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Dallas’ Best New Coffee Shops — Bishop Arts and Deep Ellum are Caffeine Blessed

French Quarter-Style Beignet Cafe Adds Charm

BY // 11.05.19

I love coffee. Dallas loves coffee. A round up of Dallas’ newest coffee shops is not just fun, but a necessity to keep up with all of the new places constantly popping up. For this edition of Dallas’ Best New Coffee Shops, Bishop Arts is thriving with two brand new spots — a charming little house and an elegant late night spot. On top of that, a beignet cafe with coffee has arrived in Deep Ellum.

These are the new coffee spots worth checking out now:

La Reunion

229 N. Bishop Avenue

The newest coffee shop in Dallas, La Reunion, is also a food and wine bar. A classy space with blue chairs, dark brown wood tables and gold accents, the shop is definitely a spot you can sit and spend some time in. For those dining in, you order, enjoy your coffee and food, and then pay.

There is also a white marble bar with a rack of wines behind it to peruse while you work or sip. And right as you walk inside of the entrance, you see a massive Modbar AV espresso machine that is the first of its kind for Texas.

Besides drip coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos, La Reunion has a breakfast and lunch menu filled with chef-driven bites. On a recent visit, I tried the breakfast tart. I highly recommend. It is a puff pastry topped with pecan and parsley pesto, heirloom tomatoes and gruyere. There are many other breakfast bites (available from 8 am to noon) that looked appealing like the Croque Madame and French Toast Flight.

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From noon to 10 pm, the shop serves a menu of charcuterie, mussels, pressed chicken sandwich and more. Wine is available either by the glass or bottle. An elegant new addition to the Bishop Arts neighborhood, it’s a must-try new coffee haven.

La Reunion is open 8 am to 10 pm or later daily.

La Reunion
The Speck & Arugula with house jam and gruyere. Courtesy of La Reunion

Good Companions

308 N. Bishop Avenue

A part of the new Exxir Hospitality development in Bishop Arts, and right across the street from La Reunion, Good Companions is located in a charming little Craftsman-style house, restored from its 1916 beginnings. European-inspired, the coffee shop doubles as a natural wine bar. Quaint and beautifully designed, it’s a good idea to arrive early to get a seat.

Handcrafted lattes, pour-overs, Americanos and cold brews are made with coffee beans roasted by Deep Ellum’s Noble Coyote. Teas are also available, including a happy hour “boozy tea.” Chemical and sulfite free wines are another unique aspect of this new shop and pair great with European-style sandwiches. The sticky bun is a must-try here, as well as other in-house baked breads and pastries.

Good Companions is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.

Good Companions
The sticky buns are a must-try at Good Companions.

Le Bon Temps

2932 Main Street

Specializing in French Quarter-style beignets, this new Deep Ellum shop also serves chicory coffee and ice cream. Le Bon Temps comes from New Orleans-native Eric Khozindar and focuses on a handmade deep-fried beignet. Inside of a small, 600 square foot space on Main Street, you’ll find two different kinds of beignets, eight different flavors of ice cream (two of which are boozy), and an entire coffee and espresso menu.

Beignets come in Classique, similar to Cafe Du Monde, or Le Boneignet, which is more limited as it takes three days to proof. Ice cream come from The Sweet House, which are supplying flavors such as pecan praline, creole cream cheese, king cake and lemon icebox. There are also classic flavors like French vanilla and chocolate. Boozy flavors include bananas foster and vanilla bourbon.

As for coffee, the beignet shop is sourcing White Rock Coffee beans to brew Chicory Coffee, Cafe au Laits, espresso, Americanos and lattes. There are also a couple of cold coffees like the Cafe Bon Temps with French chicory, orange peel, fresh sugar cane and a Shakerato. Non-coffee drinks include a Chai, hot chocolate, apple juice and more.

Le Bon Temps is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 7 am to 9 pm, Fridays from 7 am to 3 am, Saturdays from 9 am to 3 am, and Sundays from 9 am to 9 pm. It is closed on Mondays.

Le Bon Temps
Courtesy of Le Bon Temps

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