Lakewood’s Secret Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe sounds too good to be true for a place like Dallas, TX. But once you get there you're not surprised that a place like this is hidden in the Lakewood area.

Enter through the back gate and make your way through the lovely garden. Basil, rosemary, some other herbs I don't know the name of, and peppers fill the entire back area. They maintain it with a pest control company (sustainablepest.com/termite-control/) to keep it free from pests. A small 5-table seating area is parted down the middle.  (The back area reminded me of the pink flamingo nursery in Austin - without the cafe, of course.)

Inside was very casual, cheery, and quick to order. The walls showcased local artists' selling their framed or print photography (some really beautiful work - all very countryside.) The flowers were gazing as if they were dancing. But after seeing them, it made me realize and leaves me with a question how do I manage light interruptions-during-the-flowering-cycle? Like how they did it? Glad the owner was friendly and let me know her secret.

Breakfast is served all day, and their feta omelet was the second best I've had (Meli cafe still holds the bid for number 1.) The food is friendly for everyone, vegans & meat-lovers.

I look forward to taking anyone who has an appreciation for gardens or home cooked food made with fresh ingredients, which will probably be my mother the next time she is in Dallas.

Photo originally uploaded from gardencafe.net

Garden Cafe
5310 Junius St.
Dallas, Texas 75214
tel: 214/887-8330

map to garden cafe

Open Tuesday through Sunday.
8am – 2pm for breakfast and lunch.
Breakfast served all day.

User Reviews:
on Yelp
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