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It’s the ultimate creator of warm fuzzy feelings, the “best part of waking up,” and the one thing that most people can’t live without – yes, it’s coffee. Whether blonde, medium, or dark roast, with or without cream, or smothered in syrups galore – this early morning and now afternoon staple is more than just a pick-me-up, it’s a lifestyle.
In honor of National Coffee Day, we happily raise our mugs to toast some of Dallas’ best coffee shops that do more than just serve coffee – they make our hearts flutter, with or without the caffeine. Want to know where your next sip lies? Be inspired — read on for the scoop. This sips for you.
Located in the bustling Design District of Dallas, Ascension Coffee sits perched on Oak Lawn Avenue awaiting an ongoing rush of customers. A place for all the cool kids, entrepreneurs, and meet-ups — Ascension is more than just fancy coffee, with decorative foam in a cup. Locals admit to multiple visits throughout the week for a caffeine fix, great convo, outstanding customer service, and the inviting atmosphere. Coffee lovers will love the cappuccino, but for hunger pains, we recommend the avocado toast from the brunch menu – it’s the perfect pairing with your joe, and oh so yum!
A trip down Henderson Ave. bids shopping, the best in eateries, and a local favorite, Houndstooth Coffee. An essential gathering place for the Texas coffee community, Houndstooth Coffee offers the largest variety of coffees sourced from the best in estates, farms, and provinces around the world. Aside from the obvious, the laidback culture, rhythmic tunes, and community of welcoming people (even down to the baristas) make this Dallas destination a one-stop shop.
White Rhino Coffee House
An adventure to the southern side of Dallas County is never complete without a visit to White Rhino Coffee House in Cedar Hill. Perfectly quaint, White Rhino hails as the “home away from home.” An ordinary visit welcomes specialty drinks, mouth-watering desserts, and overall relaxation. Choose from snickerdoodle, toasted coconut, or other flavorful blends, or just opt for a regular drip or pressed coffee. Whatever your choice, White Rhino is sure to rank as your second home.
Murray Street Coffee Shop
Sip like a creative and head to Deep Ellum to tease your palate at Murray Street Coffee Shop. Rub shoulders with the area’s most talented musicians, artists, and the like, at this central Dallas hub. Servicing the Dallas community for over five years, Murray Street Coffee Shop is not only cozy and quaint, but touted as one of the best for espresso drinks, chais, and teas.