As part of Advocate’s yearlong best-of reader’s choice contest, we asked you to choose your favorite breakfast joint in the neighborhood, and Cindi’s came out on top. That’s likely because there’s a little something for everyone on the menu: from Southern favorites such as chicken fried steak and eggs, to the bagel with lox, a New York deli staple. Plus, breakfast is served until closing time at 9 p.m., so you can come back later to try those cheese blintzes that you ran out of room for in the morning. Owner Anh Vo oversees that all menu items are executed to perfection in the kitchen. She says, via the restaurant’s website, that as a political refugee from Vietnam, she is grateful for her career in America. “I try as much as I can to give back to the community, one which has been so supportive,” she says. When most menu items come in under $10, it’s not hard to join the numerous loyal patrons that have frequented Cindi’s since 1989.
Cindi’s NY Deli, 11111 N. Central, 214.739.0918
Runner-up: The Original
3rd Place: Woodlands American Grill
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