11 new and coming-soon coffee shops deserve the buzz around Fort Worth
Fort Worth likes its caffeine in the form of espresso drinks, as evidenced by the numerous new cafes across town – and there will be more to come. Just in time for hot slabs on clear autumn days, here’s a glimpse at the best new coffeehouses and those along the way, from a quick double-pass shop in north Fort Worth to an upscale Arlington coffee shop that caters to good causes.
Coffee and wine drinkers can enjoy a sip at this Australian-style coffeehouse and café that just opened along the Trinity River Trails in WestBend. The Dallas-based cafe has a riverside terrace serving takeaway coffee, spacious indoor seating and a full menu that is served all day. Black Rooster Bakery’s European pastries, including Australian pies and cruffins – a hybrid croissant and muffin – are served along with bagels, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and bowls. Then there is coffee, which comes from Rwanda, Brazil, and Papa New Guinea. Here you will find unique drinks like espresso tonic, chai latte with nine spices, or Doki Doki, a Japanese cold brew made using a 17th century method. Fort Worth is also the first to offer Sixty Vines draft wine and a selection of local beers from Martin House Brewing. Now open at 1751 River Run, Fort Worth.
Trinity Coffee House
New from the owners of the 38 & Vine Wine Bar is the Trinity Coffee House in the Foundry District. Trinity is replacing Craftwork Coffee, which is giving up its two-year-old location to focus on a new residential home initiative (see below). Like Craftwork, Trinity continues to serve as a coworking space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses, offering 17 individual micro-offices, a central conference room and opening times from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Trinity continues to use Craftwork Coffee Co. beans and serves a limited selection of light bites and pastries. Expect a new takeaway menu and special events soon. Trinity opened on November 8th at 2700 Weisenberger Strasse in Fort Worth.
The locally owned, high energy coffeehouse, which delivers heartbreaking hits, opened its Roanoke location at 1200 US-377 in July after successful at locations in Flower Mound, North Richland Hills and Plano. An outlet in the alliance area in the far north of Fort Worth is on the way by the end of the year. Speed is the focus here, as each 151 Coffee location has two thoroughfares for convenient and quick access to caffeine. Indulge in staples like Americano and espresso, as well as flavored iced teas like Mojito and Georgia Peach, and frozen Monster Energy drinks with custom flavors. There are also shakes, fruit smoothies, and Italian lemonades.
Carter’s coffee owner Carter Froman gave his eponymous coffee trailer a convenient covered driveway, which is now near the TCU on Stanley Ave. 2736 is open. To keep things moving the menu is simple. The drinks range from latte and cappuccino to Vietnamese iced coffee and kombucha. There is also an egg and cheese sandwich that can be served with a homemade brisket or bacon. Outdoor seating is available for those who want to sit and stay for a while.
Baylor Bears can get a sense of home in the middle of Horned Frog land thanks to the recently opened Common Grounds, a 25-year-old Waco hotspot for coffee drinks. The first store outside of Waco opened quietly this summer at 3110 Greene Ave., just steps from the TCU campus, with floor-to-ceiling windows, brick walls, and plenty of space to spread out. Like the original, the space is intended to serve as a live music venue, but thanks to the pandemic, the music pieces will be paused for now. In the meantime, guests can enjoy typical Common Grounds beverages, including cowboy coffee with a sweet and caffeinated “secret sauce”. Here you will also find Mexican hot chocolate, Italian lemonades and matcha lattes as well as a large selection of pour-over and filter coffee.
Located in the Toro Toro on the ground floor of the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, Corrida Coffee is the newest coffee shop in downtown. The name “Corrida”, which means “bullfight” in Spanish, corresponds to the Latin theme of Toro Toro. Corrida serves as the hotel’s main coffee bar. However, non-hotel guests are welcome to enjoy a freshly brewed cup.
Grounds & Gold Co.
Coffee, candy, and hearts of gold – that’s what drives this new Arlington café and café, which donates a portion of every sale to local charities that help children fight cancer. Go for specialty coffees like espresso, macchiatos, and cortados; as well as sausage boards, sandwiches and pastries from Gold Ribbon Confections. The upscale space at 4130 South Bowen Rd. Also has cozy meeting rooms for private events.
Crafts in the Cooper
Residents of The Cooper, a new $ 65 million five-story shared apartment at 1001 W. Rosedale St., have easy access to their own craft café and hospitality bar. The Crafts at The Cooper will be open to local residents and the general public seven days a week, serving not only coffee but also beer, wine and light take-away meals. Craftwork is the Fort Worth-based coffeehouse workspace that opened on Camp Bowie Boulevard in 2016, offering workspaces for rent, as well as espresso drinks and pastries. Since then, they have opened additional independent locations in Fort Worth and Austin. Craftwork also offers Cooper residents’ poolside beverage service and access to private work suites, communal work desks, and conference rooms. Expect to open in November.
New Orleans-based PJ’s Coffee fans will be pleased to know that the longtime coffee chain will open its first North Texas location on Northlake on Texas Highway 114 this fall. The coffee company is as popular as Starbucks across Louisiana and has been roasting its beans in Crescent City since 1978. The most popular flavors of the fans include southern pecans and king cake.
Originally slated to open in late summer 2020, Fort Worth’s prospective new music venue has updated its opening for February 27, 2021, with the Band of Heathens scheduled to take the stage. Tulips is located in the former Collective Brewing Project on St. Louis Ave. 112 and will use the bar area of the predecessor to serve cocktails, beer from several taps, coffee and espresso. Look for Zuglatten, a creamy, caffeinated concoction that comes on tap.
Avoca coffee roaster
Local coffee chain Fort Worth is opening its third location this winter in the Stockyards’ new Mule Alley. The new location is known for its homemade micro-roasted coffee beans and its signature drink “Charlie Sheen” and offers coffee specialties and drinks as well as cinnamon rolls, bagels, tacos and more. The approximately 780 square meter area will be expanded to around 1,100 square meters with a mezzanine floor and an outdoor street café. “The room pays homage to the roots of Cowtown’s land while preserving the edgy urban atmosphere that is representative of Avoca,” said a press release. Coming this winter at 128 E. Exchange Ave. Ste. 560, Fort Worth.