Jonathon’s Oak Cliff serves up hearty breakfast that won’t leave you feeling sluggish all day. Chef Jonathon Erdeljac’s lighter way of cooking captures the indulgent flavors of fatty ingredients such as butter and sausage, but without overloading the dish.

“I let the food speak for itself,” he says. “People just like honest food. We don’t pull any punches.”

Fried chicken and waffle is one of Jonathon's signature dishes. Photo by Mark Davis

He and his wife, Christine, opened their dream restaurant in May, recognizing the need to serve breakfast all day. Erdeljac puts his own twist on Southern comfort-food staples, including the fried chicken and waffle, chicken salad (on top of a salad), pancake-battered sausage links known as Danger Dogs and good ol’ chicken pot pie.

Jonathon’s Oak Cliff
1111 N. Beckley

Ambiance: Casual cafe
Price range: $6-$13
Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; closed Mon.
Tip: The Bloody Mary bar opens during brunch 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Three more spots for breakfast all day

1 Norma’s Café
Though not on one plate, you can still get fried chicken and a waffle at this neighborhood institution.
1123 W. Davis

2 Café Brazil
For that late-night craving, choose from an array of omelets and crepes — or build your own with five different cheese options and loads of meats and veggies.
611 N. Bishop, Suite 101

3 Tienda Choris
This grocery/botanica/taquería serves egg tacos, chilaquiles and huevos rancheros all day.
1314 W. Davis