Dream Cafe now open at Mockingbird and Abrams

Dream Cafe. Photo by Lora Welty.

Dream Cafe. Photo by Lora Welty.

Shhh. Between you and me, Dream Café has opened a new location at Mockingbird and Abrams – just a soft opening until waiters and kitchen staff get their sea legs. Though it’s just outside Lake Highlands, the new place is lovely, dreamy indeed compared to the Fuzzy’s Taco space it’s replacing.

I sat down Tuesday on the warm patio, with Austin stone, rustic wood trim and twinkly lights separated from the house by big rolling doors. The restaurant has a big welcoming bar, tables with cushy fabric chairs and cozy back booths.

My waiter started me off with the Tropical Smoothie to match the sunshine on the patio, and I was ready for a nap after my Mystic Pasta with grilled chicken, smoked bacon and brie in garlic cream sauce.

Dream Café began with the Uptown (Quadrangle) location and later expanded to Addison. Christine Lott owns the Mockingbird spot.

Famous for their breakfast and brunch, they’ll open at 7 a.m. daily and close at 3 during this “soft opening” period. The official opening is Tuesday, April 12 – that’s when dinner service will begin. You can find complete menu listings here.

Dream Cafe. Photo by Carol Toler.

Dream Cafe. Photo by Carol Toler.

Dream Cafe. Photo by Lora Welty.

Dream Cafe. Photo by Lora Welty.

Tropical Smoothie. Photo by Carol Toler.

Tropical Smoothie. Photo by Carol Toler.

 

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Carol Toler
Contributor CAROL TOLER and her husband, Toby, are the parents of four Lake Highlands High School graduates: Lindsay (2005), Laura (2006), Will (2009) and Ben (2010). She has an MBA from SMU and a passion for writing good-news stories about fascinating people. Email ctoler@advocatemag.com.