Honey Berry Café was founded outside of Chicago in 2019 by Matt Ahmeti and has seven locations, including five in Chicagoland, two in Milwaukee and now one in North Dallas.
They have a typical brunch menu and corresponding opening hours, opening early and closing early. They offer pancakes, waffles, various versions of the Benedict (basic, corned beef, Florence, southwestern, etc.), as well as omelettes, cookies and gravy, breakfast sliders lunch, country fried steak and several different skillets such as veg and corned beef.
Their pancakes are probably what put them on the map, and they offer several versions such as key lime pie, chocolate chip peanut butter, Oreo s’mores, and banana nuts. Their signature pancake is called, conveniently enough, the Honeyberry, and is made with a berry mascarpone filling, fresh berries, vanilla custard and blackberry coulis, and is really good but to say it was sweet would be an understatement.
On this visit we opted for a breakfast sandwich and an omelet, both with a choice of hash browns or fruit, toast or pancakes. If you opt for pancakes over toast, you can choose the signature Honeyberry pancake for a little extra.
But we are getting ahead. First, there are drinks to take. The Brunch Punch consisted of Skyy vodka, champagne, pineapple juice, freshly squeezed orange juice, Sprite fruit puree and Honeyberry for $10. The regular coffee comes with a full pot that sits on your table, which we love, but more importantly, it comes with its own little spoon for stirring the cream. A small detail, but it doesn’t take much to make us happy.
Back to the sector. The Back to Bed sandwich consists of two easy eggs, ham, sausage, bacon and cheddar cheese, all drizzled with maple syrup and served on French toast for $15. For that, we selected hash browns and a crepe, because what if the French toast sandwich wasn’t sweet enough? It could happen. (It doesn’t.) We ended up with half the sandwich for later.
The wild mushroom omelette was made with provolone cheese, prosciutto ham, herb roasted cremini, oyster mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms and will also set you back $15. It was ok, but if there were any mushrooms other than the cremini, they were few or just eaten with the rest and not noticed. No big deal, but the promised mushroom variety was part of the draw. The ham was of the diced variety, which isn’t traditionally how you view prosciutto, but who knows. The cheese was definitely provolone, so here goes.
All in all a successful outing, and this place is almost always busy, so come early or be prepared to wait a bit, but at the end of the day (around 3pm here) the friendly staff and good food should be fine doing it is worth it.
Honey Berry 4520 Frankford Road (Dallas) 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday