Friday, May 30, 2014

things to do in dallas - coffee shops, pt 5.

Time for another installment!
Previous posts can be found here, here, here, aaaand here. Phew.

The Life House (Rockwall)
As I was getting my hair done in Rockwall by my sweet friend, Bekka, I thought I'd see if there were any coffee shops nearby. This one came up on Yelp and was just down the road from me so I checked it out. Ya'll, Yelp has never steered me wrong -- I mean never. This adorable coffeehouse is inside a converted home (with a frisbee golf store in the back..?) and was so sweet. They roast their beans and make all their organic food and pastries in house so they control everything they serve. It shows. The coffee wasn't bitter at all; one of the most tasty lattes I've ever had. The barista was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable, taking the time to explain their processes to me. If you ever happen to be 30 minutes east of Dallas, I hiiiighly recommend you check this shop out.

Weekend Coffee (Downtown)
Located inside the Joule Hotel, this coffee shop welcomes those staying at the hotel and those just dropping by for a caffeine fix. Peter and I ventured here on our weekday vacation extravaganza (uh, he took a Monday off and we hung out)! I loved the vibe inside; Pete thought it was pretentious. I say that sometimes it's fun to pretend you're fancier than you are. This was definitely one of those times. He got the cold brew, I got my usual. We ended up swapping drinks halfway through because we each liked each other's better. Both were excellent, though. I'll be back here.

Oak Lawn Coffee (Uptown)
Oak Lawn Coffee is best known for it's iced coffee, but I stuck with my nonfat vanilla latte and it was average. Not bad, but nothing hugely impressive. The inside is good for studying or reading, the atmosphere quiet and calm. They also give 10% of their profits to organizations that are actively trying to make Dallas - or specifically the Oak Lawn neighborhood - better. Additionally, this coffeehouse sports local artists on its walls and has "Meet the Artists" once a month. Gotta love a company that gives back.


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