Crossroads Diner is worth revisiting numerous times, even after you’ve managed to write a short review on it.
The pancakes are the perfect flat of puffiness. The Belgian waffles are a delightful excuse for a sweet in the morning. The service is always sincere. But there’s one particular meal that has me wanting to return to the Lake Highlands spot: eggs Florentine.
The perfectly salty eggs florentine at Crossroads is served with crisped hash browns and two sweet pancakes. (Photo by TAYLOR ADAMS)
Under “Other Stuff” toward the bottom of the menu
, this unsuspecting meal offers two poached eggs topped with a spinach sauce, all supported by a bed of a sliced English muffin and smoked-pit ham. While it’s not the most photogenic meal, it’s one that has you inhaling its spinach-ham aroma as the plate lands in front of you.
The egg, perfectly poached to the point of being an art form, is the way a morning protein should always be presented. The toasted bread and salted ham beneath it are fine, and highly necessary to have evenly with every bite on the fork. The best part is what truly makes this a Florentine–the spinach sauce. It’s savory enough to be called gravy, but delicate enough to be respectable to eat before 11 a.m.
Sure, sweet breakfast rolls are always safe–just thinking of the frosted cinnamon roll at Mecca or the cinnamon sticky bun at Crossroads can make a person’s mouth water. Who doesn’t love crisp slices of bacon? But this ultra-savory approach to breakfast will have my vote every time.
Location: 8121 Walnut Hill Lane
, Suite 1100 in Dallas, 75231, 214-346-3491
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday
Clean, calm and casual
Major credit cards accepted
Beer, wine, specialty cocktails