These seven newish coffee joints are spread all over Funkytown, with most all offering environmental sustainability and community building along with your latte.
The phrase “Everything old is new again” comes to mind when you walk into Arcadia Coffee. Peace, love, funky art, good Karma and recyclable coffee cups have come to the Near Southside. The ethos of the neighborhood is transmitted into the beverages and food. The vegan food options make a nice change from traditional coffeehouse fare, and whether you want drip coffee or a smoothie, your options are wide open.
Owner Mia Moss worked at a nationally franchised coffeehouse in her teens, and brought that love of coffee and coffeehouse community back to her own neighborhood. With two signature coffee blends (The Eastsider and the rich, dark, stronger-than-death Poly Blend) Moss has created something truly unique. Just across the street from Texas Wesleyan University, the only coffee shop in the area has already become a place where people of all ethnicities are gathering to relax and drink the really good brew.
Owner Janice Townsend’s ethically sourced coffee emporium has been perking along for a decade in North Richland Hills. The newest location on the Near Southside features traditional coffeehouse favorites along with some fun, exotic tea blends. The Matcha Ado About Orange offered a kick of Topo Chico with cold-pressed orange juice, matcha, and your choice of dairy or oat milk.
Race Street Coffee
The west side expansion of Dallas’ Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters fits right into the neighborhood now known as the River East. Sustainability is important to the locally owned chain. Bring your own cup for your to-go coffee and save a dollar. If you just want your Joe to go, they’ll sell you a compostable cup and part of the money goes back into the company’s sustainability fund for environmental projects.
Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
Another local chain that originated in Dallas, Toasted Coffee wins the food and beverage game on this list. In addition to coffee with a variety of non-dairy milk options, Toasted also offers a full menu and cocktails, beer and wine. The pitcher of Bloody Marys at brunch serves four….or two, if you’re thirsty. From Primal and Vietnamese coffees to drips and smoothies, there’s a lot to enjoy on the menu.
Lazy Daisy Coffee
Lazy Daisy Coffee Bar is cozy new cafe now open next to Wild Acre Brewing's second location off Camp Bowie Boulevard. Brightly decorated with mustard yellows and hanging flowers, Lazy Daisy invites patrons to extend their stay stay while serving brew supplied by Counter Culture Coffee, two variations of chai (masala chai and a golden turmeric chai) sourced by Rishi Tea.
Summer Moon Coffee
Originating in the Austin area, Summer Moon’s second Tarrant County location lies on Main Street between the Magnolia Avenue and South Main Village. Summer Moon’s Hill Country roastery specializes in roasting the beans over Texas oak. Whether you can taste the difference or not, you’ll be charmed by the location and the food options, which include some very tasty gluten-free pastries.