NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 49 CAFÉ MILA Lovely spot in The Colony with a cozy vibe, perfect for enjoying $1 mimosas (with purchase, on weekends) and a daily, hearty selection of egg sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, flatbreads and more. Service is friendly and if you’re unsure what to order, the staff is happy to make recommendations. 6800 Windhaven Pkwy. Ste. 105 | The Colony (972) 307-4247 COFFEE HOUSE CAFÉ This is the perfect setting for “coffee talks” with friends, weeknight dinner with the family, date night or just about anything else. Coffee is European style, handcrafted, shade grown, mostly organic and all that— but there’s so much more. You’ll also see French press drinks, cold brews and pour overs, as well as delicious “adult” coffees, featuring tasty add-ins like Bailey’s, Frangelico and vanilla vodka. 6150 Frankford Rd. | Dallas (972) 232-2333 DUNN BROTHERS Small batch, in-store roasting ensures every cup at Dunn Brothers will be fresh – really fresh. This may be a chain, but the emphasis here is on neighborhood and community. Seasonal specials make repeat visits mandatory: Think apple honey toast and pumpkin pie latte. There’s also all-day breakfast and a nice selection of sandwiches, wraps and salads. 3725 Belt Line Rd. | Addison (972) 406-9711 FICTION COFFEE Remember when coffee was just so mething to wake you up? These days, it’s so much more – now associated with terms like “third wave coffee standards” and “artisanal roasters.” And while Fiction offers high-quality coffee and its baristas are certainly knowledgeable, they’re anything but coffee snobs. This is a laid-back, homey place perfect for meet-ups and enjoying a sweet or savory pastry. Or two. 1623 N. Hall St. | Dallas (469) 399-7724 THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF PLACES TO GRAB A CUP OF JOE-TO-GO IN THE METROPLEX, BUT WHY SETTLE FOR THAT? WE’VE HAPPILY RESEARCHED SOME OF THE BEST COFFEE HOUSES WHERE YOU CAN SIP, NOSH AND LINGER – AS LONG AS YOU LIKE. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE By Kristin Cicciarelli