The 10 Best Brunches In Downtown Dallas, Texas

Photo of Shyla Watson
25 November 2016

For those indecisive folk out there, brunch is the best creation, perfectly combining breakfast beginners with lunch entrees. Now, in today’s culture, you don’t just eat brunch, you do brunch – it’s become a social activity, just like watching a movie. Meet up with friends to chow down some delicious grub, sip on a light cocktail, and enjoy a great atmosphere. Read our list to discover the 10 best restaurants to get brunch in Downtown Dallas.

Appetizers at Cane Rosso | ©The Travelista/Flickr

Dream Café

Cafe, Diner, Restaurant, American, Pastries, $$$
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Bread Winners
Bread Winners | ©Kevin Micalizzi/Flickr
You don’t have to be at a diner to enjoy a classic American breakfast fare. Eat up all of your favorites at Dream Café, a trendy local restaurant. The brunch menu is comprised of breakfast items such as pastries, oatmeal, granola and yogurt, omelets, pancakes, French toast, waffles, egg scramblers, and various combo platters. The lunch portion of their brunch features Southwestern favorites like tacos or huevos rancheros, burgers and sandwiches, salads, and enchiladas. Whether you want a hearty meal or something on the lighter side, anything you order at Dream Café will be heavenly. Be on the look out for special events, such as live music or the open playground area at the second location.

Bread Winners

Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Stuffed French Toast
Stuffed French Toast | ©Steven Depolo/Flickr
The best part about bakeries is that they provide pastries, which you can eat in the morning for breakfast, or at night for dessert. For the lucky people of Dallas, Bread Winners is a bakery that also acts as a full-fledged restaurant. Get muffins and danishes fresh from the bakery or chomp on some pancakes, waffles, breakfast tacos, and breakfast sandwiches from the kitchen. There are also burgers, tortilla rollups, and fresh salads available on the menu. Look out for their drinks, including coffee, mimosas, and ‘hangover elixirs.’ There is also a weekly specialties menu, so on various days, flatbreads, wine, and more are half-off.


Gastropub, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Brunch Drinks at Ellen’s
Brunch Drinks at Ellen’s | ©misti_kay/Flickr
This adults’ restaurant will take you back to your youth. The trendy gastropub is creatively formed as a dine-in public school. But don’t worry – you won’t find any tests or scary principals, except that the menu is designed as a test where you bubble in your selected menu options. Guests eat at desks, attend recess or happy hour, and look at the fun décor and chalk art on mini chalkboards. At PS214, you’ll get schooled on good food. Try the stuffed French toast, eggs Benedict pizza, and bacon Nutella ice cream sandwich for dessert. Be on the lookout for bottomless drinks and notebook napkins. Brunch is one of their most popular menu times, so get there early or make a reservation so that you don’t have to wait for a delicious meal.

Ellen’s Southern Kitchen

Market, American, $$$
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CBD Provisions
CBD Provisions | ©Dallas_Foodie/Flickr
If you’re craving comfort food, Ellen’s is the place to get it. Ellen’s Southern Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, and everything in between. However, their brunch is where they really shine, and they even offer all day breakfast to satisfy those late night cravings. Fill up on pancakes and waffles, grits Benedict, egg and cheese tacos, farm fresh omelets, and more, and you will leave with a full belly and a smile on your face. If you’re looking for warm, hearty home cooking, go to Ellen’s.

CBD Provisions

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Cindi’s Restaurant
Cindi’s Restaurant | ©markheybo/Flickr
Adjacent to boutique hotel The Joule, CBD Provisions is slightly upscale downtown restaurant. The décor is trendy rustic, with wooden tables, bright lighting, and modern, artistic accents. Dine on the Sourdough French toast made with nutella and bananas, vegetable quiche, sweet corn pancakes, grits, and more, or enjoy a kale salad, house made pastry, or pimento cheese dip for a smaller bite. The restaurant is a great choice for those staying in the hotel or exploring the downtown area. Be on the lookout for their drink specials.

Cindi’s NY Delicatessen Restaurant & Bakery

Bakery, Restaurant, Soup, Pastries, Kosher
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Breakfast at Yolk One
Breakfast at Yolk One | ©Dallas_Foodie/Flickr
Dallas is already a big city, but sometimes you just want bigger. How about a little bit of New York? That’s what you’ll get at Cindi’s. Bite into a hot NY bagel, waffles, blueberry pancakes, omelets, smoked salmon, and more. Many of the menu items happen to be kosher, and the restaurant also offers special menus for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays. Breakfast is served all day at each of their five locations, yet lunch and dinner is also served. Try a Philadelphia cheese steak, Matzo ball soup, New York Rueben, corned beef and stew, spaghetti, and more hearty dishes.

Yolk One Arts Plaza

Although it’s named Yolk, this popular brunch locale serves much more than eggs. In the heart of Dallas’ Arts district, customers can enjoy a lovely view of the plaza fountains as they dine on their delicious menu that is guaranteed to hit the spot. The interior is bright, with grand open windows and colorful yellow-orange walls. If this doesn’t brighten up your morning, the food certainly will. Enjoy potato pancakes, huevos rancheros, chicken and waffles, crepes, and their famous strawberry orange juice. There is some outdoor seating available on a nice day out, or you can grab something quick from their to go area if you’re in a rush.

Address and Telephone: 1722 Routh St. Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 855 9655

Mello Café

Bakery, Cafe, American, $$$
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Corner Bakery Café
Corner Bakery Café | ©Thomas Hawk/Flickr
Breakfast is served all day at this authentic Brazilian establishment. Try Rabanada, a Brazilian twist on French toast, or a filling burrito made of eggs, cheese, potatoes, and chorizo all wrapped in a spinach tortilla. They also have your American favorites available, such as an egg sandwich on a bagel, yogurt and granola, or the breakfast sample platter with eggs, hash browns, toast, and more. The breakfast and brunch menu is somewhat limited, so be sure to stop by for lunch or dinner as well. Relish in the melt in your mouth Brazilian brisket, rice and beans, and then Brazilian flan for dessert. Keep an eye out for their colorful décor and friendly staff.

Corner Bakery Café

Bakery, Cafe, Market, Restaurant, Pastries
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Though this restaurant has numerous locations all over the nation, this café really is like the quaint corner bakery in your neighborhood. Corner Bakery Café offers sit down breakfast meals, such as egg scramblers, pancakes, oatmeal, and yogurt and granola. You can also grab a tasty pastry, bagel, or hot coffee if you’re on the go. They are known in particular for their Paninis, sandwiches, and salads – but since it’s brunch, you can blend the two. Try breakfast sandwiches like the smoked bacon and cheddar Panini, chicken apple sausage power flat bread, and apple wood bacon pita.

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