In Dallas, Texas where the sun shines bright, there lies a quest not for the faint of heart – the quest for the ultimate coffee fix. This is for those brave souls who dare venture beyond their local gas station’s excuse for a caffeine fix. Fear not, dear reader, for I have journeyed through the vast expanse of Dallas, from the bustling streets of Downtown Dallas to the serene landscapes of North Dallas, and back through the lively vibes of Lower Greenville. I’ve braved the long lines, the overly enthusiastic baristas, and the sometimes questionable taste in background music to bring you the definitive list of the best coffee shops in Dallas.

Ascension CoffeeAscension Coffee

Let’s start with Ascension Coffee, because if we’re doing this, we’re starting strong. Known not just for their great coffee but also for being a great place where local artists hang their hopes on the walls (and sometimes their art). Here, the coffee beans are so fresh; they might just ask you for your number. Try the Oz Honey Lavender Latte; it’s a hug in a cup. Ascension is not just a coffee shop; it’s a social experiment on how many delicious drinks one can try before turning into a coffee bean. Located at 1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX. They also have multiple other locations. 

Houndstooth CoffeeHoundstooth Coffee

Next up, Houndstooth Coffee, where the coffee is so good, it makes you wonder if your taste buds have been lying to you your whole life. Located in the heart of Dallas, this is the spot for those late nights when you’re questioning your life choices but still need a coffee fix. Their cold brew will slap you awake and apologize after. And yes, they have avocado toast because, well, it’s Dallas. Located at 1900 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX. 

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Magnolias Sous Le PontMagnolias Sous Le Pont

For those who enjoy pretending they’re in a quaint Parisian café while in the middle of Dallas, Magnolias Sous Le Pont is your escape. With a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a hot chocolate and pretend you’re not just avoiding your to-do list. The outdoor seating is ideal for those Dallas days when the weather decides to be nice. Located at 2727 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX. 

Cultivar CoffeeCultivar Coffee

Cultivar Coffee, where every cup is a work of art and every sip takes your taste buds on a journey. This is not just a coffee shop; it’s a shrine to the coffee gods. Located in East Dallas, they take their beans seriously, and by seriously, I mean they probably have more conversations about coffee beans than about anything else. The seasonal drinks here are like the Avengers movies; you can’t miss one, or you’ll feel out of the loop. Located at 1155 Peavy Rd. Dallas, TX 75218.

La La Land Kind CafeLa La Land Kind Cafe

At La La Land Kind Cafe, the vibe is so positive, that you might actually start believing world peace is possible with enough espresso drinks. It’s a great place for a quick bite, with a food menu that’s as friendly as the baristas.  Located at 5626 Bell Ave, Dallas, TX. 

Café DuroCafe Duro

Café Duro is the late-night coffee shop of your dreams. With its signature super-potent iced coffee, it’s the ideal spot for night owls and creative souls. The ambiance screams “hipster” louder than a vinyl record playing in a thrift store. They’ve got a bunch of different matcha drinks if you are into that. We recommend the pistachio caramel latte. Located at 2804 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206. 

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White Rhino Coffee White Rhino Coffee 

If you’re venturing into the wilds of North Dallas or even the popular Frisco shop, White Rhino Coffee is your sanctuary. With comfy couches and plenty of tables, it’s the perfect spot to hunker down with a good book or pretend to work on your laptop. The chai tea latte is a fan favorite, and their breakfast tacos are a game changer. We recommend the French silk latte.


So, next time you’re in Dallas and your soul screams for a caffeine fix that your generic corner shop just can’t satisfy, remember this list. Whether it’s the perfect lattes, the friendly baristas, the delicious coffee, or just the need to be surrounded by other caffeine-dependent life forms, these coffee shops have got you covered. Dallas might just be the next big thing in the coffee world, so grab your favorite mug, pull up a chair, and let’s get this coffee party started. Dallas, your coffee game is strong.

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