If you see these Texas cups on Instagram, now you'll know: They're Houndstooth Coffee's signature mug. 

If you see these Texas cups on Instagram, now you'll know: They're Houndstooth Coffee's signature mug. 

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This oughta perk you up, light your bulb, get you feeling green if you know what I mean: Austin-bred Houndstooth Coffee has opened a new, solar-powered shop in Dallas near Walnut Hill Lane and US. 75.

Houndstooth Coffee is neighbors to TreeHouse, an eco-friendly store.

Houndstooth Coffee is neighbors to TreeHouse, an eco-friendly store.

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This new coffee shop is located next to TreeHouse, the eco-friendly store where loving the Earth is always in style. (The shop models and sells solar-powered technology like "smart" showers and lighting and has a Tesla Supercharging station ... if you drive one of those.) The new Houndstooth in the parking lot nearby is built in two "tiny porch houses," says a press release. One's 650 square feet and the other is 350. Both are open to the public unless the smaller tiny house, called the Schoolhouse, has been rented for a private meeting. That costs $250 for two hours for up to 20 people.

The statement says it's the first shop in Texas to have a Mavam Espresso machine, which doesn't have a big metal back and therefore doesn't block the coffee-making process. Espresso is the thing to order at Houndstooth, but it also sells other coffee drinks and teas.

Notably, it will sell breakfast tacos from Tacodeli. The two companies have had a relationship since the first Houndstooth opened in Austin, next to a Tacodeli. Since then, Tacodeli has expanded into Dallas just like Houndstooth has.

This Houndstooth is Dallas third; there's also one on Henderson Avenue and another in West Dallas. The Walnut Hill/75 coffee shop is located in a revamped shopping center called The Hill.

Houndstooth opened Nov. 28 and is open every day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. houndstoothcoffee.com.

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The new Houndstooth Coffee on Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas is constructed out of two tiny houses.

The new Houndstooth Coffee on Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas is constructed out of two tiny houses.

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