Coffee drinkers perk up -- there's a new shop where you can catch a buzz in West Dallas.
Houndstooth Coffee opens June 20 in the Sylvan Thirty development near Interstate 30. It is the Austin company's second Dallas location and fourth in the state.
On Monday, the shop's coffee bar will begin serving made-to-order espresso drinks from its shiny Nuova Simonelli machine and "by the cup" coffee from individual brewers mounted onto the counter. Houndstooth sources beans from sister company Tweed Coffee Roasters, which produces in the Design District, Counter Culture Coffee and Roseline Coffee. Like its other locations, the West Dallas Houndstooth will create signature and seasonal drink menus.
If you're looking for a different kind of buzz, you're also in luck -- Houndstooth has six draft taps that will serve beer and wine as soon as its permitting is approved. (The shop in East Dallas is also awaiting the green light to serve booze.)
Take a quick tour:
The space, which is crisply white on the interior, has been lauded as Houndstooth's biggest store to date at 2,100 square feet. But not all of that is for the coffee shop. In addition to the business' two outdoor patios where patrons can work or relax with a beverage, Houndstooth has built an adjoined kitchen and bar, which will open later this year.
Owner Sean Henry says the goal with this store was to try out new things, which is why it's the first to serve food and spirits.
"Everything to us is spacially driven and place driven," Henry says. "This particular space happened to lend itself to thinking outside the box."
Henry says the idea for a kitchen came from previous locations where he collaborated with a chef to prepare a special menu. Many times, the events were difficult logistically, so he thought it beneficial to move food service in-house.
The kitchen, which is expected to open by late-summer, will focus on "simple prep on really great ingredients," Henry says. He also anticipates hosting ticketed events such as pairings and creating dishes that compliment the beverage menu.
The bar is also a new component for Houndstooth, and in fact, it will be a separate concept called Jettison. The area is connected to the coffee shop through a hallway and shares the front patio. Jettison will primarily be a cocktails spot, and is expected to open by early winter.
Houndstooth Coffee is open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We'll keep you updated as soon as eats and cocktails become available.