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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.

Ascension Coffee

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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.

Cultivar Coffee

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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.

Davis Street Espresso

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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.

Fourteen Eighteen Coffeehouse

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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.

Green Grocer

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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.)

Method Coffee

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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.)

Oak Lawn Coffee

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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.

Oddfellows

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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.

Pearl Cup

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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.

Weekend Coffee

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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.

White Rock Coffee

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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.

Houndstooth Coffee

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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.

Mudsmith

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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.

Stupid Good Coffee

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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.)

Top Pot Doughnuts

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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.

Ascension Coffee

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.

Cultivar Coffee

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.

Davis Street Espresso

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.

Fourteen Eighteen Coffeehouse

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.

Green Grocer

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.)

Method Coffee

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.)

Oak Lawn Coffee

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.

Oddfellows

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.

Pearl Cup

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.

Weekend Coffee

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.

White Rock Coffee

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.

Houndstooth Coffee

Iced coffee fiends have plenty of options at this Austin export, including super-smooth, low-acid Japanese-style cold-brew and iced lattes.

Mudsmith

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.

Stupid Good Coffee

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.)

Top Pot Doughnuts

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.

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