Oak Lawn is a unique neighborhood in Dallas, more eclectic than Uptown and more upscale than Deep Ellum. A great neighborhood needs a great coffee shop, and Oak Lawn Coffee fits the bill. With an intimate community atmosphere and some of the best iced coffee in Dallas, Oak Lawn Coffee is one of the best places in the DFW coffee shop scene.
Outside of Oak Lawn Coffee is a banner proclaiming the best iced coffee in town. This is no false advertising. The coldbrew coffee is amazing. It is strong without being too bitter, and it tastes great even without cream and sugar. If you’re in the mood for something hot, try the café cortado, a strong Spanish-style coffee served in a stylish demitasse cup. And if you want something sweet to go with it, try one of the massive peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, freshly baked by Kessler Cookie Company.
Oak Lawn Coffee is a small place, with two little rooms and spare concrete walls. There is an elaborate plywood sculpture above the counter, an eclectic mix of furniture and even a corkboard made out of wine corks. However, the best thing about Oak Lawn Coffee is the atmosphere of familiarity and friendship that seems to permeate the place. The baristas greet their customers by name and have intellectual conversations with the people at the bar. People nod to their fellow patrons. This is a truly a neighborhood coffee shop, a gathering place for those who live and work in the area.
There are many dog-friendly coffee shops in the area, but Oak Lawn Coffee is the only one with an attached pet shop. It is connected to City Pet Supply, with a door between the two businesses. In fact, until last year, it was known as Urban Dog Coffee. So this is the perfect place to sit out on the patio with your pup. The traffic on Oak Lawn Avenue can be loud at times, but the dog-friendly patio is pleasant nonetheless.
You don’t have to live or work in Oak Lawn to enjoy Oak Lawn Coffee. With quality coffee, friendly staff and cozy atmosphere, Oak Lawn Coffee is worth the trip, no matter where you live in the Metroplex.