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Jan 8, 2011 11:06 AM

Dallas best brunch

Voice your opinions to help me decide, please.

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  1. For one, La Duni for sure. But there are also so many other really good places that hounders will suggest.

    La Duni Cafe
    4620 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

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    1. re: twinwillow

      The menu looks wonderful, what are your thoughts on SMOKE?

      1. re: dailybread8383

        I've only had lunch and dinner at Smoke but if lunch and dinner are any indication, brunch should be very good.

        1. re: dailybread8383

          I adore the brisket cornbread hash at Smoke.

          1. re: dailybread8383

            I liked Smoke more for brunch than for lunch or dinner.

            You should also consider Oddfellows in Bishop Arts - incredible buttermilk pancakes. I don't normally care about pancakes - when they come with a breakfast, I typically have one or two bites and leave the rest... they just don't do much for me. But the pancakes at Oddfellows are light and fluffy and somehow have a ring of caramelization around the edges, giving just a hint of crispiness and flavor that I love. I've only had the buttermilk versions, so I don't know if the others are as good. The rest of the food is ok... nothing special, to be honest. Good coffee too - either the single-origin beans brewed in a Chemex, or a cappuccino.

        2. Ava in Rockwall. Their quiche, cinnamon roll French toast, and the Benedict are great. Also the biscuits and gravy. Everything is made from scratch including their wonderous bacon.

          1. If you're looking to blow a couple of bills, the Mansion is a nice place to do it at brunch.

            I'd second Smoke (the brisket hash and the blueberry pancakes are solid).

            Mattito's puts out a decent buffet spread with mexican and american food.

            1. I know a lot of people like Breadwinners' brunch. I've only had it once and though it was okay. I wasn't quite as impressed by the heart attack omelet as I thought I would be, I guess.

              I also know a lot of people like Buzz Brews for breakfast but I've never eaten there.

              What exactly are you hoping to eat for brunch? If you narrow it down to something like eggs Benedict or pancakes I'm thinking it would be a lot easier to figure out.

              1. Ok, aside from Smoke...these are some of my favorites. Though, they lean more towards casual since we typically hit brunch after a Saturday morning run.

                Garden Cafe (BYOB! and great backyard patio seating in nice weather)
                La Duni
                Dream Cafe
                Central Market just introduced a new menu that is actually pretty solid. The lox and brie on challah is fantastic.

                La Duni Cafe
                4620 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

                4154 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75204

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                1. re: sass

                  Thanks for posting about CM. I think I'll head over there this morning. I'm a sucker for homemade hollandaise, but the florentine is calling my name this morning.