Toulouse Café, a wonderfully French eatery in uptown Dallas

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Toulouse Café & Bar

What: French

Where: Uptown Dallas

This weekend was wonderful because my mom came to visit me in Dallas and we managed to patronize 7 different restaurants. That’s 7 in about 2 days. Our amazingly culinary weekend was rounded out with a perfect brunch on the patio of Toulouse.

I’ve seen it a million times, I’ve heard about it plenty, but I had never gotten the chance to eat there. We got in at just the right time (10am on a Sunday) and were seated almost immediately at a table for two out on their patio. The weather was perfect and so were the views—especially of the Katy Trail goers, more importantly the jump-roping man.

We started off with a cup of hot coffee. I got the Omelette Provençal.

I was too hungry to photograph what the inside of the omelette looked like. Let’s just say this was the best omelette I’ve ever had. The inside was bursting with vegetable ratatouille, goat cheese and sautéed spinach. It was the perfect savory brunch item I could have dreamed up. The breakfast potatoes on the side were crispy and a great side to the omelette.

My mom ordered their New Orleans style beignets.

These doughy little puffs of heaven were a bit cakier than your standard beignet, but with the light hints of lemon and a generous shower of powdered sugar, they were melt-in-your-mouth good. On the side came cappuccino sauce. A great choice for the sweet tooth bruncher.

But back to the atmosphere. They couldn’t have done a better job creating that European feel. I’ve been all over Europe and I can truly say I felt that spark you feel when you enter a European cafe. Besides my omelette, I’d say that was my favorite part.

Here’s to wonderful meals with wonderful mothers.

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