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Peek Inside Cafe Duro, the Most Charming New Spot in Lower Greenville

Plus Ida Claire’s CBD cockail menu, a big expansion for Bishop Cider, and more Dallas dining intel

The exterior of Cafe Duro on Dallas’s Greenville Avenue has a light brick facade and a striped awning with Tiffany blue tables and chairs.
Cafe Duro is officially the cutest spot on Greenville Avenue.
Stephen Karlisch
Courtney E. Smith is the editor of Eater Dallas. She's a journalist of 20 years who was born and raised in Texas, with bylines in Pitchfork, Wired, Esquire, Yahoo!, Salon, Refinery29, and more. When she's not writing about food, she co-hosts the podcast Songs My Ex Ruined.

Right next door to Sister, a cafe has quietly opened. It’s a neighborhood cafe with coffee, including their own in-house brand, which you can buy in bags, wine, paninis, and pizzitas. And it is very possibly the most charming spot on Greenville Avenue. Cafe Duro is from the Duro Hospitality Group, which is behind Sister and the Charles.

The vibe is “Italian-ish.” Some of the plates on offer include a sausage kolache, pickled blueberry danish, olive oil coffee cake, a meatball and jalapeno breakfast polenta cup, and a mortadella muffuletta, in addition to variations on the panini and small pizzas. The pastries are house-made, and you can also pick up sauces and pasta.

Find it at 2804 Greenville Avenue.

The interior of Cafe Duro, with checked floors, yellow walls, and dark wood cabinets and tables.
Inside Cafe Duro
Stephen Karlisch

Ida Claire introduces CBD cocktails

It’s a lovely day, but a cocktail laced with CBD could make it all the more enjoyable — if that’s your thing. For those who are CBD evangelists, or just CBD curious, Ida Claire announced a new menu of infused cocktails for the summer. They include the “Jungle Bird,” which has CBD-infused Plantation 3 Stars rum, Velvet Falernum, pineapple, papaya, passion fruit, coconut, lime and orange. The “High Tea Thyme” is made with Still Austin gin, Amaro Nonino, CBD green tea simple, lime, lavender bitters and thyme. And the “Leaves of Green,” which has Plantation 3 Star rum, Metaxa brandy, CBD green tea simple, matcha, soy milk, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and chocolate bitters. Additionally, local bartenders will craft a rotator CBD-infused cocktail.

Stop in to mellow out your summer. It’s at 5001 Belt Line Road in Dallas.

The “High Tea Thyme,” a CBD infused cocktail at Ida Claire, in a coupe glass and garnished with a dried lemon and thyme.
The “High Tea Thyme,” a CBD infused cocktail at Ida Claire.
Ida Claire

Bishop Cider is getting even bigger

A local favorite is expanding its reach. Bishop Cider announced it has acquired three new properties in Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth to open up new “experiences.” Bishop Cider bought Wild Acre brewing, and the first will be at its site in Fort Worth, with more details to come in the fall. A teaser photo of what the company is working on is below.

Wild Acre beer will continue to be produced on the site with a brand refresh. Cidercade, their brewery and entertainment complex, will open a new location elsewhere in Fort Worth by the end of the summer. A new Cidercade Dallas is under construction at a new place that will be ten times as large (but remain open in its current spot until then) at a date to be announced. And a massive Arlington location will open before the end of the year.

The exterior of Bishop Cider in Fort Worth, with brightly colored and neon paint.
Bishop Cider’s new Fort Worth outpost
Bishop Cider

Coupes Champagne to open in Highland Park

We told you about a Plano Champagne bar last week. This week, it’s the Shops at Highland Park and a spot called Coupes that plans to open in late summer. One more, and we officially have a trend.

Coupes plans to offer a Champagne-forward menu that includes “sparkling and non-sparkling wines, craft cocktails, and light Parisian-inspired bites.” Coeval Studio is designing the location, and a mock-up below indicates the Parisian vibes will carry through to the decor.

A rendering of the interior of Coupes in Highland Park, with pink barstools, a white bar, and green booths.
A rendering of the interior of Coupes in Highland Park.

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