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Where To Find Dallas' Best Breakfasts

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Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, and from time-to-time, it’s nice to slow down and enjoy a robust first meal in one of DFW’s exceptionally tasty breakfast dens.

From crepes and waffles, to loaded breakfast sandwiches and more, there’s something for every early riser at one of these 19 essential breakfast spots.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Whisk & Eggs

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7800 Windrose Ave
Plano, TX 75024

A second location of the original Whisk Crepes in Sylvan Thirty, Whisk & Eggs adds fully loaded breakfast sandwiches (like the BAE featuring bacon, avocado, and eggs), plus a full coffee bar brewing locally roasted Tweed coffee, all inside Plano’s Legacy Hall.

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2. Deli News

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17062 Preston Rd Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75248
(972) 733-3354
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Pancake enthusiasts will appreciate the variety of add-ins and toppings at Deli News, including chocolate chip, cinnamon-apple, and banana nut. Challah French toast is an obvious choice, and you should definitely try the shakshuka, a classic Tunisian breakfast of poached eggs, peppers, and onions over a spicy tomato sauce.

3. Crossroads Diner

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17194 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75248

Two words: sticky buns. This North Dallas diner recently moved to shiny new digs, but the comfort food-style cooking is the same as it’s always been. Split one of those sticky buns with your breakfast guests, then order up the classic Crossroads Breakfast – two eggs any style, bacon or chorizo, hashbrowns, and Empire bakery toast will totally stick to your ribs.

4. Maple Leaf Diner

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12817 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 424-1624

This Canada-inspired diner has a large menu and serves breakfast all day. This spot features a wide selection of towering pancakes and burgers served alongside fish and chips, latkes, and poutine.

5. Cindi's N.Y. Delicatessen, Restaurant & Bakery

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11111 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 739-0918
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There isn’t a deli on every corner in Dallas, but Cindi’s keeps it real East Coast, especially where breakfast is concerned. Indulge your inner New Yorker with lox and bagels, blintzes, and latkes, or stick to classic Texas favorites with migas or a chorizo omelet. Breakfast is served all day, so don’t worry about waking up early on Saturday.

6. Snooze an AM Eatery

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8041 Walnut Hill Ln #846
Dallas, TX 75231
(972) 972-8730
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Born in Colorado but overflowing with Southern hospitality, breakfast and brunch mecca Snooze now boasts two Dallas locations and one in Fort Worth. Known for indulgent pancake flights and very long lines for brunch, it’s best to hit Snooze on a weekday for breakfast.

7. Yolk Preston Center

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8315 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225
+46 935 103 44

This egg emporium offers everything from croquet madame and crepes to burgers and sandwiches. The baked goods and fresh juice certainly are delicious additions to any meal.

8. Bubba's Cooks Country

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6617 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 373-6527
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If your mom isn’t around to cook you breakfast anymore, Bubba’s is certainly up to the task. Pile your plate high with pancakes, dig into a sausage biscuit, and grab a few cinnamon rolls for the road. Add a half grapefruit to make your meal feel somewhat healthy.

9. Kuby's Sausage House

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6601 Snider Plz
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 363-2231
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German breakfast gets the comfort food treatment at Kuby’s Sausage House, where they’ve been hand-churning sausage and frying up schnitzel in Snider Plaza since 1961. Try Oma’s kartoffel pfannkuchen (potato pancakes served with applesauce and sour cream), or a jumbo breakfast biscuit filled with sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, topped with cheese, and served with gravy and potatoes.

10. The Heights

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2015 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 824-5800
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Lakewood locals are huge fans of this cozy breakfast spot, which serves morning-friendly dishes on weekdays until 11:30 a.m. and until 2 p.m. on weekends. Definitely order a stuffed savory crepe or the toasted oatmeal granola pancakes, a beloved hold-over from The Heights’s predecessor Legal Grounds.  

11. Benny's Bagels Lakewood

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1901 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 887-8385
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Benny's is perhaps Dallas' only great bagel chain, but they definitely do it right. The bagels here are boiled in-house, then baked in a stone oven until they’re perfectly brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Try stuffing yours with garlic-cheddar or strawberry cream cheese, or order up one of Benny’s breakfast sandwiches on a bagel.

12. Luckys Café

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3531 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-3500
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Get a breakfast fix all day long at Lucky’s on Oak Lawn, where banana-cognac pancakes, chicken & waffles, migas, omelets, and more are served from dawn until dusk. A full bar featuring weekday drink specials is available for when you want to get a head start on your boozing (no judgment).

13. Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

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1900 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 828-8700
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Breakfast isn’t just about biscuits and gravy, and Unleavened serves up the kind of breakfast that won’t require a nap after. Order up a Dagwood potato hash, topped with bacon, egg, arugula, and shaved cheddar for a touch of healthy indulgence, and stick to your diet with the quinoa porridge, served with smoked pecans and strawberries.

14. Original Market Diner

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4434 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 521-0992
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Perhaps one of the best in Dallas, the Original Market Diner in the Medical District is the kind of place with a rotating pie case, where the waitresses still call people “sweetie.” Be sure to order up some crisp, juicy fried chicken sandwiched between fluffy waffles with a side of hash browns, bacon, and eggs, and try to save room for a slice of that pie.

15. City Hall Bistro

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1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3686
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Head to this chic Downtown restaurant inside the Adolphus Hotel for photo-worthy avocado toast in a sophisticated setting. Need something sweet? Walk over to nearby coffee shop Otto’s (also inside the hotel) for a crispy Liege-style Belgian waffle.

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16. Whisk Crêpes Café

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1888 Sylvan Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

If you like your pancakes thin and French, Whisk is a must. Perfectly griddled crepes are stuffed with housemade fillings like creamed mushrooms and locally-smoked ham on the savory side, or chocolate syrup and ice cream if you’re craving something sweet.

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17. Spiral Diner & Bakery

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1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-4747
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Many Dallas breakfasts revolve around eggs and bacon, but not at Spiral Diner. Vegetarians and vegans will find plenty to love here, including a veggie-packed tofu scramble, breakfast quesadillas, and most notably, vegan-friendly migas. Pair with an apple-carrot-ginger juice for a healthy breakfast any time of the day.

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18. Oddfellows

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316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5958
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This popular Bishop Arts spot serves up a mean breakfast with strong coffee, mimosas, and tempting plates of Southern-style breakfasts starting at 7:00 a.m. daily. Try the pancake of the day, the smoky brisket hash, or “The O.G.,” which features your choice of breakfast meat, plus eggs, potatoes, and toast.

19. El Jordan Cafe

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416 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4451

This Bishop Arts hole in the wall is one of Dallas’ best spots for huevos rancheros and migas, and the must-try breakfast torta. Breakfast tacos are substantial and clock in at around $1.50 each, which means that you can fill up for less than $5.

1. Whisk & Eggs

7800 Windrose Ave, Plano, TX 75024
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A second location of the original Whisk Crepes in Sylvan Thirty, Whisk & Eggs adds fully loaded breakfast sandwiches (like the BAE featuring bacon, avocado, and eggs), plus a full coffee bar brewing locally roasted Tweed coffee, all inside Plano’s Legacy Hall.

7800 Windrose Ave
Plano, TX 75024

2. Deli News

17062 Preston Rd Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75248

Pancake enthusiasts will appreciate the variety of add-ins and toppings at Deli News, including chocolate chip, cinnamon-apple, and banana nut. Challah French toast is an obvious choice, and you should definitely try the shakshuka, a classic Tunisian breakfast of poached eggs, peppers, and onions over a spicy tomato sauce.

17062 Preston Rd Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75248

3. Crossroads Diner

17194 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75248

Two words: sticky buns. This North Dallas diner recently moved to shiny new digs, but the comfort food-style cooking is the same as it’s always been. Split one of those sticky buns with your breakfast guests, then order up the classic Crossroads Breakfast – two eggs any style, bacon or chorizo, hashbrowns, and Empire bakery toast will totally stick to your ribs.

17194 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75248

4. Maple Leaf Diner

12817 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

This Canada-inspired diner has a large menu and serves breakfast all day. This spot features a wide selection of towering pancakes and burgers served alongside fish and chips, latkes, and poutine.

12817 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75230

5. Cindi's N.Y. Delicatessen, Restaurant & Bakery

11111 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243

There isn’t a deli on every corner in Dallas, but Cindi’s keeps it real East Coast, especially where breakfast is concerned. Indulge your inner New Yorker with lox and bagels, blintzes, and latkes, or stick to classic Texas favorites with migas or a chorizo omelet. Breakfast is served all day, so don’t worry about waking up early on Saturday.

11111 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243

6. Snooze an AM Eatery

8041 Walnut Hill Ln #846, Dallas, TX 75231

Born in Colorado but overflowing with Southern hospitality, breakfast and brunch mecca Snooze now boasts two Dallas locations and one in Fort Worth. Known for indulgent pancake flights and very long lines for brunch, it’s best to hit Snooze on a weekday for breakfast.

8041 Walnut Hill Ln #846
Dallas, TX 75231

7. Yolk Preston Center

8315 Westchester Dr, Dallas, TX 75225

This egg emporium offers everything from croquet madame and crepes to burgers and sandwiches. The baked goods and fresh juice certainly are delicious additions to any meal.

8315 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225

8. Bubba's Cooks Country

6617 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

If your mom isn’t around to cook you breakfast anymore, Bubba’s is certainly up to the task. Pile your plate high with pancakes, dig into a sausage biscuit, and grab a few cinnamon rolls for the road. Add a half grapefruit to make your meal feel somewhat healthy.

6617 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

9. Kuby's Sausage House

6601 Snider Plz, Dallas, TX 75205

German breakfast gets the comfort food treatment at Kuby’s Sausage House, where they’ve been hand-churning sausage and frying up schnitzel in Snider Plaza since 1961. Try Oma’s kartoffel pfannkuchen (potato pancakes served with applesauce and sour cream), or a jumbo breakfast biscuit filled with sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, topped with cheese, and served with gravy and potatoes.

6601 Snider Plz
Dallas, TX 75205

10. The Heights

2015 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75214

Lakewood locals are huge fans of this cozy breakfast spot, which serves morning-friendly dishes on weekdays until 11:30 a.m. and until 2 p.m. on weekends. Definitely order a stuffed savory crepe or the toasted oatmeal granola pancakes, a beloved hold-over from The Heights’s predecessor Legal Grounds.  

2015 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214

11. Benny's Bagels Lakewood

1901 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206

Benny's is perhaps Dallas' only great bagel chain, but they definitely do it right. The bagels here are boiled in-house, then baked in a stone oven until they’re perfectly brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Try stuffing yours with garlic-cheddar or strawberry cream cheese, or order up one of Benny’s breakfast sandwiches on a bagel.

1901 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206

12. Luckys Café

3531 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

Get a breakfast fix all day long at Lucky’s on Oak Lawn, where banana-cognac pancakes, chicken & waffles, migas, omelets, and more are served from dawn until dusk. A full bar featuring weekday drink specials is available for when you want to get a head start on your boozing (no judgment).

3531 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

13. Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

1900 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75214

Breakfast isn’t just about biscuits and gravy, and Unleavened serves up the kind of breakfast that won’t require a nap after. Order up a Dagwood potato hash, topped with bacon, egg, arugula, and shaved cheddar for a touch of healthy indulgence, and stick to your diet with the quinoa porridge, served with smoked pecans and strawberries.

1900 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214

14. Original Market Diner

4434 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219

Perhaps one of the best in Dallas, the Original Market Diner in the Medical District is the kind of place with a rotating pie case, where the waitresses still call people “sweetie.” Be sure to order up some crisp, juicy fried chicken sandwiched between fluffy waffles with a side of hash browns, bacon, and eggs, and try to save room for a slice of that pie.

4434 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219

15. City Hall Bistro

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
City Hall Bistro/Facebook

Head to this chic Downtown restaurant inside the Adolphus Hotel for photo-worthy avocado toast in a sophisticated setting. Need something sweet? Walk over to nearby coffee shop Otto’s (also inside the hotel) for a crispy Liege-style Belgian waffle.

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

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16. Whisk Crêpes Café

1888 Sylvan Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Whisk Crêpes Café

If you like your pancakes thin and French, Whisk is a must. Perfectly griddled crepes are stuffed with housemade fillings like creamed mushrooms and locally-smoked ham on the savory side, or chocolate syrup and ice cream if you’re craving something sweet.

1888 Sylvan Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

17. Spiral Diner & Bakery

1101 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203
Garrett Hall/EDFW

Many Dallas breakfasts revolve around eggs and bacon, but not at Spiral Diner. Vegetarians and vegans will find plenty to love here, including a veggie-packed tofu scramble, breakfast quesadillas, and most notably, vegan-friendly migas. Pair with an apple-carrot-ginger juice for a healthy breakfast any time of the day.

1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203

18. Oddfellows

316 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208

This popular Bishop Arts spot serves up a mean breakfast with strong coffee, mimosas, and tempting plates of Southern-style breakfasts starting at 7:00 a.m. daily. Try the pancake of the day, the smoky brisket hash, or “The O.G.,” which features your choice of breakfast meat, plus eggs, potatoes, and toast.

316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

19. El Jordan Cafe

416 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

This Bishop Arts hole in the wall is one of Dallas’ best spots for huevos rancheros and migas, and the must-try breakfast torta. Breakfast tacos are substantial and clock in at around $1.50 each, which means that you can fill up for less than $5.

416 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

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