Crumbzz

4.3
32 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Located 23 miles east of Dallas, in Forney, TX, the Crumbzz International Bistro has a uniquely European feel, where art, music & the Crumbzz culinary creations co-exist in harmonious symphony. The offerings & atmosphere is more like Italy or France than small town Texas. The family's 400-year old Austrian recipe crumb cakes are found here. Sounds of Bocelli & Brightman fill the dining area, where guests enjoy the comfort of Italian marble counters, blue slate floors, Carrera leather seating and sculpted aluminum tables which add to the chic feel of this exquisite contemporary pavilion. The beauty of this bistro is the perfect setting for the uniquely European menu which features; Gaufre Liège waffles, Gamberaia blueberry ricotta pancakes, Caprese salad, Gruyere egg soufflé, Fribourg grilled cheese, mushroom spinach quiche, Roma tomato basil soup, Albacore tuna salad's & sandwiches & vanilla Crumbler ice cream, each prepared by classically trained chefs.
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DG
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience in a quiet place that offers high-quality food well-prepared and beautifully served.

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DC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful dining experience in Forney is unexpected and a great place to take out of town guests

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Crumbzz for our Christmas gathering brunch. The wait staff is awesome. The owner/chef came to the table and explained the menu and how and where he found the recipes. For my daughter who lives in Forney but travels to find great gourmet food - she was so surprised that she had something this special in her own backyard!

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d
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have ALWAYS had a positive and delicious experience at Crumbzz! I love sending people here because I know they will not be disappointed. It's so wonderful to have a quality restaurant like this in East Texas...a breath of fresh air! When my mom comes from Oregon, she makes sure we always fit this into her visit and she is very impressed, which says a lot considering that she is a foodie from Portland.

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We had to wait over an hour and a half to get our food - while there were multiple apologies, no attempt was made to make things right or explain.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went on a Sunday morning with family, had a great meal and enjoyed the whole experience.

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ED
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and a great value. The service was good with multiple individuals checking to make sure we happy with everything.

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HH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personal friendly service, excellent quality food, you should not be in a hurry.Definitely will be back

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a good little place. The food was alright except for the fact that they served moldy grapes and the lettuce in the salad was less than desirable. Maybe a bad time to try on account of the road construction and detours. Was expecting a better "wow" for the price.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I went for lunch which was delicious. We both had the Tomato/Basil soup with Grilled cheese sandwich. She had ice cream and I had the apricot crumb cake for dessert. Both were excellent. We will be going back.

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MM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our second drive out to Forney specifically to visit Crumbzz and again the food was fantastic. Love the atmosphere and was happy the owner dropped by to explain the unusual coffee cups. Don't come if you're in a hurry; they're not. And it's fine!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I made reservations at 9:30 am. My husband and myself was the first one in the restaurant and only one with reservations. We sat on the patio. We ordered within 5 minutes of being there. An hour and 10 minutes later and still was not served our meal. Went inside to talk to the manager and noticed everyone inside was eating or finished. I told the manager we did not received our food and we were the first ones in the restaurant and he told us to come back when it wasn't busy. I told him we were here first and he just ignored us.

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KC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food here is absolutely amazing, but be prepared for a long, leisurely meal! They are sometimes understaffed so it can take a while. But the food is worth the wait when you aren't in a rush!

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B
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our second time to try Crumbzz. Both times the service was slow. The food is made to order, which explains why it takes so long. The food is worth the wait.

My complaint is concerning drinks and attention. Both times we had to wait for coffee to be brewed, which equated to 15 mins of sitting without my drink. The place is small, yet refills take a while to get. Both visits we waited for coffee to be brewed for a refill. (Made me think they try and limit refills...but hopefully not.)

We go to Crumbzz for a date brunch, so spending time talking while we are waiting for food is nice. This is in comparison to noisy restaurants that rush you through your meal.

Crumbzz is a nice, relaxing place to visit. Just know you will wait for food, so table of 11 seated next to us... don't complain loudly the whole time! Also, please read the description of the food before you order it. It's not IHOP and you don't want to wait for your order, just to realize that your eggs are over easy on the sandwich. #eggsbenedict #jamaicanfrenchtoast #texaspecancoffee

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BW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! The service was very attentive and friendly. The owner came out and greeted us. It was a wonderful experience.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have now been to Crumbzz 4 times and love this little bistro in the heart of downtown Forney. We are surprised it's here! Food is really good (even for those who are looking for a heart conscience diet) and the environment is great. The Sunday morning we went, it was very quiet (only 3 other tables) and the service was excellent.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Booked for Mother's Day, party of 5. Got a call the day prior. They asked if we would move outside. I said no. It was supposed to rain. Sure enough, it did.
Good: Food is excellent. Fresh orange juice and coffee is excellent. Prices are very good for the quality of food. We've been there before and will go again.
Bad: It took an hour to get our order from the time we placed the order. I had to ask multiple times for a coffee refill, which only came once. Service was terribly slow. The owner did stop by the table and apologized. I felt badly for him as he was short-staffed on a very busy Sunday.
Next time, I'll book a table for just us and not take others. I was embarrassed. My parents were not impressed after I had given Crumbzz glowing reviews.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really adore this restaurant. The food is wonderful and the ingredients are second to none. The soufflés are perfect and the ultimate is their signature crumb cake. I love the little single-serving cakes you get to take home. And the owner and staff are terrific folks!

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MM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find in old downtown Forney! A small, unique bistro with a limited but unique menu. This is a wonderful place to meet friends for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The food was exceptional and the service was great. Leave the kids at home; they wouldn't appreciate it and they don't have a kids menu. The waffles were to die for; the pancakes were lovely also. The coffee and iced tea were exceptional. We had to get a slice of crumb cake to go to enjoy later and although a bit pricey, it was well worth it. We will definitely be back.

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a
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a treat for us to visit Crumbzz as we live in Plano and Forney is not "down the street"! That being said, it's worth the travel. It models itself as a European bistro: small, local art, open kitchen, and unique meals made with artisan ingredients. My husband had the french toast made with bananas, Jamaican rum and challah--I have no words for how delicious and tasty it was. I had the egg souffle with a small salad. The souffle was light and filling, tasty with a cheese sauce and oh so perfect!

The reason we really love Crumbzz is for its namesake family-recipe crumb cake--delicious enough to satisfy the pickiest New Yorker! The cake is dense, but light, and is topped with the most delicious crumb topping (they even offer an ice cream dessert topped with just the crumbs). We shared a slice of the plain, and brought home a whole cake, a raspberry cake, and a small chocolate one. By the way, these cakes may be ordered online!

We can't wait to return!

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s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A truly delightful surprise Crumbzz , in the heart of downtown Forney, is amazing. A European Bistro, anchored by a skilled chef with an inventive menu, an attentive wait staff, alluring piano music floating, in the background and lighting that appears to be artistic as well as functional. Crumbzz may seem to be located in an old forgotten small town, but once inside, one is whisked away to never never land. Try it you will like it.

Dwight Simms

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ambience was low key and very "small town" bistro. Loved it. Pleasantly surprised to find a gem in the middle of downtown Forney. The owner stopped by to see how I liked my food... which I loved. Had the waffles with fruit and ham on the side. Very tasty. The cinnamon butter set it off (no syrup). Not your typical American fluffy waffles... these had substance. Awesome.

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K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was an Open Table recommendation and I couldn't be more pleased to have visited. The food was hand made to order as if it were being made at home by mom. Only the best ingredients and just delicious all around. It is the ideal mom-and-pop type of neighborhood find that you count your lucky stars when you find it. Highly recommended.

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MH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a late Mother's Day brunch at Crumbzz. It was my first visit there. The music playing in the background, art on the walls and decor were comfortable and soothing. Our waitress could have smiled a bit and that would have been nice, maybe she was having a bad day. (She kept our water glasses full though)
Drinks were served in a timely fashion although the food took a while to prepare. Don't mind that, if the food is fresh and tasty.
My $9 slice of quiche looked done on the outside and the crust was brown but when I cut into it is was so runny and NOT done. I choked it down (hoping my pregnant belly would hold it in) but really should have said something to our waitress. My mom's eggs Benedict over crab cakes was divine and my sister's egg and ham sandwich looked tasty too.
At the end of our visit we shared a slice of crumb cake... not what we expected. It was so sweet and dense. Guess we thought it would be lighter, like a coffee cake of sorts.
I hope to return with a friend one day, I will just be selective on what I order.

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G
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a nice lunch. The menu had a wide variety to choose from so everyone in our party seemed pleased with their choice. The only complaints on the food was the New York chocolate soda. It could stand a big improvement and the onion soup was not up to par. Maybe the wine in it took away some of the Texas style onion soup.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved the food, and our server Chelsea was outstanding! It's really different from any other breakfast place we've been to, and in this case that's a really good thing! My only qualm is that the tables are very close together, but we also had a toddler with a high chair, do that could very well be why we felt this way. Other than space, it was amazing. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new place to go for a nice breakfast.

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Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little cafe - they take pride in making their food from scratch and creating a welcoming atmosphere.

We ordered the quiche, French onion soup, tomato basil soup, and Tuscan garden sandwich for Subday lunch and it was all delish. Of course, you can't pass up at least splitting a piece of the crumb cake, so save a little room!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint little cafe with great food!!! Travel thru Forney and never knew this was there and now so glad I found it!!!!

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C
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Crumbzz is a foodie oasis in the suburb of Forney. Urban, artsy décor, and flambéed oatmeal. What's not to love?

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C
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the place but we waited an hour for our food to arrive after ordering. :(

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Just go. Great architecture, great ambience, stellar food. It's like going through a wormhole and finding yourself in Greenwich Village.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for the first visit with my Mom on Mother's Day and really enjoyed ourselves. I prefer the smaller, privately-owned restaurants to the chains and found Crumbzz to be a nice find. Menu was interesting and we want to return to try some of the other dishes. Being from NY, we were intrigued by the crumbcake, which turned out to be delicious. Lots of crumb topping, which is of course what makes it! Although just a bit different from the topping we used to eat in NY bakeries (which included white, powdered sugar), it was well worth every penny! We will definately return, alhough I didn't realize how far Forney was. Oh, and it was nice to meet the owner-chef, Mr Sadler, who stopped by to chat with us. Thank you!

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