Top Breakfast Places in Dallas You Need to Visit

December 21, 2020
GiftYa
jason wolfe

Old wisdom tells us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, many of us are quick to skimp on our breakfast meals with a coffee and bagel or just skip them altogether. So it’s important to slow down every once in a while and enjoy a full breakfast. Luckily for you, Dallas is filled with great breakfast places! 

From vegan tacos to loaded breakfast sandwiches, you’ll find a fun variety of breakfast dishes suitable for any taste bud. Check out our 7 favorite breakfast destinations in Dallas now! 

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1. Original Market Diner

Cozy breakfast and brunch spot known for its vast menu and hearty portions

Make sure you come hungry. Image courtesy of Yelp

4434 Harry Hines Blvd | Dallas | originalmarketdiner.com

If you’re looking for a cozy spot that offers all of the classic breakfast dishes you could possibly think of, visit the Original Market Diner. At the Original Market Diner, breakfast is served all day, everyday. Lunch and dinner options are also served later in the day, but you can rest assured that breakfast will always be available. 

This charming breakfast spot offers a wide selection of dishes, including Belgian waffles, chocolate chip pancakes, Greek omelettes, eggs, and more. Some of their most popular meals are the Two Eggs Any Style, Mexican Burrito, Eggs Benedict, and Mexican Scrambler. Coffee, tea, juice, shakes, and soda are also available to enjoy alongside your meal. 

“I love this place. It reminds me of a diner out of the movies, so I feel perfectly iconic while sipping on the wide-rim white coffee mug, enjoying a hefty portion of eggs and bacon and hash browns.” - Yelp Review

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2. Maple Leaf Diner

Casual diner serving Canadian breakfast staples and baked goods

Treat yourself to a nice slice of Apple Crumble Pie! Image courtesy of Yelp

12817 Preston Rd, Suite 129 | North Dallas | mldiner.com

Located in Northern Dallas is the Maple Leaf Diner. This popular breakfast spot is owned and operated by the Delaurier Family, who actually take most of their inspiration for the restaurant from their home province — Ontario, Canada. You will be able to see this through most of their menu items. Dishes like the poutine, Canadian peameal bacon, and butter tarts are definitely from Canada. 

In addition to their breakfast offerings, the Maple Leaf Diner also serves fresh-baked pies and pastries as well as classic lunch and dinner items. Breakfast is still served all day, so you can rest assured you’ll be able to enjoy some delicious breakfast dishes whenever you go in. At the bar, you can order a wine by the bottle, Canadian beer, or a cocktail. 

“It's a very down-to-earth spot that has Canadian items in the restaurant and dishes and plates on the walls. Not too much as for the ambiance but the food and service were great!! The place was clean and safe with all staff and patrons wearing masks. All tables were at least six feet apart.” - Yelp Review

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3. Snooze an AM Eatery

Delightful breakfast place in Northeast Dallas

Pictured above is a fresh breakfast taco. Yum! Image courtesy of Yelp

8041 Walnut Hill Ln, Suite 846 | Northeast Dallas | snoozeeatery.com

At the Snooze an AM Eatery, you can find a wide variety of fresh and delicious breakfast dishes. All of their meals are responsibly-sourced, which means that you are helping support sustainable agriculture by dining here. Speaking of their meals, some of their most popular dishes include the Sweet Potato Veggie Smash Up, Bravocado Toast, and OOO La La Frittata. Different types of benedicts, pancakes, french toast, and sandwiches also await you at this popular restaurant! 

“I had the sweet potato bacon smash up. It's a perfect balance of healthy, filling, and delicious. Sweet potatoes topped with avocado, poached egg, bacon, and pickled onions. I loved every bite - the perfect way to kick off a Sunday! Paired this with a mountain mule: balanced and tasty.” - Yelp Review

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4. Benny’s Bagels

Rustic bagel spot known for its delicious breakfast and brunch options

Start your day off on the right foot with the Salmon Lox Bagel! Image courtesy of Yelp.

1901 Skillman St. | Lakewood | bennyslakewood.com 

If you’re searching for the best bagels in Dallas, you’ll need to try Benny’s Bagels. This popular bagel shop offers fresh New York style hearth-baked bagels to the hungry residents of Dallas. You have your choice of cinnamon sugar, blueberry, asiago cheese, onion, garlic, and more at Benny’s Bagels. In addition to its wide bagel selection, Benny’s also offers sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and melts. 

“Dallas, if you're looking for a local bagel shop that looks like it's straight from NYC, you've found it. We read online that Benny's would stay open for carry out during COVID-19, and our goals lately have been to support local businesses to keep them from having to shut down. SO glad we came here!” - Yelp Review

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5. Lucky’s Cafe

Landmark diner in Dallas where you’ll find some of the best breakfast in the city

Photo of Luckys Cafe - Dallas, TX, United States. Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast
Fill yourself up with the Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast. Image courtesy of Yelp

3531 Oak Lawn Ave | Dallas | luckysdallas.com

Lucky’s Cafe is another popular breakfast staple in Dallas. For over 30 years, Dallas residents have flocked to Lucky’s Cafe for its welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. All of its menu items are made from locally-sourced, farm-fresh ingredients in order to ensure you enjoy a delicious meal. 

On the menu, you’ll find savory breakfast options like the Irish Steel Cut Oats, Build Your Own Omelette, and Pot Roast Rash. These delicious meals are served all day, so you don’t have to worry about making it in by a certain time. But if you would prefer a regular lunch dish like a burger or plate of chicken fingers, Lucky’s Cafe offers those options as well. Wine, beer, and cocktails are also available to enjoy alongside your dish. 

“Awesome place to grab a quick bite! We stopped by after a long walk on the Katy Trail. They were properly social distancing which made us feel very comfortable. The food was awesome. The service is even better. More than willing to pop in again.” - Yelp Review

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6. Whisk Crepes Cafe

Treat yourself to some savory crepes at this popular cafe

Photo of Whisk Crepes Cafe - Dallas, TX, United States
You’ll find a variety of delicious and inventive crepes at Whisk. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1888 Sylvan Ave | Dallas | whiskdallas.com

Even though we can’t fly to France at the moment, we can still enjoy the savory cuisine the country is known for. Namely, it’s crepes. At Whisk, you can either choose a specialty crepe or make your own. You have about a dozen crepe options, including the La Saucisse, Normandy, Chicken Basil, and Parisian crepes. Sweet crepes are also available, such as the Notre Dame, Fair Day, and Citron. Whatever your taste buds are clamoring for, Whisk has a dish that can satisfy them. 

“The dish was mind-blowingly good. The flavors were bold and the prosciutto melted in my mouth. The only downside is that the crepe was covered in the ingredients (literally couldn't see the crepe) rather than the ingredients being incorporated within the crepe. This isn't make-or-break for me since, at the end of the day, everything tasted delicious.” - Yelp Review 

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7. Spiral Diner & Bakery

Vegan breakfast and lunch spot in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas

Pictured above are the Spinach Quesadilla, Tofu Scramble, and Bacon Ranch Cheeseburger. Image courtesy of Yelp

1101 N Beckley Ave | Oak Cliff | spiraldiner.com

Looking for a casual breakfast place that serves great vegan dishes? Head to the Spiral Diner & Bakery. Spiral is known for its delicious vegan comfort food and friendly atmosphere. On the menu, you’ll find organic pancakes, biscuits & gravy, tofu scramble, and more. Spiral is also open for lunch and dinner. However, breakfast is still served all day. 

“My first full day in Dallas, and I could already tell that this vegan spot is a community staple in the hip/edgy Bishop Arts District. Socially distanced Dine-in or carry out during the pandemic. Prepare for your stomach to expand, because they definitely serve Texas sized portions. I am in love with the vegan nachos. See you soon.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Spiral Diner & Bakery. 

Dallas offers a wide variety of fun breakfast spots. Which ones are you favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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