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Where to Eat Brunch Right Now: Summer 2014

The hottest places to get your brunch on right now.

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It's time once again for a fresh edition of the Eater Dallas Brunch Heatmap — aka, where to drink entirely too many mimosas and pretend you don't have to work on Monday.

We've assembled 14 of the best and brightest brunches in town, including both long-time favorites and hot newcomers. Whether you're in the mood for a breakfast beer (yes, that's a thing) and a fancy lox-and-bagels setup or a plate of whipped-cream slathered pancakes and a pitcher of mimosas, you'll find more than a few viable options here. (For more top-notch brunch options, scope out our previous Brunch Heatmaps.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Komali

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4152 Cole Ave, Ste 106
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 252-0200
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Can't face another boring plate of pancakes and eggs? Get thee to Komali for the unusual and delicious Mexican corn pancakes topped with whipped goat cheese, piloncillo molasses, caramelized bananas and walnuts, or go savory with huevos rancheros or fried fish tacos. $3 tamarind mimosas or $5 chipotle Bloody Marys are a very good thing. Served Friday through Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

2. LARK on the Park

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2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5275
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This Klyde Warren Park dining destination strays from the usual brunch fare with coconut pancakes with cashew butter and a bagel with house-smoked salmon and all the traditional accoutrement. Deviate from boring old mimosas with gin and strawberry-spiked "Brunch Punch" or try one of the breakfast beers, like Martin House Brewing's Day Break. Served Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

3. The Local Oak

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409 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-4625
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This friendly O.C. spot is not messing around when it comes to mimosas: They serve 'em in a Mason jar with just a splash of OJ for a mere five bucks. Pair a couple of those with a "Bucket of Love" (sweet, crispy candied bacon) and Frito pie or an order of the Spam sliders with pineapple relish and sriracha and you'll be feeling good in no time.

4. Mercat Bistro

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2501 N. Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 953-0917
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This cozy little bistro is a great spot for an intimate brunch date. Start off with a house-baked croissant and a latte, then devour the decadent croque madame (that's a fancy ham and cheese sandwich, for the uninformed) with a side of frites, or strawberry crepes with chocolate, hazelnuts and whipped cream. Served Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

5. Origin Kitchen & Bar

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4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 228-8011
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Origin is an excellent place to meet your gym rat friend for brunch: They can have something diet-friendly like paleo strawberry pancakes or a grass-fed beef burger salad, and you can have the killer Roadie sandwich with chicken, avocado, brie and chipotle pesto on sourdough, or creme brulee French toast with blackberry-balsamic jam. Served Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

6. Boulevardier

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408 N Bishop Ave, Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-1828
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Class up your Sunday brunch at this Bishop Arts staple with French onion soup and decadent steak frites with bearnaise, or one of the best damn burgers in town that comes adorned with housemade bacon, a fried egg, gruyere, caramelized onions and housemade pickles. $5 mimosas are made like they should be -- with fresh-squeezed OJ. Served Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

7. Vagabond

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3619 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
Booze and bocce ball are plentiful at this funky Lower Greenville spot, where you'll find $2 mimosas and unique menu items like a bacon grilled cheese Benedict with smoked tomato hollandaise (whoa), apple-stuffed doughnuts, fried chicken and waffles with cheesy polenta and an excellent breakfast burger with maple-bacon jam and a fried egg. Served Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.

8. Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar

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2929 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-9900
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Sissy's is closed Sundays, but they serve brunch on Fridays and Saturdays, which just means you can get your brunch hangover out of the way early. Eat yourself into a food coma with the insanely good fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and biscuits, plus an order of the creamy cheddar grits; wash it all down with a Bloody Mary or brandy milk punch. Served Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

9. Bolsa

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614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
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Weekend brunch on Bolsa's closed-in patio is a must for every Dallasite. Start off with something light and fresh like a beet salad with goat cheese, then proceed to the main attraction: duck fat biscuits with Bolsa Mercado sausage gravy. Also, two words: bottomless mimosas. Served Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

10. Stock & Barrel

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316 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 888-0150
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Chef Jon Stevens' Oak Cliff gem is giving folks a whole new reason to hit Bishop Arts on Sundays. If toffee croissant French toast with caramelized bananas and whipped cream isn't enough to get you out of bed, how about the strange-yet-delicious spicy fried spaghetti with wagyu meatballs and a fried egg? Don't miss the paloma cocktail with a chile-salted rim. Served Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

11. Cane Rosso

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2612 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1188
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Cane Rosso remains a perpetual brunch favorite because really, what's better than dollar mimosas and awesome pizza? They continually innovate their menu with new ridiculous creations like a migas pie. Also, the patio tables now have built-in beer tubs to keep your drink cold in the summer sun.

12. True Food Kitchen

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8383 Preston Center Plaza
University Park, TX
Not ALL brunches have to be booze-soaked and gravy-slathered. For a healthier take on Sunday brunch, this hot Preston Center restaurant offers fresh-pressed juices, banana-flax-almond butter smoothies and kale salad; for something a bit heartier, there's a chicken sausage scramble or quinoa pancakes with Greek yogurt and maple syrup.

13. The Grape

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2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
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Whether you're dining with a date or your in-laws, you cannot go wrong with brunch at The Grape. Get the warm caramel-pecan cinnamon rolls and a round of $4 prosecco mimosas to kick things off, then move on to the burger -- Texas Monthly declared it the best in Texas for a reason.

14. Souk

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3011 Gulden Ln #114, Dallas, TX 75212
Dallas, TX
(469) 458-2233
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Cross the bridge to soak up a little Moroccan flavor this weekend at Souk. $3 mimosas and a juicy merguez sandwich (or perhaps a goat cheese omelette, if you prefer more traditional brunch fare) are a top-notch way to kick off the weekend; just don't forget your sunglasses, as the Trinity Groves patio scene is excellent for people-watching.

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1. Komali

4152 Cole Ave, Ste 106, Dallas, TX 75204
Can't face another boring plate of pancakes and eggs? Get thee to Komali for the unusual and delicious Mexican corn pancakes topped with whipped goat cheese, piloncillo molasses, caramelized bananas and walnuts, or go savory with huevos rancheros or fried fish tacos. $3 tamarind mimosas or $5 chipotle Bloody Marys are a very good thing. Served Friday through Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
4152 Cole Ave, Ste 106
Dallas, TX 75204

2. LARK on the Park

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
This Klyde Warren Park dining destination strays from the usual brunch fare with coconut pancakes with cashew butter and a bagel with house-smoked salmon and all the traditional accoutrement. Deviate from boring old mimosas with gin and strawberry-spiked "Brunch Punch" or try one of the breakfast beers, like Martin House Brewing's Day Break. Served Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

3. The Local Oak

409 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
This friendly O.C. spot is not messing around when it comes to mimosas: They serve 'em in a Mason jar with just a splash of OJ for a mere five bucks. Pair a couple of those with a "Bucket of Love" (sweet, crispy candied bacon) and Frito pie or an order of the Spam sliders with pineapple relish and sriracha and you'll be feeling good in no time.
409 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

4. Mercat Bistro

2501 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201
This cozy little bistro is a great spot for an intimate brunch date. Start off with a house-baked croissant and a latte, then devour the decadent croque madame (that's a fancy ham and cheese sandwich, for the uninformed) with a side of frites, or strawberry crepes with chocolate, hazelnuts and whipped cream. Served Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
2501 N. Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Origin Kitchen & Bar

4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75205
Origin is an excellent place to meet your gym rat friend for brunch: They can have something diet-friendly like paleo strawberry pancakes or a grass-fed beef burger salad, and you can have the killer Roadie sandwich with chicken, avocado, brie and chipotle pesto on sourdough, or creme brulee French toast with blackberry-balsamic jam. Served Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75205

6. Boulevardier

408 N Bishop Ave, Ste 108, Dallas, TX 75208
Class up your Sunday brunch at this Bishop Arts staple with French onion soup and decadent steak frites with bearnaise, or one of the best damn burgers in town that comes adorned with housemade bacon, a fried egg, gruyere, caramelized onions and housemade pickles. $5 mimosas are made like they should be -- with fresh-squeezed OJ. Served Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
408 N Bishop Ave, Ste 108
Dallas, TX 75208

7. Vagabond

3619 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Booze and bocce ball are plentiful at this funky Lower Greenville spot, where you'll find $2 mimosas and unique menu items like a bacon grilled cheese Benedict with smoked tomato hollandaise (whoa), apple-stuffed doughnuts, fried chicken and waffles with cheesy polenta and an excellent breakfast burger with maple-bacon jam and a fried egg. Served Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.
3619 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar

2929 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Sissy's is closed Sundays, but they serve brunch on Fridays and Saturdays, which just means you can get your brunch hangover out of the way early. Eat yourself into a food coma with the insanely good fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and biscuits, plus an order of the creamy cheddar grits; wash it all down with a Bloody Mary or brandy milk punch. Served Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
2929 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Bolsa

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Weekend brunch on Bolsa's closed-in patio is a must for every Dallasite. Start off with something light and fresh like a beet salad with goat cheese, then proceed to the main attraction: duck fat biscuits with Bolsa Mercado sausage gravy. Also, two words: bottomless mimosas. Served Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

10. Stock & Barrel

316 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Chef Jon Stevens' Oak Cliff gem is giving folks a whole new reason to hit Bishop Arts on Sundays. If toffee croissant French toast with caramelized bananas and whipped cream isn't enough to get you out of bed, how about the strange-yet-delicious spicy fried spaghetti with wagyu meatballs and a fried egg? Don't miss the paloma cocktail with a chile-salted rim. Served Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
316 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

11. Cane Rosso

2612 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Cane Rosso remains a perpetual brunch favorite because really, what's better than dollar mimosas and awesome pizza? They continually innovate their menu with new ridiculous creations like a migas pie. Also, the patio tables now have built-in beer tubs to keep your drink cold in the summer sun.
2612 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

12. True Food Kitchen

8383 Preston Center Plaza, University Park, TX
Not ALL brunches have to be booze-soaked and gravy-slathered. For a healthier take on Sunday brunch, this hot Preston Center restaurant offers fresh-pressed juices, banana-flax-almond butter smoothies and kale salad; for something a bit heartier, there's a chicken sausage scramble or quinoa pancakes with Greek yogurt and maple syrup.
8383 Preston Center Plaza
University Park, TX

13. The Grape

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Whether you're dining with a date or your in-laws, you cannot go wrong with brunch at The Grape. Get the warm caramel-pecan cinnamon rolls and a round of $4 prosecco mimosas to kick things off, then move on to the burger -- Texas Monthly declared it the best in Texas for a reason.
2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

14. Souk

3011 Gulden Ln #114, Dallas, TX 75212, Dallas, TX
Cross the bridge to soak up a little Moroccan flavor this weekend at Souk. $3 mimosas and a juicy merguez sandwich (or perhaps a goat cheese omelette, if you prefer more traditional brunch fare) are a top-notch way to kick off the weekend; just don't forget your sunglasses, as the Trinity Groves patio scene is excellent for people-watching.
3011 Gulden Ln #114, Dallas, TX 75212
Dallas, TX

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