Here are 15 coffee shops where you can work a little and caffeinate a lot.
Ampersand offers the best of both possible worlds: coffeehouse by day, cocktail bar by night. During the day, Ampersand’s staff decant the air-roasted coffee in beverages as simple as a Chemex pour over to more complex like a macchiato, latte or a dirty chai.
You can also indulge in frozen drinks and non-coffee options like the Oreo, Caramel or Nutella Frappes, a Peachy Keen Iced Tea or a Mango A Go Go Iced Tea.
The folks at Avoca Coffee Roasters take their beans seriously. Since 2011, owners Garold LaRue and Jimmy Story have taken Fort Worth with them as they pursued the best in micro-roasted batches of coffee.
Forging partnerships with local eateries and regional grocery stores, the brand bloomed –– from breweries to barbecue joints to donut shops, you can find their product in sip-able and edible form. But it’s best enjoyed in their flagship store on Magnolia Avenue, or their second location on Foch Street near Crockett Row. Check out their mention in Lonely Planet Food's "Global Coffee Tour: A Tasters's Guide to the World's Best Coffee Experiences."
Brewed invites locals to eat, drink and gather. If you’re meeting with a few folks, try the press pot for three. If you’re working alone, there are more drinks that you could down in a month, including a delicious cold brew that soaks overnight; the end result is smooth and less acidic than traditional iced coffee. Brewed gets points for the excellent menu ––all-day eats are offered along with craft beer and a nice wine selection.
Buon Giorno Coffee
The owners of Buon Giorno Coffee were influenced by European coffeehouses, where people gather to linger over their beverages. The result: handcrafted espresso and specialty drinks with unusual flavors like Tuscany mocha (dark chocolate kissed with orange) or the white chocolate and caramel Roma Bianca.
Craftwork Coffee Co.
Craftwork Coffee Co. has three locations in the Fort, and it’s a unique concept: offer a space for rent that entrepreneurs, freelancers, and those untethered to traditional offices, can meet, work solo at shared tables, or have a conference in a private office. Then add coffee and voila! Instant productivity.
Sons of Liberty Coffee
Sons of Liberty is a lot edgier than most coffee joints. Of course you can get your traditional latte or cortado, but some of the coffee (and chocolate milk!) comes in taps. The drinks are strong, the workspace is congenial, and best of all –– you can enjoy a house-made breakfast taco with your java.
Vaquero Coffee Co.
The South American-influenced Vaquero Coffee Co. is a relative newcomer to the Fort Worth coffee scene, and the unassuming exterior belies the pretty, light-filled interior. The store’s motto –– Work Hard, Be Kind –– pretty much sums up what the new coffeehouse is trying to do.
Coffee Folk is an adorable coffee truck located in east Fort Worth off Meadowbrook Dr. next to Firehouse Pottery and Gallery. The quaint truck operates Thursday - Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lavendar Latte is a crowd-pleaser and the Taco Heads breakfast tacos never disappoint.
South Main Village
Crude Coffee, Summer Moon Coffee, Roots and Arcadia Coffee call the Near Southside's South Main Village home. All offer delicious coffee specialities and pastries to nibble on. Arcadia swoons the vegan crowd with their all-vegan menu including some stellar breakfast burritos.
5Am Drip Coffee Roasters
Another vegan crowdpleaser, 5Am Drip is located in the a historic Southside neighborhood just east of I-35 in a funky shipping container complex. Grab your Joe to-go or sit outside on the quaint patio.
Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
This popular brunch spot in the Crockett Row at West 7th development boasts a large menu of hearty toasts, sandwiches, smoothies and savory dishes. Boozy drinks also make the menu.
Located near Texas Christian University, this buzzy spot is known for their homemade buttermilk biscuits and jams. Come hungry, leave very happy.