A Guide to Richardson Coffee Shops
Taking up residence within an adorable little green house on the corner of Polk and Texas streets, this gem among Richardson coffee shops offers a simple yet delicious menu of coffee, teas, and pastries that are made by a group of talented pastry chefs and bakers who will constantly leave you saying “mmmmmm” with every bite. Staycation could serve as your second living room, it’s quaint, tranquil, and charming, as well as dappled with artisan furnishings, vibrant potted plants, and an overall bohemian meets tropical type of setting.
They’re partnered with Tweed Coffee, a Dallas-based roaster dedicated to sourcing sustainably grown and processed coffee at above the fair trade price, in other words, your cup of morning joe represents the highest half a percent of quality coffee in the world.
Communion Neighborhood Cooperative
Functioning as a facet of Communion Neighborhood Cooperative – one beautifully designed co-working space – this coffee shop offers an incredible amenity-rich environment destined to impress professionals, creatives, and students alike. Its multi-roaster coffee program ensures a uniquely delicious adventure by featuring three amazing specialty coffee roasters at a time: one local, one regional, and one from further away.
Additionally, you can depend on encountering a well-curated selection of loose-leaf teas, house-made syrups, rotating seasonal drinks, and small bites to accompany your morning delight.
I Love U A-Latte
Snuggled down towards the end of an unassuming strip mall is family-owned and operated I Love U A-Latte, which was started with one purpose: to serve people with delicious beverages and a comforting environment. Needless to say, the founders knocked both goals out of the park, as this eclectic and colorful cafe showcases ample comfy seating, mismatched furnishings, trendy light fixtures hanging from above, and lovely trinket-adorned bookshelves.
The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to daringly innovative, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages made by skilled baristas who are more than capable of whipping up one-of-a-kind flavorful creations should your taste buds be craving something beyond the traditional.
Magic Cup is a bright, clean, and, relaxed hangout with ample seating, speedy WiFi, and friendly service; the staff similarly maintains a delectable selection of fresh fruit fusion teas, milk teas, boba teas, nutrient-packed smoothies, frappes, and espresso-based coffee beverages. Their coffee beans are locally roasted in Dallas with a top-of-the-line Probat 1969 UG-22 roaster. The espresso is sure to kickstart your morning with a blend of sweetness and acidity, rock sugar aroma, and milk chocolate finish.
A Day Cafe
This quaint and hidden gem among Richardson coffee shops is an aesthetically pleasing getaway serving coffees, boba, fruit teas, and smoothies. On a food-related note, A Day Cafe has ice cream-topped toasts and Nutella-enhanced crepes.
Lemma Coffee Co.
An adorable little coffee bar situated in the ATEC building on the University of Texas at Dallas campus, Lemma is a locally owned and operated coffee company known for sourcing and roasting delicious seasonal single-origin coffees from around the world.
While this setup seems compact compared to their brick and mortar shops, you can still get all of your favorites from a classic drip coffee to a flavored latte and everything in between. Moreover, feel free to treat yourself to sandwiches made in-house at their Carrollton Roastery and pastries (vegan options available) from not one but two local bakeries!
This mellow spot with comfy seating and speedy WiFi offers a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, such as fresh mason tea jar refreshers, milk teas, nutrient-rich smoothies, blended frappes, and handcrafted coffee beverages. Java Land’s sweet and savory food options vary as well, including waffles, fried dumplings, mochi ice cream, chicken pho, and many smaller snacks that are sure to satisfy any palette.
Eiland Coffee Roasters
Tucked away among warehouses and auto shops in an industrial part of town, Eiland is a small batch, artisan coffee roaster that specializes in rare and unique single estate coffees. Keep in mind, their dedication to the art of producing fine java takes up most of the building’s space, with that being said, there isn’t really any seating available so perhaps plan to grab and enjoy elsewhere.
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-thru coffee company. For those java purists bewildered that I could include as large a chain as Dutch on this list of Richardson coffee shops, please remember, they’re not very common elsewhere in the United States, so for visitors or newcomers, this energy-rich oasis in the sun will undoubtedly prove a sweet treat.
From early mornings to late nights, some heavenly beverages you may spot being served out of their pull-up window include specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas, and Blue Rebel energy drinks that customers can infuse with their favorite flavors.
Every cup of Dutch Bros. coffee is handcrafted – roasted by hand in the Pacific Northwest, blended by hand, and then ground and pulled by hand, ristretto-style. One more observation worth noting, their employees are relentlessly kind, attentive, and cheerful, at all times, never failing to look like they’re having the moment of their lives while on shift; super fun vibes!
85oC Bakery Cafe
Conveniently situated just off Highway 75, 85oC Bakery specializes in fresh bread baked every hour, the store has over 60 different varieties of breads inspired by European, Asian and Danish trades. When it comes to your morning fix, rest assured that every coffee is made with freshly ground espresso beans and shots are brewed to a perfect symphony.
The founder of this popular, ever-growing business, Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu visited a cafe in a 5-star hotel back in 2003 and while treating himself to some gourmet pastries and drinks, he realized that the prices were set way too high for people to enjoy on a whim. From that moment, Mr. Wu has envisioned a shop that provides premium coffee, bread, and cake at affordable prices.
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