DALLAS With a sunny day at hand and a street fair in full swing on Bishop Avenue, Sunday proved a good time to check out what was going on at Oddfellows, the cafe in Oak Cliff's Bishop Arts District that has rapidly become a neighborhood favorite for their coffee and buffalo mac and cheese.
While the choices of caffeine and m&c remain, much of the menu has been overhauled though it all still falls under the banner of hipster comfort food. When I inquired of the waiter what was new for brunch, he said the only holdovers were the mac and cheese and the cheeseburger. I wanted the fried oyster sliders (3 for $9, 6 for $15, or 9 for $20) but they were out of those and the jalapeno house pastrami sandwich ($10) seemed a bit firey on a hot day, so I went with the spinach and egg salad sandwich ($9).
While perhaps not as novel or exciting as the oyster sliders might have been, the sandwich -- with heirloom tomatoes, sprouts, greens, and bacon (though you can request they hold the bacon) -- proved a nice update on the old school-lunch favorite. It wasn't too eggy while the vegetable mix gave it a nice crunch. The only drawback is, while it does come with a choice of chips, fries, or salad (for another $1, you can get soup), it's not extremely filling.
So I'll have to go back to check out some of their other items such as the Broken Boat housemade tamales ($12.50) or the Salmon Farro with the bean and quinoa wheat salad ($15).