I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do when I travel to a new city is search out all of the best coffee shops in the area. It just gets me so buzzed! (Pun Intended) Being that Dallas is my homeland and I’ve spent several years discovering all of the hot spots for coffee, I figured it’d be a great topic to share with all of you coffee lovers! But not just the best coffee shops in town…the most UNIQUE coffee shops. If you’re looking for that cool hip joint in town to bring all your friends to and brag that you were the first to find it, keep reading. I’ll be sharing what I believe are the 5 most unique coffee shops in Dallas!
1. Wild Detectives
Planted near the popular shopping strip in Bishop Arts, Wild Detectives is a neat little coffee house that is every bookworm’s dream. Doubling as a bookstore; you will see many people there reading instead of working on their computers. Wanna know another reason why people are not surfing the web at Wild Detectives? Because on the weekends, the coffeehouse shuts the wifi off! They do this purposely to create a space that allows people to detach from their devices and enjoy their company…and a good latte.
2. Society Coffee DFW (Dallas Fort Worth)
This coffee shop is breaking all of the rules that a craft coffee shop is known to follow. Society Coffee was birthed out of the idea that good coffee should be accessible to all people in all places. You’ll be shocked to find this rule-breaker nestled in an Exxon Mobil gas station off Main St in Euless. This is definitely not your regular “gas station coffee.” These guys are up there with the big dogs when it comes to their espresso. Not to mention (but I’m mentioning) that they also have nitro coffee on tap as well as kombucha tea! What?! Way to go, Society Coffee Co. Way to jump way out of that coffee box.
Another neat coffee shop, Serj, is right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas. They sell a variety of foods and treats and they also have a small little book section where you’ll find several great reads. All of the tables at Serj have white pieces of paper clipped to them with colored pencils placed in the middle so that you can draw on your table while you sip your cappuccino. Another fun fact about Serj; They’ll always ask if you wanna hear the joke of the day and they’ve got some pretty funny ones up their sleeve. “A guy tried to convince me that apples were yellow…I said that’s bananas!”
If you’re ever in Grapevine, Re:defined is a must stop by! The first thing you’ll notice when you walk through the doors is their unique decor and warm ambience. Every season of the year, they re-decorate and spice things up. Currently, they have leaves and branches hanging from the ceilings to usher in the fall season. Another amazing fact about Redefined is that they home make all of their syrups. From pumpkin spice to vanilla bean, you’ll become addicted to the deliciousness of their flavored lattes.
5. Davis Street Coffee
The home of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters… Davis Street Coffee knows how to do coffee. The baristas are knowledgable and friendly. The coffee shop is unique because unlike other coffee shops closing later at night, Davis closes at 5pm everyday. So be sure to to get your cold brew BEFORE you get off work. Another neat fact about Davis St Coffee is that they have a Coffee Goods store that they built next door where you can buy all kinds of coffee products, machines, and gadgets. So while you’re waiting on your coffee, go check out all the neat products next door that you didn’t even know existed!
So there’s your five most unique coffee shops in DFW! Whether you’re traveling to the area for a few days or DFW is your homeland, be sure to venture on out and try some new places! You’ll be surprised in finding that every coffee house is different and has it’s own unique flavor!