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Drink This: Coffee Shops That Inspire


Every seasoned Dallasite knows that when the temperatures finally cool down in DFW, it seems to happen overnight. So it’s best to already have that list of must-visit coffee shops mapped out and ready to go at a moment’s notice. Go ahead and plug these cozy coffee spots into your GPS now, because soon we’ll all be bundled up and in need some energy that only precious caffeine can provide.

Ascension | (1621 Oak Lawn Ave.; 200 Crescent Ct. #40; 1601 Elm St. #120)

Think of this place as a farm-to-table restaurant and wine bar that leads with a coffee focus. Make it your Saturday breakfast go-to (the croque madame eggs benedict is a must), or just head over with your laptop to get some work done. Also, half-price wine bottles after 4:30.

Palmieri Cafe |

920 S. Harwood St. #100

Head to the Farmers Market for the best Italian coffees and pastries, and definitely don’t skip out on the gelato.

Mudsmith | 2114 Greenville Ave., 3111 Welborn St.

Expect Avoca coffee, rotating beer, wine, and kombucha on tap, along with bottled soda and fresh juices. Small bites are also offered, including veggie and vegan options.

Magnolias Sous Le Pont | 2727 N. Harwood St.

Get bundled up and head over to Harwood for warm drinks in this well-curated artistic space. Check out the local pieces adorning the walls and don’t miss their selection of handmade gifts and quirky cards.

Murray Street Coffee Shop | 103 Murray St.

This Mid-Century Modern-meets-Scandinavia shop is heavy on the cozy, Hygge vibes. Expect a great soundtrack, tons of natural light, traditional coffee shop fare (sorry, no frozen drinks), and Farmers Market-fresh bites.

Wild Detectives | 314 W. Eighth St.

Come for the sips and amazing book selection and stay for the events, ranging from live music to author readings.

Davis Street Espresso | 819 W. Davis St.

Remote workers, look elsewhere to get some work done. This industrial space is all about connecting with good espresso and fellow humans, with no Wi-Fi in sight.

Houndstooth | 1900 N. Henderson Ave.; 1878 Sylvan Ave. #E150; 9730 N. Central Expy.

Coffee novice? No worries. The menu may appear to be pretty basic, but the friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to provide a great recommendation based on regions and flavor profiles.

LDU Coffee | 2650 N. Fitzhugh Ave. #100

This modern space offers Australian espresso in a chill environment. Pro tip: there’s no Wi-Fi on the weekends, but there *is* a mystery sandwich on the menu.

Fiction Coffee | 1623 N. Hall St.

Tucked away on the corner of Ross & Hall, Fiction Coffee is an intimate coffee shop with only a handful of seats inside. Get work done at the tiny tables or gather around the coffee table for a slow morning.

Otto’s Coffee | 1321 Commerce St.

This downtown spot calls itself a Viennese-style cafe. Inside, you’ll find a cozy Mid-century Modern ambiance that’ll certainly have you speaking Italian in no time.