March 20, 2015

Dallas Eats // Generator Coffee House

I never knew how much I needed yelp until I moved to Texas. I use yelp for EVERYTHING and yelp is what directed me to this adorable locally owned joint. Last Saturday Michael and I were in the mood for brunch, but didn’t really want to hit up waffle house. We also knew that we needed to find pie because if you don’t eat pie on Pi Day then what is the point?

Now what does one do when they are new to the area and know nothing? Normally you would ask a friend, but we don’t have any (I know depressing), so lucky for us – GOOGLE! YELP! Our new/only best friends. After searching around we found Generator and decided to give it a go. I am so happy that we did. Just driving into the charming little downtown Garland area we knew we were on the right track. Any sort of eating establishment flanked with an antique store on the right and a town square in front is right up my alley. There was even a bunch of cute friends taking pictures together. Memories. Precious.

I really enjoyed my time with Michael there. We played a handmade wooden version of connect 4 and while we were playing I felt connected (yes pun) to him for whatever reason. You know how sometimes you can be with someone but not actually paying any attention to them? Well this wasn’t like that and I was happy. We were both stuffing our faces and loving each other and it was great.

Here’s the Sitch

Place: Generator Coffee House & Bakery located in Garland, Texas (not really Dallas Dallas, but whatever, it’s all Dallas to me at this point.)
Order: A slice of spinach quiche, an egg croissant sandwich, a BLT, two slices of pie (one pecan, one french coconut), and two Mexican Cokes. The spinach quiche was for sure the stand out. They make their own crust that scrumptious. You can’t beat homemade in my opinion! Store crusts be damned! The BLT was also super crisp, with the perfect amount of Mayo. I appreciated that. Because we went on Pie day, the most epic pie day of all – 3.14.15! 
Price: We spent about $35 including a tip.
Atmosphere: Super cozy and unpretentious. You know how sometimes those cool hip trendy spots somehow make you feel lets trendy and cool and hip? Well this place is nothing like that. It is a charming store front with an even cozier interior. Brick walls! Patio Twinkle Lights! Excessive use of exclamation point? Check. The sweetest woman was working the cash register. Tons of variety with the patronage. There was PLENTY of seating and boards games that you could take to your table to play. Local artist artwork hanging on the wall. This place really gave me hope that perhaps Dallas was this soulless chain restaurant extravaganza that I was expecting. 
With: Michael Husband
Rating: I would say 4.5, mostly because of the Spinach Quiche. I will eat this again.

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