I’m always looking for a good brunch on the weekends. I mean, we do live in DFW…. brunch has been a thing here for years and the momentum hasn’t stopped. I left my Uptown Dallas bubble last weekend and headed toward Irving/Las Colinas once I heard Cool River Cafe launched a new brunch menu. I was even more intrigued when I found out one of the menu items is called “I did WHAT last night?”

Enjoy $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas while dining in for brunch. Select beers and wines are just $5 too! The $5 Bloody Marys pictured above are mixed with Svedka and garnished with olives, lemon and lime.


I have to admit… I’m a huge fan of crab cakes. And since Cool River serves up an amazing one, I had order it during my brunch visit. I get this appetizer every time I’m here! It’s easy to share, especially if you’re dining partner is obsessed with seafood. (You can’t go wrong with seafood at Cool River.)


This Texas-sized chicken and waffles puts other similiar dishes to shame. The fried chicken breast rests on top of a Belgian waffle with cinnamon brown sugar butter, maple syrup and gravy. Priced at $15.95, this is the highest-priced brunch dish here, but it’s not bad since it’s a huge entree. I took the rest home and ate it later (I couldn’t let this deliciousness go to waste). But if you finish it one setting, good for you! It’s also to see both gravy and syrup come on the side, so you can take your pick or have both! 


If you want a traditional item, order the blueberry pancakes. These three large pancakes comes with strips of Nueske’s bacon, maple syrup and Chambord Mascarpone cream. It’s only $10.95 and will leave your belly satisfied.

Enjoy additional brunch dishes like the crab quiche, paleo hash, eggs benedict and more. Cool River Cafe is located at 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, Texas 75038.  Next time you find yourself around Irving, or want to drive up there for a GOOD brunch, go check it out!


(Disclaimer: My menu sampling was complimentary, and all opinions are my own.)