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15 Places to Stay Cool and Caffeinated With Iced Coffee

Time to make the seasonal switch to cold coffee.

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It's prime iced coffee season. Whether you prefer your chilled coffee made with espresso, cold-brew (sometimes referred to as a toddy), Kyoto-style (super-caffeinated, made by dripping iced water over coffee grounds), or even blended into a sweet frozen drink, Dallas' coffee scene is fully loaded with options to keep you cool and caffeinated in the hot summer months. Here, in alphabetical order, are 15 top-notch spots for cold coffee drinks.

— Margo Sivin contributed to this report

[Photo: Mudsmith/Facebook]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ascension Coffee

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave Ste A
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-3211
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This caffeine paradise in the Design District sells both Kyoto-style slow-drip and classic cold-brew coffee. Recovering Frappuccino junkies can opt for a frozen blended frappe, and they'll even make them with almond milk.

2. Cultivar Coffee

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1146 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(972) 677-7895
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Voted one of Dallas’ best coffee shops, this local roaster shares a space with Good 2 Go Taco. Here you’ll find toddy-style cold brew, as well as particularly good espresso for iced Americanos or lattes.

3. Davis Street Espresso

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819 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 929-6752
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Although there’s no wifi, paper cups, or non-dairy milks at this coffee shop from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, you can sit a spell and fuel up with their cold brew. Ice available on request.

4. Fourteen Eighteen Coffeehouse

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1418 K Avenue
Plano, TX 75074
(214) 738-5664
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One of the more unusual offerings at this downtown Plano caffeine oasis is milk (or almond milk) served over cold-brew coffee ice cubes — as the day gets hotter, your iced coffee just gets stronger.

5. Green Grocer

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3614 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 643-6209
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This friendly little market on Lower Greenville sells locally roasted Noble Coyote cold brew coffee mixed with their housemade almond milk. (Try it in vanilla or mocha flavors, too.)

6. Method Coffee

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1623 N Hall St Ste 101
Dallas, TX 75204
There are only three words you need to know when hitting up this hip East Dallas coffee shop in the summertime: Iced. Lavender. Latte. (Bonus: They've even got almond milk for the non-dairy, soy-avoidant crowd.)

7. Oak Lawn Coffee

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2720 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-5511
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This airy, modern coffee shop boasts "the best iced coffee in Dallas," and judging by its loyal customer base, plenty of people agree. The cold brew is very popular (and very caffeinated), but there's also iced Americanos, iced chai lattes and creamy frozen lattes. For something a little different, try the shaken espresso, which is shaken up with ice to chill then spiked with a little cream or milk and (optional) simple or flavored syrup.

8. Oddfellows

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316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5958
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This Bishop Arts staple offers Austin-based Cuvee Coffee's "Black & Blue" cold brew on tap. Nitrous-infused for a creamy head and served sans ice, it makes for an oddly beer-like coffee experience.

9. Pearl Cup

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2701 Custer Pkwy
Richardson, TX
Pearl Cup Coffee’s signature latte is a warm and cozy treat in chilly weather, but is equally amazing over ice. The Iced Pearl Cup Latte is creamy, caramelly, and totally indulgent.

10. Weekend Coffee

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1511 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4545
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Weekend Coffee inside the Joule offers bottled Kyoto-style drip made with Seattle’s Victrola Coffee. Pro tip: Stash a few of these bottles in your fridge for your next outdoor picnic or party – they’ll keep in your fridge for up to 5 days.

11. White Rock Coffee

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10105 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75238
(214) 341-4774
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Got a Frappuccino craving but want to support local? Enter White Rock Coffee’s blended drinks. Try the popular Atom Bomb, a sweet and frosty treat made with espresso, vanilla, white chocolate, and cinnamon. Bonus points for the drive-thru window.

12. Houndstooth Coffee

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1900 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 863-9080
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Iced coffee fiends have plenty of options at this Austin export, including super-smooth, low-acid Japanese-style cold-brew and iced lattes.

13. Mudsmith

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2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-9535
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Mudsmith's iced toddy packs a punch, thanks to a 16-hour cold brew process. (It's also served in a mason jar, which seems all too appropriate for the hipster-friendly Lowest Greenville location.) For a little something different, try the iced mint mocha, made with Dude Sweet cocoa, mint syrup, and espresso with your choice of milk (they've even got soy, almond, and coconut) over ice.

14. Stupid Good Coffee

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1910 Pacific Ave Ste 2060
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 382-3020
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For something on the sweeter side, you can't go wrong with an iced version of this downtown hidden gem's Rolling Stone latte, made with both dark and light brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. (Yes, they have almond milk.)

15. Top Pot Doughnuts

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2937 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
Your average neighborhood doughnut shops aren't generally known for great coffee, but Seattle-based Top Pot breaks that mold: They have their very own roastery in downtown Seattle. Their cold-brew is delightfully smooth, whether you take it black or add cream and sweetener; either way, it pairs perfectly with a salted caramel old-fashioned doughnut.

1. Ascension Coffee

1621 Oak Lawn Ave Ste A, Dallas, TX 75207
This caffeine paradise in the Design District sells both Kyoto-style slow-drip and classic cold-brew coffee. Recovering Frappuccino junkies can opt for a frozen blended frappe, and they'll even make them with almond milk.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave Ste A
Dallas, TX 75207

2. Cultivar Coffee

1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Voted one of Dallas’ best coffee shops, this local roaster shares a space with Good 2 Go Taco. Here you’ll find toddy-style cold brew, as well as particularly good espresso for iced Americanos or lattes.
1146 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

3. Davis Street Espresso

819 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Although there’s no wifi, paper cups, or non-dairy milks at this coffee shop from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, you can sit a spell and fuel up with their cold brew. Ice available on request.
819 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

4. Fourteen Eighteen Coffeehouse

1418 K Avenue, Plano, TX 75074
One of the more unusual offerings at this downtown Plano caffeine oasis is milk (or almond milk) served over cold-brew coffee ice cubes — as the day gets hotter, your iced coffee just gets stronger.
1418 K Avenue
Plano, TX 75074

5. Green Grocer

3614 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
This friendly little market on Lower Greenville sells locally roasted Noble Coyote cold brew coffee mixed with their housemade almond milk. (Try it in vanilla or mocha flavors, too.)
3614 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Method Coffee

1623 N Hall St Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75204
There are only three words you need to know when hitting up this hip East Dallas coffee shop in the summertime: Iced. Lavender. Latte. (Bonus: They've even got almond milk for the non-dairy, soy-avoidant crowd.)
1623 N Hall St Ste 101
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Oak Lawn Coffee

2720 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
This airy, modern coffee shop boasts "the best iced coffee in Dallas," and judging by its loyal customer base, plenty of people agree. The cold brew is very popular (and very caffeinated), but there's also iced Americanos, iced chai lattes and creamy frozen lattes. For something a little different, try the shaken espresso, which is shaken up with ice to chill then spiked with a little cream or milk and (optional) simple or flavored syrup.
2720 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

8. Oddfellows

316 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
This Bishop Arts staple offers Austin-based Cuvee Coffee's "Black & Blue" cold brew on tap. Nitrous-infused for a creamy head and served sans ice, it makes for an oddly beer-like coffee experience.
316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

9. Pearl Cup

2701 Custer Pkwy, Richardson, TX
Pearl Cup Coffee’s signature latte is a warm and cozy treat in chilly weather, but is equally amazing over ice. The Iced Pearl Cup Latte is creamy, caramelly, and totally indulgent.
2701 Custer Pkwy
Richardson, TX

10. Weekend Coffee

1511 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75201
Weekend Coffee inside the Joule offers bottled Kyoto-style drip made with Seattle’s Victrola Coffee. Pro tip: Stash a few of these bottles in your fridge for your next outdoor picnic or party – they’ll keep in your fridge for up to 5 days.
1511 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75201

11. White Rock Coffee

10105 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238
Got a Frappuccino craving but want to support local? Enter White Rock Coffee’s blended drinks. Try the popular Atom Bomb, a sweet and frosty treat made with espresso, vanilla, white chocolate, and cinnamon. Bonus points for the drive-thru window.
10105 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75238

12. Houndstooth Coffee

1900 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Iced coffee fiends have plenty of options at this Austin export, including super-smooth, low-acid Japanese-style cold-brew and iced lattes.
1900 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

13. Mudsmith

2114 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Mudsmith's iced toddy packs a punch, thanks to a 16-hour cold brew process. (It's also served in a mason jar, which seems all too appropriate for the hipster-friendly Lowest Greenville location.) For a little something different, try the iced mint mocha, made with Dude Sweet cocoa, mint syrup, and espresso with your choice of milk (they've even got soy, almond, and coconut) over ice.
2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

14. Stupid Good Coffee

1910 Pacific Ave Ste 2060, Dallas, TX 75201
For something on the sweeter side, you can't go wrong with an iced version of this downtown hidden gem's Rolling Stone latte, made with both dark and light brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. (Yes, they have almond milk.)
1910 Pacific Ave Ste 2060
Dallas, TX 75201

15. Top Pot Doughnuts

2937 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Your average neighborhood doughnut shops aren't generally known for great coffee, but Seattle-based Top Pot breaks that mold: They have their very own roastery in downtown Seattle. Their cold-brew is delightfully smooth, whether you take it black or add cream and sweetener; either way, it pairs perfectly with a salted caramel old-fashioned doughnut.
2937 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

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