Café Express-River Oaks
Like a complex math problem that comes to a perfect solution, your can solve the issue of meeting a variety of needs (gourmet food, fast service, upscale atmosphere, and kid-friendly environment) when you dine at Café Express. This brainchild of superstar chef Robert Del Grande offers the convenience of counter service and a voluminous menu that features entrees such as grilled Mediterranean salmon with roasted artichoke hearts as well as less fancy fare such as fresh handmade sandwiches, burgers, soups, pastas and generous salads. A lot of folks come here just to sip a glass of wine on the patio.
It's easy to get in and out of this location, near the corner of West Gray and Dunlavy, and there's lots of free parking.