Layered

4.5
48 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast

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Afternoon Coffee
Casual
In the heart of downtown McKinney is LAYERΞD, a place where exceptional coffee, baked goods, and distinctive family recipes come together for a dining experience that’s anything but ordinary. Owner Nir Sela a created a space where people can gather over craft coffee that’s roasted in-house, creative and delicious baked goods, and a mouth-watering menu of dishes you can savor all day breakfast or lunch. For your next event, our bakers will craft a custom cake or dessert that will help make any occasion the celebration of the year.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 48 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Every time.

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vipRachelS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Service by Russell was great! Loved everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem.

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Shem
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love The waffles - best ever! Can’t beat this for breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I enjoyed the Layered experience and myself and the party I was with had a great time. The server’s are attentive once you are seated and the food and drinks come out quickly. The location of the restaurant is in s quaint little area with small business’s surrounding for a day of light shopping.

The reason for three stars rating was because we traveled far from different suburbs of Dallas for a particular menu item that to our surprise was not available. The server apologized but it would have been nice if the manager would have come to do that as the server had nothing to do with preparations to serve the restaurants customers.

The other menu items were tried in lieu of were outstanding however and not one complaint on any of it 😋😋

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was on the patio so don’t know noise level sitting inside. Service overall was decent, though it took a little while to have a server assigned and come take our order. So speediness did seem to depend on which server was handling your table.

Would come again - my lavender latte was very well made, and the restaurant decor and to-go cup art are fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good ambience. Service can be very slow during peak times. The first time we went, our server didn’t come by a second time for at least 20 mins. Food was decent. The basic cup of coffee isn’t very bold, so keep that in mind if you like stronger tasting coffee. Our second experience was much more pleasant. Food and service were great! All in all, it’s worth checking out!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coffee was really good and the side portions were so big. Great value and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great they had our reservation. After ordering coffee waited 15 mins before coffee was served. Lattes are expensive and have lots of foam and not a enough coffee. Had to ask for refills on water. Had to remind wait staff we ordered a soda. Food is great ambiance is great.

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GenaA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Layered is a cute restaurant with delicious food! We had great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super cute place in downtown McKinney. Really small space so large tables do not work. We had a lovely brunch to celebrate a birthday. The hostess was incredibly nice and the service was excellent. Thank you!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was just okay. We expected better based on the positive reviews but none of us were impressed with our meals or table service. We probably won't go back, at least not for brunch.

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MatthewS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Not having cocktails at lunch other than weak mimosas or wine was not pleasant. I won’t be back!

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vipBrianS
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall not terribly impressive. Coffee was weak flavored. The chicken and waffles were just ok. The corner beef hash was less than, very little amount of actual corner beef. For $40 I won't be back, too many other breakfast spots for way better food at a better value.

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MarinaD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Unexpected value; natural setting, great options on the menu, and freshly crafted coffee beans. Very cute small plate w/cream and two tiny spoons, no need to place your spoon on the table; innovative! Will return.

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MaryE2016
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This place has a lot of potential. The rent is super high, I assume, which would be why u would expect this place to go above and beyond. We went as two friends. It was a Tuesday before lunch. The place was not crowded at all. Our server’s attention to detail was below sub par. I had to get up and ask for more waster. It took forever to get our food out. Then, my pancakes were raw. Yes, raw like the batter was not even cooked. For the amount of time it took to get my food and then to have it served raw is unacceptable. Yes, they offered to fix me another set. But, that took forever as well. The new pancakes were “mostly cooked.” 🙄. The bill did not reflect my inconvenience nor did a manager come and apologize. This place better have a massive re-boot or they are not going to make it. I am very disappointed as I like to support the local spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch was fantastic!! We had the cheesecake waffles, corn beef hash and the breakfast sandwich at our table and they were all wonderful!!! The bottomless mimosas were also a wonderful addition to an amazing brunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch, great meal with lots of flavor. Fun and modern atmosphere, great coffee, and attentive staff. Definitely recommend.

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vipClaraH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoked fries are amazing. Coffee was great bd service was spot on

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BFFReunion
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great gathering spot. Great value!

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MadisonK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

They were out of everything on the menu

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Lovely
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I met a friend for brunch and we had the most delicious breves on the planet. Mine was lavender and hers was caramel. Then I had the bagel and lox and my friend ordered a breakfast sandwich. Both were gorgeous on the plate and tasted even better. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was coukd and eggs benedictory over cooked

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MelyssaATX
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent coffee and great service. The homemade chips are tasty and the rest of the food is delicious and fresh.

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vipHealthyHappiness
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up for coffee over business or other events.

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vipIanD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Layered could be amazing, but our brunch experience was pretty poor. Service was spotty to say the least, and the server disappeared for long periods of time and seemed fairly disinterested. We had to send back food as the medium well burger came out still walking. When they rectified they forgot the bacon, and took so long the rest of us had finished. No apology, no discount. Bottomless mimosas are basically only bottomless if you hunt down the server, and he seemed reluctant (this was for a second glass, so it's not like we were partying). The coffee was so-so, and borderline burned. Seasoning on all dishes was very poor. As a former bar/restaurant owner ... this place can be awesome, but someone needs to take ownership and drive improvements.

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vipCasey
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! and bottomless mimosas?!?? Count me in! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, serving size just right. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bottomless mimosas were great and at a great value. The food was a bit backed up but the owner made up for it more than enough. I ended up taking mine with me to go because the mimosas filled me up before we got the food. Once I did eat it, it was very good and my husband enjoyed his meal as well. We were just stopping by on our way through town but I could see this being a locals favorite. Overall we enjoyed the ambiance and the staff was very gracious as well as the owner and his sweet daughter.

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JanetR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and atmosphere but our online reservation on Saturday morning didn’t get picked up even though we had confirmation. Waiter seated us as soon as possible and apologized for mistake.

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vipDavidT
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well was great!

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LADS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Loved. Great brunch. Great lunch. Variety on menu that runs the gamut. Specialty coffees and great dessert. A must stop in the square.

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vipRickR
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 7 of us. Accepted reservation, no issue. Great setting, relaxed atmosphere. Food was scrumptious. I had the migas...too much to eat in one sitting. Boxed up and had later. Variety of coffee drinks. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Took 30 minutes just to get napkins and silverware. The food for 3 of the 5 diners was inedible due to the amount of salt.

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vipTony
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The restaurant is very small and crowded, but the food is really good. Our waiter seemed to be in the weeds and was a bit slow, but may have been having an off day or they were understaffed. The food is excellent and I will be returning, hoping for a bit better service - but I would recommend this to somone looking for a good Sunday brunch.

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vipJasonM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cool vibe. Small portions but two brunch entrees did the trick. It is very loud though.

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ChristineI
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience! Great ambiance, great food and bottomless mimosa!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They were a bit disorganized at the hostess stand and not quite prepared for Easter brunch but once we sat down. They were responsive and the food was incredible!

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You can order delivery directly from Layered using the Order Online button. Layered also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 542-6317.

Layered is rated 4.5 stars by 48 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.