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….
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Best Coffee Shops in Plano
XO Coffee Company
1023 E. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.