Photo courtesy of The Creek Cafe

Executive Chef Misao Masuda worked in high end restaurants like the Four Seasons in Hawaii prior to coming to East Dallas, but changed gears for his latest project, The Creek Cafe, now open in Lakewood.

The cafe serves fresh pastries, omelettes, panini and parfaits for breakfast and lunch. Masuda says the menu will expand with time, but they wanted to keep things simple at first.

While Masuda and his partners don’t have a history in Texas, he says they hope to expand with other concepts, such as a wine and sake bar.

The cafe is named for our neighborhood’s White Rock Creek, and is a reflection of the area’s affinity for nature, Masuda says.

The menu includes scones, croissants, muffins and cookies, which are baked fresh each day. There are also omelettes, soups and colorful parfaits.

The space inside the cafe is bright and modern, with natural light flooding a few rustic accents like a table with tree stumps for chairs.

The strip along Gaston replaced Jerry’s Dogs, Papa John’s, and The Philly Connection with SASA Sushi, Craft Beer Cellar and The Creek Cafe in recent years.

Check out some more shots of the new cafe below.

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