Whipped-cream toppings make everything sweeter, except love letters, which instead become soggy and illegible. Keep creamy crowns where they belong with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of freshly brewed coffee, blended beverages, and ice cream at Shoemaker & Hardt in Wylie.
Shoemaker & Hardt's sweets-slingers brew, blend, and scoop a variety of beverages and ice creams inside their cozy country store. Sip a creamy frozen java frap ($3.23–$4.15) of blended mocha-coconut, or a coffee-free chai tea frap while enjoying the rustic environs, perusing old photos, or dominating a game of I Spy. Fresh-brewed coffee ($1.39–$1.85) or hot lattés ($3.23–$4.15) warm up stomachscapes with specialty concoctions that include the Nutty Irishman, infused with Irish cream and hazelnut. All beverages receive a fluffy tiara of freshly made whipped cream, available in regular, low fat, or sugar free, and bejeweled with sprinkles and the dreams of babies. Alternately, visitors can sate sweet teeth with a variety of scoops, from rainbow sherbet to butter pecan, in kids cones ($1.75), cups ($1.75–$3.25), or waffle cones ($2.50–$4).
Shoemaker & Hardt Coffee House and Country Store
Visit Shoemaker & Hardt Coffee House and Country Store and you’ll be transported to a turn-of-the-century general store—that is, if the whole world back then happened to smell like coffee. The historical storefront is lined with a collection of antiques, from Coca-Cola ephemera to taxidermy; inside, staffers mix up mochas and top off cappuccinos with foam. The menu also includes teas, hot chocolate, and specialty flavored lattes, such as English Toffee and the Chocolate Grasshopper, a chocolate-peppermint concoction that can double as a conscience if you pour it over a Pinocchio. In addition to antiques and drinks, Shoemaker & Hardt also collects marbles, candles, and old-fashioned candies.
105 N Ballard Ave.
Wylie, Texas 75098Get Directions