A Guide to Denton Coffee Shops
West Oak Coffee Bar
Near and dear to the heart of downtown, West Oak was started by two firefighters and is an aesthetic standout among Denton coffee shops, thanks to its cool vintage vibe, earthy tones set against exposed brick walls adorned by rotating artworks, ample furnishings built from reclaimed materials, trendy light fixtures, wooden floorboards, occasional touch of greenery, and convenient amenities for a productive cafe day.
West Oak’s java beans are diligently sourced from the world’s premier growing regions and roasted to flavorful perfection by a talented team on-site. Whether searching for your next “usual” or a seasonal special to help mix things up, their baristas are more than happy to guide you through a myriad of tantalizing prospects.
When the sons of liberty paraded aboard British ships anchored in Boston harbor to pour tea into the murky depths below just before the American Revolution, they did so with an unwillingness to compromise or stick to the status quo. Although their momentous spirit of rebellion is most often attributed to the birth of the greatest country on Earth, it also led to the replacement of tea with coffee as the true patriot’s drink of choice. In the wake of that cultural influence, Sons Coffee pays homage to those who thrive on the precipice of human ingenuity.
This urban-industrial abode dons a minimalist interior that places an emphasis on the things that matter most, loved ones and the humble art of craft coffee. Creative visionaries can find exceptional accommodations here, taking into consideration the large communal tables, super-fast wifi, abundance of outlets, and quieter nooks to get work done. Last but certainly not least, the Oat-Chata is a divine mix of cinnamon sprinkled horchata and oat milk on draft.
Jupiter House Coffee
Residing within one of the numerous vintage storefronts lining downtown’s Locust Street is Jupiter House, a two-story hallmark among Denton coffee shops frequented for its spacious and artsy interior, intricate black and white tile floors, red accents, and ample seating arrangements. Aside from serving your traditional caffeine-rich favorites, they also craft a variety of smoothies, shakes, and breakfast bagels.
While a superior atmosphere for productivity would be difficult to imagine, aside from optimum functionality, the attention to detail that has gone into designing this cafe with a perfect balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo work sessions.
Golden Boy Coffee & Cocktails
Located near Texas Women’s University, Golden Boy showcases black walls accentuated by shiny golden bees, stars, and honeycombs, trendy light fixtures mounted to a high exposed ceiling, and numerous wooden tabletops. Not only can you expect to encounter delicious takes on your typical morning fix, but they also handcraft cocktails that pair brilliantly with the cool alternative decor and probably a pastry too.
Java Rocket began as a coffee operation on wheels, neatly residing within a retro-style teardrop trailer. They now have a new home inside Harvest House at 331 E Hickory Street with a full lineup of coffee, espresso, tea, fresh juice blends, and smoothies.
Situated just east of downtown, Harvest House is Denton’s largest all-in-one concert venue, bar, and beer garden. Feel free to lounge on their spacious outdoor patio with ample seating, fire pits, and some amazing live musical talent. The back yard or side yard features a variety of games including pool, corn hole, darts, Jenga, and giant Connect Four.
This adorable little double drive-through abode nestled on the breezy corner of University Drive and Sunset Street is one of the cutest coffee shops in Denton. What Elevated Grounds may lack in size, it certainly makes up for in spirit, aesthetic decor, photogenic appeal, and an intimate common area where guests can mingle with friends and try some fantastic brunch fare. Moreover, they’ve got signature amalgamations enriched with flavor profiles ranging from snickerdoodle to recess to oatmeal cookie to honey lavender.
Avoca Coffee Roasters
Gaelic for “the great mouth,” Avoca takes on a whole new meaning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. From their otherworldly concoctions such as the coca-cola-infused Charlie Sheen cold brew to dependable classics, this roaster has been pushing the figurative java envelope of excellence since its founding in 2011. The recently opened Denton cafe features minimalistic white walls, warm earthy tones, light wooden furnishings, and an outdoor patio area with cushioned seating.
A non-profit operating under the Denton Freedom House, Zera functions entirely through volunteer efforts and all profits go toward running a residential program supporting men coming out of prison and addiction with the hope of freedom from brokenness through community, love, service, and Truth. Dappled with an abundance of booths, comfy couches, and tabletops, the eclectic atmosphere is a great place to study, meet with friends or colleagues, host your next special event or meeting, or just relax for a bit.
This space has served as a reliable java haunt among Dentonites for years now, that being said, Aura serves Counter Culture Coffee, real fruit smoothies, quality teas, local baked goods, and culinary breakfast delight amidst a wonderous ambiance perhaps most underscored by diverse furnishings, cute potted plants, and a zen spirit. Their signature beverages are one of a kind as well, with creations such as the almond roca enhanced Ziggy Stardust, coconut-hinted Kool Keith, and cinnamon sweetened Horchata Iced Coffee, you’re taste buds will surely be tempted to embark upon a flavorful adventure.
Seven Mile Cafe
Seven Mile Cafe is a popular sit-down brunch destination that sports a full-espresso bar known for coffee cocktails and other delectable signature creations such as the trademark Seven Mile Latte, a perfectly balanced harmony of sweetness and clean acidity, and Chocolate Coffee Cream, which consists of vanilla ice cream blended with cold brew and chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream.
Their upscale home-style cooking features delicious takes on the familiar breakfast and lunch dishes we all crave – not to mention, vegan options are available as well. Bingo, this is the trendy abode where pancakes drenched in berries and syrup may dwarf the radius of a human face, plates are packed end to end with all the usual fixings, and refreshing fruit juices compliment hard-earned weekend mimosas.
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