48 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 ASCENSION COFFEE “Ascension” implies something that has risen to a higher level – and the coffee at this place is certainly given highest priority. We love how folks at Ascension describe coffee as “complex like wine, communal like beer, but habitual like water.” The food menu is also given emphasis with chef-driven, on-trend items such as burrata and tomato jam on toast, and on weekends, baked ricotta hotcakes. Feel free to linger at this every-day, all-day, neighborhood destination. Multiple locations throughout DFW www.ascensiondallas.com BOULANGERIE BY VILLAGE BAKING COMPANY When the bread is the true star of a cafe (and the name is French), you know it’s going to be good. Pain au chocolat and croissants are buttery and flaky and as good as you’ll get in a Parisian café—ooh la la! Sandwiches are always delicious and typically sell out, so get there early if you’re thinking lunch. Otherwise, it’s still a lovely place for a pastry, coffee and mingling time – especially on the patio. 1921 Greenville Ave. | Dallas (214) 821-3477 www.villagebakingco.com CAFÉ INTERMEZZO If you’ve been lucky enough to travel throughout Europe and find yourself longing for the distinctive ambience of a Viennese coffeehouse, you’re in luck here. The word “intermezzo” means intermission, and in true form, this place provides a much-needed break in your daily routine. Founder Brian Olson “salutes the freedom to choose” by offering a plethora of frothy options, including the Caffe Mozart, a double espresso with fresh whipped cream and chocolate chips and Caffe Bach with steamed cream and butterscotch, topped with Schlaag. If your sweet tooth is talking to you, you’ll find over 48 varieties of decadent homemade desserts daily. The Shops at Legacy 7401 Lone Star Dr. | Plano (404) 835-3410 www.cafeintermezzo.com BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE… WARM UP WITH A HOT CUP OF CHEER