Mercat Bistro

Mercat Bistro just made my breakfast day. I could have stayed for at least four hours. Their itty bitty super cheap breakfast menu at the counter gave me the warm fuzzies. The counter girl was extra pretty and just sweet enough to not make any customers nauseous. This kind of sweet is a sweet lesson everyone working the counter should learn. Just so you know, the sweet counter girl successfully made an iced quadruple espresso shot latte with 2% milk without flinching. Everything was calm. Was she going to charge $14 for the four shots of espresso? Maybe. Maybe not. This calm feeling controlled all worrying ways. Believe this: My coffee drink only cost $4. Everyone likes this. Everyone. It’s like a coffee-mark-down miracle.

People were swarming for a breakfast taco. I’m sorry crazy breakfast taco people, but Mercat Bistro is out of this obviously delicious breakfast taco. It’s not their fault everyone in uptown is dying to get their claws on this one particular breakfast taco. I wanted it, but managed to calm down before letting this breakfast taco turn my day inside out. One woman growled, “Forget it! I’ll wait and eat something at lunch!” Really? This does not hurt the sweet counter girl’s feelings. She is sorry and all, but her belly isn’t going to hurt from hunger— the mean, crazy taco lady’s belly will endlessly ache.

In case anyone is wondering, the pastry chef came out of the kitchen wearing none other than a Le Cordon Bleu chef coat. This means she knows the baking deal. We chatted about croissants because, believe it or not, average eaters on this planet have zero appreciation for the time consuming effort necessary to make a fabulous croissant. If you are going to eat a croissant, then you must 1) smell the croissant while 2) making a face of pleasure with 3) moaning and 4) groaning that ends with 5) spastic swallowing.

If you are looking for a cozy little French win, please have breakfast at Mercat Bistro. For those breakfast taco downers, please eat alone at home.

The menu is—> here.

FIVE: High 5!

FOUR: Please & Thank You


TWO: Double Wow

ONE: Wow + Ouch = Wouch

Mercat Bistro
2501 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 953-0917‎

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