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ALL THE BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN DALLAS RIGHT NOW

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UPDATED OCT 28, 2019

Whether you’re looking for a place to work, study, hang out, or just stop in for a brew on-the-go, these must-visit coffee shops in the Big D are here to help with those caffeine cravings.

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SARAH SANTOS

FITT DALLAS CONTRIBUTOR

This cozy and picturesque little spot in the heart of Victory Park is the perfect place for a quick coffee or sweet tooth fix. Featuring locally-sourced beans from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and baked goods (think croissants, parfaits, and quiches) from Empire Baking Co., AmazeBallz, and Bisous Bisous, you’ve got more than a few reasons to keep coming back.

The Parisian vibes at Magnolias Sous Le Pont in Oak Lawn will make you feel like you've been transported to Europe. With plenty of tables, couches, and even some shaded outdoor seating, they’ve got the whole warm and welcoming atmosphere thing on lock. So the next time you’re in the mood for some artisanal coffee or a quick bite (they also serve breakfast, sandwiches, and salads), stop by this Harwood District hot spot — the turquoise exterior makes it hard to miss!

Whether you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax or somewhere to chat with a friend over a steaming cup of joe, Sip Stir Coffee House in Highland Village and Uptown is the spot to go. And while they have plenty of classic coffee drinks and some sandwiches and pastries to munch on, word on the street is the Crème Brûlée Latte is a hot commodity.

Hands+Rose Coffee inside the Upper Room in the Design District is one of Dallas’s hidden gems—once you discover it, you won’t want to get your caffeine jolt anywhere else. Its wooden tables, high ceilings, and little glass crystals that hang over part of the space give it a charming aesthetic that we can’t get enough of. And while their menu is small, this joint offers warm and iced classics like lattes and cold brew that really pack a punch. Oh, and did we mention they serve kombucha, too?

Ascension may be part farm-to-table restaurant and part wine bar, but they’re also big on coffee. And they take quality very, very seriously. They make sure their coffee beans are top-shelf and ensure that every cup offers roasted, blended, and brewed excellence, making the decision to stop at this cafe a no-brainer. With locations in the Design District, Dallas Parkway, Uptown, and more, you’ve got a few good reasons to grab a drink from this Australian-style coffee shop.

Each of Houndstooth Coffee’s Dallas three locations is a bit different, but they all have the same cool vibe, modern interior and, of course, thoughtfully-crafted coffee. For a grab-and-go drink (and an awesome photo op), pop into their Vickery Meadow digs. But if you plan to hang out for a while, hit up their Lower Greenville or West Dallas cafes and settle in with a second-to-none cappuccino.

Situated in Deep Ellum, Mokah Coffee & Tea’s artsy, hip, and relaxing environment makes for an effortlessly cool vibe. Plus, this awesome roastery brews a mean cup of coffee and has all the seating, making it the perfect place to settle in and stay for a while. Order up an espresso, find a comfy spot on a couch, and catch up with friends. On warmer days, you can grab a cold brew and post up on their outdoor patio to soak up some rays.

Cultivar Coffee Bar & Roaster cares about both quality and sustainability. That’s why they make sure their beans are the best and every handcrafted espresso and cup of java is made to the highest standard. Their Oak Cliff location is a good place get some work done (plus they sell bottles of wine to take home), while their Lakewood shop is more for hanging out (and maybe buying a case of beer from their huge variety). And if you find yourself in Denton, pull of a seat at the coffee bar and watch the baristas work their magic. Fun fact: their almond milk, chocolate sauce, and vanilla syrup are made from scratch. Customize your cup with any of these three ingredients for a unique and authentic taste.

Davis Street Espresso in Oak Cliff is the kind of place you go to when you want to enjoy your drink and some good conversation. Two things that make this shop standout — they don’t have Wi-Fi (gasp!) and they don’t have paper or plastic to-go cups. What do they do have: outdoor seating on an old bus that more than makes up for the lack of internet.

There are a lot of reasons to love this Fort Worth staple. Not only do they source their beans from all corners of the globe, but they also air roast them in-house to ensure every cup is created using the highest-quality ingredients. And they’re not just pouring nitro cold brew, cortados, and chai tea lattes (although you can get those, too), they’re pushing the innovation envelope with a full menu of handcrafted, coffee-infused cocktails. That’s right — stop by in the AM for a morning buzz, then circle back in the PM to kick off your night with a Hennything Is Possible.

An espresso bar, bakery, butcher shop, gelateria, and market all rolled into one incredible spot — Commissary downtown is making all of your coffee and culinary dreams come true. Sure, they may not specialize solely in caffeinated brews, but make no mistake, these guys know what they’re doing. Pop in any time of day for a single origin coffee, top it with some almond milk, and maybe try some creamy gelato while you're at it.

The corner coffee shop concept just got a major upgrade thanks to this Bryan Place cafe. Nestled at the intersection of N Hall St. and Ross Ave., Fiction Coffee is a welcoming and community-focused space pouring exceptionally-crafted brews made with Counter Culture coffee beans. Aside from classic creations, they whip up specialty drinks like the Staghorn Latte (double espresso, milk, and juniper) infused with syrups that they make in-house. Fitt Tip: if you’re stopping by with the intention of nabbing one of their breakfast tacos courtesy of Taco Head, get there early. Supplies are only available until they’re gone, and they frequently sell out.

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