Coffee: you love it, you need it, you may have thought about injecting it directly into your bloodstream. Please do not do that! These 10 Dallas-area beaneries will happily and ably curb whatever craving you're experiencing (and maybe hook you up with a snack to go with it).
The Best Coffee Shops in Dallas
This Austin transplant brings the best of craft coffee to Dallas and by “craft”, boasting baristas who pour with some serious precision, from painstakingly assembled cappuccinos to the must-try Japanese-style iced coffee. The cozy Henderson location resides in the previous Pearl Cup spot and is a welcoming addition to the neighborhood, excellent for knocking out some work or meeting friends when you're avoiding work.
The baristas here are like highly trained assassins, meticulously creating perfection in a cup with surgically accuracy. Lattes here are equally delicious and addictive, so order one, and then another. Bonus: 2% of every dollar they make goes towards charity, so you can contribute to society while doing something you were going to do anyway.
This coffee house is an oasis in suburbia. The certified organic and fair trade espresso is the main attraction here, but if you’re hungry they also serve delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The ambiance here begs you to sink into a dark booth, crack open a good book, and enjoy a cup of espresso -- but if you want company, you’re welcome to bring your best friend, as dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio.
This east Dallas micro-roaster and coffee bar serves up delicious, handcrafted espresso drinks and top-notch brewed single-origin coffees. The expert baristas here are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to prepare the best latte of your life. The sad news is, this shop is only open from 7am–3pm and closed on Mondays, so get there early or you might be forced to go to those other guys with the green logo.
This ultra-chic café-bar in the Design District can be slightly intimidating at first. The coffee bar resembles Willy Wonka’s Fizzy Lifting Drink lab more than a typical coffee bar. Maybe that's because the baristas are fanatical about the the pour-over brew from single-origin beans, which are calculated with perfect water ratios and extraction times to give you the best cup possible. Much like with Fizzy Lifting Drinks, no stealing.
If Wes Anderson created a coffee shop, it might look something like this -- but it's charms go well past the quirky decor. Order the Iced Toddy, a refreshing 16-hour cold brew coffee; it’s arguably the best iced coffee in town. They also serve craft beer, wine, and tasty bites if hunger arises. Find a seat in the back and reenact your favorite Royal Tenenbaums scene. Unless it's the one where Luke WIlson tries to kill himself. Or the one where he plays tennis really badly. You know what? Just drink your coffee.
This small coffee shop is located inside the hip Hotel Joule. Weekend uses Seattle-based Victrola Coffee Roasters and, of course, has skilled baristas to deliver it. Enjoy your actual weekend here by ordering a double espresso, grabbing a paper, and doing some people-watching on the couch.
This shop is an extension of family-owned Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters (next door), who have been roasting in (you guessed it!) Oak Cliff since 2008. There are no takeaway cups and no Wi-Fi here, only amazing coffee -- so amazing, in fact, that you won't even miss the precious Internet. Take a seat at one of the unique wood tables, order a double espresso, and have an actual conversation with someone.
This neighborhood coffee shop, located in a historic Downtown Dallas building, is warm and inviting. Keep it simple and order drip coffee, and resist the urge to get it to-go. Have a seat upstairs and catch up on work, or have an awkward first online date there -- worst case, you still have your coffee.
The coffee here is fresh -- so fresh in fact, that once roasted and cooled, the beans are mailed overnight, so that you get the freshest cup of coffee every time. To top it off, when you drink here, the coffee shop gives back 10% of all coffee-related sales to benefit a non-profit. The space is bright and open and is a great place to work or even have private meetings in one of their private enclosed rooms.
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1. Houndstooth Coffee1900 Henderson Ave, Dallas
2. Global Peace Factory1377 Legacy Dr, Frisco
3. Coffee House Cafe6150 Frankford Rd, Dallas
4. Cultivar Coffee1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas
5. Ascension Coffee1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste A, Dallas
6. Mudsmith2114 Greenville Ave, Dallas
7. Weekend1511 Commerce St, Dallas
8. Davis Street Espresso819 W Davis St, Dallas
9. Murray Street Coffee Shop103 Murray St, Dallas
10. Union Coffee5622 Dyer Street #100, Dallas
Taking over the old Pearl Cup spot, this Austin transplant brings a fresh vibe to Knox-Henderson with its sleek design and well rounded menu of premium coffee, craft beer, and wine. The strong and savory Japanese iced coffee-- hot coffee brewed and then poured over ice-- is a stand out here. Houndstooth's friendly baristas here know their stuff-- and they'll gladly show teach your their skills. Houndstooth regularly offers classes where they'll show you the ropes of home brewing.
The vibe at this loft-like colorful coffeehouse is chill and informative, typified by the giant gear/peace sign insignia emblazoned around the shop. The baristas here are like highly trained assassins, meticulously creating perfection in a cup with surgically accuracy, and they'll gladly share some of their knowledge with you. The lattes are highly addictive, so order those. The best part of this shop is that 2% of every dollar they make goes towards charity.
More than just a cafe, this coffeehouse/restaurant/caterer provides an extensive menu of health-conscious plates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to a full-service espresso bar and other energizing libations. A spacious outdoor patio and regularly scheduled live music, speaking series, and happy hours are added bonuses of this local favorite. The convenient drive thru window for breakfast items and coffee is an additional plus if you're on the go and craving joe.
Housed in the same space as Hypnotic Donuts in East Dallas, Cultivar takes its coffee very seriously. The micro-roastery and cafe pours out single-bean origin beans into perfectly prepared espresso, lattes, and all the other buzzy brews you could imagine. It’s serious coffee for serious coffee drinkers. The shop is only open from 7am–3pm and closed on Mondays, so get there early!
If you have a serious obsession with coffee, you'll find kindred spirits at Ascension Coffee. The stylish coffeehouse in the Design District sources its high quality beans from around the world and roasts them in house for top-notch lattes, espresso and cold brew. But as Ascension's house's credo helpfully points out, "one cannot live on coffee alone," so be sure to peruse the well-curated menu of small plates and hot entrees. When’s the last time you went to a coffee shop and ordered lamb meatballs? Or Wagyu steak and a glass of Cava?
If Wes Anderson owned a coffee shop, it would look like this. The charming, taxidermy-stuffed interior is playful and unique, but Mudsmith's perks go well beyond its quirky decor. House specialities like New Orleans cold brew topped with sweeten shaved ice and peanut butter banana bagels will have you feeling like a kid again. When it's time to go back to being a grown up, check out Mudsmith's menu of local craft beer and wine.
This small coffee shop is located inside the hip Hotel Joule. Sporting a modern, minimalist vibe, Weekend brews its coffee with top-quality brew methods using Seattle-based Victrola Coffee Roasters, and of course, skilled baristas to deliver it. Enjoy your actual weekend here, by ordering a double espresso, grabbing a paper, and people-watching on the couch.
This shop is an extension of family-owned Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters (next door), who have been roasting in Oak Cliff since 2008. There are no takeaway cups and no Wi-Fi here -- only amazing coffee and chill, relaxing vibes. The coffee's really that good (pro tip: get the Van Buren aka Davis St's take on a Cortado) that you won't mind unplugging for a while. Take a seat at one of the unique wood tables, order a double espresso, and have an actual conversation with someone, instead of your phone.
"Haute" espresso, drip coffee, Italian soda and other treats are what's on offer at this neighborhood coffee shop, located in historic Downtown Dallas. Resist the urge to order to-go and settle into the warm and inviting locale; the lofted upstairs seating area is the perfect place to catch up on work, or perhaps take a first date there (gasp) -- worst case scenario, you still have coffee.
A community oriented brewhouse in Upper Greenville, Union Coffee offers fresh brews in addition to serving as the location for several spoken word, storytelling, and charity events. When you drink here, the coffee shop gives back 10% of all coffee-related sales to benefit a non-profit. The space is bright and open and is a great place to work or even have private meetings in one of their private enclosed rooms.