Living in North Dallas has its perks; traffic is generally better, and rent is definitely cheaper. But the bad part about being in North Dallas is that it’s always a long drive to the coffee shops downtown. So lately, I’ve made a point to explore some coffee shops in the Northern parts of DFW. Here are three of the best Frisco coffee shops that I have found!
01. Global Peace Factory
Good For: Working Remote, Espresso, Breakfast/Lunch
Global Peace Factory has to be my favorite coffee shop in Frisco. The wire fencing and concrete floors add an industrial twist to its vintage-style seating, an unexpected combination that actually works pretty well. I was a bit surprised at how orange the place is the first time I came, but I kind of like that for such a quirky spot, they chose a quirky color.
More importantly, the coffee is good. Their cortado is one of my favorites in Dallas, simply because it has such a rich flavor. I’m not actually sure what beans they use, but I do know that they make a good cup.
02. Summer Moon Wood Fired Coffee
Good For: Families/Kids, Sweet/Flavored Coffee
While Summer Moon doesn’t serve the best cup in terms of body and flavor, I would recommend the spot to those who enjoy trying flavored coffee drinks. Their signature drinks have a flavor you can only find at Summer Moon, so if you like your coffee sweet, this is the spot for you.
Other than the coffee, Summer Moon offers a relaxed and homey environment in downtown Frisco with toys for kids and tables for the working folk.
03. Nerdvana Coffee
Good For: Large Groups, Working Remote, Lunch
First of all, as a themed cafe, Nerdvana does a great job. They are well-decorated and well-stocked with board games, so it’s a good spot to come with friends and stay awhile. It’s honestly just super fun to browse around, look at coffee equipment as well as find a new board game to play. Their upstairs area also provides a nice working environment, and you can stay as long as you like because they serve sandwiches and snacks too.
Nerdvana serves Oak Lawn coffee, which you can buy bags of in addition to the board games they offer for sale. While I admit it’s not my favorite cup, the coffee is good enough to return, and Nerdvana’s open and inviting shop makes me want to come back soon.
Dallas has good coffee, but if you don’t live downtown, it’s often a hassle to make the drive. Thankfully, there are spots like these up North. Frisco is one of Dallas’ fastest-growing areas, so hopefully it will attract more good coffee in the near future.