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Dallas' 11 Best Coffee Shops For Studying and Getting Work Done

Plug in your headphones, order a drink, and crush that to-do list

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When there's only a few hours to work ahead of a major deadline or looming exam, a constant infusion of coffee is practically a requirement. And when the stir-craziness sets in after hours of studying, getting out of the house and parking at one of Dallas' best coffee shops is a decidedly smart change of scenery.

Dallas has plenty of great coffee shops, but many are too noisy or offer sketchy WiFi, making them not ideal for intensive work. Every spot on this map serves up a solid place to accomplish everything on the dreaded to-do list, alongside good eats, plenty of caffeine, and in some cases, boozy libations to serve as a reward once the work is (finally) done.

From free WiFi to cozy window seats, the coffee shops on this map are perfect for a long day of hitting the books, or finishing up all those last-minute deadlines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ascension Coffee

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200 Crescent Ct
Dallas, TX 75201

This is a coffee and wine bar, so if the studying starts to get a little stressful, switch on over to a glass of red or white with ease. Comfy booths, free WiFi, and cozy surroundings make Ascension an excellent spot to get a lot of work done. Oh, and there's a dog-friendly patio in case Fido needs to come along as moral support.

2. Cultivar Coffee

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313 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208
(972) 982-0719
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Locally made pastries, handcrafted artisan sandwiches, delightful espresso drinks, indoor and outdoor seating all add up to Cultivar's place as a go-to study spot. When the work is finished, fill up a growler for drinking at home.

3. Houndstooth Coffee

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1878 Sylvan Ave Ste E150
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 238-2643
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Houndstooth’s baristas are trained by nationally renowned coffee geniuses, which means that they're uniquely qualified in how to make a cup of joe. Outdoor seating makes for a much better setting than a stuffy library or office when the weather is nice, and it's easy to grab a drink from adjacent bar Jettison when a little extra inspiration is required.

4. Method: Caffeination & Fare

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1623 N Hall St Ste 101
Dallas, TX 75204

Method is on a constant rotation of local coffee roasters, so when you come here, you’re bound to try the latest and greatest in the world of coffee. This spot also has plenty of seating, so stretch out your legs and get your nerd on in a relaxing venue with free WiFi.

5. Mudsmith

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2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-9535
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With plenty of large tables (for spreading out those piles of notes) and speedy free WiFi, Mudsmith makes for a solid place to settle down and get things accomplished. Eat lunch without leaving a cozy corner spot thanks to a menu of sandwiches, take advantage of the free WiFi, and enjoy a few Texas beers on tap after all the work is done.

6. Murray Street Coffee Shop

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103 Murray St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 655-2808
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Loft-style upstairs seating, sandwiches, “haute” espresso drinks, and breakfast served at all open hours – what more could one want in a study environment? This spot also features lots of natural light and eclectic music, so it doesn't feel at all like being stuck in a boring classroom.

7. Palmieri Cafe

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Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas, TX

This Italian coffee shop and bakery makes an impressive cup of joe that's plenty strong enough to fuel even the most frenzied of studying marathons. Located in the Dallas Farmers Market, Palmieri offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and prime people-watching for when it's time to take a break.

8. Roots Coffeehouse

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9101 Boulevard 26 Ste 101
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
(817) 503-7344
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Coffee, teas, and smoothies, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks are all on offer at Roots, which makes it an all-day destination for getting work done. Post up on one of the seriously cozy couches, and partake in a few glasses of beer or wine.

9. The Wild Detectives

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314 W 8th St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-0108
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The Wild Detectives is a fabulous bookstore, but it also serves beverages and snacks such as cheese boards and toasts to help fuel important studies. This spot also serves good cocktails and a solid wine list, but fair warning, the WiFi is turned off on the weekends.

10. Toasted Coffee + Kitchen

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5420 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

Toasted serves a bevy of homemade toasts and specialty sandwiches as well as cocktails and coffee in a bright, work-friendly space. Plus, the healthy fats in all that avocado toast are probably a brain booster.

11. Union

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5622 Dyer St
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 242-9725
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When studying with a group or holding an informal meeting, the private rooms at Union are totally clutch. As an added bonus, 10% of the price of a cup of coffee goes to nonprofit organizations, which means getting jacked up on caffeine before a big deadline is technically a good deed.

1. Ascension Coffee

200 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201

This is a coffee and wine bar, so if the studying starts to get a little stressful, switch on over to a glass of red or white with ease. Comfy booths, free WiFi, and cozy surroundings make Ascension an excellent spot to get a lot of work done. Oh, and there's a dog-friendly patio in case Fido needs to come along as moral support.

200 Crescent Ct
Dallas, TX 75201

2. Cultivar Coffee

313 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208

Locally made pastries, handcrafted artisan sandwiches, delightful espresso drinks, indoor and outdoor seating all add up to Cultivar's place as a go-to study spot. When the work is finished, fill up a growler for drinking at home.

313 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208

3. Houndstooth Coffee

1878 Sylvan Ave Ste E150, Dallas, TX 75208

Houndstooth’s baristas are trained by nationally renowned coffee geniuses, which means that they're uniquely qualified in how to make a cup of joe. Outdoor seating makes for a much better setting than a stuffy library or office when the weather is nice, and it's easy to grab a drink from adjacent bar Jettison when a little extra inspiration is required.

1878 Sylvan Ave Ste E150
Dallas, TX 75208

4. Method: Caffeination & Fare

1623 N Hall St Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75204

Method is on a constant rotation of local coffee roasters, so when you come here, you’re bound to try the latest and greatest in the world of coffee. This spot also has plenty of seating, so stretch out your legs and get your nerd on in a relaxing venue with free WiFi.

1623 N Hall St Ste 101
Dallas, TX 75204

5. Mudsmith

2114 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

With plenty of large tables (for spreading out those piles of notes) and speedy free WiFi, Mudsmith makes for a solid place to settle down and get things accomplished. Eat lunch without leaving a cozy corner spot thanks to a menu of sandwiches, take advantage of the free WiFi, and enjoy a few Texas beers on tap after all the work is done.

2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Murray Street Coffee Shop

103 Murray St, Dallas, TX 75226

Loft-style upstairs seating, sandwiches, “haute” espresso drinks, and breakfast served at all open hours – what more could one want in a study environment? This spot also features lots of natural light and eclectic music, so it doesn't feel at all like being stuck in a boring classroom.

103 Murray St
Dallas, TX 75226

7. Palmieri Cafe

Dallas Farmers Market, Dallas, TX

This Italian coffee shop and bakery makes an impressive cup of joe that's plenty strong enough to fuel even the most frenzied of studying marathons. Located in the Dallas Farmers Market, Palmieri offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and prime people-watching for when it's time to take a break.

Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas, TX

8. Roots Coffeehouse

9101 Boulevard 26 Ste 101, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Coffee, teas, and smoothies, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks are all on offer at Roots, which makes it an all-day destination for getting work done. Post up on one of the seriously cozy couches, and partake in a few glasses of beer or wine.

9101 Boulevard 26 Ste 101
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

9. The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Dallas, TX 75208

The Wild Detectives is a fabulous bookstore, but it also serves beverages and snacks such as cheese boards and toasts to help fuel important studies. This spot also serves good cocktails and a solid wine list, but fair warning, the WiFi is turned off on the weekends.

314 W 8th St
Dallas, TX 75208

10. Toasted Coffee + Kitchen

5420 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Toasted serves a bevy of homemade toasts and specialty sandwiches as well as cocktails and coffee in a bright, work-friendly space. Plus, the healthy fats in all that avocado toast are probably a brain booster.

5420 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Union

5622 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75206

When studying with a group or holding an informal meeting, the private rooms at Union are totally clutch. As an added bonus, 10% of the price of a cup of coffee goes to nonprofit organizations, which means getting jacked up on caffeine before a big deadline is technically a good deed.

5622 Dyer St
Dallas, TX 75206

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