Photography by Kathy Tran.

Popular eatery Garden Cafe closed amid the pandemic last year, but now it has reopened for business and added dinner and drinks to the menu.

Known for its on-site garden and homegrown ingredients, Garden Cafe initially had plans to reopen over the summer. The restaurant has been on the Dallas dining scene since 2002 and has spent the past few months training, staffing and adding new items in preparation for its October reopening.

In June, Garden Cafe applied for a rezoning permit to sell alcohol. Now that they’ve obtained a beer and wine license, the restaurant can operate as full service serving morning cocktails and order drinks at the new bar area in front of the restaurant. The restaurant had tried for more than a decade to get licensing.

One of the new items added to the menu is the seared red snapper, but classics like the meatloaf and biscuits and gravy are back.

Garden Cafe is at 5310 Junius Ave.