These are the kinds of coffee shops you want to come back to over and over again, not just for the perfect cappuccino, but for the friendly atmosphere and good vibes.
Ahead, discover the 20 best coffee shops in Dallas:
This San Antonio-based coffee shop opened in Dallas in 2019 and quickly became a hotspot for great cold brew, lattes, and one of my favorite cappuccinos in the city. Both the Deep Ellum and Highland Park outposts offer clean, modern interiors along with indoor and outdoor seating. Pick up a bags of whole beans to go, and be sure to make room for homemade Pop-Tarts.
An iconic Texas coffee brand, Houndstooth got its start in Austin and has since expanded to three locations in Dallas. You can always count on an expertly crafted espresso drink made with sustainably grown Tweed Coffee Roasters. Fun fact: the Sylvan Thirty location was once named the most beautiful coffee shop in Texas by Architectural Digest.
Opened in 2018 by Aussie brothers Adam and Mark Lowes, this coffee shop is known for their flat whites, long blacks (like an Americano), and house-made sandwiches. I’ve now ordered the Si Si Grilled Sandwich with turkey, crushed red pepper, tomatoes, cheese, and aioli more times than I can count. Recently, the shop began offering their LDU Magic Bean Juice concentrate so you make the good stuff at home.
A hidden gem in the Harwood District, Magnolias Sous Le Pont is a quiet spot for lattes, tea, and pastries. The flat whites are always on point, and the Magnolias Latte with lavender, rose, elder flower, and vanilla. is a must-try. Plus, the beautifully layered aesthetic makes you feel like you could be in a French bistro.
Located in the Cedars neighborhood, this local roasting studio doubles as a small café offering some of the best cold brew, cappuccinos, pour-overs, and pastries in the city. Opened by Michael Wyatt in 2013, the shop focuses on small-batch, single-origin brews, and they sell their thoughtfully sourced whole beans by the bag. Make sure to add on an almond croissant with your coffee.
Equipped with a convenient walk-up window, this quaint shop has stellar coffee and an outdoor patio showcasing the most charming area of Uptown. State Street Coffee shares indoor space with The Alcove wine bar, so you can essentially spend a very tasty day there.
This East Dallas coffee shop makes great versions of the classics, like macchiatos and americanos, but they also create some delicious seasonal items. House-made syrups (ranging from juniper to hellfire) can be added to any concoction. Fiction recently opened another location in Deep Ellum’s Continental Gin Building that offers tons of space to work and two free hours of WiFi with a purchase.
Situated inside of The Joule hotel, this third wave coffee shop expertly crafts espresso drinks with Counter Culture Coffee. From iced drinks to coffee cocktails, there’s a lot to explore at Weekend while enjoying the ambiance of the luxe hotel.
Along with their freshly brewed cortados, lattes, and drip coffee, this newer Oak Cliff coffee shop has quickly gained popularity for its Kiestwood Iced Vietnamese Coffee. Sold in 16-ounce cans in three different flavors (plain, Vietnamese, and Mexican Vanilla), the drinks are a must-try for coffee-lovers.
Opened by Gera Barrera and Mauricio Gallegos in 2020, this authentic Mexican cafe is serving some of the best coffee and breakfast bites in Oak Cliff. Favorites include the Xaman horchata with a shot of espresso and chilaquiles rojos y verdes with chicken or steak. Other options include concha pastries, three-egg omelettes, paninis, and soup.
Owned by Francois Reihani, the charming coffee shop in a little white house near Lower Greenville opened in 2019 with a bigger mission than caffeinating customers. La La Land Kind Café employs foster children who are aging out of the system, a concept that has clearly been quite successful — La La Land has since expanded to more locations in areas such as Oak Lawn and Lovers Lane.
Opened in 2020, this Oak Cliff coffee spot was founded by Noah Irby and Trevin Willison. The two friends wanted to create a culture of great coffee and community in the Davis street space, which was renovated with natural, organic, and bright decor. The spot primarily brews Cat and Cloud Coffee from Santa Cruz and rotates guest roasters.
Opened in 2019 in Oak Cliff, this micro coffee shop offers great espresso drinks and bites. The new spot is very Instagram-worthy and was made to be that way. The owner is an influencer. Bright and filled with succulents and cacti, the tiny shop is a nice place to grab a sip, snack and pic.
Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters
Located right outside of Fair Park, this popular local roaster also includes a small but mighty coffee shop set-up. You’ll find other shops all around Dallas brewing Noble Coyote Coffee Roaster’s beans, but you can come directly to the source for a latte, cold brew, and more.
State Street Coffee’s sister shop recently opened in the Bishop Arts District as a hybrid coffee shop and cocktail lounge. The flat whites are always perfect here, as well as nitro iced coffee, Kyoto cold brew, and their signature lavender matcha latte. Coffee is served until 10 pm, when the vibe switches from cozy shop to cocktail haunt until the late hours.
This Costa Rican coffee shop opened in downtown’s Hartford Building in 2021. Founded by brother-and-sister duo Giuliana and Stefano Bernini, the new shop features roasts directly from Costa Rica since their family owns coffee farms there. Besides pour overs and lattes, Berni Bean offers teas, nitro cold brew, quiche, bagels, and toasts. They even sell their own bags of beans. To make your purchase of their coffee beans even sweeter, Berni Bean is donating one percent of their proceeds to preserving the rainforest in Costa Rica.
Opened by Tom and Kristen Boyd in 2020, this Lower Greenville coffee shop has a travel theme. Windows, seating, and trash receptacles resemble the interior of an airplane. The menu features the usual for a craft coffee shop, but Window Seat also sells their own coffee beans by the bag.
This micro-roaster and coffee bar has been a favorite in East Dallas for its house-roasted espresso drinks since 2011. Located inside of Goodfriend Package, there’s a ton of space to enjoy your drink or grab a sandwich from the deli.
This Australian-style coffee shop has quickly taken over Dallas-Fort Worth since its first shop opened in 2012. Along with craft coffee drinks like flat whites and long blacks, Ascension also serves a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
With locations in Bishop Arts, Uptown, and Arlington (plus more on the way), this Cedar Hill-based coffee shop is practically taking over Dallas. Apart from coffee and tea drinks, White Rhino also offers a full menu of breakfast tacos, maple-glazed chicken biscuits, and loaded sweet potato hash. All locations offer plenty of space, particularly the Uptown spot.