Category Archives: Coffee

A Visit To Polk-A-Dot Bakery

by Steven Doyle

I had a chance to stop into the Polk-A-Dot Bakery this weekend and found some pretty marvelous goods being offered at this one year old business. The very quaint bakery is located in Addison Circle served breakfast and lunch, but is open most nights until 9pm, offering their guests spectacular coffees and free wifi on into the night.

The new owner Nicole Margulies can be found tending to details and a certain happiness quotient exudes as her patrons snapped up all the fresh cookies, brownies and cupcakes she has to offer.     Continue reading

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We Crave Ascension Coffee

ascension3by Angela Hopkins

Just at the four month mark, this two year concept in the making hit Dallas Café lovers, with a new twist on a traditional love.  Ascension Coffee is more than coffee.

We asked our Barista, and who would have known the owner was standing next to her, “what would you recommend, this is our first time?”  With a popular vote from the best sales to the best ingredients I warmed my hands on the Chai Latte with Almond Milk and my sidekick entertained the Quartado.  We were told the Almond Milk is soon to be made in house.  They also carry moo moo milk as I call it, and soy.  Both were to our liking, so after 30 minutes we ordered another round.      Continue reading

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Mudsmith Opens Monday Jan 28

SONY DSCby Steven Doyle    photos by Joy Zhang

Brooke Humphries, owner of Acme F&B, Barcadia Bar and Grill, and It’ll Do, will open the doors at Mudsmith this coming Monday, January 28th .  Mudsmith promises to deliver a unique coffee shop experience serving celebrated Four Barrel coffee out of San Francisco.

We broke this story back in November noting that Humphries will be using the amazing Four Barrel Coffee that you actually must submit a plea along with your menu and concept information before you can be approved to sell the product. We go into greater detail about Four Barrel in our orignal story. It’s worth checking out.    Continue reading

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Mudsmith To Open On Lower Greenville In Dec

by Steven Doyle

From Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson who brought you Barcadia and now full owners of Acme F&B, look for a new venture to be located at 2114 Greenville Avenue. Mudsmith will be an elevated coffee house serving FourBarrel Coffee from San Francisco. Four Barrel implements a vintage German roaster for their responsibly selected green beans, and is known for their extreme quality.    Continue reading

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Two New Locations For Pearl Cup Announced

by Brin Martin

The highly regarded local specialty coffee shop, Pearl Cup Coffee, has announced it’s newest location at 2701 Custer Pkwy, Suite 917 in the II Creeks shopping center in Richardson. The II Creeks shopping center is a neighborhood supported location and home of Richardson Community Theatre, as well as wonderful restaurants and fitness centric businesses. In addition to their award winning coffee, the location will also sell beer and wine, and their expansive patio will be the centerpiece. The location is set to open late August or early September.     Continue reading

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Weasel Coffee Anyone?

by Steven Doyle

Last evening I had this divine meal at Malai which I raved on about earlier this morning. At the end of the dinner we were served a special black rice pudding with coconut and taro that was lush, and along side we were offered a cup of Verbena Pu’erh tea or Weasel Coffee.  Weasel coffee?

What Yasmin and Braden Wages were really offering was a cup of Joe grown in Indonesia called Kopi Luwak. This peculiar sounding coffee gets more exotic by the minute as you look further into where the bean is found. Weasel coffee is a loose English translation of its Vietnamese name cà phê Chồn, and the weasel is actually the Asian palm civet.    Continue reading


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