Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Houndstooth Coffee

Subject: Houndstooth Coffee
Location: Dallas, TX
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

As a young lad growing up a Philadelphia Eagles fan, Dallas always seemed like a place I wasn't supposed to like, especially in the autumn. Naturally as I aged I learned to confine my disdain purely to the Cowboys, and the more I discovered distantly of Dallas' blossoming coffee scene, the more I began to yearn for a lengthy visit. 

Finally I recently was able to take a decent chunk of time and spend it in the Dallas city limits. One of the first coffee establishments in my sights was a Texas establishment of coffee fame, a caffeinated fixture dubbed Houndstooth Coffee. With locations in Austin as well as Dallas, I zeroed in on their Henderson Avenue venue, a wood-adorned corner structure outfitted with an open, triangular patio. 

Heading over after dinner, I found the place lightly abuzz with patrons finishing up some work on their laptops and exchanging discourse in the early moonlight. The well-lit shop offers a cleanly decorated interior with a couple different seating options, ranging from benches with small tables to large communal tables.

Offering a selection of Tweed Coffee Roasters, I ordered up an espresso of an Ethiopian Idido and a pourover of their Mpanga Burundi. The espresso, pulled short/medium with brown crema, resonated notes of lime, blackberry, ginger snap, chocolate chip cookie, brie and a little seaweed salad, proving deliciously sweet and lightly piquant. The pourover trumpeted out a similar bright and toothsome coffee, full of asian pear, croissant, black cherry, powdered sugar, some raisin and nougat in a light/medium body. 

Quite satisfied with my Houndstooth experience, I took my time to sip on my coffee, enjoying the beautiful space and flavorful coffee as long as I could. If you have a hankering for great coffee in Dallas or Austin, definitely find a Houndstooth near thee. 

These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!

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