A new branch of Norma's Cafe, the original Dallas dining icon, will open in late spring at 9100 N. Central Expy. It will take over a space formerly occupied by Souper Salad, across from the Shops at Park Lane and NorthPark Center.
It will be a modernized update of the original Norma's Cafe on West Davis in the Bishop Arts District, similar to the locations in North Dallas and Frisco. It will have the same classic home-cooking menu and warm service, and it will seat about 140 guests.
Owner Ed Murph says in a release that 2016 will be a big year.
"The Norma's Cafe family is looking forward to expanding our reach in the Metroplex and creating new relationships with those in the area who may not be familiar with our Texas home cooking and hospitality," he says.
"This is a big year for us, as Norma's Cafe is turning 60 years old. Adding to our growing family is one of the best ways we know how to celebrate, and we're so excited to get settled into our new Park Lane location."
Norma's Cafe was founded in 1956 in Oak Cliff. Menu staples include big breakfasts, fluffy biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak, and Mile-High Pies (trademarked!) for dessert.