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Dream Cafe

#516 of 2,964 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Oak Lawn
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Contemporary
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2800 Routh St Ste 170, Dallas, TX 75201 (La Clede)
+1 214-954-0486
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I used to like this place but hesitated to go unless I had time for a long meal because the service was a little too relaxed. OK, it was like the waitstaff was a little sleepy. But now that has changed. The service is much better now and the food remains great. Prices are reasonable but not cheap. Depending on... More 

Thank RunningBeer1957
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to wait 15-20 minutes for a table. The waiting area was small, but fine. Once we were seated, the seats were lumpy. The music is too loud and it is nearly impossible to hear your companions or waiter. We ordered a farmers omelette with hash browns as the side (couldn't hear the other option) and cloud cakes (with... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dallas, TX
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here prior to Dallas Symphony. The location is convenient to Arts District. Comfortable, unpretentious, with a varied, interesting menu, reasonably priced. I appreciated the number of vegetarian options. We each ordered salads, which were generously sized, and a main dish. The food was nicely favored, with good quality ingredients. Service was attentive. As ever, my ratings weigh... More 

Thank TreeDoctor
Manhattan Beach, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is our go-to breakfast spot when visiting Dallas. We come back time and again for the popovers, strawberry butter, omelettes and eggs Benedict. Enjoyed the beautiful outside vine covered dining.

Thank vacationkw511
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I loved the lighter options available here. I had their oatmeal with veggie sausage and it was great. Their bloody Marys are flavorful and have just enough punch. It gets crowded quickly, so I'd come early.

Thank Sarah L
Houston, Texas
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133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great brunch. Sat outside under a tent while it rained- cozy Saturday morning setting. Loved the vegetarian eggs Benedict.

Thank CSarg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at this location in uptown/downtown. I always get the chicken and waffles because of this finger-licking gravy that comes with it! This time my chicken was over cooked. Lastly a huge fly landed in my water. Our server replaced it. It was clammy and hot that day so water was needed at top priority.

Thank TBM813
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant has been a go-to for myself and my friends for many years if we want something simple in a quiet atmosphere where we don't have to wait for a table. The food is uncomplicated and tastes like regular home cooking. Their cloud cakes are my favorite!

Thank Ashlie L
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were the only ones in the cafe at 345pm. Had to catch a flight and leave by 5pm. Didn't think the service was going to be slow since no one else was there. Took over a half an hour to get our food which ended up being decent. Front entry looks run down especially patio area. Bathrooms didn't seem... More 

Thank 625RL
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

the food was very very bad - unless you like limp soggy french fries, burned medium rare steaks flavorless and oddly tasteless food the service was exceptionally bad - unless you didnt really want your drinks, you didnt really have anything else to do that evening except wait for bad food and the questions you asked about the food remaining... More 

Thank radyfurst1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Routh St Ste 170, Dallas, TX 75201
    (La Clede)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 214-954-0486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?