Photography by Kathy Tran.

SKIP THE ORANGE JUICE in your mimosa. Halcyon has 10 unique flavors that add an exciting splash to the classic brunch drink.

“Sometimes the kitchen moves faster than the bar because people order so many drinks,” General Manager Amanda Campbell says.

One of the restaurant’s best-sellers is the four-flavor mimosa flight, featuring flavors like strawberry lime, lemon lavender, apple cinnamon, Thai basil and cardamom pear.

Along with several other morning cocktails, such as a fire-lit mai tai, Halcyon has a wide selection of espressos, cappuccinos and lattes.

Halcyon serves hipster-millennial cuisine from the original Cafe Brazil location on Greenville Avenue. The eatery is typically counter service but offers table service on the weekends, when Campbell hires extra wait staff to accommodate the brunch rush.

“It was a breakfast place before, and people wanted that again,” she says. “Dallas loves brunch.”

Craving something savory, sweet or both? Your savory side will be content after downing eggs, bacon and brisket. Then satisfy that sweet tooth with peanut butter, banana and bacon French toast or the famous s’mores pancakes.

“It’s the dish you bring out, and everyone’s like, ‘Oh, I want that,’” Campbell says.

The menu features a growing number of vegan options, which the restaurant has gradually added since opening in 2017. The vegan benedict with tempeh bacon over tofu, spinach, red cabbage, tomatoes, sourdough and vegan hollandaise is a favorite. So is the vegan skillet, a loaded cast iron with tofu scramble, mushrooms, kale, potatoes and vegan cheese.

Other best-sellers, such as the breakfast burrito, can be made to accommodate a vegan diet.

“I’m vegan, and I’m inspired by what I would eat and my recipes,” Campbell says. “I want biscuits and gravy like everybody else. There’s something for everyone.”

Halcyon, 2900 Greenville Ave.

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