I recently went with my boyfriend, P and his family down to Addison, Texas for their dentist appointments. We were only gone about 28-hours, so we obviously didn’t do too much. Addison is in Dallas County, about twenty minutes north of Dallas-proper. They have a population of about 15,000 people. The town is very well-kept. And the area has a plethora of great restaurants and coffee shops! We stayed at the SpringHill Suites on Quorum Drive. The hotel was very conveniently located near the dentist, as well as, shopping and eating areas. The rooms are clean and a good price!
Anytime we pass through Denton whether it’s a Dallas trip or on the way to visit my family in Houston, we always stop at In-N-Out. In my opinion, they are the best fast food hamburger joint. And yes, I am including Whataburger in this list (sorry, Texans). I always order the same thing. Double-Double with pickles only.
I have two musts when it comes to trying a new coffee shop.
- oat milk
- housemade syrups
Thankfully, Native Coffee Company met both of these standards. It is located in the Alpha Business Center in Addison. Native’s website says they Scandinavian or “white-roast” style coffee. I ordered one of the current specials Mount Shasta, which was orange and rosemary with oat milk. If a latte has rosemary, count me in. (Sidenote: I’ve been reading about the benefits of various herbs, and rosemary is AMAZING. I may be writing a Wellness Wednesday post on rosemary soon) The flavor is so refreshing and perfect for springtime. It’s a great place to study. I spent about an hour and a half working there while P got his teeth cleaned!
We drove about twenty minutes to meet some friends in Sachse, Texas. We ate at a great Mexican restaurant, Frankie’s. Since we were stuffed from In-N-Out and Native Coffee Company, P and I decided to split the brisket enchiladas. It was plenty of food. Plus you can easily fill up on chips and salsa. Now, these enchiladas were unlike others I’ve had. They were filled with potatoes and the brisket was on top. I highly suggest ordering the white queso. So good. Drizzle it on the enchiladas!
The LDU Coffee location we visited was on Preston Road in Dallas. I think I heard that this is Australian-style coffee. Not really sure what that means, and I couldn’t notice a distinct difference. I ordered the honey latte with oat milk. The latte was smoothe. It had a subtle flavor that was great for first thing in the morning!
When in Texas, eat like the Texans. That means BBQ right? After a lot of deliberation, we decided to try Austin’s BBQ. Their website touts that they are authentic Texan BBQ– just what we wanted! We ordered pulled pork, brisket, fried okra, and macaroni and cheese. The food was delicious and filling!