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“psychedelic atmosphere, decent menu, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cosmic Cafe

Cosmic Cafe
2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219-4131 (Oak Lawn)
214-521-6157
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Ranked #309 of 3,099 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
Singapore, Singapore
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“psychedelic atmosphere, decent menu, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

the place and stmosphere is groovy and fun. it does give an image that they are tryign too hard to promote a mystic atmosphere, the way they have put spirtitual music and dressed people, incent flowing around looks a bit comical and staright out of sitcome sterotype.

neverthless , probably in dallas there is no place like this. the food is very good. the menu is suprisingly refreshing with many choices and i found the rates to be very reasonable. a good choice for anyone who wants vegeterian or a different eating out experience

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ennis, TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Really funky atmosphere, good vegetarian food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The Cosmic Cafe is definitely not the average chain restaurant. The food is all vegetarian, and there are also a number of vegan dishes. I'm not a vegetarian, but dishes I tried were excellent, and the atmosphere is really "funky." Would definitely appeal to the more "earthy" crowd.

My only complaint is the parking is not adequate.

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“More hype than substance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Sorry to rain on your parade, good people: this place is more pretense than anything else. It is curiously decorated in a busy, confused new-age way, with parking being a pain and seating rather spartan and cramped. While the desire to create tasty and inventive vegetarian meals is laudable, the outcome does not necessarily follow the intent. Let's start with the obvious: if you want to serve hummus, learn how it should be prepared. The watery greenish tasteless paste that is served here is not hummus by any stretch of imagination. Take it from someone who lived in the Middle East: this is not how hummus is supposed to be, and it's not that hard to learn how to make it right. And speaking about watery: soups are supposed to be meals, not dissolved vegetable paste. All in all, the only dishes worth remembering were desserts.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Falafel & chai tea -- must haves!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

A true cultural experience. Falafel is delicious here! Everything I have tried on the menu as been authentic, an not Americanized, which I appreciate.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Cosmic Cafe is always tasty and fun. The decor is pleasing and not your typical Dallas. Warning: Parking can be difficult and the service is... relaxed, so don't go when you're in a hurry. Otherwise, delightful.

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