IMAGE VIA @LEIGHTON.STRAIT | INSTAGRAM
Sure, Dallas has its fair share of trendy places to grab a quality cup of joe and a quick bite. There’s Cultivar Coffee in East Dallas, Denton, and Oak Cliff; Ampersand in Fort Worth; and Mokah Coffee & Tea in Deep Ellum, to name a few. But tucked away in Lower Greenville, you’ll find a charming coffee bar and neighborhood hangout that’s not quite like the others.
Introducing La La Land Kind Cafe, a community-focused concept that has transformed a century-old home into your new favorite place to refuel, grab a guilt-free snack, and chill with your crew – two-legged and four.
We’ll set the stage: As you walk up to La La Land Kind Cafe, you’ll automatically feel invited in — expect to hear dogs barking and playing in the yard, neighbors laughing with each other on the porch, and the smell of delicious, carefully-crafted cups of coffee wafting through the air.
It’s the perfect place to stop by on your morning walk with the pup, get some work done, or lose track of the hours catching up with an old friend. And the aesthetic is simple yet pleasing to the eye — there’s something about the white walls, exposed wooden beams, and pops of yellow that make for an instant boost to your mood. What’s particularly noteworthy, though, is that the owners have done their best to keep the original structure intact. Which means you’ll get to enjoy a full wrap-around porch, a lounge area that feels just like your living room, and to complete the experience, you’ll order from a counter with the type of kitchen you’d find in a home as the backdrop.
And we haven’t even gotten to the menu. Not only are La La Land Kind Cafe’s selections 100% organic, everything is made with only real ingredients, including many that are sourced from area farmers markets. While their breakfast menu is small, don’t be fooled — this place is easily every healthy foodie’s dream! From avocado toast to empanadas and a few sweet treats (don’t sleep on the La La Cookie), you can count everything being absolutely delicious and guilt-free. Because at La La Land Cafe, it’s all about quality, not quantity.
That commitment plays out in their coffee and tea offerings, too. With the likes of organic, sustainably-sourced beans and ceremonial grade matcha making an appearance, you can feel good about what you’re sippin’ on, no matter what you order. Plus, there’s truly something for everyone here. Think: classic drinks like nitro cold brew and English breakfast tea and creative concoctions like a Thin-Mint Matcha or French Toast Latte. Even better, it’s all served up in their bright and Instagram-worthy yellow cups and sleeves.
But this socially-conscious cafe doesn’t only serve up a strong cup of coffee and incredible avocado toast, it’s also dedicated to serving the Dallas community. That’s why La La Land Kind Cafe mentors foster youth and helps gives them a leg up by offering employment opportunities and teaching them important life skills like resume building and entrepreneurship. Now that's a business we can all get behind.
So the next time you’re in Vickery Place, make it a point to stop by La La Land Kind Cafe, and don’t forget — they’re dog-friendly.