East Dallas gained a seriously legit coffee shop with Saturday's debut of Method: Caffeination & Fare on Hall Street near Ross Avenue (next to Joyce & Gigi's), giving the neighborhood a much-needed new Starbucks alternative — but coffee nerds will no doubt find Method worth traveling for. As indicated by the shop's name, owner Louie Corwin is serious about his brewing methods. The small shop boasts the first and only Slayer espresso machine in the area, as well as a coveted Mahlkonig EK43 grinder.
Folks with a little more time on their hands can hang around for the pour-over brewing system known as Chemex; per coffee blog Sprudge, Method will also introduce Aeropress and Espro French press methods in the near future. And because it wouldn't be summer in Dallas without iced coffee, there's also super-potent cold brew. The lineup of beans will rotate monthly, but for now, expect to find selections from local roaster Novel and Denver's Commonwealth Coffee.
For the "Fare" side of the equation, Corwin is now offering Ecuadorian empanadas that are made in-house from his grandmother's recipe and filled with a traditional mixture of ground beef, carrots, olives, hard boiled egg, raisins and peas, plus a few other bites like a Reuben sandwich and French toast with fresh berries.
Method is now open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday they're in it for the long haul, opening from 8 a.m.-midnight.