Allen is a hot spot in DFW for brunch with many of our local brunch favorites you can only find here in Allen. Whether you love a classic diner style breakfast or a fusion of tex-mex dishes, we’ve got you covered.
Check out the fiesta-themed patio of Lupe Tortilla and stop by the bar to order a Breakfast Rita made with fresh squeezed orange juice and tequila. You can even grab your [four-legged] best friend and head to Lazy Dog’s Patio for weekend brunch. With a mix of fine dining and casual atmosphere, indulge in the DIY mimosas and Bellinis with their new brunch dishes such as country quiche and a giant breakfast burrito.
For those breakfast connoisseurs and enthusiasts, don’t just brunch on the weekend. Stop by Frogg Coffee Bar and Creperie in between your mid-week shopping spree at Watters Creek Village. With over 20 flavors ranging from specialty to savory, we guarantee that you will enjoy some of the best crepes you’ve ever had. There’s something for everyone’s brunch palette in Allen!
A Twist on the Traditional Waffle
Ordering waffles for brunch is anything but ordinary when you brunch in Allen. These popular brunch spots each have their own unique twist to this classic breakfast dish. Locally owned and operated, Eggsquisite Café offers some “eggsquisite” home-style cookin’ like their local favorite cajun chicken and waffles! You can also choose from many other options to create your custom chicken and waffles dish. Or brunch at Cheesecake Factory where the Chicken and Waffles meet Eggs Benedict which creates their infamous Chicken and Waffles Benedict.
Is brunch brunch without booze? Black Walnut Cafe is home to some of the best Benedicts and boozy milkshakes. We know what you’re thinking – boozy milkshakes don’t necessarily go with eggs and pancakes but once you get a sip of their infused ice cream, you might reconsider! If you’re going for a classic mimosa, head to Dodie’s Cajun where they’re serving up $1 Mimosas and Bellinis AND a Bloody Mary Bar complete with your favorite toppings. Or, go big or go home at Kelly’s at The Village. As if the breakfast items with warm homemade biscuits and juicy brisket isn’t enough, you have to order the mimosa tower. Yes, you heard right. They have a mimosa TOWER for groups of four or more. After a long weekend, “wine” down at your favorite wine bar – Cru Food and Wine Bar for their Sunday Brunch. Not many people know that Cru Food & Wine bar serves brunch on the weekend but when you try the decadent crab cake benedict or steak and eggs, you’ll realize what a treasure this local DFW favorite truly is!
Home-Style Comfort Food
Allen has a variety of southern home-style brunch restaurants that make you feel right at home. Ask any Allen local and they’ll tell you that Allen Cafe is a taste of H-O-M-E! Those warm, homestyle dishes and authentic breakfast items always strike gold. Allen Cafe has been voted “Best Breakfast in Allen” which means it’s a must-visit! Another local favorite is Two Rows. They serve dishes like grandma’s shrimp and grits and breakfast mac and cheese which is a twist on southern cheesy mac with andouille sausage, bacon, and topped with a fried egg. But, their Honey Pepper bacon is the best-kept secret in Allen. Some might even say in Collin County!
Twist on a Brunch Favorite
If you love a fun twist on southern favorites, you won’t be able to get enough of Ellen’s. Get your hands on a pancake pot pie topped with bacon, sausage gravy, hash browns, and eggs layered over a pancake. Wash it down with a glass of their Hail Mary and you’re ready for a post-brunch nap.
Brunch puts the cherry on top of any weekend. Luckily, Allen has anything from all-day breakfast items to Sunday Funday favorites!