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Dandelion Cafe

1115 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702

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(512) 542-9542

  • Sun - 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am - 11:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Breakfast and Brunch, Cafes, Delis, French Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 127 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Dandelion Cafe Reviews

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  • William MSalad is yum

    55555 by William M

  • Matthew G.Comfortable atmosphere with excellent French food. I had the meatloaf and tried the scallop special, both delicious. You'll want to eat here.

    55555 by Matthew G.

  • Amir PTry the frittata. It has a vegetable frittata and a sausage one. Both were very good.

    55555 by Amir P

  • James B.Open sandwiches. Ok but not amazing

    55555 by James B.

  • Sergio R.Best place to have breakfast/brunch in East Austin, service is great, food is great and portion size are good enough. Ask for the Belgian waffles and frittata. Get early and expect a long wait.

    55555 by Sergio R.

  • Rossy GRoasted turkey tartines, crepes and waffles! Yum

    55555 by Rossy G

  • Igor CBlueberry blintzes are my favourite.

    55555 by Igor C

  • Daniel M.Try the Fritata (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Daniel M.

  • Daniel M.Fritatta !

    55555 by Daniel M.

  • Vi P.Coq au Vin. Ahi Tuna. Great ambiance. Nice patio.

    55555 by Vi P.

  • Marilyn ROne of my favorite breakfast stops.  Great hostess! Ask for Penny.

    55555 by Marilyn R

  • Dianne KCoffee, tartines,salads - such a relaxed, cozy atmosphere

    55555 by Dianne K

  • Brad KwaterskiThe black bean salad with chicken salad is to die for!!

    55555 by Brad Kwaterski

  • Clairan NPotato corn chowder

    55555 by Clairan N

  • Andres GDon't miss out on their frittata! Sit in the patio if you can!

    55555 by Andres G

  • Jen F.Best value for money! I had about given up on Austin for its meager portion to pricing trend. Look no further than the Blue Dahlia!

    55555 by Jen F.

  • Ricardo B.Café é sempre bom

    55555 by Ricardo B.


    33333 by Lisa B.

  • Amanda MorelandNice spot!! The sharing plates were awesome.

    55555 by Amanda Moreland

  • AriYes to the blitzes. Always.

    33333 by Ari

  • Michelle A.Nutella and bread. I repeat: NUTELLA AND BREAD

    55555 by Michelle A.

  • Mon YGreat for cheese and wine with girl friends! Also, love the seared tuna nicoise salad. I always order that. Really pretty patio area out back.

    55555 by Mon Y

  • Linda F.The coffee and chicken salad tartine were great. Nice spot to get some work done in the AM.

    55555 by Linda F.

  • Chelsea BFresh homemade frittatas (spinach and shallot pictured) in the outdoor garden seating is a wonderful way to spend a morning. Options change daily.

    55555 by Chelsea B

  • William S.Great coffee and macaroons!

    55555 by William S.

  • Find a CofficeGreat coffee and ample sitting, but gets busy at lunch so plan accordingly!

    55555 by Find a Coffice

  • Sarah ThomasWaffle was meh.

    22222 by Sarah Thomas

  • Avery Epsteinquaint, french, and so cheap on E11th. All the tartines are good

    55555 by Avery Epstein

  • Eliot PardoMussels Dijon was really good

    33333 by Eliot Pardo

  • Arach JalaalThis is where I'm eating.

    55555 by Arach Jalaal

  • AmeliaBest for brunch; the frittata is savory and delicious!

    55555 by Amelia

  • Robyne R.The service staff are all amazingly good looking. Our server looked like Ryan Gosling's brother.

    55555 by Robyne R.

  • ClaudiaSalads are tasty!

    55555 by Claudia

  • J POrdered the roasted turkey tartine with cranberry chutney (pic), the hummus tartine and the blueberry blintzs. Simply amazing french bistro.

    55555 by J P

  • Lizzie R.Lovely spot for a sit down breakfast or one on the go

    55555 by Lizzie R.

  • Kat M.Long standing favorite. Great food & love their back patio.

    55555 by Kat M.

  • McCall RI'm a big fan of the tartines. My waitress recommended getting the roasted turkey and cranberry chutney and adding avocado and Brie. It was delicious!

    55555 by McCall R

  • Ronak D.Amazing spot with outdoor seating at the front and back. Great food, service and coffee. Also happy hour!

    55555 by Ronak D.

  • Rix del RioDon't ask the waitress if your soft boiled eggs could be medium, that'll leave her staring out the window in despair for half a minute then going "I mean......... We can TRY!"

    22222 by Rix del Rio

  • Kell C.Salade NicoIse w/ MARYLAND CRAB CAKE, red pepper aioli with Pesto. It's m'favorite.

    55555 by Kell C.

  • Lauren AGet the crepes. You won't be disappointed!

    55555 by Lauren A

  • Melissa R.Sandwhich presentation is a delight! Lovely lattes and gorgeous salads! xoxo

    55555 by Melissa R.

  • Andre P.Coq au Vin is the name of the game: huge flavors, Super Bowl

    55555 by Andre P.

  • Claudia KozakIn love with the Goat Cheese Salad with chicken salad.

    55555 by Claudia Kozak

  • Carlos V.Whenever they toast the bread this place will be a five star. The mushroom crepe and the black beans salad are very good. Everything can be easily shared

    55555 by Carlos V.

  • Marta T.The salmon tartine is very delicious! And try to get here on time for the happy hour - before 6:30 PM.

    55555 by Marta T.

  • EaterThis lovely restaurant has been serving up French-inspired fare and tasty salads well before the strip started booming. Their huge, shaded patio out back is one of Austin's best. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • JoycottBlue Dahlia is amazing. Organically and ethically sourced, friendly, and eco-friendly. Breakfast all day, amazing cappuccinos, and the best croissants!

    55555 by Joycott

  • Penny N.Was lucky top have found this delightful place while visiting

    55555 by Penny N.

  • Courtney LeonardIf you happen to be wearing jorts, don't.

    33333 by Courtney Leonard

  • Courtney LeonardThis place is so fly. The flyest. As in bugs.

    33333 by Courtney Leonard

  • Nick H.Wifi password is the phone number: 5125429542

    33333 by Nick H.

  • Sofia N.Great service! Tabule was awesome!!! :)

    55555 by Sofia N.

  • Siyun F.Seafood salad with smoked salmon is good! East meets west :) for only less than $10?! What a steal!

    55555 by Siyun F.

  • Chris R.If they're going for a stereotypical French experience (dreadful service, overpriced food) they hit the nail on the head. Dreadful. Absolutely dreadful.

    22222 by Chris R.

  • Robert AThe blackbean salad was okay, the waitress was nice.

    33333 by Robert A

  • Social News NetworkFor a cheap taste of Blue Dahlia's amazing homemade bread, head there on a Sunday and order a basket of assorted breads and jams.

    55555 by Social News Network

  • Diego P.Get the watermelon salad with ahi tuna & pesto. I'm not sure if it's technically on the menu, but you can certainly order it as such.

    55555 by Diego P.

  • Kyle E.Try their different flavors of lemonade.

    55555 by Kyle E.

  • Piper J.Check out the brilliant wine caddy ready for your table here. Everything is awesome at this local Austin spot.

    55555 by Piper J.

  • ☆彡 Mitchell F.Blueberry Blintzes with Sweet Ricotta ♥

    55555 by ☆彡 Mitchell F.

  • Austin ChronicleAn early component of the East 11th Street renaissance, this is a restful, reliable spot for French-inspired snacks and light meals. The luscious, open-faced tartines are highly recommended.

    55555 by Austin Chronicle

  • A.J. M.Consistently one of the best meals in Austin... Great food, fantastic service, good prices, what's not to like??

    55555 by A.J. M.

  • Amy MThe cheese plate is always delicious. A bit pricey but worth it!

    55555 by Amy M

  • Jeff H.Good coffee. Waffle was hard and ice cold. Good ambiance.

    33333 by Jeff H.

  • Beth C.Enjoyed the Sausage and Mushroom Fritatta this morning with a toasted bagel and cream cheese and large cup of coffee. Great way to start the day!

    55555 by Beth C.

  • Luanne EThe Salad with seared Ahi Tuna is simply amazing

    55555 by Luanne E

  • cyn k.the ravioli and the ratatouille are fantastic. as is the house-made breads-n-spreads.

    55555 by cyn k.

  • Monika PBest breakfast we had in Austin. Try their frittatas and waffles. Everything else also looked really good too!

    55555 by Monika P

  • TatKraft Flux R.Best Ever!!!

    55555 by TatKraft Flux R.

  • Liz T.Everything is yummy!

    55555 by Liz T.

  • Social N.Order a tartine and a bellini for a fresh meal, and try to sit out back to enjoy the atmosphere of this French bistro. If you sit inside, there's usually a guitar player inside and a cozy atmosphere.

    55555 by Social N.

  • Wágner d.While you dine, be sure to check out belovedagency.com!

    55555 by Wágner d.

  • David S.Don't order the gruere. It's under aged.

    22222 by David S.

  • David S.The reviews are calling this a French bistro. Don't be fooled: it's continental cuisine.

    33333 by David S.

  • PearHavenGreat place for delicious pate and mussels! However, mussels are only available after 5:00 pm. Enjoy outside dining on the patio or in front of Bistro.

    55555 by PearHaven

  • Torn J.The chicken fried steak is awesome!

    55555 by Torn J.

  • Katie W.Just the tip.

    22222 by Katie W.

  • Yasmin Y.Smoked Salmon Tartine during happy hour (3-6:30) is good. Bread Pudding with Butter Rum is BETTER

    55555 by Yasmin Y.

  • Rachel D.If you choose to order the blueberry blintzes, be aware that They do not constitute a meal. Extremely SMALL PORTION!

    33333 by Rachel D.

  • Stacy Y.Get the vegeterian lasagna if available

    55555 by Stacy Y.

  • Karin A.The first time I went here, the food was amazing (frittata!). Today I'm receiving the worst service!

    22222 by Karin A.

  • JoAnn R.Great happy hour food menu

    55555 by JoAnn R.

  • Kelly Z.The prosciutto tar tine....I suggest requesting goat cheese instead of mozzarella. It was amazing especially if you also try a bowl of the tomato,white bean and spinach soup. YUMMY!

    55555 by Kelly Z.

  • LisaFirst of all: HUGE portion! The fritata and mocha are good.

    55555 by Lisa

  • Kristin S.Think you don't like egg salad? You're wrong. Get it here.

    55555 by Kristin S.

  • Jade F.Delicious food, but serve very light lunches. Wait till dinner time!

    55555 by Jade F.

  • Donna A.Try the blueberry blintzs...

    55555 by Donna A.

  • Delano M.The Blanche de Bruxelles is a nice tap and the staff is great!

    55555 by Delano M.

  • David W.They reward the late lunch takers! Full size tartine platters for only $4 after 3pm. Whoa now

    55555 by David W.

  • Dark Lord JulianThe seared sashimi tuna steak is AMAZING!!!

    55555 by Dark Lord Julian

  • CultureMap AustinJust because Blue Dahlia is French doesn't mean it's too fancy for you! Try an open-faced sandwich - any of them. Their brownies are an enormous dessert with coffee beans.

    55555 by CultureMap Austin

  • Jesse V.I'm visiting from Dallas and I have found yet another reason that I love Austin! LOVE the food (a lot of local foods as well as organic), the atmosphere relaxed and soothing!

    55555 by Jesse V.

  • Marco S.Amazing experience , check out the back patio Elisabeth is the BEST !

    55555 by Marco S.

  • Activist O.Be sure to order a bottle of the Malbec and try anything on the menu! Great food! Ask for Elizabeth, she rocks!

    55555 by Activist O.

  • Brian W.Yummy! First time here and was a very good experience. The goat cheese is awesome!

    55555 by Brian W.

  • Carol R.Soooooo good! This place is a keeper! Everything we ordered was perfect and the atmosphere was just right...

    55555 by Carol R.

  • Mike J.The best egg salad in Austin!

    55555 by Mike J.

  • Jennifer B.Get the seaweed salad with smoked salmon for a delicious, healthy meal!

    55555 by Jennifer B.

  • Tarah F.Great frittatas.

    55555 by Tarah F.

  • Ben C.Blueberry blintzes are amazing.

    55555 by Ben C.

  • TocquignyOne of the Top 5 Hidden Places to Eat During SXSW! Follow me to find out the other 4! http://foursquare.com/tocquigny or stop by BuzzBrawl.com to get the trends for SXSW 2011.

    55555 by Tocquigny

  • Mark S.What can I say. I feel like the place is mine. The food, the vibe, the location. Everything just feels good, looks good and tastes good. AND I get to hug the owner once is a while. If you haven’t made

    55555 by Mark S.

  • Christina JTry the sweet potato soufflé!

    55555 by Christina J

  • EaterThis sunny French bistro is known for its patio and its mouthwatering tartines; it doesn't hurt that it's kid-friendly and serves a great breakfast, either. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Ryan H.Try the lasagne. Some of the best I've had!

    55555 by Ryan H.

  • Caroline A.My absolute favorite restaurant! Try the prosciutto tartine with raspberry thumbprints cookie.

    55555 by Caroline A.

  • Rocky MGet the mushroom crepes! They're like French enchiladas. Oh, and save room for the cheesecake--it's some of the best I've ever had (and they make it in house).

    55555 by Rocky M

  • Courtney K.Everything here is delicious, reasonably priced and really good quality. I suggest getting one of the tartines!

    55555 by Courtney K.

  • Claire W.Do yourself a favor and get a tartine (open faced sandwich). Also, amazing Happy Hour M-F 3-630.

    55555 by Claire W.

  • Robert M.Salad Niçoise is killer.

    55555 by Robert M.

  • Rachel Y.The cheese plate it generous and paired with a bottle of wine, not a bad early evening date.

    55555 by Rachel Y.

  • William R.Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Waffles, Fruit, Salad, Sandwiches all awesome!Breakfast portions are smaller, lunch portions are huge!

    55555 by William R.

  • Ryan A.Black Bean Salad. Just do it.

    55555 by Ryan A.

  • Kohana C.Now serving Kohana Coffee's Rockin' Like Austin as house coffee. Rock on!!!

    55555 by Kohana C.

  • Threadless JCome see Bob n Craig! We're in the back with gift codes!

    33333 by Threadless J

  • Theresa N.My favorite breakfast place.

    55555 by Theresa N.

  • GOODOrganic products whenever available, environmentally conscious business practices & supports local vendors.

    55555 by GOOD

  • Kohana C.is serving Kohana Coffee Kenya AA during the month of February - it's a treat folks. We love this place the food and the people here.

    55555 by Kohana C.

  • erika p.Wine selection is tasty and served european style, the food here is healthy, often organic, unique and very good! I've loved everything I've ever ordered...

    55555 by erika p.

  • Wiley W.The tartines aren't a sandwich, they are a crazy plate of 5 open faced sandwiches. Army feeding portions here.

    55555 by Wiley W.

  • Michael P.Hummus avocado tartines are fantastic.

    55555 by Michael P.

  • Carmen M.Outside dining is very nice but lighting is low...hard to see our food!

    55555 by Carmen M.

  • Aliza G.At Blue Dahlia, try the Smoked Trout plate. To share with a friend, get the mesclun greens as well. Sit out back and sip on a belgian white beer. Mmmmm.

    55555 by Aliza G.

  • Cesar T.Happy hour is epic (starts at 3). Either way, the walnut and brie tartine rules.

    55555 by Cesar T.

  • Jon ROrder the fritata, only $4.95 and SO yummy!

    55555 by Jon R

  • Janie C.gluten-free friendly.

    55555 by Janie C.

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