The allure of the smell of freshly-ground beans, the motivating quiet atmosphere of a busy cafe, and the opportunity to snag a freshly baked croissant – small coffee-shops are the heartbeat of a busy city and, fortunately for Frisco residents, Frisco boasts almost more than its fair share of unique cafes. We’ve rounded up the best below.
Mochas and Javas
In addition to specialty coffees that include Bulletproof Coffee, Cold Brewed Toddy, and Red Eye (a shot of espresso in a cup of Dark Roast), Mochas and Javas also boasts delicious sandwiches, kolaches, and baked goods. Several of their frozen Java-chino treats are caffeine and espresso-free.
Their menu includes smoothies and delicious, unique beverage options for kids. The best part? Mochas and Javas boasts a drive-thru window.
Listen to Mochas and Javas' Owner Kevin Carswell on the Frisco Podcast.
11660 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034 (map)
Phone: (214) 705-9600
Monday – Saturday: 6:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
UP Inspired Kitchen
UP Kitchen is a Chef-driven, fast-casual cafe and coffee house offering honestly sourced breakfast, brunch and lunch and full espresso bar.
UP is committed to providing honestly sourced ingredients, with gluten-free and vegan choices and never compromising flavor. Fuel UP and feel great! Dine in and enjoy the kid and pet-friendly patio (complete with a playhouse!) or take their delicious, healthy food to go.
5285 Dallas Parkway #400, Frisco, TX (in the Shops at Starwood)
7 days a week: 7am to 3pm
Summer Moon, the sister shop to the famous and fabulous wood-fired coffee roastery in Austin, is conveniently located in the heart of the Rail District. Summer Moon’s signature drinks are made with “Moon Milk.” The ingredients are a secret but its silky smooth sweetness is famous! Coffee is made with beans that have been wood-fired and the smoky sweetness infuses every cup.
6943 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75035 (map)
Monday – Friday: 6am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am – 8pm
Whether you show up in search of board games or you just need to work remotely with access to unbelievably fast Wifi, Nerdvana is the place to be. The spacious coffee shop is located on the first floor of the GearBox building and the entrance is on the south side (opposite from Main Street). Parking is available on both sides of the building and in the nearby garage, so accessibility is rarely an issue.
Nerdvana features plentiful options including some by local roasters. Chef Mike’s influence is apparent in the amazing selections on the food menu. If you’re looking for a run-of-the-mill cup of coffee, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a unique experience and a delicious brew, Nerdvana might just be your next favorite haunt.
Listen to Kristy Pitchford and Chef Mike Junio talk about Nerdvana Coffee & Culture on the Frisco Podcast.
5757 Main Street, #111, Frisco, TX 75034 (map)
Monday – Friday: 6am – 9pm
Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 8am – 9pm
Global Peace Factory
Is there a better way to start your morning than drinking a cup of coffee while also supporting a good cause? For every dollar you spend at Global Peace Factory, at least 2% goes towards charity. The open, modern atmosphere is the perfect backdrop as you meet up with friends, work remotely, or relax with a book. Try an almond milk latte, a brown sugar latte, or their freshly brewed coffee along with something from their lengthy pastry menu.
1377 Legacy Dr #100, Frisco, TX 75034 (map)
Mon – Thurs 7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 6:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Located near the Sephora in the heart of the trendy Legacy West, Frisco's very own Starbucks Reserve introduces local coffee lovers to the rarest and most fabulous coffees that Starbucks offers. Experimental techniques, boundary-pushing, and artisan creation are what set Starbucks Reserve apart – intimate and enjoyable spaces, delicious brews, and excellence are what make it a classic experience for coffee worshipers.
7600 Windrose Avenue, Suite G140
Mon – Wed 5:00am – 10:00pm
Thu – Fri 5:00am – 11:00pm
Sat – 6:00am – 11:00pm
Sun – 6:30am – 10:30pm
The neighborhood bakery located at the northeast corner of El Dorado and Teel Parkway will whisk you away to Paris with its intimate design, its gorgeous baked goods, and its delicious brew. The cafe boasts delicious coffee and a lovely space to enjoy your cup, whether you’re working remotely or visiting with friends.
Fortunately for regulars though, Tulla also boasts gorgeous baked creations – croissants, scones, and macaron towers can’t help but capture the gaze of every visitor. Satisfying loaves of freshly baked bread are piled high. Need a cake for an event? Tulla proudly offers fantastic options at extremely reasonable prices. If you’re searching for your newest neighborhood cafe, Tulla just might be home.
12020 Teel Pkwy, Suite 102, Frisco, TX 75033
Tue – Fri 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sat 7:30am – 3:00 pm
Sun 8:00am – 2:00 pm
Ascension’s tradition of excellent coffee continues at The Star in Frisco. Founded with the goal of elevating the American coffee shop by infusing the style of an Australian coffee-stop and the menu of a European cafe, Ascension has been driven from its founding by a passion for excellence.
With a few other cafe and annex locations around the metroplex, visitors to the Star can snag an exquisite cup of coffee along with delicious bakery items that are created daily. Ascension prides itself on its roasting technique and sourcing and the Star location is no exception. With the option for online ordering, there’s really no excuse to miss out on perfect coffee that's also convenient.
3625 The Star Blvd. #300 Frisco, TX 75034
Mon – Thurs 7:00am – 7:00pm
Fri 7:00am – 9:00pm
Sat 8:00am – 9:00pm
Sun 8:00am – 6:00pm
85C Bakery Cafe
85C Bakery was originally founded by a master chef in Taiwan who realized that perfect pastries and exquisite coffee that he loved were inaccessible for most consumers. 85C is a bakery cafe dedicated to the highest quality and an ideal experience, with thousands of locations worldwide.
Each cup of coffee is individually crafted from Guatemalan beans; the cafe boasts over 40 coffee, tea, and smoothie drinks. Additionally, though, the bakery cafe (sometimes called “The Starbucks of Taiwan”) is famous around the world for its baked goods. Milk pudding and the brioche loaf are the two most popular items. Cakes, breads, and uniquely Asian baked goods abound. You don't have to leave Frisco to taste the world thanks to 85C Bakery Cafe.
9292 Warren Pkwy, Ste 300 Frisco, TX 75035
Phone: (469) 362-8711
Mon – Sat 7:00am – 10:00pm
Sun 8:00am – 10:00pm
The Lounge Coffee and Tea Bar – COMING SOON
At the corner of Stonebrook Parkway and Teel, another great shop is opening soon. Family-owned, with coffee and tea passionately crafted, The Lounge was founded on a desire to provide the community with a welcoming spot to work or connect.
2552 Stonebrook Parkway, Ste B200
Frisco, TX 75036
Mon – Sat 6:00am – 9:00pm
Sun 7:00am – 8:00pm
These are just a handful of the best places to grab coffee in and around Frisco. Is your favorite one missing from the list? Let us know!
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