Had a bunch of shopping with Mom today, and as she is still not settled into her new digs, she wanted to eat breakfast out north on our way to Costco in Plano.
The plan was for Original Pancake House at Belt Line and the Tollroad.
While it was jammed as usual, the quoted wait was only 15 minutes. But she's recovering from a broken leg suffered on our November cruise (and there have been complications) so she didn't feel like standing around.
We walked/hobbled down the strip to Dream Cafe where we were seated immediately. Very nice bright place with some eclectic toys and tchotchkes (sp?) for sale at the cashier.
They had a nice looking brunch menu with a decided natural food/organic bent.
Mom went with granola crusted french toast, sans powdered sugar, with the creme fraiche on the side. The toasty triangles were a nice golden brown, and strewn with some fresh strawberries and blueberries. Must've been good as I was not offered a bite!
Their southwestern specialties included migas, which was my choice until I saw the Austin Tacos. As migas is pretty prevalent throughout the state, the tacos got my vote, and I was very pleased.
Soft scrambled eggs, some jack cheese, finely cubed potato and not enough smoked bacon were wrapped up inside some very fresh tasting whole wheat tortillas. Los dos tacos were covered in a nice salsa rojo with a slightly creamy texture and some tasty, herby undertones. The tacos were complemented with a small dollop of guac upon which was scattered a bit of pico de gallo. The dish was rounded out with nicely al dente organic black beans, sporting a flourish of sour cream, and light, fluffy brown rice.
Along with a fresh squeezed OJ and some really good coffee, it was a good way to get the day going...so much so that I did not avail myself of any free samples at Costco.
While I can't say I would go out of my way to eat there, it is the kind of place I would gladly visit again if I were in the area and feeling a bit chowish.
Looks like it would be a good place for weekday breakfast or lunch...give it a shot, you could do much worse.
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