50 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 FILTERED This self-described “craft coffee and culture house” offers classic coffee beverages, international brew methods, pour-overs, and a variety of teas and Italian sodas. Mosey on back to play board games, or just sit and chill when live music is playing. Hip vibe meets McKinney family-friendliness at Filtered. 218 E. Louisiana St. | McKinney (469) 219-8300 www.getmefiltered.com FOURTEEN EIGHTEEN COFFEEHOUSE Brick walls and a pressed tin ceiling give Fourteen Eighteen the big city urban vibe that many of us crave in DFW, especially in the ‘burbs, but really, it’s about the coffee. And the comfy couches. Oh, and the pastries! If you’re craving sweets, there’s a generous selection of sumptuous pies from Emporium, flaky pastries, muffins and scones to pair with your double espresso or cappuccino, made with beans roasted by Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. 1418 K Ave. | Plano (214) 738-5664 www.fourteeneighteencoffeehouse.com GLOBAL PEACE FACTORY The highly customizable drinks, interesting ingredients and super-friendly wait staff are what bring folks back here time and again. We said interesting coffee ingredients, and we meant it: lavender or coconut syrup. Honey. Brown Sugar. There are also plenty of milk alternatives. But what makes Global Peace a standout for us is that it donates a portion of its proceeds to peacework charities. Pretty cool for a place that serves really hot beverages. 1377 Legacy Dr. | Frisco (214) 705-2664 www.globalpeacefactory.com MAGNOLIAS SOUS LE PONT Look for the memorable teal façade of this Harwood District favorite, featuring art and handmade gifts by local artisans. Grab a fresh sandwich or salad from the takeaway case and prepare to park yourself in a comfy chair with a steamy cortado, flat white or matcha latte – this is the kind of place that makes you want to stick around. 2727 N. Harwood St. | Dallas (469) 249-9222 www.magnoliasdallas.com NERDVANA We’re not sure what makes us nerdier: our love of Nerdvana’s borrow-or-buy board games library or the fact that we get super excited about a hot beverage served in actual coffee mugs. Never mind. Nerdvana gets a big thumbs up. Much of the seating in this wide- open space is community-style—perfect for socializing and playing games—with plentiful outlets for all your electronic devices. 5757 Main St. | Frisco (214) 618-8130 www.nerdvanafrisco.com