Eyes widen and noses take a big whiff as guests enter I Heart Cafe and are greeted by leaf-green walls, pink cartoon cupcakes, and an Asian fusion menu of French-inspired pastries and creamy Vietnamese coffee. Made-to-order beignets can be topped with cinnamon sugar or used as pillows until espresso drinks open sleepy eyelids. Nearly a dozen Asian teas, including jasmine, lychee, and mango varieties, pair nicely with weekend dim sum or hearty bánh mi sandwiches.
Paw Paw's is a quaint little 50's style soda shoppe with old fashioned ice cream desserts, and a more modern day menu. We pride ourselves on using the best ingredients we can find to make your meal or Dessert a delight to the palate. All of our soups, salads and daily desserts are homemade. Famous for our chicken salad.
At Ace's Gourmet Paninis, culinary-school grad Chef Van presides over an unlikely marriage between the Italian-born panini and the flavors of Southern comfort fare. He presses only quality ingredients into his sandwiches, including three signature paninis loaded with chicken, beef brisket, or pulled pork slathered in house barbecue sauce. His menu also flaunts a separate breakfast section that highlights paninis and burritos stuffed with more eggs and meats than a vending machine for bodybuilders. His renditions of childhood favorites, such as peanut butter and jelly, even please pintsize palates. Patrons can settle in to surf free WiFi in the eatery or grab a takeout container to feast at home.:
When Carlene Saelg and Rita Davis moved from Austin to Dallas in 2007, they immediately began their search for their new favorite coffee joint. They didn't find it. Instead of despairing, the duo took matters into their own hands and created their idea of the perfect coffee shop, which they decided had to include a cozy space, a vibrant community of regulars, and a menu of delicious beverages. A mere six months after opening, The Pearl Cup had become a Henderson Avenue hit and its signature drink, The Pearl Latte, had been named the best latte in town by D Magazine. The Pearl Latte, just like the rest of The Pearl Cup’s decadent coffee drinks, starts with direct-source beans purchased at above fair-trade prices and roasted by local Texas roasters. From there, skilled baristas craft shots of straight espresso, carafes of French press, or robust drip coffee made from custom bean blends. Those who opt for a dressed-up drink, such as a cappuccino or latte, will notice that The Pearl Cup's sizes are a bit smaller than those of big-name chains; this is all in a well planned effort to maintain the integrity of the coffee profile, rather than overwhelming it with milk or a cup it can't climb out of. No matter the size, customers will likely want to match their drink with what D Magazine called “first-rate” paninis and hummus.
Saxbys Coffee's rich array of caffeinated ambrosias crafted from grade 1 arabica beans joins a cornucopia of teas and smoothies on the shop's extensive menu. Espresso drinks include exotic cinnamon lattes ($3.25–$4.30) and basic cappuccinos ($2.95–$3.45) cloaked in frothy cream or 18 dulcet syrups that hide their rich caffeinated cargo from privateering tongues. Brewmancers summon Saxbys Coffee's wide selection of roasts from single-origin, fair-trade, and organic beans, which undergo a European roasting process to prepare cocoa-noted Tanzanian peaberries and italiano blends for beverage Valhalla. Frolattes—a frozen breed of latte rarely found in nature—are catalogued in such flavors as white-chocolate mocha and British Islander ($3.70–$4.70) alongside many species of teas ($1.50–$2.20) and fruity smoothies ($3.45–$4.50). Lounging cyborgs can stop by to bask in the soothing aura of the shop's free WiFi while sipping their selection.
Owners Elke and Tim Marsh prepare gourmet entrees, appetizers, and desserts using family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Diners can savor artisan sandwiches as well as meat and seafood entrees at the onsite cafe, or shop for market specialties ranging from casseroles to cobblers packaged in oven-safe and microwaveable containers. Six varieties of freshly baked breads are available, alongside deli staples such as dips, spreads, and sides. Check out the chalkboard for the soup of the day and other specials.