There are tons of us that can’t start the day without a cup of coffee, especially on National Coffee Day. Whether you’ve got a Keurig, you’ve got your very own Starbucks account, or you’re one of those old-fashioned people that prefer to actually, like, brew their coffee, you’re always looking for the next great cup. And while the era of the “coffee shop”is slowly dwindling away as home-brewing kits become more prevalent, there are several places in Fort Worth that are keeping the tradition alive. Here are the best coffee places in the D/Fort Worth area – some off the beaten path, some local staples, and some that land somewhere in between.
BREWED Coffee (all-caps intended) is a favorite amongst TCU students, and for good reason. Located on Magnolia, BREWED offers traditional espresso drinks, but promises “a few unique twists”that you won’t find anywhere else. They also have a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, as well as a selection of craft beers and wines, but the main draw is their delicious coffee. All of their beans come from Texas growers, and they steadfastly refuse to use automatic machines, preferring instead to grind by hand. This dedication shines through in the taste test. Seriously, head to BREWED: it’s the best bang for your buck in Fort Worth.
801 W. Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX #(817) 945.1545
MON: Closed, TUES-WED: 8am – 10pm, THUR: 8am – 11pm, FRI-SAT: 8am – 12am, SUN: 9:30am – 2:30pm
In the gourmet coffee department, Buon Giorno Coffee offers an authentic Italian experience right here in Fort Worth. They believe in the power of coffee as a “catalyst…for creating a place for people to meet, connect, and converse,”and really try to make you feel at home. Their service is top notch, and their staff is extremely knowledgeable about the art of coffee brewing. If you’re looking for a place to sit down and chat with friends for an hour or so over a dang good cup of coffee, it’s hard to beat Buon Giorno, located just north of Lancaster Avenue on Florence Street.
915 Florence St, Fort Worth, TX #(817) 698-9888
MON-FRI: 6:30am – 10:30pm, SAT: 7am – 11pm, SUN: 8am to 6pm
AVOCA Coffee (coffee shops apparently are really big on all-caps these days – must be all that espresso) is another great espresso lounge. They offer “an artisan micro roast perfected through detailed work, method and obsession,” and they stress buying from growers that care as deeply about their craft as the AVOCA owners do. They also offer their fantastic coffee beans wholesale, so even if you don’t have time to hang out in-store, you can brew your own cup right in your house. Of course, their shop is worth a visit to – with couches and wall-outlets everywhere, it’s perfect whether you’re visiting with friends or getting some serious work done.
1311 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104 #(682) 233-0957
MON-SAT: 7am – 10pm, SUN: 7am-6pm
There are tons of great coffee shops around Fort Worth, but these three take the cake (or, I suppose, the cup). Next time you’re struggling to wake up on a dreary Monday morning, journey on over to BREWED, Buon Giorno, or AVOCA, and kick start your day with a bang. Happy National Coffee Day by H. Peter Ku, D.D.S., PA