Cosmic Cafe

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2912 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX, USA
Cosmic Cafe - Cosmic Cafe!
Cosmic Cafe - You can never go wrong with a Holy Cow welcoming you...
Cosmic Cafe - Today's specials - Buddha will be happy!
Cosmic Cafe - The flamboyant counter
Cosmic Cafe - The aquarium and fireplace
Cosmic Cafe - Entrance to the rsnt
Cosmic Cafe - The parking sets the tone for the mood of the evening

Cosmic Cafe Dallas Reviews

Vikram Vikram
306 reviews
Arty farty restaurant that actually serves good food! Dec 20, 2008
I've been going to this establishment on and off for the last 7 years, I don't know why I've never bothered writing a review about it! Cosmic Cafe plugs itself as an Indian rsnt with a Yankee twist. Being Indian, there's nothing "exotic" about the Indian culture that entices me to such places. Sure, we discovered the spicy curries and the Kamasutra, but hey-ho, we're Indian. For the average Texan however, this place does have a strange, kooky and yet comforting appeal. It's a bit avant-garde for the average American rsnt.

Like in a typical Indian house, water is served in a tall stainless steel glass and not regular glass-glass. The rsnt is pure vegetarian - yep, vegan that is. Even the cakes are made without eggs. And the food essentially is the simplest and healthiest of Indian food that's been given the Texmex treatment and names that crisscross Hinduisum, Islam and Buddhism. Throw in some dhaal, rice and "Curry of the day" as a 9$ meal and call it the Buddha's Delight, savour the Dharma's Bell, choose from a selection of salads from the "Allah Carte" (not a typo!) or dig into the Bombay Sage lentil-mango rolls. I must add that the samosas I've eaten here are the best I've eaten anywhere, although it's a bit spooky when the lady serves you the side dip and proclaims "this is Raisin Consciousness".

Food isn't by any means authentic Indian, the names definitely are not. And the ambience itself - overly garrish and flamboyant with almost any knick knack from the Indian subcontinent - an aquarium, fireplace and Buddha's countenance thrown in for good measure.

Yet, despite all the loudness, the whole concept works to a tee. The service is very professional (girls wear Tee shirts with 2 big eyes drawn right on know!), the food is very healthy, service is prompt and the food is fresh and tasty. If nothing, it's always nice going to a "weirdo" kind of place every now and then with friends - gives us more to talk about, as well as stare at the varying demographics that keep coming in and out.

Oh, and LOL - the "Cosmic Cup" sign inside the rsnt refers to the meditation centre located on the 2nd floor, has nothing to do with the toilets as I had originally thought!
Cosmic Cafe!
Today's specials - Buddha will be …
The flamboyant counter
The aquarium and fireplace
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