Dream Cafe - Lakewood

4.6
25 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Dream Cafe has been a Dallas staple since 1988, when first opened the original location in Uptown. In 2016, we brought the Dream Café concept to the Lakewood community and continues to serve the East Dallas area. Long before health food was hip, we have been offering wholesome, organic global cuisine since day one. In fact, the Dream has it all, from guilty pleasures like our savory Mystic Pasta and Chicken and Waffles to a Garden Stir-fry and House made Honey-Nut Granola. We continue to care about what goes on our menu and strive to maintain high quality standards by using locally sourced ingredients, hormone free meats and organic legumes, grains and produce. You can grab a seat at our full bar, open air dining room, or just relax on our covered patio.
We thank the Dallas community for the continual support!
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4.7
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4.6
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vipCeeJay
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is one of my favorite locations. This visit wasn’t one of the better ones. Service was fairly inattentive and the food was a bit off. The blueplate’s chicken was cold and very thickly coated with salty breading while the potatoes tasted like smashed boiled potatoes with no seasoning.

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MichelleD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My one request would be to allow substitutions. I have company, that wants to support local venues, with dietary concerns. Other than that, I had an awesome experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Atmosphere was nice as were the drinks. My steak was a bit tough but the blue plate chicken my partner had was good

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suzette
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience will reserve a table the next time we visit.

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vipIVee
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many entree options. It’s always so hard to decide. Server staff is wonderful and very helpful. It’s our to go breakfast/lunch spot on our days off. Very casual and a great place to relax and eat.

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vipSallyDallas
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful pasta dish for lunch! Crowded and loud on the patio, but the food for everyone was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Our waiter was wonderful! Best service we’ve had anywhere since Covid started! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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StaceyL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute place, good food and yummy drinks!

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vipKimG
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dream Cafe! Great patio and ambiance!

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MaryH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Yummy salads and wine.

Thank you

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vipDavidS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff good food

KM
vipKiaraM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The smell ruined my appetite. I’ve otherwise had good experiences but it was impossible to ignore.

CJ
vipCeeJay
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet night on the patio. Cold drinks nice breeze. Very relaxing.

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ChrisK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can't really write a review because when we arrived at the restaurant for our reservation the door was locked with a sign on the door saying they were closed. We were never contacted before or after to explain. Our small company Christmas party had to be moved across the parking lot to Olivella's at the last moment. Very disappointing.

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MariA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always delicious, however did not like the kale salad and dressing on the steak plate.

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KathyW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service, highly recommend this location as well as the quadrangle

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vipClaudiaT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Very friendly and attentive. Enjoy coming here.

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vipDiane
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location
Queso was yummy
Had fun with the family
Chicken club sandwich, pasta and salad
Salad fresh and the dressing was delish

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vipMesquitePair
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood place for a quick dinner. nice patio, great for kids.

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DebbieH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the seating arrangement of a booth for 6. The dinner food selection was so good, it was hard for me to choose ! It was really nice to be able to hear each other
talk. It can get so loud in other restaurants.

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ZacharyY
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent. However, our waitress was one of the worst I’ve ever had. We waited on her every step of the way (even though the restaurant was at low capacity). Besides the waiting, her performance was embarrassing and made me and my date uncomfortable. At the end, we were waiting for her to visit our table so we could get the check and leave. After waiting with empty drinks and empty plates for about 10 minutes, I asked the hostess if she could let our waitress know that we were ready for our check. I’m not sure if the hostess didn’t pass this along or what, but our waitress still took over ten more additional minutes to finally show up. I would definitely come back, but if I get the same waitress again and have a similar experience, I would leave Dream Cafe and never return.

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vipCurt
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a great place to take the family. The menu has something for everyone. The meals are not "cookie cutter" dishes. Portion sizes are generous!

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Retireddoc
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice menu with various flavors, love the salsa so fresh and tasty

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vipLCMDallas
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They've recently remodeled and the food was really good. I always think of Dream Café for breakfast and lunch, but we enjoyed a nice dinner here. Their "light" margaritas are really excellent.

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vipkeystone4132
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful food. Wonderful food. Wonderful food.

Service was just what it needed to be. Low key venue.

FAQs

Dream Cafe - Lakewood does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Dream Cafe - Lakewood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 824-2503.

Dream Cafe - Lakewood is rated 4.6 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.