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Frankly, I don't know what the hell has gotten into me, but I had the weirdest urge to start a page dealing with hot beverages, free wireless internet access and the paranormal. It may have something to do with the link between investigating late at night and large amounts of caffeine to stay awake, or the fact that I got started in this field when I lived in Seattle.
At any rate, this page is dedicated to all the night owls out there who haunt the streets well after dark.
ALTERNATIVE & LATE NITE COFFEE SHOPS IN DALLAS
Here are some independent coffee shops with personality and good quality brew right here in the Dallas area:
One of the coolest new places I have seen open up in a LONG time - their strengths are many; including a very a friendly staff, and the fact that they serve not only coffee and other related caffeinated beverages but also wine AND DRAFT BEER.
Also, the way the space is laid out is clever and includes both open areas and cozy nooks imbued with an atmosphere that I would describe as both funky and warm.
Free wireless is available as well.
2114 Greenville Avenue @ Bell Ave Dallas, TX 75206
Mon - Thurs 7 AM - 11 PM
Fri - Sat 7 AM - Midnight
Sunday 7 AM - 10 PM
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Superb atmosphere and large variety of chocolates, teas, coffee and wine. Also nightly jazz on weekends.
3926 Oak Lawn Ave Dallas, TX 75219
Happy Hour M - Sat 5 - 7 PM $5 select wines and beers
Live Jazz Friday & Sat from 8 PM to Close
Hours of operation:
The Pearl Cup Espresso Bar
1900-B Henderson Ave Dallas, TX 75206
Monday – Friday 7am to 9pm.
Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 9pm
White Rock Coffee
10105 E. Northwest Hwy Dallas, TX 75238 214-341-4774
Exquisite Blends, Single Origin, Micro Roasts Free Wi-Fi, Fresh Food, Local Entertainment
M -Th: 6 AM -10 PM
Authentic Italian Ice Cream & Coffee
5100 Belt Line Suite 704 SE Corner of Tollway & Beltline across from Mercy Wine and Blue Mesa 972.392.7155
Sun -Thur: 11 AM - 10:30 PM
Email: Addison01 AT Paciugo.Net
New Amsterdam Coffee House
831 Exposition Ave @ Exposition & Parry Ave Dallas, TX 75226-2486 214.827.3433
open till 2 AM
Dunn Bros Coffee
3725 Belt Line Road (just East of the NE corner of Marsh and Beltline) Addison, TX 75001 972.406.9711
Free Internet Access including Wireless
Poetry 7:30 - 10 PM 1st & 3rd Weds of month
Open Sun - Thurs till 10:30 PM Fri & Sat 11 PM +
13605 Midway Road Suite 180 (a few blocks North of LBJ on the West side) Farmers Branch, TX 75244
6125 Berkshire Lane near NW Highway and Preston (Preston Center Shopping)
6 AM - 10 PM M - F
6 AM - 11 PM Sat Sun
Offers not only coffee and tea, but also sandwiches, pastries and gelato desserts.
Chic decor complete with a private room for laptop use.
Java & Boba
2150 N. Josey Suite 100 (NE corner of Keller Springs & Josey by Albertson's)
Free wireless access! (with purchase)
with Seattle's Best Coffee and Bubble Tea
$1 OFF COUPON in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (download & print)
M-F 6:30 - 9 PM
Sat 8 - 9 PM
Sun 9 - 9 PM
Black Forest Cafe
5801 E. Northwest Highway a block East of I-75 (Central Expressway) Dallas, TX 75231-6519 214.361.2483
built into the Half Price Books Flagship Store
open till 10 PM
Dallas - Lovers @ Greenville (SE corner)
Plano - Coit @ I-90 (NE corner)
Ft. Worth - Hulen Mall shopping center off I-30
open till 10 PM
Summer Party Bubble Tea & Coffee
2536 N. Belt Line Irving, TX 75062 (972) 252-9132
open till 10 PM
Shaky Ray's Coffee & Books
Coffee Haus Eastside Village
1045 15th Pl
1022 E 15th St
The Jupiter House
114 N. Locust Denton, TX 940.387.7100
White Rhino Coffee Company & Coffee House
Quality Coffee & Tea - Sweet Treats
230 W. Beltline Rd. 972.293.7361
Multiple locations in the Dallas area
24 Hours for most locations except Plano
LATE NIGHT PIZZA IN DALLAS
Zini's Pizza - Dine-in Delivery Takeout
2639-C Elm Street Dallas, TX 75226
Sun - Thurs 11 AM - Midnight
Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 2:45 AM
OTHER RESOURCES FOR DALLAS COFFEEHOUSES
Run by a 3rd Generation Chocolatier
located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth DFW area serving North Texas and beyond
Call or email for a catalog or orders:
BEVERAGE RECIPES & INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLAMANCY (magic through Chocolate)
Chocolate Drink Recipe
1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate (Nestle Abuelita sold in Mexican markets works well)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup boiling water
ground pepper of chilies to taste
Aztec Chocolate: Grate the unsweetened chocolate into a bowl and cover it with a little of the boiling water. Mash the mixture into a paste. Add the rest of the water and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the pepper and chilies to liven up the drink.
The chocolate will not totally dissolve and will have a grittiness to it. For a more authentic drink let the mixture cool and then beat until frothy and drink.
Spanish Chocolate: Follow the directions for the Aztec Chocolate omitting the pepper and chilies and add 3 teaspoons of sugar, plus a dash of cinnamon.
SPECIALTY BEVERAGE PURVEYORS
French Press Coffee - recommended blends
BEST BLENDS: Starbucks Verona, Mexican Shade Grown Seattle’s Best 3 full scoops add chocolate beans for best results
BEST DAMN COFFEE EVER: Vivace in Seattle. I used to live two blocks from 611 Supreme over on Pine Street - Capitol Hill District. My favorite activity for Sunday brunch was to wander in and get some of their excellent crepes. But what really made the morning was this French Press Coffee they served which just kicked my ass all over Puget Sound. Finally, YEARS later I called them and asked just what the hell they put in it, as even the blends mentioned above just didn't satisfy.
Coarse grind is best, though I understand there is a setting specifically for French Press. 2 tablespoons to 2 cups of coffee.
Coffee with sparkling with and superb artwork on the bags.
http://www.ravensbrew.com/ 1.800.91 - RAVEN (72836)
I have heard some good things on this company based on their freshness.
http://www.coffeefool.com/ Customer Service:
13112 Brushcreek Lane
Despite my dark and rough hewn background, I have always had an immense respect for the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the quality of fine tea. Lately, the meditative ritual that comes with it has been a source of reflection and wisdom in my life, forcing me to slow down and be in the moment. On the downside, I have become a bit of a hot tea snot, and can't drink any of the mass produced brands very well anymore, though this Southern Boy won't turn his nose up at any good, old fashioned iced tea.
Teavana Galleria Dallas & Northpark Mall http://store.teavana.com/ Extols the health virtues of their various teas. Some interesting freshly made tea drinks are available as well, though I understand that the Northpark store stopped making many of them much to my disappointment.
Central Market / Whole Foods - the bulk sections have some surprisingly good deals on quality leaf tea. Even though the prices can run upwards of $80 a pound, a small "dime-bag" will only set you back $2 - $4 if you want to try a sample. Many of the metaphysical and herb shops listed in the Dallas Metaphysical link page also sell quality teas.
A morning without coffee is like sleep. ~ Author Unknown
"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee."
~ Flash Rosenberg
"Chocolate, men, coffee - some things are better rich."
~ Author Unknown (but probably a woman)
"Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank."
~ Alphonse Allais
"Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee."
~ Stephanie Piro
"Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat."
~ Alex Levine
"Given enough coffee, I could rule the world."
"Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love."
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"
- T.S. Elliot. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
"The voodoo priest and all his powders were as nothing compared to espresso, cappuccino, and mocha, which are stronger than all the religions of the world combined, and perhaps stronger than the human soul itself."
" Or to some coffee house I stray for news, the manna of the day."
Matthew Green "The Spleen" (1737)
"OH COFFEE, YOU DISPEL THE WORRIES OF THE GREAT, you point the way to those who have wandered from the path of knowledge. Coffee is the drink of the friends of God, and of His servants who seek wisdom. "
Sheik Ansari Djezeri Hanball
Nancy Astor: "If I were your wife, I would put poison in your coffee."
Winston Churchill: "And if I were your husband, I would drink it."