Cafes in Little Elm

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When Shane and Susan Shumake of Silverleaf Construction & Design began building a coffeehouse in January of 2010, it was just another project. But somewhere along the way, business became pleasure. They fell in love with the little coffee shop, and their investment switched from professional to personal. So when the shop opened and closed within a matter of five weeks, it was to Shane and Susan’s great dismay. The owner of the floundering business, Shane and Susan’s former client, came to his friends with a question: would they be interested in taking over? The Shumakes didn’t hesitate. Within the month, about as long as it takes a coffee pot to whistle that it’s done, the shop had reopened as Lone Star Coffee Bar. Today, Shane and Susan’s labor of love stands as Lone Star Coffee Bar & Wine Bar. In addition to java, tea, breakfast, and lunch, they recently started serving wine to accompany sit-down dinners and live music. The wine list also reveals the Shumakes' heart for the community, since they devote about half of it to Texan wines.

6800 Windhaven Pkwy
The Colony,
TX
US

Affectionately dubbed "a little piece of France" by Christina Rowland of Real Frisco, Cafe Trottoir et Patisserie transports taste buds with Parisian-style bistro fare for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Dishes feature simple, elegant preparations, with numerous sauces and vinaigrettes drizzled across seared tuna steaks and roasted duck breasts. Mimicking money-booth contestants, pear and goat cheese step into a salad arena, where they compete to snatch the most pecans out of a slippery shower of lavender-honey vinaigrette. The steak frites' Black Angus terres major is pan-seared with red-wine pan jus and laid on a plate of pommes frites and baby greens.

Indoor meals unfurl under brass chandeliers bearing clusters of golden lamps. In fair weather, the sun-dappled outdoor terrace surrounds tables in tall trees bookended by stucco walls and a large outdoor fireplace.

6959 Lebanon Rd.
Frisco,
TX
US

At Starwood Cafe, 6:30 in the morning might as well be time for dessert. The breakfast menu here doesn't shy away from sweet specialty dishes, including homemade french crepes stuffed with bananas and Nutella or pancakes with Oreo crumbles blended into the batter. But this family-owned restaurant does more than just churn out inventive sweets. The staffers also tip their collective hats to the classics. They serve biscuits with sausage gravy, farm-fresh eggs with grits, and skillets full of hash browns and toppings.

Once the day segues into lunchtime, the cafe composes sandwiches and wraps alongside gourmet salads. Grilled teriyaki-salmon stir-fry speaks to the kitchen's versatility, while tuna melts and deep-fried Atari games show the cooks' passion for nostalgia. And some entrees, such as the chicken-fried steak, are just as delicious in the afternoon as they are at sunrise. Regardless of what you order, almost everything that makes its way from the kitchen to the dining table abides by Starwood's strict philosophy, which prizes freshness and made-from-scratch quality above all else.

4851 Legacy Dr
Frisco,
TX
US

Cuisine Type: European-Latin fusion

Most popular offering: Specialty cr?pes

Reservations: Optional

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only

Alcohol: BYOB

Number of Tables: 11?25

Outdoor Seating: No

Established: 2012

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Pro Tip: Cr?pes come out faster than our other main dishes, so if you're hungry, be sure to order one.

Q&A with the Owner

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

We use only the freshest ingredients to make our dishes daily. From omelettes, to paninis, salads to cr?pes, we offer a variety of delectable plates to entice every palate.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are a locally and family owned restaurant. We value the freshness and quality of our food, as well as the experience and satisfaction of our customers.

4710 Preston Rd Ste 312
Frisco,
TX
US

Cuisine Type: Custom cakes and baked goods

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Alcohol: None

Number of Tables: 5?10

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Established: 2011

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Pro Tip: We are located on the northwest-side of Preston Road and Warren. Our storefront faces Warren.

Q&A with the Owner

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

A delicious mix of baked goods and breakfast and lunch options, which include cookies, cupcakes, ready-made cakes, quiche, soup, and hot panini.

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Our most popular items are cakes, cookies, and cupcakes made with all-natural, whole ingredients.

3685 Preston Rd.
Frisco,
TX
US

Flavors from around the world converge at Oasis Café, from the grilled lamb and beef of Greek gyros to the sweet chili sauce of Thai chicken. Sandwiches and wraps emphasize organic and natural ingredients, and both meat and vegetarian options are well-represented. Coffee splashes tongues in hot, iced, or blended forms, as in the Oasis macchiato, which swirls caramel and vanilla into double espresso. The aromas of freshly baked muffins and percolating soups drift across the long wood counter and over checkered booths, where diners groove to soft jazz melodies so they don’t have to bridge conversational lulls with knock-knock jokes that might offend people who live in tents.

2401 S Stemmons Fwy
Lewisville,
TX
US