            1. re: CocoaNut

              I will indeed! My experiences there were always well above average. Only a lame créme brulée on my last visit was really off the mark.

              I did not have the shrimp and grits before, but it is one of my favorite dishes, so I may just have to give it a try. Rest of the brekkie menu looks good though.

              I'm just hoping I can get a slice or two of ancho chocolate cake to take on the plane.

        2. re: Scagnetti

          The food at Angela's is, excellent! Probably some of the best made omelettes in town. However, the place is, filthy!
          Have you looked at the seats and booth cushions? And, don't even get me started on the carpet stains.
          If this place had a re-do, I'd eat there a lot more often.

        3. I forgot about the Original House Of Panckes on NW Highway at Midway. That would be perfect and, convenient.
          The OHOP is MY favorite breakfast place. I didn't mention it before because I go to one at a different location.
          Their omelettes are, world class! So is their French roast coffee. And, the server's are excellent.

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          1. re: twinwillow

            Oh yeah... I'm a big fan of OHOP and have enjoyed them around the west. An extended visit to Big D always includes a visit to the location at Belt Line and the Tollroad. Eggs Michael for me, each and every time I'm home.