Best Coffee Shops in the Dallas Fort Worth Area

A friend asked the other day if we had cute cafes nearby that she could take a friend who was visiting from California, for some coffee & conversation.  Which got me thinking about the coffee shops in Dallas Fort Worth – new instagrammy ones and old favorites.  During weekends when we are usually driving around the metroplex to take our boy to baseball games and practices, we try to find a coffee shop to spend the hour before the game — so we know a thing or two about where to find the best coffee in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  If you are looking for a fine cup of joe – here are the ones that serve up trendy turmeric latte, espresso, cappuccino to cortado to Cubano, some even have affogato on the menu and of course my favorite lavender latte.  Grab yourself a few pastries to balance that caffeine buzz and enjoy your cuppa….

Best Coffee Shops in Plano

XO Coffee Company

1023 E. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074

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It is hard to miss the bright pink doors in downtown Plano. With bright pink hearts and the letters “XO” on the windows and cute signs on the exposed brick walls, XO Coffee Company is a cozy spot for a coffee or lunch date.  The coffee and the pink espresso machine are the stars of the show, but they also serve hot chocolates for kids, delicious cakes and other food items.

1418 Coffeehouse

1418 Coffeehouse: 1418 K Ave, Plano 75074

The coffee house is so cozy, it will hard for you to leave.  Try the Purple haze latte – lavender and vanilla with a slice of local favorite Emporium Pie. They are closed Sundays though.


Best Coffee Shops in Allen

Frogg Cafe

832 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013


Located inside the Watters creek area in Allen, sitting outside in the patio at Frogg feels like you are somewhere in Europe.  The baristas here strive to provide a welcoming space while making killer handcrafted coffees. Relax and indulge in some crepes, croissants or sandwiches – our teens think you shouldn’t miss the crepes here.

Best Coffee Shops in Frisco

Mochas and Javas

11660 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Mochas and Javas is a Texas-based chain of coffee shops with San Marcos and Frisco. We love the fact that you can always find some gluten free goodies here along with good coffee. They even work with local vendors to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup and pay close attention to detail, crafting healthy scratch-made products that they serve.

The Nest Cafe

7777 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, TX


The beet hummus toast with avocado, arugula, beet hummus, micro greens and radish on multigrain bread is making some serious waves in the suburbs.  And Nest Cafe has Nest Affogato – a yummy coffee dessert of warm espresso poured over vanilla ice cream on the menu along with amazing coffees.

Best Coffee Shops in Richardson

Pearl Cup Coffee

2701 Custer Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080

This coffee shop is a favorite for students since there are free wifi and lots of outlets to plug in your devices.  Try the Black Pearl Latte – latte with added chocolate.

Best Coffee Shops in Denton


519 S Locust St, Denton, TX 76201

Shift combines pop culture elements with bold experimentation in its coffee drinks, creating unique flavors that are fitting of its Denton location.


Best Coffee Shops in The Colony

The Latin Pig

6500 Cascades Court, The Colony, TX  75056

If you are craving a cafe con leche aka “Coffee with Milk”  or a cafecito – which is a shot of espresso with sugar added directly to the espresso pitcher making it sweeter, you might want to make a trip to the Latin Pig.  While the do have a location in Plano, we love the patio in the new location at the Colony, don’t blame us if you are tempted to stay for lunch or dinner to try the dishes from their Cuban, Puerto Rico and Caribbean inspired menu.


Best Coffee Shops in Addison

84 Point Coffee

14131 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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Just like wine, Specialty Coffee is cupped, judged and scored for quality on a 100 points scale. Only 5% of the entire world’s coffee harvest is good enough to score over 80 Points, the official quality line for Specialty Coffee.  84 Point Coffee is committed to only serve coffees that score over 84 Points, which represents the absolute pinnacle of the world’s coffee supply.  It is located in Greenhill Towers on the North Side near Greenhill School entrance.


Best Coffee Shops in Highland Park

Royal Blue Grocery

1 Highland Park Village, Dallas 75205

Royal Blue Grocery is a specialty food shop located in Highland Park Village.  After shopping in the luxury stores in the village you might want to get an Almond latte with a slice of strawberry cake, or a raspberry pop tart from Haute Sweets Patisserie.

Bird Bakery

7A Highland Park Village, Highland Park, TX 75205

Well, this one is more of a bakery than a craft coffee shop but we love the cappuccino and cupcake combination.  At Bird bakery, everything is baked on-site, from scratch, each and every day using only the finest ingredients from Plugra butter and Valrhona Cocoa to the highest quality Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. At the end of each day, all remaining cupcakes and treats are given to local non-profits.  How awesome is that!


Best Coffee Shops in Fort Worth

Avoca Coffee Roaster

1311 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

If you find yourself in Cowtown, and craving some coffee – stop by Avoca Coffee house which consistently serves good coffee with carefully selected, micro-roasted beans. One of the owners at Avoca is a fifth-generation coffee farmer and has worked in the world of premium coffee for fifteen years and counting. Avoca is passionate about crafting the perfect roast and teaching people—from employees to aficionados—how to brew the cup.

Savor Coffee Bar and Eatery

1101 E. Bardin Rd, #101, Arlington TX 76018
This coffee bar in Arlington is the answer to craft coffee cravings in the UTA area. Along with an extensive drink menu, Savor features a menu of crepes, sandwiches, and they also have boba.

Best Coffee Shops in Dallas



1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207

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Whether it is a macchiato or cappuccino at Ascension, drinking a cup of coffee is a journey on which the passionate baristas will gladly take you. With Australian roots, a menu with simple ingredients and innovative flavors, Ascension has a laid-back atmosphere that we love.  We love their Design District location are excited for the new Frisco cafe at the Star Center opening up very soon.

Brewed + Pressed

3700 McKinney Ave, Dallas 75204

This coffee place is seriously healthy. Beyond its coffee and tea menu, Brewed + Pressed sells healthy-food shakes, cold-pressed juices and superfood bowls.

Commissary Cafe and Market

1217 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

It’s hard to miss this addition to the Downtown coffee scene, thanks to four stories of pretty blue tiles Once inside Commissary Cafe, you can enjoy Lavazza coffee drinks with baked goods, salads, and sandwiches made in-house.

Houndstooth Coffee

9730 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231 

This coffee transplant from Austin has three locations in Dallas, which is an integral pattern in the fabric of the Texas Coffee community. The Houndstooth coffee shop near US-75 is easy to get to and ecologically friendly, operating off of solar and sustainable power sources. It’s also the first Texas shop to feature an under-counter Mavam Espresso machine.

LDU Coffee

LDU Coffee: 2650 N. Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX

LDU stands for Land Down Under, and this coffee shop was opened by two Australian brothers.  You will have to get a Flat White at LDU Coffee along with with a pumpky bareesta, which is a vegetarian grilled sandwich made with roasted pumpkin, feta and almonds.

Local Press + Brew

1605 N. Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203

The coffee shop, first of its kind in Dallas, creates farm to bottle cold-pressed, organic juices served in glass bottles and classic coffee & espresso drinks.  Get the Turmeric or matcha latte or try their fresh pressed juice flight. They even have a walk-up window for a quick coffee or juice run.

Magnolias Sous Le Pont

2727 N. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201

This ultra chic coffee spot with blue walls and French style seating is popular with fashion bloggers.  Sous Le Pont, meaning “Under the Bridge” in French, is located under the bridge of 2727 in the district of Harwood. You have to try the Honey vanilla latte and the Hazelnut & Cinnamon Latte (before it’s gone off the menu) with a French pastry or two.

Weekend Coffee

1511 Commerce St., Dallas, TX

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Located inside the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas, we love the atmosphere at Weekend Coffee. With the Texas heat, you can’t just stick to hot coffee – try their cold brew, it is one of the best around here. When temperatures rise, there’s nothing better than a glass of cold coffee to cool you off while keeping you caffeinated.

White Rock Coffee

10105 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238

Whether it’s a signature White Rocker Latte, a triple espresso made with organic fair trade coffee or simply a freshly brewed coffee, you’ll love the freshly roasted coffee at White Rock Coffee.  Grab some to go and sip by the lake watching the sunset.

Did I miss mentioning any of your favorite coffee houses in the Dallas Fort Worth area, let me know and will stop by 🙂

Updated May, 2020

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