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Patio, Please

‘Tis the season for a little al fresco dining here in Dallas. With fall comes a light breeze and an influx of patio reservations, here, our favorite brunch spots to enjoy the weather.

Meso Maya's downtown patio is perfect for fall days

Bolsa: Gosh, this patio’s pretty. We like to head to Oak Cliff, sidle up to the outdoor bar while waiting for a picnic table to empty—mimosa in hand—and then take a stab at the ever-changing menu. Our current must-have are the duck fat biscuits, yum! Bolsadallas.com, 614 W Davis St., 214.943.1883

Company Café: Not only is the food the perfect combo of healthy/organic-meets-comfort food, but it’s right on the Katy Trail (you can walk off that early bird omelet) and it’s super dog friendly. In fact, your dog may drag you back for seconds. Campanycafe.net, 2104 Greenville Ave., 214.827.2233

Meso Maya: Huevos Borrachos with poblano peppers or chilaquiles for brunch? We’re in. Add to that oaxacan coffee with cinnamon and chocolate, or a pitcher of sangria, and we may never leave. Enjoy, and then walk your way to Klyde Warren Park right down the street. Mesomaya.com, 1611 McKinney Ave., 214.484.6555

Toulouse: Lombardi is no stranger to the packed brunch patio, but we like the feel of this little French café. Classic, authentic, and serves up a great Eggs Florentine—we j’adore it. Toulousecafeandbar.com, 3314 Knox St., 214.520.8999

Meddlesome Moth: This Design District spot is known for its beer, but they put just as much energy into their brunch menu. Eggs creole, jasmine rice grits, challah French toast, flights of honey with artisinal breads—just thinking about it makes us hungry. And you can still have beer, just try their Russian Standard Bloody Mary with a beer taster back. Mothinthe.net, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.628.7900