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The new Pearl Cup in Richardson.
The new Pearl Cup in Richardson.
Photo credit: Margo Sivin/EDFW

Coffee Heatmap: Where to Get Caffeinated Right Now

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The new Pearl Cup in Richardson.
| Photo credit: Margo Sivin/EDFW

The DFW coffee landscape may be largely dominated by Starbucks locations, but free-thinkers who aren't too keen on frappuccinos have plenty of choices when it comes to independent coffee houses. Here's a roundup of 14 coffee shops to get your buzz on right this moment.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ascension Coffee

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite A
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-3211
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This bright and airy Design District spot is taking coffee to new heights with a variety of precise brewing methods. The slow-drip cold brew is not for the faint of heart.

2. Avoca Coffee

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1311 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(682) 233-0957
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You won't find trendy fare like pumpkin spice lattes at this Magnolia Avenue coffee shop, but you will find single-origin, house-roasted beans, great pour-over and espresso drinks, plus a selection of Dude, Sweet Chocolate.

3. Brewed Coffee Pub

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801 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 945-1545
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This trendy new Fort Worth spot features beans by Cuvee and Avoca, and all your traditional coffee drinks plus some unique creations like the Thai-licious with sweetened condensed milk, and milk served over coffee ice cubes. (There's also beer, wine, and a full food menu with everything from burgers to goat cheese queso.)

4. Crooked Tree Coffeehouse

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2414 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 953-1142
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Crooked Tree Coffeehouse is just that -- a charming little house that just happens to serve great coffee from Oak Cliff Roasters. Grab a cold-brew and a cookie from Empire Bakery and settle in to one of the oversized armchairs.

5. Cultivar Coffee & Tea Co.

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1146 Peavy Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
(469) 544-8848
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This coffee shop shares a location with Good 2 Go Taco, making it the perfect lazy Sunday destination to grab a perfectly brewed cortado or cup of pour-over and some breakfast tacos. (Bonus: They roast their own beans.)

6. Drip Coffee

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4343 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 599-7800
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This sleek, modern Highland Park coffee house roasts their own beans in-house (it's also the coffee of choice brewed at Fearing's).

7. Espumoso Caffe

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408 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 948-2055
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Caffeine junkies with a sweet tooth will find plenty to like at this cute Bishop Arts cafe -- try a mocha, affogato, or an Espumoso Frappe with Bailey's ice cream.

8. Mudsmith

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2114 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-9535
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Brooke Humphries (Barcadia, Acme F&B) is shaking up Lower Greenville with this ultra-hip new coffee house. Even non-caffeine junkies will find something to like here: cheese plates by Scardello, Dude Sweet Chocolate, and kombucha on tap, plus wine and beer.

9. Murray Street Coffee Shop

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103 Murray St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 655-2808
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A favorite of Deep Ellum residents, this laid-back spot offers a basic lineup of coffee drinks (sorry, no frozen blended hazelnut mochaccino business here) and great breakfast sandwiches (try the Blinker).

10. Oak Lawn Coffee

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2720 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-5511
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Formerly Urban Dog Coffee, this Oak Lawn coffee house offers some of the city's finest iced coffee. Bonus: fast wi-fi and killer strawberry muffins.

11. Oddfellows

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316 W. 7th St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5958
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The food (and service) at Oddfellows can be hit-or-miss these days, but the coffee is consistently great, whether you opt for a French press or an espresso drink drawn from the rare La Marzocco Strada machine.

12. Origin Natural Food

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4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 228-8011
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This newish spot on McKinney Avenue boasts beans by Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and a green La Marzocco espresso machine, plus a variety of brewing methods including French press and Chemex; there's also take-out Paleo meals available, if you're into that.

13. The Pearl Cup

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1900 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-9500
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Arguably Dallas' most beloved indie coffee house, The Pearl Cup is a Henderson Avenue hipster haven serving up those legendary Pearl Lattes.

14. The Pearl Cup Richardson

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2701 Custer Parkway
Richardson, TX 75080
Suburbanites are thrilled to have their very own outpost of The Pearl Cup, with all the charm of the OG Henderson location plus a great patio.

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1. Ascension Coffee

1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite A, Dallas, TX 75207
This bright and airy Design District spot is taking coffee to new heights with a variety of precise brewing methods. The slow-drip cold brew is not for the faint of heart.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite A
Dallas, TX 75207

2. Avoca Coffee

1311 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104
You won't find trendy fare like pumpkin spice lattes at this Magnolia Avenue coffee shop, but you will find single-origin, house-roasted beans, great pour-over and espresso drinks, plus a selection of Dude, Sweet Chocolate.
1311 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

3. Brewed Coffee Pub

801 W. Magnolia St., Fort Worth, TX 76104
This trendy new Fort Worth spot features beans by Cuvee and Avoca, and all your traditional coffee drinks plus some unique creations like the Thai-licious with sweetened condensed milk, and milk served over coffee ice cubes. (There's also beer, wine, and a full food menu with everything from burgers to goat cheese queso.)
801 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

4. Crooked Tree Coffeehouse

2414 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201
Crooked Tree Coffeehouse is just that -- a charming little house that just happens to serve great coffee from Oak Cliff Roasters. Grab a cold-brew and a cookie from Empire Bakery and settle in to one of the oversized armchairs.
2414 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Cultivar Coffee & Tea Co.

1146 Peavy Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
This coffee shop shares a location with Good 2 Go Taco, making it the perfect lazy Sunday destination to grab a perfectly brewed cortado or cup of pour-over and some breakfast tacos. (Bonus: They roast their own beans.)
1146 Peavy Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218

6. Drip Coffee

4343 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75225
This sleek, modern Highland Park coffee house roasts their own beans in-house (it's also the coffee of choice brewed at Fearing's).
4343 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75225

7. Espumoso Caffe

408 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 105, Dallas, TX 75208
Caffeine junkies with a sweet tooth will find plenty to like at this cute Bishop Arts cafe -- try a mocha, affogato, or an Espumoso Frappe with Bailey's ice cream.
408 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75208

8. Mudsmith

2114 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Brooke Humphries (Barcadia, Acme F&B) is shaking up Lower Greenville with this ultra-hip new coffee house. Even non-caffeine junkies will find something to like here: cheese plates by Scardello, Dude Sweet Chocolate, and kombucha on tap, plus wine and beer.
2114 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Murray Street Coffee Shop

103 Murray St., Dallas, TX 75226
A favorite of Deep Ellum residents, this laid-back spot offers a basic lineup of coffee drinks (sorry, no frozen blended hazelnut mochaccino business here) and great breakfast sandwiches (try the Blinker).
103 Murray St.
Dallas, TX 75226

10. Oak Lawn Coffee

2720 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
Formerly Urban Dog Coffee, this Oak Lawn coffee house offers some of the city's finest iced coffee. Bonus: fast wi-fi and killer strawberry muffins.
2720 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

11. Oddfellows

316 W. 7th St., Dallas, TX 75208
The food (and service) at Oddfellows can be hit-or-miss these days, but the coffee is consistently great, whether you opt for a French press or an espresso drink drawn from the rare La Marzocco Strada machine.
316 W. 7th St.
Dallas, TX 75208

12. Origin Natural Food

4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75205
This newish spot on McKinney Avenue boasts beans by Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and a green La Marzocco espresso machine, plus a variety of brewing methods including French press and Chemex; there's also take-out Paleo meals available, if you're into that.
4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75205

13. The Pearl Cup

1900 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Arguably Dallas' most beloved indie coffee house, The Pearl Cup is a Henderson Avenue hipster haven serving up those legendary Pearl Lattes.
1900 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

14. The Pearl Cup Richardson

2701 Custer Parkway, Richardson, TX 75080
Suburbanites are thrilled to have their very own outpost of The Pearl Cup, with all the charm of the OG Henderson location plus a great patio.
2701 Custer Parkway
Richardson, TX 75080

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