NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 51 PEARL CUP When Carlene Saelg and Rita Davis moved to Dallas from Austin in early 2007, they began looking for a “real” coffee shop—the kind that served strong, mostly espresso-based drinks that weren’t bitter, provided a community atmosphere and welcomed those who wanted to open up a laptop or book and hang out for a while. When they couldn’t find one, they boldly opened Pearl Cup. Using only the best, local Texas roasters, Pearl Cup is the perfect venue for true coffee snobs—and we mean that in the most complimentary way. Of course, you must try their creamy, dreamy signature drink: The Pearl Latte™. 2701 Custer Pkwy. | Richardson (214) 468-8182 PERIDOT COFFEE The quote painted on the wall of Peridot says it all: “Life is too short to drink bad coffee.” This serene place in Dallas’ Koreatown is perfect for either chilling out or accomplishing “things” while enjoying delicious beverages like the beautifully layered Green Tea Flat or Hazelnut Latte with Almond Milk. Feeling peckish? Pastries are also available, or you can enjoy a sweet and filling bubble tea. 2240 Royal Ln. Ste. 101 | Dallas (469) 567-3852 SUMMER MOON WOOD-FIRED COFFEE Located in historic downtown Frisco, Summer Moon offers a little taste of urban life, smack dab in the ‘burbs. Try a nitro cold brew with “moon milk” (a blend of seven secret ingredients and the equivalent of melted ice cream – yes, please) and a breakfast taco; there are also pastries and wraps/sandwiches. As the name implies, there’s drip wood-fired coffee and it’s awesome. 6943 Main St. | Frisco (469) 294-0117 THE NEST CAFÉ Yes, we still love trendy avocado toast. But what about mushroom toast with scrambled eggs and ham? Or, hummus toast with beet hummus and micro greens? And while we don’t mean to minimize the coffee here – because it’s fantastic – the artfully- prepared food is worth a trip alone. The bulgogi panini is also noteworthy, and the clean, minimal atmosphere is sublime. 7777 Warren Pkwy. Ste. 325 | Frisco (469) 579-4790 WHITE ROCK COFFEE Whether you’re searching for a cool, caffeinated hangout after burning some calories at White Rock Lake or a quick walk-up/drive-thru with plenty of specialty drink options, like Iced Caramel Mocha, White Rock aims to please. The main location on Northwest Highway offers plenty of seating, free Wi-Fi, fresh muffins, bagels and pastries and if you hit them at the right time, free live music, too. It’s also a great place to pick up a pound of locally roasted microlot, organic or direct/fair trade beans for your home brews. Multiple locations throughout DFW Editor’s Note: Did we miss your favorite? Tell us! Email