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San Antonio Export Merit Coffee Begins Its DFW Takeover This Month

Locations will debut in Deep Ellum and Highland Park this spring

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This spring, San Antonio caffeine purveyor Merit Coffee will begin its takeover of the DFW coffee scene.

The fledgling chain is set to debut two locations — one in Deep Ellum at 2639 Main Street and another in Highland Park at 4228 Oak Lawn Avenue — in late March and early April. As Eater reported last October, the shops are an offshoot of San Antonio’s much-lauded Local Coffee, opened in 2008 by Robby and Neesha Grubbs, and the associated Merit Roasting Company, which will roast the beans served at Merit Coffee locations. These two new Dallas outposts follow an expansion into Austin, which began in 2017.

Merit Coffee will serve a menu of espresso drinks made with top-notch beans, sourced from famed coffee-producing regions in Peru, Colombia, and Honduras. Both spaces, designed by Michael Hsu’s Office of Architecture, will be bright and airy, accented with natural woods and navy decor.

The Deep Ellum location of Merit Coffee will open first, on March 26. Highland Park will follow on April 2. Stay tuned for more details on the menu that will be on offer at both cafes.