Last August, Taiwanese bakery 85 Degrees made it’s Dallas debut, and since, the number of tea shops and cafes in North Dallas has grown tremendously. Naturally I made a point to visit a lot of these new businesses, and have compiled a list of 8 in particular that I think are worth checking out. Check them out below!
Mango Mango — Plano
Dallas is stepping up its Asian dessert game with Mango Mango being one of the hottest new spots. Their menu features authentic Hong Kong style desserts like this matcha crepe cake, as well as more traditional desserts such as their black sesame paste soup (my personal fav). They’ve only been open for a couple weeks, so expect a wait if you come, but it is worth it for a dessert experience difficult to find elsewhere.
Gong Cha — Richardson
Tea is always a good idea, especially if it’s from Gong Cha. I tried the Taiwanese-born tea shop in Korea a couple summers ago and have craved another visit since. Thankfully, there are two new locations in Richardson and Plano that I’ll definitely be frequenting. All of their drinks have the option of being customized in levels of ice and sweetness so that you always have the perfect drink. I recommend the wintermelon tea!
XO Coffee Company — Plano
As I’ve said before, this is the business I was most excited about and in my opinion, serves up the best coffee in North Dallas. It’s a cute, feminine breakfast spot in downtown Plano that in addition to coffee, serves everything french toast and breakfast tacos to cakes and pastries made fresh each day.
Snowy Village — Carrollton
Snowy Village specializes in Korean-style shaved ice (bingsoo) and Japanese fish-shaped bread (taiyaki). They serve fruit flavors like the mixed berry (highly recommend this one) and mango strawberry, Asian-inspired flavors such as their injeolmi with sweet rice cake and red bean, as well as more decadent options such as Oreo or cheesecake. This is a great place to share a dessert with a date or your close friends.
The Nest Cafe — Frisco
This coffee shop also operates as a cafe with a breakfast menu on weekdays and a special weekend brunch menu. Its spacious interior and long tables make it a great place to set up shop and work remotely. They’ve only been open for one week, so the menu is still in flux, but the owner is very kind and receptive of his guests, so I expect it will only get better.
SnoTea — Plano
Apparently, the marble table trend isn’t going away, but that is just one more reason to visit SnoTea, a new dessert and boba spot in the Plano/Addison area. Treat yo’ self to crepes, Korean-style shaved ice and tea drinks, and have plenty of board games available for customers, making this is a fun spot for socializing.
Summer Moon — Frisco
This Austin-born coffee shop opened their first Dallas location a couple weeks ago in downtown Frisco. I love the vintage, country house feel of this new location, and the fact that their fast wifi and smaller tables make it a comfortable spot to get work done. And of course, they still serve their signature “moon milk” drinks perfect for those who like their coffee sweet.
Sharetea — Plano
I couldn’t make this post without giving Sharetea a shoutout. The Houston classic finally ventures north with a new Plano location, and will be opening in Carrollton soon too. They only serve one size, which puts their drinks a little on the pricier side, but Sharetea has excellent boba and a variety of teas to choose from, and a huge plus is that they are open late.
I hope this post adds a fresh twist on your regular coffee or dessert routine. Are there any spots you’ve tried recently that you really enjoyed? Let me know in the comments!