171 N. Denton Tap Road, Coppell
Zenzero Bakery first opened their small space in Coppell five years ago and recently expanded their dining area and bakery with a 900-square-foot addition. The brand definitely focuses on baking — try their outstanding éclair ($3.25) or their most popular item, the chocolate chip brownie ($4.25) — but they’ve also got a full kitchen putting out fantastic food from migas ($10) to Angus burgers ($13). The coffee here is as good as you’ll find anywhere in Dallas. The house drip is Denver’s renowned Sweet Bloom; espresso and pour-overs come by way of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and, having just wrapped up a feature of Grand Rapid’s Madcap Coffee, Zenzero is currently between guest roasters, but expect a new featured national brand soon.
2650 Flower Mound Road, Flower Mound
Trio introduced Flower Mound to specialty coffee in 2014 and has since become a community staple. The cafe's house roaster is Dallas brand Novel Coffee Roasters, and the cafe also features rotating national roasters in long-term residencies. For 2017, their resident roaster is Heart Coffee Roasters from Portland, Oregon. The shop recently relocated from its initial location to take up residence in a former Starbucks, continuing the building’s 15-year coffee history.
9101 TX 26, North Richland Hills
Roots Coffeehouse has been keeping North Richland Hills cups full since 2009. The shop’s main roasting partner is Novel Coffee Roasters, but they also feature a rotating guest roaster. Also in rotation: the shop’s specialty drink menu, which currently features a lavender-honey latte ($4) and a matcha soda ($4.50). The cafe recently added French and Italian wines and beer from local heavyweights like Peticolas and Collective Brewing Project.
5757 Main St., Frisco
Located in Frisco’s downtown square on the bottom floor of Gearbox Software’s offices, Nerdvana is a haven for casual snackers, coffee aficionados and board game fanatics. The shop serves up Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, guest roasters such as Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters and can even print photos on your lattes. The spot retails a vast array of board games and a “lending library” of games for customers to play. Additionally, the cafe’s sister company, Nerdvana Food + Spirits, is next door offering up a full menu, craft beers on tap and several video gaming stations.
2570 FM 407, Highland Village
Formerly a Roots Coffeehouse, the cafe rebranded last year and is now Edison Coffee Co., a combination retailer and roaster. The crew is now slingin’ their own beans and is preparing to open their second cafe in Flower Mound’s Parker Square this June. Edison offers both a monthly roasters’ choice coffee subscription program and a slick app that lets customers order drinks before even setting foot in the cafe.