Jonathon’s wins best breakfast/brunch in Oak Cliff (video)

Jonathon’s brought chicken and waffles to Oak Cliff three years ago, and that’s the dish that still gives the restaurant constant brunch business on the weekends.

Husband-and-wife partners Jonathon and Christine Erdeljac opened the breakfast- and brunch-focused restaurant on Beckley near Zang in May 2011.

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Christine Erdeljac says their success has been due in large part to her husband’s abilities as a chef. They just have really good food. But that’s not all.

“We’ve had a lot of community support,” she says. “We’ve just been really lucky.”

Jonathon’s is open every day but Monday. They serve breakfast starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. Breakfast if available all day, and lunch and dinner are from  10 a.m.-10 p.m. Brunch is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner also is available from 3-9 p.m. Saturdays.

The Erdeljacs currently are renovating the former Mama Connie’s diner at 1619 N. Beckley for their next restaurant, Kessler Park Eating House. The new restaurant, which could open as soon as October, will focus more on lunch and dinner. It will serve brunch too, but the menu will be totally different from Jonathon’s, she says.

“We don’t want them to compete at all,” she says. “You won’t see chicken and waffles on the menu at Kessler Park.”

The contest’s runners up were Norma’s Cafe and El Jordan Cafe.

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