Food & Drink

Your Go-To Guide for Coffee in Dallas

Sip your way through a sampling of the best coffee in Dallas.

Ashley Turner
Posted on Sep 23, 2020

Oh-my-latte! Dallas' love for coffee continues to grow at a rapid pace thanks to a healthy line up of shops and cafés that cater to every coffee lover. From a simple pour over to an elegant lavender latte, you can rest easy knowing that your next epic cup of coffee is always within arm's reach.

Magnolias: Sous Le PontHarwood
Eat, sip, repeat. That's easy to remember, right? This cozy coffee shop practically guarantees a taste of tranquility during every visit. If the atmosphere speaks to your Parisian soul, you're spot on. The bold, cerulean colored façade is your cue to stop at 2727 Harwood.  
Sip this: Try the Magnolias Latte – lavender, rose, elderflower and a hint of vanilla.
Taste that: Call it basic if you must, but their melt in your mouth croissants are anything but.

Ascension CoffeeDesign District
What began in the Dallas Design District has now expanded into many other trendy locations that will wow your taste buds with every cup. All thanks to a little science, creativity and an extra splash of love.
Sip this: With a mix of brewing methods that mirror an MIT lab, there's a reason why they serve one of the best cups of joe in town. Order the espresso that's full of flavor including subtle yet satisfying notes of chocolate.
Taste that: Morning, noon or night, Ascension's farm-to-table menu covers even the most unique tastes. Go for brunch and get the ricotta soufflé pancake - it's a game changer that gets better with every bite!

Weekend Coffee
Cup after cup, it always feels like the weekend at this cute and playful coffee shop inside the Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas - no hotel key card required. It's quickly become the go-to spot for hotel guests and just about anyone else who happens to love all things coffee.
Sip this: Treat yourself to a Chai Latte the next time you stop by. A bit on the sweet side, it's as if they secretly drop a cookie at the bottom of every glass. Good for on the go sips but so much better when you can kick back, relax and enjoy the ambiance.
Taste that: Order from their assortment of pastries or dangerously delicious doughnuts.

Oak Cliff and East Dallas
This coffee house staple is a small but mighty micro roastery that serves a hand selected mix of options to please your palate. Thriving off their passion to provide the best experience possible, this hip coffee shop even has training classes to help bring out the very best barista in us all.
Sip this: Named after the Spanish word "to cut," the Cortado is an excellent choice for when you're just not ready to go all in for an espresso. Half espresso, half steamed milk, it pairs well with a good book during a slow and steady Sunday morning.
Taste that: Come to Cultivar for the coffee but stay for the food! Enjoy their different toasts' options like the classic avocado or the apple that's topped with honey, crushed pecans, and goat cheese.

Murray Street Coffee Shop
Deep Ellum
Murray Street Coffee celebrates many, many years of operation, and it's no secret why they've been successful over the years – great coffee! "Exceptionally good coffee" at that. The coffee shop features locally roasted fair-trade coffee beans for both their espresso-based and drip coffees.
Sip this: Keep it simple with a cold brew or an americano. After all, coffee's simplicity is what we're really after, right?
Taste that: The salmon bagel, avocado toast or the English muffin breakfast sandwich. They source all their ingredients from local markets and bakeries, so you really can't go wrong. 

Bonton Farms Coffee House
South Dallas
Bonton Farms is an agricultural intervention with a mission to restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope in a once forgotten neighborhood. Originally started as a community garden, it has grown into two fully functioning farms and market. Stop by to shop for fresh produce and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Coffee House!
Sip this: The Honey Butter Latte. Just trust us, you won't regret it! 
Taste that: Their café menu offers a plethora of tasty breakfast and lunch items that are all so good, it's hard to pick! The Bonton Egg Pie or the Yardbird & Grits are both great options.

La La Land Kind Café
Lower Greenville and Oak Lawn
La La Land is a socially conscious café that's on a mission to make a real impact – by serving honest and nourishing ingredients, and by providing employment and mentorship opportunities for foster youth.
Sip this: Try one of the signature coffees like the Thin Mint Latte, made with cacao, mint, espresso and milk.
Taste that:  Toast! They offer a handful of varieties, like the honey strawberry or the M.A.K.A toast – topped with almond butter, blueberries, bananas, strawberries and honey drizzle.

White Rock Coffee
North Dallas and East Dallas
No list of Dallas-based coffee shops would be complete without OG White Rock Coffee. Opened in 2005, it's known for great coffee, friendly folks behind the counter and a dedication to small-batch roasts. 
Sip this: Go for a build-your-own coffee to get your perfect brew. 
Taste that: The breakfast sandwiches are legendary, and the rest of the bake shop menu is just as tasty.

Fiction Coffee
Bryan Place
Coffee novices, this spot is for you. The baristas at the quaint corner shop along Ross Avenue will guide you to your next cup of coffee. Plus, its recently opened drive-through service makes a to-go coffee run very easy!
Sip this: anything from their seasonal menu, rotating quarterly.
Taste that: The menu proudly features breakfast tacos from local favorite Tacodeli.

Window Seat
Greenville Avenue
Let your mind wander to thoughts of future explorations at this charming travel-themed coffee shop. Simple, sleek décor lets the menu offerings take all the glory.
Sip this: Go for a draft nitro cold brew, or check out a seasonal flavor, like this fall's Tres Leches Iced Coffee.
Taste this: Various homemade muffins and delicate pastries will pair perfectly with your latte.

Now it's up to you to break free from the norm and try new flavors, discover a new spot and above all, don't forget to thank your barista.