Cosmic Café

2912 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
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Cosmic Café +

Catherine Downes


  • Sun 12 pm-10 pm, Mon-Thu 11 am-10:30 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-11 pm
  • $
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Cosmic Cafe specializes in first wave vegetarian cuisine, which surely comes as no surprise to passers-by who've taken note of the Tibetan prayer flags lining the front porch or peace-seekers who show up to use the mediation center on the second floor. The food here is plain and artless. There aren't any newfangled vegetables or exotic seasonings on the menu. Instead, Cosmic serves the same bohemian comfort dishes that most co-op members and hostel dwellers have mastered. Tofu, broccoli, bell peppers, ginger, curry, basmati rice and garbanzo beans come together in all the expected ways; a homely "cosmic stir" featuring most of the above is an edible relic of whole earth optimism.

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  • Cosmic Cafe: Willing to Mix and Match to Please You
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:09 p.m. by Catherine Downes

    When Wes Anderson and the Wilson brothers used to frequent the Cosmic Café (then called the Cosmic Cup), they could be found taking in the restaurants eclectic, Zen-inducing ambience, and maybe even conjuring up a plot or two...

  • Making the rule
    Thursday, February 29, 1996 at 3 a.m. by Mary Brown Malouf

    There's been a whole lotta coffee talk going on during the last few years. Mainly, it's been about beans and that's what it amounts to. Bad coffee used to be a hallmark of the cuisine of America, home of the percolator. Now, on ever...


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