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Dallas’ Best Coffee Shops — 10 Spots that Elevate the Caffeine Fix

BY // 07.26.17

For many of us, a morning cup of coffee is a necessary daily ritual. But it’s also much more than that. At its best, coffee is an art form. These 10 Dallas cafes do extraordinary things with the humble coffee bean, from scientific brewing methods to unexpected flavors.

Turn your coffee run into an Instagram photoshoot at Magnolias Sous Le Pont, make Sip Stir Cafe your office for the day, or attend a classic coffee house concert at White Rock Coffee. Here are the 10 best coffee shops in Dallas. These are the places to get a serious caffeine fix in Dallas.


The folks at Ascension are some of the foremost coffee connoisseurs in Dallas. From espresso tonic to flat white to Kyoto-style cold brew, the Australian-style coffee shop offers pretty much any caffeinated concoction you could ask for. Grab a cup at one of Ascension’s three locations in the Design District, The Crescent and Thanksgiving Tower.


At Cultivar, coffee is more than just a morning ritual. This roaster and coffee shop takes the drink very seriously, obsessing over the process from beginning to end. They use only responsibly sourced ingredients, roast the beans themselves, brew with great care, and serve it up like a masterpiece. There are locations in Denton, Oak Cliff, and Dallas near White Rock Lake.


Even if the coffee wasn’t great, we would keep coming back to Magnolias: Sous Le Pont for how cute it is. The French-inspired coffee shop might have the best atmosphere of any place on this list, and the drinks don’t disappoint either. Magnolias is located in the Harwood District – the vivid teal exterior is hard to miss.

Weekend Coffee

Situated on Commerce Street inside of the Joule Hotel, Weekend Coffee is a concept from the co-owner of TenOverSix, so you can expect your coffee to be served with great style. Order one of the unusual pastries along with a masterfully brewed drink. The shop itself is pretty small, but the adjacent hotel lobby is a perfect place to take in your caffeine fix.

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Mudsmith on Lower Greenville is a rare place where you can get an artisanal cup of coffee in an unpretentious setting. The laid-back, communal atmosphere says ‘effortless,’ while the expertly prepared drinks say otherwise. P.S. Mudsmith recently opened a second location in Fort Worth.

White Rock Coffee

White Rock Coffee is a old-school coffeehouse. It’s not too worried about being trendy, it’s just worried about being good. The shop is a staple of the neighborhood and frequently hosts live music.

Palmieri Cafe

Palmieri Cafe at the Farmers Market is an Italian coffee shop, and the country’s obsession with espresso-based drinks shines through. The coffee is excellent, and the pastries are always on point. Ordering the chocolate cornetto is mandatory – it’s like the Italian version of pain au chocolat and Palmieri’s are flaky perfection.

Davis Street Espresso

This Oak Cliff cafe calls itself a coffee showroom, but it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. In fact, the industrial “showroom” feels very relaxed.  The coffee shop is the sister business of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, which provides beans to restaurants and stores across the metroplex.

Sip Stir Cafe

This Uptown coffee shop has plenty of seating, and plenty of crazy-looking coffee making devices. If you’re not into traditional coffee beverages, there are plenty of tasty alternatives available, like the créme brulee latte or the green tea frost. Bring your laptop and settle in – the space is a perfect and stylish study spot.


Need a little sustenance with your morning brew? Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at Toasted, where they serve – you guessed it – specialty toast. Try the All-Day B.A.E. with bacon, egg, avocado, black beans, queso fresco and homemade bread. The shop offers generous indoor seating and a dog-friendly patio.

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