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Café Express - Closed

3230 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204


  • Sun - Thu 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri - Sat 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • $; $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
"Great food fast," is how the owners (Houston chef Robert Del Grande of Cafe Annie and Lonnie Shiller) like to describe this upscale counter service establishment with nine locations in Houston and Dallas. And it hits home. The "oasis," a table in the center of the restaurant with jars of olives, pickles, capers, cornichons, shredded parmesan and various vinegars and olive oils, is a standout.

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