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 23 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. All outposts (there are four now) 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. The shop also offers their LDU Magic Bean Juice concentrate so you make the good stuff at home. LDU recently expanded to White Rock Lake and Preston Hollow.
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.
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.
This cafe in Bishop Arts opened in 2019 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. The brand’s most recent shop debuted in a former chapel in East Dallas in February 2023.
From the same minds behind La Reunion and Triumphs, this downtown coffee shop and café opened in 2021. Along with a great espresso martini, the spot offers classic espresso drinks, drip coffee, nitro iced coffee, and a slow bar featuring Kalita Wave 185 and Yama Siphon (for those who are really into coffee).
With locations in Bishop Arts, Uptown, and Downtown Dallas, 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.
Opened in 2013, this Uptown coffee shop is a go-to spot in West Village for a latte, cold brew, or bite to eat. Using Counter Culture Coffee beans, the shop brews a great cold brew, and signature espresso drinks like a butter beer, coconut pie, and vanilla lavender flavored lattes. You’ll also find apple peanut butter, almond butter banana, and avocado toasts on the food menu, as well as a couple of sandwiches.
Located in Lower Greenville, this coffee shop and wine bar was opened in 2022 by Duro Hospitality (The Charles, Sister). The coffee menu features the classics, as well as a few signature drinks and treats like the 007 Espresso (shaken over ice and lightly sweetened, Nutella Blackberry Nitro Cold Brew, affogato, and more. Pair an Italian sausage kolache or apple cinnamon cake with your coffee.
Triumphs Espresso & Whiskey
From the same minds behind La Reunion and State Street Coffee, this new shop is a hybrid coffee shop/cocktail bar. The espresso bar offers the classics, as well as seasonal signature drinks — there is currently a nitro-infused Oatmeal Cream Pie iced coffee for spring. There is also an edited snack menu offering pastries, birria tacos, a charcuterie board, and more.