ten coffee shops in Dallas where you can get your daily caffeine fix
Dallas is a coffee-obsessed city. And it’s not hard to see why. The Big-D coffee scene ranges from second to third-wave. There are over fifty independent coffee shops in Dallas, each with its own twist and theme and vibe.
Over the past seven years, I’ve made it my mission to try every coffee shop in Dallas (I’m slowly crawling and inching my way there).
Here are my current picks for the best coffee shops in Dallas!
Houndstooth Coffee has quickly become synonymous with a workspace. It’s tough to find a seat inside. The long wooden desks and chairs are usually crammed with people (you’ll want to bring your laptop and phone fully charged).
It’s an Austin-based chain (find a full list of locations here) that’s also, without a doubt, one of the most popular coffee shops in Dallas.
The hot coffee is a bit strong and a bit bitter, so I usually lean towards their cold brews (which tend to be cheaper than their lattes). The interior is rustic chic and perfect for a quick, morning work session.
It’s no secret that Aussies make the best coffee. And LDU is an Australian coffee shop right in Lower Greenville (so does that mean LDU is one of the best coffee shops in Dallas? Yes. Absolutely).
LDU makes strong coffee – not the kind that’s bitter but the kind that’s good and smooth, the kind that leaves you thinking that was a coffee I needed and I’m so glad I had it.
You’ll want to order a flat white. They’ve got microfoam down to an art.
Sip Stir Coffee
As much as I want to try everything on Sip Stir Coffee’s menu, I tend to order their butterbeer lattes.
Mostly because it’s a drink I love (but also because I’m a Harry Potter fan). Sip Stir’s lattes shoot from sweet to bitter (upon each sip) and although they aren’t always balanced, I love the gradual grittiness.
Stupid Good Coffee
Stupid Good Coffee is proof that small places can leave a big impression. This coffeeshop’s cheeky catchphrase is “if it’s not stupid good, it’s just plain stupid.” As a result, they take their coffee to the next level.
Drinks are smooth, balanced, and well-priced for the amount. I’m unabashedly obsessed with the Rolling Stone latte (made with brown sugar).
During the holidays, Fiction Coffee is one of the best coffee shops in Dallas to frequent. Each year, they have a Christmas pop-up (called Deck The Hall Street Coffee) with festive seasonal drinks that hit all the right notes.
The drinks are served in cute Christmas-themed mugs. Although I’m a coffee fan through-and-through, I love their White Christmas Wassail, a cinnamon-spiced apple cider.
Native Coffee Company
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more aesthetic coffee shop in Dallas than Native Coffee Company. Native Coffee Company is chic. It’s got a bit of a black and white theme, modern furnishings, and a minimalist vibe that’s so pretty it hurts.
Like many other indie coffee shops in Dallas, Native Coffee Company is a third wave stop (they have amazing cortados).
White Rock Coffee
White Rock Coffee is my personal favorite DFW cafe (which is saying a lot, considering I’ve never been inside. I’ve just ordered via drive-through).
It’s the kind of place, where if given the chance, I would stop by every day. I’m completely obsessed with the White Rocker (I also really like their Cinderella lattes) and my husband loves the Adam Bomb.
The coffee is a little bit on the sweet side but it’s rich. If you like Starbucks and are looking to branch out into the indie coffee scene, I highly recommend White Rock Coffee!
A micro coffeehouse in Bishop Arts District, Hola Cafe is tiny (basically, standing room only – you’ll be lucky if you can grab a seat). Don’t let the size fool you. This coffee shop whips up some of the best drinks in Dallas. Plus, they have a new, roomy location in Uptown. Get the horchata latte or matcha cafe.
La La Land Kind Cafe
If you haven’t been to La La Land Kind Cafe and live in Dallas, go now (you can thank me later). It’s a gem of a coffeehouse that employs foster youth who are aging out of the system and gives them a chance to learn the skills necessary to live their best life in the working world.
La La Land Kind Cafe sits in a 100-year-old house. Yup. This space that looks totally modern and sports a sleek black, white, and yellow color scheme is in a wonderfully open and inviting renovated space.
And it serves good food. I don’t just mean good as in tastes good (but that too). I mean, the sandwiches are made with organic ingredients so your stomach will be 100% happy.
Drinks are hit-or-miss but I’ve enjoyed the campfire s’mores latte in the past! The drink is a little smoky and has a subtle marshmallow kick.
Peaberry Coffee is a cute little coffee shop in Oak Cliff. It’s intimate and homey, a little further out than most of the main coffee shops in Dallas but worth the drive.
If you love mocaccinos, you’ll love Peaberry Coffee. They serve the best mocha in town!
More Coffee Shops In Dallas
- Brewed + Pressed: they have the best selection of alt milk drinks, which includes a pumpkin seed flavor (just saying)
- Magnolias Sous Le Pont: cute French inspired cafe (try the Peach Cobbler or Lavender Love iced latte)
- Mokah Coffee And Tea: funky furniture, artsy accents, chill vibes (best for: a study date)
- Opening Bell Coffee Bar: basement hangout that digs live tunes. go for the coffee, stay for the music.
- State Street Coffee: friendly baristas, housemade syrups, smooth drinks
- Cafe Duro: nutella raspberry nitro latte. enough said.
- Window Seat: airplane themed coffee shop (my travel-loving heart is full). put your phone on airplane mode, relax here with a book and a drink
Did you enjoy this list of the best coffee shops in Dallas? What are your favorite coffee shops in Dallas?