Discover the absolute best coffee shops in Fort Worth! These spots serve up quality espresso in a welcoming atmosphere and are the ones I visit on rotation. If you're looking for a place to study, work, or just an excuse to get out of the house, these Fort Worth coffee shops won't disappoint!
Considering I went to college in Fort Worth and visit frequently, it's high time I publish a TOP 5 post for the best coffee shops. I can say with confidence that Fort Worth has stepped up its coffee game in recent years. Oh how I wish I had the selection of cafes that are available now back in my college days at TCU. Sadly, my options were Starbucks...or...Starbucks when I was looking for a study spot other than my dorm room or library.
The residents of Fort Worth are now spoiled with options! Though I currently live in Dallas, I visit Fort Worth quite often. Jake's company is actually based in Fort Worth. Hence, our frequent visits.
Fort Worth offers a nice change of pace from Dallas and I have found myself rotating between the below coffee shops whenever I find myself in Cowtown (yes, that is the nickname for Fort Worth).
Continue reading to discover my five favorite coffee shops in Fort Worth. These cafes serve quality coffee (obviously) in a welcoming atmosphere. If you're looking for a place to study, work, or just an excuse to get out of the house, these options won't disappoint.
One of the best Fort Worth coffee shops for patio weather and cold brew
Ascension first started in Dallas and has been a go-to of mine for years. I always joked that when Fort Worth got an Ascension of their own, I would consider moving there.
Well, the time has finally come. Ascension opened its doors in the West Bend outdoor shopping center. They really outdid themselves in the location and design of the Fort Worth location.
The expanded patio overlooks the Trinity River and the running trails along it, making it a perfect stop during a morning walk.
My favorite drinks here are the simple ones because the espresso and coffee really is top quality. Ascension will only use beans that score above 84 by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, hence why even the simplest brews are fantastic. I usually order the flat white, cold brew, or the Doki Doki (a Kyoto-styled cold brew method dating from the 1600s).
Ascension also offers a full cafe menu with brunch and lunch items. The Aussie bacon and egg roll has been a star menu item since the beginning and the European-styled pastries are sourced by local Black Rooster Bakery.
The eggs Benedict served on pane aria bread, hippie bowl made with ancient grains, avocado, beets, mushrooms and sweet potato, and the ham and cheese panini are my favorite items for lunch.
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2. Crude Craft Coffee Bar
One of the best Fort Worth coffee shops for baked goods and a cozy interior
Crude Craft Coffee Bar is owned and operated by mother and son team, Corey and Teresa. They decided to open a cafe that merged their talents. Corey handles the coffee while Teresa focuses on the baked goods.
This is one of my favorite Fort Worth coffee shops to work from. The atmosphere is welcoming and cozy. I'm usually able to find a quiet corner to concentrate on my work.
The baked goods here really stand out, especially the cakes, which can be ordered by the slice. I never quite understood why American culture never adopted the European tradition of homemade cakes being served at cafes. So of course, when I discovered Crude Craft Coffee Bar and their baked from scratch cakes, I knew they were onto something.
The cakes and other baked goods do not disappoint! Worth every calorie. Add in creative coffee creations like the ginger spiced latte, spicy red pepper mocha, or Tres Leches iced latte, and you've got yourself a nice little afternoon treat.
3. Sons Coffee
One of the best coffee shops in Fort Worth for draft drinks
One of the more unique aspects of Sons Coffee is their selection of drinks on draft. Take your pick from several draft latte flavors, kombucha, chocolate milk, chai, and more. They even have a few draft options made with milk alternatives like oak milk.
The industrial design and ample workspace draw a consistent crowd of students and professionals working remotely. It's always busy and is a great spot if you prefer a livelier environment.
The avocado toast and breakfast tacos are also delicious if you're looking for a snack.
4. Arcadia Coffee
THE BEST FORT WORTH COFFEE SHOP FOR VEGAN BITES AND UNIQUE FLAVORS
Arcadia Coffee fits the bill if you're looking for something a bit more unique. The ultra funky/hipster atmosphere is welcoming and cozy. The menu, filled with vegan and gluten-free options, has both traditional and creative takes on cafe fare.
The activated charcoal waffle with coconut whipped cream is amazing as is the vegan avocado toast.
The rotating seasonal drink menu is perfect for those that like to change things up. Spring brings a menu filled with floral and herbal notes while fall brings everything pumpkin. Harry Potter fans will appreciate the butterbeer latte on the fall menu. My personal favorite drink is the Forest and Field made with rosemary syrup, honey, espresso, and milk.
5. Avoca Coffee Roasters
One of the best Fort Worth coffee shops to study or work
If you pay attention, you'll notice bags of Avoca Coffee beans all over the DFW metroplex. There's a reason why so many restaurants and coffee shops serve Avoca coffee. These artisan micro-roasted beans offer a bold and smooth flavor.
The Avoca following seems to be growing outside of Texas as well. I recently noticed the beans being served at one of my favorite coffee shops in New Orleans, Spitfire Coffee.
There are two locations and both offer plenty of seating. The location on Foch, in the West 7th neighborhood, if a favorite of mine to work from. The original location, and roastery, on Magnolia offers plenty of seating in an open warehouse space.
Avoca makes a mean flat white and the nitro cold brew is crave-worthy. I also appreciate how Avoca partners with local shops for their baked goods.
Honorable Mention - Vaquero Coffee Co.
Vaquero Coffee Co. is my downtown coffee shop of choice when grabbing something to-go (the atmosphere isn't my favorite). The coffee quality is superb and they make a faultless flat white. Parking can be a bit tricky since it's downtown, but if you're already in the area, it's a great choice.
Honorable Mention - Lazy Daisy Coffee Bar
Lazy Daisy Coffee Bar is another newbie to the Fort Worth coffee shop scene. The only reason it's not included in the top 5 is because the location is a tad out of the way if you're staying in central Fort Worth. Lazy Daisy is located in West Fort Worth in the Ridglea Hills neighborhood. This would be a great place to work or catch up with friends as the atmosphere is A+.
And there you have it! These are my absolute favorite Fort Worth coffee shops and the ones I find myself returning to again and again. These spots serve up quality espresso in a welcoming atmosphere. Try one or all five and let me know which was your favorite!
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