Looking for a new place for your morning caffeine fix or kombucha? Try Mudsmith in Oak Lawn! Serving Avoca coffee, and with kombucha on tap, Mudsmith is the perfect place to start your day. Heading there on the weekend? Bring your four-legged friends with you to enjoy their pet-friendly patio! For more information, check out http://mudsmithcoffee.com/.
Need a good spot for a group meeting? You might want to try George Coffee + Provisions in Coppell. This coffee shop sits in Old Town Coppell among new row houses, restaurants, and a park. What makes GCP unique is the structure itself – the coffee shop is built inside a large, white house. The Carriage House pairs coffee with community, offering its patrons with ample seating inside, a library, and an outdoor courtyard. The library can be reserved up to four hours and can seat 10 around a large farm table. Good coffee AND a private library to meet in? That’s a win.
Coffee doesn’t always have to come from the break room. If you want to add some pizazz to your morning fuel, try Peridot Coffee, located right across the street from our Dallas office – doesn’t get much closer than that! Peridot boasts a similar menu to Brand S and serves up all the coffee, espresso, and tea you could want. Try the green tea flat, a three-layered drink that combines matcha green tea, espresso, and steamed milk (the latte and café mocha also get two thumbs up). Try some on the go the next trip to the office!
Remember renting VHS movies at Hollywood Video? Owner, Mark Wattles has always been an entrepreneur. Founder of Hollywood Video, HomeAdvisor.com, and owner of 40 plus restaurants, Wattles is returning to his home state and brewing up some competition in the Texas coffee industry with 151 Coffee in Flower Mound and North Richland Hills. These 500 SF coffee kiosks are all about speed – double drive-in’s, no food, just coffee. The buildings are still under construction, but with the help of Alpha Testing, they will soon be brewing quick morning fuel for North Texas.
For a quick coffee grab, try Theory Coffee in San Antonio. No concrete slab for this shop because it sits on wheels instead. Theory Coffee is a mobile trailer that serves up some high quality, local brew roasted in Round Rock, TX. Track the trailer on their website, but most days it sits on the southwest corner of I-410 and Nacogdoches Road. Try it on your next commute!
This Alpha Testing project is all about caffeine and all day breakfast. Alpha is providing services to Scooter’s Coffee for their new location in The Colony, “scooting” their North Texas presence up to six locations. The new coffee kiosk will sit on the corner of Main Street and S Colony Blvd and will host the same menu of specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, pastries, and breakfast. Did we mention that the breakfast is served ALL DAY!? The Caramelicious is a customer favorite and Scooter’s can serve up any coffee drink hot, cold, or blended – a great option to have in our fluctuating Texas weather!
‘Tis the season to be jolly… and caffeinated! At Mozart’s Coffee you can have the best of both worlds. Mozart’s hosts an annual Holiday Light Show every evening from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. Grab a seat on their deck overlooking Lake Austin and enjoy music AND lights with your favorite cup of Joe in hand. Try their Christmas hot cocoa, desserts, and pastries while you’re there too!
If you want to impress a client with your caffeine savviness, take them west of downtown to Houston’s Historic Sixth Ward. Catalina Coffee sits on the corner of Washington Ave and Hemphill Street and offers some of the best coffee and espresso in town. Tour this place outside the favored hours to avoid very long lines.
As the Texas summer heat rolls in, it might be too hot for coffee outside, especially in Fort Worth, Texas. Coffee shops with room to sit and sip can be hard to come by, but Avoca Coffee has plenty of air conditioned seating inside to enjoy your hot brew and escape the heat. Avoca roasts their own beans and has two “dine-in” locations in Fort Worth. Their shop on Foch Street is just a couple blocks west of the 7th Street Trinity River Bridge, for which Alpha provided geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing. This summer, give Avoca a try and take the bridge on the way!
Press Coffee has local flavor with a side of history. The shop sits in a renovated house which, over the years, has transformed from a carriage house to a pharmacy to a hair salon, and finally (of course) to a coffee shop. Keeping with the historic theme, Press Coffee has a warrior for a logo and a dangerously good menu written on salvaged saw blades. They serve all your coffee cravings, breakfast tacos, and pastries seven days a week. Add this one to your San Antonio list!