The Best Brunch in Dallas: 12 Delicious Restaurants To Wake Up For

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Wondering where to find the best brunch in Dallas, Texas? After brunching at dozens and dozens of restaurants, here are my top picks!

Y’all, Dallas knows how to do brunch.

I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but Dallasites have taken it to a whole new level. Weekends are often built around finding the best or newest brunch offering in the city. Restaurants create innovative brunch menus to attract people hungry for something new.

So, to get your mimosa and chicken and waffles fix, where should you head to?

Here are my top picks for the best brunch in Dallas. Whether you’re a local looking for something new or you’re visiting for a weekend in Dallas, you aren’t going to go hungry!

1. Overeasy

Located in the oh-so-chic Statler hotel, slide into a booth at this diner-style restaurant and choose something from the all-day breakfast menu.

You can’t go wrong with the buttermilk pancakes which are fluffy like pillows and smothered in real butter and maple syrup, or the airy omelette.

Instagrammers will also delight at the modern décor.

Don’t miss: The buttermilk pancakes
Address: 1914 Commerce St, Dallas
Hours: Open daily 6am to 3pm
Website: Overeasy

2. Halcyon

This coffee house / bar and lounge lives up to its name: Halcyon has a relaxed vibe where your server is more than likely to sit down next to you and chat while they take your order.

The menu is a mix of skillets, unique takes on the classic eggs Benedict, waffles and pancakes.

If you’re partial to a mimosa, you’ll find flavours such as apple cinnamon, lemon lavender and cardamom pear as well as a classic mimosa. And if you can’t choose, then order the flight of mimosas.

Brunch is served on the weekend, with a smaller breakfast menu during the week until 6pm.

Don’t miss: The mimosa flight, fried chicken and waffles
Address: 2900 Greenville Ave, Dallas
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday until 3pm
Website: Halcyon

3. Breadwinners

If you search for brunch in Dallas, Breadwinners is likely to be the option that comes out on top of your Google search.

This brunch institution has outposts all over Texas, with three locations in Dallas. The Uptown location is convenient and has a lovely outdoor patio (dogs welcome!) for when the weather is not 100 degrees decent.

I wish you luck in making a choice from the enormous brunch menu which has everything from scrambled eggs to pancakes and waffles to oatmeal and fruit. I hear the warm cinnamon roll is to die for – I usually never have enough room to fit it in!

Don’t miss: The farmhouse tacos that come with eggs, potatoes, jalapeño bacon and cheese
Address: 3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas
Hours: Sunday and Monday, 8am to 3pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 8am to 8pm
Website: Breadwinners

4. Knox Bistro

Entering Knox Bistro is like walking in to a glam French bistro, with its chevron-tiled floor and gold lighting fixtures.

Here, everything is just a little fancier. The club sandwich is lobster, the scrambled eggs come with caviar and crème fraîche, the omelette is dotted with gruyere cheese.

Walk off your brunch with a stroll along the nearby Katy Trail.

Don’t miss: The delicious pastries
Address: 3230 Knox St, Suite 140, Dallas
Hours: Brunch Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 3pm
Website: Knox Bistro

5. Company Café

At Company Café brunch is served seven days a week, so you don’t need to wait until the weekend to get your brunch fix. The Greenville Ave café is packed on Saturdays and Sundays, the patio filled with dogs of all breeds and sizes.

The atmosphere here is casual and unpretentious and it’s the sort of place you can turn up to in your sweats. Build your own pancakes or choose from one of the breakfast bowls.

They also have an online gluten-free bakery.

Don’t miss: The bumblebee chickenscratch (fried chicken and biscuits with honey and mascarpone) and bananas foster pancakes
Address: 2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas
Hours: Open Monday to Thursday, 6am to 2pm; Friday to Sunday, 6am to 5pm
Website: Company Café

6. The Rustic

The best value brunch in Dallas has to be at The Rustic. This popular indoor-outdoor venue serves up a family-style “jam and toast brunch” on Saturday and Sunday until 3pm.

For $17.95 per person, platters of cheese and fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, hot chicken, baby fried toast and seasonal fruit parfait will fill your table and your belly.

Start the day here and keep the party going into the afternoon, supported by live music and a fun vibe.

Don’t miss: The baby fried toast is a cute take on French toast
Address: 3656 Howell St, Dallas
Hours: Jam + Toast brunch served Saturday and Sunday, from open to 3pm
Website: The Rustic

7. Kirin Court

Not in the mood for pancakes or chicken and waffles? Head to Kirin Court for dim sum.

This restaurant is ALWAYS packed with Chinese families – which is an indication that a place is damn good.

Pick up plate after plate of goodies from the carts that weave in and out of the tables and wash it down with a pot of green tea.

Don’t miss: Try everything – be adventurous!
Address: 221 W Polk St, Richardson
Hours: Dim sum served each weekend from 10am
Website: Kirin Court

8. Snooze

This Denver outpost now has two restaurants in Dallas (plus a couple more in the outer neighbourhoods).

We first tried Snooze on our weekend in Denver and back then I thought my hangry-ness had something to do with why I found every morsel to be delicious.

Turns out, you don’t have to be hangry to enjoy the food here, because it’s just plain good. Classic omelettes, hash and tacos are served by super-friendly staff. You can’t go wrong here (but getting a table without a long wait is another matter…).

Don’t miss: Juan’s breakfast tacos are my favourite: tortillas with scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheese and pico de gallo
Address: 8041 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 846, Dallas
Hours: Weekdays, 6.30am to 2.30pm; Weekends, 6.30am to 4pm
Website: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

9. Jonathon’s Diner

I’ll say this upfront: if you want to avoid an hour-long wait, get to Jonathan’s Diner early. This popular place is filled up from the moment it opens.

When you do get your table, you’re going to want to order the chicken and waffles: a waffle the size of a plate topped with juicy fried chicken and a peppery white gravy. Is there any better way to start a Sunday?

Don’t miss: I already told you: the chicken and waffles
Address: 1619 N Beckley Ave, Dallas
Hours: Open day, 8am to 2:30pm
Website: Jonathon’s Diner

10. Smoky Rose

This great spot just near the Arboretum has a huge patio area, so it’s a lovely place for brunch in spring.

This restaurant is known for its quality smoked meats, and these are found on the brunch menu, too. The Benedict comes with pulled pork and brisket, and a Belgian waffle with smoked fried chicken is their take on the classic dish.

Don’t miss: Any of the dishes featuring their smoked meats
Address: 8602 Garland Rd, Dallas
Hours: Brunch served Sunday only, from 11am to 3pm
Website: Smoky Rose

11. Sixty Vines

I could eat the French toast at Sixty Vines daily and die happy. Thick pieces of brioche are topped with lemon curd, mascapone and blueberry syrup, and are worth the calories.

If savoury is more your thing, the T.A.B.L.E breakfast sandwich served with duck fat eggs is another delicious choice.

There are two restaurants in Dallas: one in Plano and one in Uptown, so make sure you choose the right location when you reserve a table.

Sixty Vines is also great for dinner if you’re looking for one of the best romantic restaurants in Dallas.

Don’t miss: The French toast
Address: 500 Crescent Court, Suite 160, Dallas
Hours: Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Website: Sixty Vines

12. Ascension

Aussies seem to be taking over Dallas. If you’ve ever wanted to know what we folks from Down Under eat for brekky (that’s breakfast) head to Ascension.

I’d been craving a simple and classic egg and bacon roll, and Ascension serves up one that is dripping with egg yolk and barbecue sauce.

You’ll also find here – of course – avocado toast as well as an array of healthy options like granola and chia pudding.

There are seven Ascension restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Don’t miss: The egg and bacon roll
Address: 200 Crescent Court, Suite 40, Dallas
Hours: Daily, 6:30am to 6pm
Website: Ascension

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