The brunch tradition originated in 19th-century England. By the mid-20th century, it was already a popular American pastime. Today, many restaurants serve the breakfast-lunch combination, often accompanied by mimosas or bloody Marys. If you’re a brunch lover looking to indulge in the best Dallas brunch offerings, here’s a list of restaurants to check out.
This Uptown Dallas institution is known far and wide throughout the DFW metroplex. A favorite Dallas brunch destination for more than 20 years, Bread Winners has been recognized by the Dallas Observer and D Magazine for having the best brunch in town. Aromatic cinnamon roll French toast, breakfast tacos, and eggs Benedict are popular items on the brunch menu. The original Bread Winners is a ten-minute walk from AMLI Quadrangle. Brunch is served from 7am to 4pm on Saturdays and 8am to 4pm on Sundays. The cafe has five additional locations, including one that’s a five-minute drive from AMLI West Plano.
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Company Cafe specializes in natural, fresh, gluten-free fare. It’s not a vegetarian restaurant, but it has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. The Lowest Greenville restaurant is a 10-minute drive from the Uptown Dallas apartments at AMLI Quadrangle. Brunch is served daily from 8am to 3pm.
The Dragonfly brunch experience is an upscale one, ideal for a brunch date or special occasion dining. Chicken fried lobster Benedict and huevos rancheros cripsy tacos are two examples of classic southern dishes with a twist Dragonfly is known for serving. Freshly baked cinnamon rolls, croissants, muffins, and other baked treats are also popular at the ZaZa Hotel Uptown restaurant. Dragonfly is a pleasant, 10-minute walk from AMLI Quadrangle.
Jonathon’s brunch menu is heavy on American classics and twists on American classics. There’s chicken and waffles, peanut butter and jelly waffles, pancake-battered turkey sausage links, burgers topped with fried eggs, and more. The restaurant’s cozy atmosphere and affordable prices further lend to the experience. Jonathon’s serves brunch from 8am to 3pm on Saturdays and 8am to 2pm on Sundays.
A five-minute drive from AMLI West Plano, Mexican Sugar serves Latin-inspired dishes and cocktails for brunch. The restaurant started serving brunch in 2015, and Dallas brunch aficionados are better off as a result. Popular dishes include vanilla cinnamon pancakes and habanero breakfast tacos. The bartending staff offers 20 options for brunch, including tequila sunrises and blood orange mimosas. Brunch is served from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Another Dallas institution, Oddfellows serves scrumptious brunch fare in a diner setting. Buffalo mac, short rib hash, and a fried green tomato BLT are a few culinary delights on the menu. To drink, there are mimosas; bloody marys; frozen rosé; and a rosé, vodka, and strawberry libation called RSVP.
Oysters for brunch? Indulge in the mollusks, pickled Gulf shrimp, a Mexican-style fish and shellfish cocktail, or one of a number of non-seafood brunch items at Rapscallion. The Greenville bistro serves brunch from 11am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s a 10-minute drive from AMLI on Maple.
Located in NorthPark Center, The Theodore serves American staples and handcrafted cocktails seven days a week. Weekend brunch highlights include a breakfast calzone, brunch burger, roasted pheasant salad, and a classic two-egg plate. The next time you spend a weekend day engaging in retail therapy, consider starting with brunch at The Theodore.
This Oak Lawn Asian fusion sensation has been open for less than a year, and already has a solid loyal following. The brunch menu features traditional brunch items like French toast, eggs Benedict, and avocado toast. It also has Asian-inspired delicacies, including katsudon (pork cutlet with kimchi caramel) and Japanese-style short ribs. Fresh juice, cocktails, and champagne fusions round out the menu. Top Knot serves brunch on Sundays only.
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