Edith's French Cafe in Dallas' Mockingbird Station closed in late July.
Another cafe, Cafe Express, closed in that shopping center in late 2018.
Edith's was known for its breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes like quiche, crepes, salads and sandwiches. The stylish restaurant also made custom cakes and croissants. It's named for French pastry chef Edith Ferreyro.
The Mockingbird Station restaurant inspired two offshoots: Edith's French Bistro in Plano and Edith's French Cafe in Allen. The Allen restaurant, located in Watters Crossing, opened on Aug. 5, a few days after the Dallas shop closed.
Chef-partner Omar Adame says he hopes to open another Edith's in Dallas in a new neighborhood.
The Mockingbird Station restaurant has a lockout sign posted to the door by commercial real estate company CBRE, saying the tenant failed to pay rent. Adame maintains that he and his partners decided to "walk away" from the lease and that it was a mutual decision. A CBRE corporate communications employee said they wouldn't comment to clarify whether the rent went unpaid.
The closure of Edith's French Cafe is the second Mockingbird Station closure with this restaurant team. Edith's partners also operated Brined Southern Kitchen, a short-lived comfort-food restaurant in the same shopping center that closed in early January 2019 after a lockout. A restaurant in Addison called Porcino's Southern Kitchen + Bar was another eatery affiliated with the operators of Edith's. It closed in late 2018.
Adame says the new plan at Edith's is to focus on high tea and ladies-who-lunch menus. He says a majority of the clientele is female and that the restaurant in Plano is often used for bridal showers and baby showers.
A rep for CBRE says they are talking with prospective tenants to fill the open storefronts in Mockingbird Station.