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Brunch in the Bishop Arts District


Some of the best brunch in Dallas can be found about ten minutes south of the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences. Head down to the Bishop Arts District and feast for $15 or less at the following restaurants.

Tillman’s Roadhouse

Though Tillman’s Roadhouse is tucked into the heart of Bishop Arts, I was a bit hesitant to try it out. Reason simply being – its name inspires thoughts of those chain restaurants that encourage patrons to throw peanuts on the floor. As it turns out, Tillman’s atmosphere is the polar opposite. Its environment can best be described as the perfect blend of classy and cozy, complete with tasteful chandeliers and pillowed seating.

While all of the brunch entrees are fantastic, Tillman’s Tableside S’mores are what really needs to be discussed. Their homemade marshmallows are absolutely unbeatable, and customers can make their own S’mores right on the tabletop. 

Whisk Crêpes Café

Whisk Crepes Café is 100 percent French from its menu to its bistro sets. Located at Sylvan Thirty, this modern little café is owned by Paris native Julien Eelsen. The menu is split between savory, breakfast-style crêpes and sweet dessert crêpes. Patrons may choose from the owner’s creations or craft their own crêpes, choosing from  ingredients such as cookie spread, Nutella, fresh fruit, nuts, homemade whipped crème and more. Crêpes aside, one of the lesser known highlights of the restaurant is its coffee. Whisk’s lattes are hip-coffee-shop quality, but for the price of only $3 as compared to the usual $6. While Whisk can get overcrowded at rush hours, it provides a rather intimate environment after the crowd dies down. 


Smoke is the neighboring restaurant to the boutique Belmont Hotel, which was built in the 1940s. Walking into the restaurant feels more like walking into a log cabin, complimented by old family portraits on every wall and the smell of barbecue. Speaking of which, I would highly recommend the Pulled Whole Hog BBQ Eggs Benedict. If you are looking for something a little sweeter, the Heavy Handed Blueberry & House Made Ricotta Cheese Pancakes served with Vanilla Poached Apricots and Cream ties for first place. After brunch, I would also recommend going for a stroll around the grounds of the Belmont. Hint: its pool deck boasts one of the very best views of the city.

One Comment

  1. Les Hall Les Hall September 14, 2017

    Smoke and Whisk are not in the the Bishop Arts District.

    Gold choices in BAD include Hatties, Boulevardier and Oddfellows. Near but not strictly in BAD are Bolsa and Nova, both excellent.

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