We’ve been meaning to do a review of Old West Cafe for quite some time. The food is truly excellent, and the only reason we don’t go more often is that the word has spread about how good the food is, and there is always a line out the door at our normal “go out to breakfast” hour. We’re not out and about particularly early on weekends (though I am usually awake, thanks to our furry, four legged “children.”). Today was a good day and we were up and around early enough to get there by 8:30 which is a much better time to visit. If you go to Old West, I strongly recommend not sleeping in too much.
I had the almond-crisp French toast, which I seem to order every time, as it’s so tasty that I keep thinking about it until the next time I can eat some. It’s very light and very crispy on the outside with a cornflake/crushed almond crust. It comes topped with bananas and usually has whipped cream, but I ask them to leave off the whipped cream since it’s already sweet enough. I don’t need much syrup either; just a tiny drizzle for maple flavor. This dish comes with 2 eggs and 2 pieces of bacon or sausage and is a hearty meal but not an unreasonable amount of food (I always manage to finish it).
Jason chose the chicken fried steak which is his usual standby when going out for breakfast. This turned out to be a lot of food and two people could easily have shared it (We took home the leftovers). Look how we couldn’t even get it all in the picture! The steak seemed to be homemade and had a nice crispy breading and tasty gravy, and it came with three eggs and two sides (he opted for toast and hash browns).
We have always been happy with the service here. The food comes out remarkably quickly and you get plenty of attention with drink refills and such. Everyone is friendly and laid back and the vibe is definitely one of a roomful of happy regulars getting their weekly fix of hearty breakfast. I told Jason that was what I wanted to do when we retire in about 20 years…sleep in and go out for a great breakfast on a regular basis.
Old West Cafe has not been open very long but I think it’s a great addition to the already above average Grapevine breakfast restaurant scene. They are also open for lunch but we have yet to try those menu options, though they are extensive.
Old West Cafe is located at 600-A W Northwest Highway in Grapevine.