Ahh, the smell of freshly roasted coffee! Whether you need somewhere relaxing to go to calm first date nerves, or somewhere romantic to talk with the person you love, coffee shops are the perfect spot! Sip on a traditional roast or share a frothy, sugary coffee creation; either way, you’ll have a great time. Below you’ll find a few of our recommendations for the perfect coffee date in the Corridor.
Go from a romantic coffee date to an intimate wine date at Astoria Coffee Wine Bar, located at 15701 Quorum Drive in Addison. Astoria serves authentic Italian Espresso from the renowned Lavazza Coffee brand. Stop by the Espresso Bar for a delicious Espresso Astoria, topped with house-made whipped cream; The Turtle, made with espresso, steamed milk, Ghirardelli chocolate and caramel and whipped cream; or a Gelato a Fogato, made with vanilla ice cream topped with espresso. On a really hot day, try one of the frozen summer drinks like a Shekarato, which is an iced espresso hand shaken with a dash of brown sugar. If you end up staying at Astoria until the evening, be sure to try one of the more than 200 different selections of wine or other cocktails at the bar. It’s the perfect way to end a wonderful date!
There is always something new to try at Dunn Brothers Coffee, located at 3725 Belt Line Road in Addison. This month’s featured drinks include the Creamy Coconut Nirvana, made with the Infinite Black Cold Press coffee and mixed with white chocolate sauce and all-natural coconut syrup; and the Caramelized Almond Latte, with your choice of milk and Dunn Bros’ classic espresso combined with buttery caramel and almond syrup. Of course, you can also drink a regular cup of black, as Dunn Brothers uses fresh-roasted coffee from around the world!
Located at 4021 Belt Line Road in Addison, Scooter’s Coffee has everything you need for a summer treat. This month, try their delicious birthday cake hot, blended or ice drink, specially made to celebrate Scooter’s Coffee’s 20th Anniversary! Other sweet options include the Candy Bar blender, which tastes like your favorite candy bar mixed into a drink with whipped cream on top and the Peachy-Tart Blast, made with peach and lemonade flavors blended together in a smoothie. Trying to stick to your diet? Scooter’s Coffee also offers healthy options, like the Super Skinny Mocha Latte, made with skim milk, sugar-free mocha flavoring and Scooter’s World Class Espresso. If you are in the mood for a regular cup of Joe, Scooter’s Coffee offers that as well, and they only roast from the top 10 percent of specialty coffee beans in the world!
Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.