Coffee seems to be a very important essential for people of all ages. I know personally I rely on the caffeinated drinks to help me prepare for studying, work and good-times. Not only do coffee shops serve the number one thing hint hint.. coffee!! But, they also provide a get away place to waste away hours of the day.
Houndstooth Coffee on Henderson Ave. I'm super happy to have them in our area as they are a branch of the Austin based shop. This place is definitely a must for all you coffee, tea, beer & wine lovers. It's got such a modern, clean atmosphere that I just love! The baristas are super hip and friendly, which is another huge plus! If you're not sure what to try I'd say try it all! But, my personal favorites are the the kick-ass summer peach tea/ ice chai latte.
Sip|Stir Cafe is a community coffee bar on McKinney Ave in Dallas. They seem to really focus on creating bonds with each customer who enters the shop. An Automatic check mark for me!! I can always count on them to be playing hip tunes, which is another plus! I know I love sipping on great coffee and listening to good music. They also have free wi-fi for all of us who always bring a laptop full of homework/ work with them. They also provide an "odd" latte that I just couldn't pass up sharing with everyone. Its the S'mores Latte! I was a little hesitant on trying this at first. But let me tell you, you will not be slightly disappointed. It was so yummy! Really everything I've tried here is great!!
Mudsmith is located in the heart of Lower Greenville in Dallas. My first impression of this coffee shop was "damn, I love the set up and decoration". They have an awesome little library in the back half of the shop that is super neat. Definitely a very "hipster" environment as they like to call it. Their daily brew and pour overs are to die for! But my personal favorite is their Chai Tea Latte. I blame them for my now chai addiction.