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For 2
7:00 PM
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24 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
Located 23 miles east of Dallas, in Forney, TX, the Crumbzz European 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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European, Contemporary European, Dessert
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Hours of operation

Breakfast & Lunch served all day:
Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 2 pm;
Saturday 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Crumbzz also hosts private events & parties at its beautiful Historic Downtown Forney Bistro.
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Phone number
(214) 541-9665
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
J Stephen Sadler
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Crumbzz caters business and private parties in the East Dallas and Kaufman County areas.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Crumbzz has plenty of parking in front, side and rear of the establishment.
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Public transit
There are no public transit stops for the Forney Facility
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Crumbzz provides an evening menu of its most popular dishes and entertainment every 2nd Saturday of the month (7-9 pm) during its Crumbzz@Night performances. Acts range from blues and jazz to Celtic and Americana. The company welcomes walk ins but check first, since it does take reservations and often all tables are taken by show time. Crumbzz also sends email updates to enthusiasts on its mailing list highlighting the acts that it has scheduled. Keep up with the latest offerings and acts, make sure you get on our mailing list!
Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

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!

1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

3.0Dined on October 29, 2016

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!

4.0Dined on October 9, 2016

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

5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

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

4.0Dined on May 22, 2016

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.

1.0Dined on May 8, 2016

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.

5.0Dined on April 17, 2016

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!

5.0Dined on March 5, 2016

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.

5.0Dined on February 15, 2016

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!

5.0Dined on February 11, 2016

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

4.0Dined on January 3, 2016

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.

4.0Dined on May 19, 2015

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.

4.0Dined on May 12, 2015

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.

4.0Dined on May 10, 2015

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.

4.0Dined on May 9, 2015

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.

5.0Dined on March 8, 2015

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!

5.0Dined on March 8, 2014

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

3.0Dined on November 30, 2013

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

4.0Dined on July 9, 2013

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

5.0Dined on May 12, 2013

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

4.0Dined on May 12, 2013

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!