Dick Woodward found his family in the restaurant industry—literally. In the 1970s, he began managing restaurants throughout Texas and Georgia and eventually landed at The Hoffbrau, where he met his wife, Teril. By 1985, they were operating their own small chain of cafés in downtown Dallas, but their desire to return to Dick’s hometown of Cedar Hill led to a new plan. Soon they relocated there and opened Dick’s Uptown Cafe in 2009, filling plates with their return-trip-beckoning pancakes, philly cheesesteaks, and the whole mess, a breakfast hodgepodge of hash browns, onions, and a choice of breakfast meat capped with two cheesy eggs.
Dick and Teril recently expanded their menu to include dinner, lining up entrees as varied as pork tenderloin steeped in olive oil and build-your-own burgers. Patrons and owls curious about what mornings are all about are still always welcome to order from the all-day breakfast menu.
We are a boutique bakery offering over 100 desserts including our signature cupcakes with buttercream made with real butter. We also have a full cafe with amazing gourmet sandwiches, paninis, wraps, homemade soups and our custom tossed-to-order salad bar. We also do custom cakes and specialty decorations.
When sweet teeth flare up, Cupcakes on Command delivers its diminutive treats straight to customers' doors. These are no ordinary cupcakes, though; you won't find supermarket sprinkles or boring flavors here. Instead, these bakers work with upscale ingredients, such as organic local produce, French valrhona chocolate, and madagascar bourbon vanilla. In addition to traditional offerings, vegan and gluten-free options mean these cupcakes aren't restricted to those who prefer to top their desserts with entire hot dogs.
Sweet potatoes, pure chocolate, pecans, whole eggs, and real butter are blended into the made-from-scratch baked goods at Uncle Willie’s Pies, lending them the authentic taste of home cooking. In the wholesale business since 1996, Uncle Willie’s Pies now serves walk-in customers at its Red Oak location, where colossal red velvet cakes topped with cream-cheese icing and glistening peach cobblers await rumbling stomachs. Deep-dish trays hoist rich servings of buttermilk, sweet-potato, and lemon chess pies as well as fruit-filled pies, including no-sugar-added options. Uncle Willie’s also fills custom orders and hosts full service catering, allowing guests to pick and choose their favorite combination of ingredients to eat or throw at any poorly behaved clowns.
Inside Yogurt Zone, staff serve up a mix of classic and unique frozen yogurt flavors, such as non-fat birthday cake and low-fat Heath toffee crunch. These frozen creations can also sport a range of toppings, from Fruit Loops and Oreos to cheese cake pieces and yogurt raisins. In addition to dispensing dessert, the shop focuses on reducing and recycling its waste to leave a smaller environmental footprint.
Chef Wendy conjures up a daily menu of delectable cakes and post-dinner delights from scratch, slathering silken ribbons of frosting onto standard and premium cake flavors. Decorated with rose-shaped whirls of cream cheese or butter-cream icing, dozens or half dozens of cupcakes make delicious substitutes for inedible flower bouquets. Works of art alight on custom cakes to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions, and cream-topped pies yearn to be scooped up or thrown in faces. Warm light bathes the bakery's charming interior, where bright furniture contrasts with earth-toned walls that pay homage to Mother Nature’s bounty of sugarcane and cupcake-bearing shrubs.