White Rhino Coffee to open location in Fort Worth’s Southside District
A suburban coffee concept has big plans for Dallas-Fort Worth, including opening a location on 8th Avenue in Fort Worth.
The concept is White rhinoceros coffee, which began its DFW colonization in 2020, revealing locations in Dallas and Arlington.
Two more are now in the works for early 2021:
- Fort Worth, at 1201 8th Ave. in the Southside District. Preliminary opening date: February.
- Uptown Dallas, at 2909 Thomas Ave., in the state of Thomas District. Preliminary opening date: January.
White Rhino is known for its artisanal coffee, pastries and Mediterranean bistro cuisine. The menu includes espresso drinks such as lattes and cappuccino as well as dishes such as sandwiches, salads, toasts, bagels and tacos.
They make signature drinks like Mint Condition with white chocolate, mint, and vanilla; plus seasonal specials like Cookie Butter Latte; plus premium tea from Los Angeles supplier The Art of Tea.
White Rhino was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Chris Parvin, who opened offices in Cedar Hill, Red Oak, and Waxahachie where he attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
They prefer old buildings; The Waxahachie store, which opened in 2018, is located in a centuries-old building that has been carefully preserved.
“We’re thinking about which districts are best for our brand and which pioneering locations are best,” says a spokesman.
Arlington is a nifty replica of the former Worthington National Bank building at 401 E. Border St. They kept the original structure, but added a kitchen, patio, and amenities like bicycle storage. Former cash registers have been retrofitted for drive-through / take-away orders.
The Fort Worth location will be atypical in that it is a new building: it is located in the eye-catching commercial structure 1201 8th Avenue, built in 2018 and nominated for the local Topping Out architecture award. White Rhino will occupy a former potbelly location alongside SuperChix and Soul Sweat Hot Yoga.
Thoughtful action is a Parvin motif, from the calming aqua packaging to the spiritual mission of his company Parvin Group: to found profitably growing companies that “give back to the kingdom of God, make the world a better place and enrich life” Employees. “
“We’ve had incredible success building coffee shops where people feel like they’re creating a unity around coffee,” they say. “In every community we belong to, we do our best to give back to the causes of the community. Each café has a donation budget for local causes.”
“Our world is about cementing the community around coffee – bringing people together and giving back to the communities.”