There’s no hiding it—Dallas / Fort Worth isn’t exactly Seattle or New York, with a neighborhood coffee shop around every corner. In North Texas, independent, neighborhood coffeehouses are few and far between. Luckily the ones we do have are true gems worth seeking out.

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Coffee Haus

208 S. Mesquite Street
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 795-5790

Conveniently located right next to the University of Texas at Arlington, Coffee Haus not only offers house-roasted blends and flavored coffees, but loose-leaf teas as well. Each cup is brewed individually, so it’s incredibly fresh and you can choose your own flavors instead of the coffee of the day if you wish. (Snickerdoodle or Caramel Creme? Your pick!)

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Crooked Tree Coffeehouse

2414 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 953-1142

A local coffee shop that literally makes you feel at home. A converted home in Uptown, Crooked Tree is furnished with vintage couches, bright art, and a few utilitarian desks. Ice cream sandwiches, vegan pastries, live music on the weekends, and a new patio space earn lots of bonus points.

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Drip Coffee Co.

4343 Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 599-7800

Roasting their own coffee beans on location in small batches, Drip Coffee is a must for coffee purists who really appreciate a simple cup of coffee without all the frappé frills. Their roasted blends include Brazilian, Estate Java, Tanzania Peaberry, and more.

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Murray St. Coffee Shop

103 Murray Street
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 655-2808

The perfect neighborhood coffee house with a great atmosphere & an upstairs loft. In addition to Illy coffee and espresso, they serve sandwiches, small breakfast items, and a selection of beer and wine. Hang out while enjoying free WiFi and a well-stocked magazine library featuring art, fashion, and culture publications.

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Pearl Cup

1900 N. Henderson Avenue, Suite B
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-9500

Home of the tastiest mocha in Dallas, Pearl Cup is a local favorite. Along with a full espresso bar menu, they offer light breakfast and lunch options. Their signature Pearl Latte is creamy and lightly sweetened. However, the exact recipe is kept a secret!

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Roots Coffeehouse

9101 Highway 26, Suite 101
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
(817) 503-7344

One of DFW’s first coffee shops to serve exclusively fair trade and organic coffee. Their unique honey vanilla latte is perfect for those who enjoy a flavored latte but don’t like their coffee too sweet. Lots of desk seating makes it a good spot for studying and book club meetings.