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Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Breakfast Spot and Café$$$$
Dallas
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    The experts at Eater and Dallas Observer recommend this place
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    Examiner.com
    "Good food, happy people, local art, and a beautiful garden."(3 Tips)
    Les Z.
    "Great for breakfast, country boy Benedict is fantastic."(2 Tips)
    cindy c.
    "Sweet potato pancakes or the omelet with Swiss cheese."(2 Tips)
    Raffa R.
    "I love making my own omelet though everything is magnificent."(4 Tips)
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  • Raffa R.heart icon on user image
    Raffa RodriguezOctober 15, 2013
    This is a magical nook. I love making my own omelet though everything is magnificent. It's a great place to read, get work done, or simply sip your favorite caffeinated concoction. Mine, cappuccino!
  • Maria H.heart icon on user image
    Maria HenkelMay 25, 2023
    A real, beautiful garden is tended to lovingly and used to create delicious food here. Make a reservation for a beautiful day outdoors, you may even see a butterfly while you dine!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    The Woottens don't call their place the Garden Cafe for nothing: they've been growing the ingredients for their home-style cooking right out in the back yard for years and years. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Erin F.heart icon on user image
    Erin FinegoldSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best omelettes in town. Theyre so fluffy and delish. Side of roasted potatoes or hashbrowns ( and a biscuit) round out the meal. Be prepared to wait though...
  • AngelonEDGE @.
    Tried the veggie sausage today. I was very skeptical but it is fantastic! Not exaggerating. Meaty, moist, chunky, and not overly spicey. Delicious.
  • GOOD
    GOODMay 13, 2010
    Has its own herb garden that serves as a serene backdrop to the setting. The space itself plays host to a variety of purposes including photography shows and poetry readings.
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    DTS Book CenterMarch 9, 2012
    Beautiful garden in the back, perfect for reading a good book and enjoying a great meal outside in the springtime.
  • Alison S.heart icon on user image
    Alison SteeleJune 16, 2015
    Cute little hidden gem! Great for breakfast or brunch
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FlumeSeptember 16, 2018
    The garden is cute and neighborhood feel is lovely. Food- gross
  • James S.heart icon on user image
    James SAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Neighborhood favorite. But recently they've gone to a 45 minute wait at breakfast. For omeletes!!!
  • cindy c.
    cindy campSeptember 27, 2013
    So good. Sweet potato pancakes or the omelet with Swiss cheese.
  • Les Z.heart icon on user image
    Les ZmolikNovember 19, 2016
    Great for breakfast, country boy Benedict is fantastic.
  • Mark F.
    Mark ForwardAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If it is Sunday, you have to do the Chicken and Dumplings. Only on Sunday's menu. Delectable.
  • Navjot S.heart icon on user image
    Navjot SinghMarch 23, 2016
    The garden is good , with lots of fresh herbs growing. But it has to be sunny to enjoy it. The food is average and expensive for a breakfast
  • Examiner.com
    Examiner.comJune 13, 2011
    Good food, happy people, local art, and a beautiful garden. Gives new meaning to eating locally! Read more
  • Graeme W.
    Graeme WardFebruary 26, 2011
    Got a yummy slice o' happiness with the 4sq special at the garden cafe. Charming spot & friendly staff.
  • Regina S.heart icon on user image
    Regina SiskJuly 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They sadly do not know what the term runny egg means. To them it means cooked hard until the yolk is hard. I tried on 4 different occasions and nope, their cooks just can't cook an egg right to order.
  • Landon H.
    Landon HarrisDecember 15, 2013
    Great food, but be prepared for a long wait to get your food once you order.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 19, 2014
    This Old East Dallas cafe is exactly what you'€™d expect from a neighborhood restaurant. Read more
  • Jennifer B.
    Great local haunt with fantastic food!
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HubbardOctober 17, 2011
    Great Breakfast and outdoor patio is both relaxing and dog-friendly!
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaAugust 24, 2014
    The sweet potato pancakes are tasty!
  • Aliciana B.heart icon on user image
    Aliciana BowersMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best grits Everrr
  • Steve W.
    Steve WootenApril 29, 2013
    Took a hour for dumplings that have to already be cooked. Delivered to the wrong table and barely warm when they did make it to my table. The place SUCKS!!
  • Ben B.heart icon on user image
    Ben BaronAugust 24, 2014
    Get here early on the weekends.
  • Kat H.heart icon on user image
    Kat HedrickJuly 20, 2013
    If you ride you bike you get 10% discount
  • Will G.heart icon on user image
    Will GNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    They're cool with dogs!
  • Courtney C.heart icon on user image
    Courtney ColemanJune 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The breakfast sausage is life changing.
  • Crystal H.heart icon on user image
    Crystal HarrisonMay 18, 2019
    Great outdoor space
  • Olivia C.heart icon on user image
    Olivia ColemanFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is wonderful.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 6, 2011
    The Key Lime Pie is a delicious meal all it's own.
  • Lee C.
    Lee CarltonSeptember 4, 2011
    Every time we come here they are out of stuff. Good otherwise.
  • Tim M.heart icon on user image
    Tim McClureDecember 27, 2016
    Food is decent, but coffee is 👎🏼.
  • Litany B.
    Litany BrownAugust 3, 2013
    Chicken & Dumplings Sunday.
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AlexanderSeptember 26, 2013
    Eat lots of veggies!
  • J Stephen S.
    J Stephen SadlerAugust 1, 2010
    Great breakfast in the garden. Pro's
  • Ned B.
    Ned BadirMarch 6, 2011
    45 minutes for breakfast items and the place is half empty. Wow !!!!
  • Brittniheart icon on user image
    BrittniJanuary 11, 2020
    No alcohol
  • Van N.heart icon on user image
    Van N.December 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Good food...
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