What: comfort food, gluten free, organic
Where: Katy Trail location, Greenville location (Dallas)
First of all, happy holidays everyone. I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I want to, but I’ve really just been trying to feel better after my foot surgery.
Anyway, I finally got the chance to try Company Cafe for brunch with some girlfriends, and we headed to the newest location right on the Katy Trail. The inside was large and covered in oaky walls and smelled like barbecue…or just even a cozy ski lodge. It was a particularly brisk Dallas day, so we just went with it. The amount of natural sunlight in the restaurant was very comforting.
Because of the wood walls, the acoustics weren’t optimal. The sound level was really high especially for the occupancy level at the time. It was hard to carry on a conversation and it was 10am and a little over half the tables were filled.
Although the Katy Trail menu is a bit different from their Greenville location, I went with gluten free waffle with maple syrup. I asked for chocolate chips, but our unenthused waitress must have not been able to hear me in that loud room. Either way, she didn’t really seem to care too much. The waffle itself was a very dense texture and pretty soft. I loved it, but if you like your waffles crispy, this waffle isn’t for you.
My drip coffee (bottomless) that’s pictured at the top of the post was not refilled one time. It angered me a bit that she never once came over to ask me if I wanted a refill.
The chicken fried steak and eggs. Gluten free. Topped with a jalapeno-honey gravy and a side of sweet potato fries, my friend Eme seemed to love the dish. And the best part about this? I have friends who order all sorts of dishes so you can see more dishes!
The Popeye. Egg omelet with spinach, tomato & feta with a side of challah toast and salsa. Yum yum yum. A perfect brunch with a big glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.
All in all, the food was high quality, but the service was a disappointment. The waitress didn’t even come back to retrieve our credit cards (the easiest part of the process) for a whole 30 minutes. It was annoying having to sit there for so long knowing she still had to run our credit cards. Oh, and when my friend’s omelet was served, the waiter threw the plate in front of her so that her challah toast went flying. His response? Oops *giggle* do you want new pieces of toast? My point is this: perhaps the new location needs to master the service aspect. Other than that, it was a fun little spot.