Cafe Express is a Texas favorite with it’s focus on fresh and flavorful Southwest cuisine. We had lunch at their location at Mockingbird Station and 75 in Dallas. The atmosphere was bustling with the energy of hip yuppies in the city – we had the only children in the restaurant. It was a very lively place with lots of brilliant colors and walls of windows letting in bright natural light.
She Is Dallas info: Cafe Express is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have locations in Dallas (3), Plano, and Southlake. Visit their website to view a complete menu and learn more about their Dallas area locations.
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To place your order, you stand in line and order from the menu overhead. There were quite busy when we arrived so we had a bit of a wait in line. Fortunately, my husband was able to get the children seated while I stood in line to place the order. I think my kids would have gotten pretty squirmy if they had waited in line with me.
My husband discovered a little blessing that kept the children occupied while they waited for their food. Instead of the typical saltine crackers to snack on while you wait for your food, Cafe Express goes a step beyond and offers real breadsticks straight from Italy for your munching pleasure.
I had the Smoked Turkey Cobb salad. It was full of roasted turkey, fresh romaine, iceberg & spring mix lettuce with avocado, grape tomatoes, crisp bacon, crumbled blue cheese, chopped eggs, and croutons with a nice vinaigrette dressing.
The salad was delicious and very filling. I love “big salads” like that. What I like most about the salad is that I could definitely tell that it was made with fresh ingredients. I could just envision someone in the kitchen chopping up the ingredients as soon as I ordered it. I would definitely get this again. And it was only $7.99. Not bad for a great salad like this.
My husband ordered one of the Cafe Express gourmet burger varieties. He chose the Southwest which comes with fresh homemade guacamole, monterey jack cheese & sliced jalapeÃ±os as well as french fries on the side for $8.99. All of their gourmet burgers include your choice of french fries, sweet potato fries, chips or seasonal fresh fruit. You have your choice of whole wheat or white bun and you may substitute 1/2 lb. Angus beef, all white meat turkey, grilled chicken breast or veggie patty on any of their burgers. Of course, you can also add cheese, bacon, and avocado to any burger. I’ve never seen so many options for a burger!
Cafe Express offers a nice variety of children’s menu items – burger, grilled cheese, chicken tenders, shell pasta & marinara, and mac & cheese. The portions for the kid’s meals were a good size and our children enjoyed the food. My son especially enjoyed adding some goodies from the fancy condiment bar where he found baby pickles to snack on.