Best for earning cool rewards and perks: Foxtrot
Order up a pour-over made with single origin Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters beans and an all-day-breakfast spicy chicken biscuit, and then snag a table to get started on your to-do list; just make sure joining the Foxtrot Perks rewards program is at the top of that list. Spend $100 each month at this cafe/convenience store, and you'll enjoy benefits including free coffee, free delivery, and happy hour pricing on beer, wine, and cocktails all day. And if your list involves grocery shopping, you’re in luck: Fresh meats, breads, produce, grocery staples, and chef-prepared meals can all be purchased in person (or from the app, so you don’t lose your table).
Best for staging a corporate takeover outside the office: Herb’s House
It’s one thing to close a deal at a two-top in a quiet corner, but there are times when a legit meeting space is in order. In addition to the abundance of communal workspace with high-speed Wi-Fi and a public printer, people can rent out several private, closed-door spaces: the boardroom, think tank, work zone, back patio with fireplace, or even the entire dang coffee shop. Between agenda items, sip on Cultivar Coffee and munch on Tacodeli tacos or a variety of house-crafted sandwiches and snacks.
Best for feeding your liege waffle craving: Otto’s Coffee Shop
Named for general manager Otto Schubert who ran the Adolphus Hotel from 1928 to 1946, this European-style coffee shop offers multiple rooms with varying levels of quietude, depending on your needs. In addition to all the usual Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters espresso drinks, Otto’s offers teas, beer, wine, and should you be more of a soda person, ice-cold Dr Peppers. Whatever you choose, it will pair perfectly with a crispy, handheld, Nutella-slathered liege waffle (also available at the walk-up window on Commerce Street).