“Joey doesn’t share food,” but now you can try the “Joey” sandwich along with all other menu items named after the cast of Friends at Central Perk in Hamilton, Texas!
Named after the iconic coffee shop from the series, Central Perk offers breakfast, lunch, coffee and desserts for the most avid Friends fan. The next time you head down US 281 make sure to stop by this adorable bistro.
For more information, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Central-Perk-244670441477/ .
Thanks to Alpha’s Chris Pape for this recommendation, and keep sending us your favorite restaurants and coffee shops so we can feature them!
With the weather turning absolutely frigid this week, we’ve rounded up some of the best places in Texas to warm up with some hot chocolate! Whether you’re in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio, we’ve found a place for you. Make sure you snap a pic and send it our way…we might just feature it here!
Weekend at the Joule
The Chocolate Bar
This recommendation comes from Alpha’s Hannah McAdams, a Cypress, TX native. Located in Hannah’s hometown, Hanan’s Café features a “chalkboard menu” meaning the options change daily. They use local ingredients to make healthy yet delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. Pair the banana French toast tower with a classic Americano or a Honey Bun Latte. The eggs benedict is amazing too!
Check out their website http://www.hananscafe.com/ for more information!
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A great restaurant with breakfast served all day is hard to come by. Crickles and Co., located in the heart of Oak Lawn, keeps their full menu available from open to close! This scratch kitchen uses seasonal ingredients to make delicious brunch and pastries. There are options for every kind of mood. If you are feeling healthy, the grilled veggie wrap and trainer’s omelette are great choices. If you want to soak up some carbs, the iron cake Belgian waffle or biscuit sandwich are the way to go.
Crickles is also well known for their bakery. They can make just about anything, and they even have GF options! Right now, we’d go with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, and grab a few truffles to go.
For more information on their menu and catering options visit their website: http://cricklesandco.com/index.html
Epic Gelato brings a taste of Italy to Flower Mound, TX. Partnering with Eiland Coffee, who supplies coffee from around the world, Epic Gelato is the perfect place to try something new. Treat yourself to a gelato cake or an affogato, which is espresso combined with a scoop of gelato. The flavors are mouthwatering including Belgian Chocolate, Mascarpone Cherry, Peanut Butter Crunch and Vanilla Rose. Pastries and smoothies are also on the menu. “Take a minute for yourself” as Epic Gelato would say and stop in for a treat!
For more info and flavors: http://www.epicgelato.com/
Just down the street from our Dallas office, 9 Rabbits Bakery & Boba House is the perfect place to grab a pastry or cup of coffee. This rabbit themed café has an endless drink selection with choices of lattes, cold brew coffee, milk teas, smoothies or milkshakes (fruit or ice cream blendies)! 9 Rabbits Bakery was published in the D Magazine as one of the Best Sweets Shops of 2018. They make so many different desserts and baked goods you will have to go check it out for yourself. Don’t forget to try a croffle while you’re there!
Check out their website and menu at: http://www.9rabbitsbakery.com/
In the heart of Downtown Lewisville, a vintage style craft coffee cafe, “The Perc Coffeehouse”, is the perfect place to “Perc” up or chill down after a long, hard work week. If you head over there before summer is over, you can try one of their summer specials like a Cold Brew Milkshake (made with good ol’ Texas Blue Bell) or a Strawberry Latte. Live music performances can be seen and heard every Friday and Saturday night from 7-10pm.
Head on over to rehydrate and recharge while enjoying a fun, classic atmosphere. Visit their website at www.perccoffeehouse.com to check out the live performance line-up and see more menu options or have it delivered to you when you order through Uber Eats.