The second of my 13 new-to-me restaurants for my 25 before 25 list, Toulouse Café and Bar is the most precious little café and bistro I’ve found thus far in Dallas. For months, I’ve walked right by the restaurant during my jaunts on Katy Trail… and I finally had the opportunity to try it out two weekends ago when my grandparents came to visit me for the first time in Dallas.
Since we had a full day of touring Dallas and exploring the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum ahead of us, my grandparents and I decided to hit up Toulouse for a slightly earlier-than-normal brunch at 10:30AM that Saturday morning (because anything before 11:00AM on the weekends in Dallas is seen as being ungodly early… at least in my book!!). While my grandparents sipped on their cups of coffee, I alternated between a large pot of freshly-brewed tea… and a large glass of freshly-poured mimosa (hey, brunch isn’t complete without a little booze!).
Since apparently coffee, tea, and a mimosa is not seen as “sustenance” in certain circles, we obviously had to chow down on the scrumptious goodies that Toulouse had to offer. My grandparents each ordered the Orange French Toast, while I had the Katy Trail Omelette.
The French Toast was positively delicious (I may or may not have snuck a bite or two…). Perfectly thick with a side of berries (my grandparents had theirs sans the marscapone, but the waiter brought over a side of it so I could taste the full Orange French Toast experience). Needless to say, the plates were (essentially… not literally) licked – the French Toast was SO good.
Like I said above, (in an effort to be somewhat remotely healthy) I had the Katy Trail Omelette (in between stolen bites of the French Toast). An egg white omelette with fontina cheese, spinach, and – in my case – onions (I hate mushrooms!!), the Katy Trail Omelette was so. dang. good! There are very few things I love for brunch quite as much as a delicious egg white omelette – and Toulouse’s nomination did not disappoint.
Toulouse Café and Bar is open for lunch, brunch, dinner, and dessert, Monday-Thursday from 11:00AM till 11:00PM, Friday from 11:00AM till midnight, Saturday from 9:00AM till midnight, and Sunday from 9:00AM till 10:00PM (brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM). The restaurant is located in the Knox-Henderson area, on Knox Street right next to the Katy Trail (if you see a middle-aged man muttering to himself as he jumps rope nearby, you’re in the right place!).
No seriously, apparently that guy is there every weekend, all day both days.
Have you been to Toulouse Café and Bar yet? What is your favorite thing to get there?