If you are big on coffee, you can attest to the fact that coffee time is the best time; probably even the highlight of the day. When it comes to coffee, there are several unique options in Plano to grab a caffeine fix. Here are a few standouts:
Dallas-based, Australian-style coffee shop, Ascension Cafe, is located at The Shops at Willow Bend on the mall’s lower level between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s. The European-inspired company offers various types of coffee, pastries, and lunch options. This coffee shop and wine bar has a fun twist; stop by and show your ID to get a wristband and a glass of wine and wander the mall shopping and sipping wine. In 2012, Ascension founder and experienced restaurateur Russell Hayward set out to create an Australian-style coffee shop with simple European-café inspired food items, all wrapped up in a welcoming atmosphere where Dallas communities could gather and share. Now, Ascension Coffee has six locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
1418 Coffeehouse in downtown Plano has a living room-style feel with several couches and chairs for you to relax in. Aside from their locally-roasted coffee options, they also serve delectable pie slices from the popular Emporium Pies as well as house-made sandwiches.
Xo Coffee Company
Don’t let the name fool you, this downtown Plano café has a little bit of everything: coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, a full dinner menu, and delicious sweet treats. Adventurous? Try nitro coffee, a cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen and served on tap. Also enjoy organic house-made teas and handcrafted sodas. There’s even several drink options for the kiddos including frozen dirt (chocolate and crème topped with cookie crumbles and gummy worms). Yum!
Recently opened at Legacy West, Starbucks Reserve isn’t much different from your neighborhood Starbucks. However, it celebrates the demand for quality coffee. Don’t fret; they carry the usual Starbucks menu, but much more. Though it does include a full selection of Starbucks’ reserve unique brews and small-batch coffees. These are the rarest coffees from very remote farms with limited harvests. At the Reserve bar, customers can order from a large selection of these rare coffees and have them brewed like normal Starbucks drinks or as pour-overs. This is the second location in Texas and among only a few across the country.
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