Food & Drink

This is important, and it involves caffeine

Coffee grounds from Ascension Coffee

The Best Day of Your Life: it's either a couple of weeks ago when they cancelled Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, or June 21st. Aka, the longest day of the year. Aka the day you'll be spending sunrise to sunset doing a Thrillist-curated itinerary of the best stuff Dallas has to offer, while we buy you beers and fawn over your impressive bowl cut. First, though, we need your help picking out which coffee we're gonna be drinking to kick the morning off. So take a look at the four cream-and-sugar-of-the-crop options below, and make your opinion known in the comments section at the bottom of the page

Put "A" in the comments to vote for Ascension CoffeeAn Aussie-owned java joint in the Design District, Ascension's got Dallas's first Synesso Hydra Hybrid coffee machine, a $20,000 dripper (parts of which are pictured above and at the top of the article) that's the pinnacle of caffeine-spewing genius. They've also got a Japanese-style Kyoto Drip, plus breakfast tacos and paninis served on tables that are made out of bowling alleys.

Put "B" in the comments to vote for Coffee House CafeStarted by a UTD professor who dreamed of opening his own coffee shop as an undergrad, CHC's got coffee brewed on Italian espresso machines that quadruple-filter water, plus much-better-than-pastry eats like the pancetta-topped Eggs Benedict over Challah, PLUS boozy drinks like their Cucumber Melon Gin Fizz

Put "C" in the comments to vote for MudsmithStarted by the chick behind Acme F&B and Barcadia, Mudsmith's a java spot on Greenville Ave whose walls are lined with maps and taxidermy. Add to their German roaster-cooked beans some housemade pastries and more serious eats like a guava BBQ-drizzled jalapeno meatloaf, and you might just be a little doe-bellied yourself.

Put "D" in the comments to vote for OddfellowsStarted by eight Oak Cliff friends (including the chef behind Eno's), Oddfellows is chock-full of knick knacks from the group's varied past and boasts a La Marzocco 3MP Strada espresso machine, one of only 11 in the world.

These are your options. Now fire away in the comments section below with A, B, C, or D to make sure that the Best Day of Your Life includes the very best cup of Joe that Dallas has to offer.

Coffee being brewed at Ascension Coffee
Coffee from Coffee House Cafe
The counter at Mudsmith
A blue piano at Oddfellows