One of my friends recently showed me this gem in Highland Park Village and it’s become one of my go-to coffee shops since then. I love it because it has all of my favorite things in one location: great coffee, organic eats, coffee-table books, candles and boutique goods. When you walk in, you enter the cafe seating and coffee bar. The atmosphere is clean and comfortable, with booth seating, black and white decor and bright flowers on each table. Everything they serve is homemade and delicious. They make their own almond milk; which is my favorite paired with their strong iced coffee and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. I often go with friends for lunch, because I crave the hearty vegetable soup daily, especially during these cold, winter months, but their breakfast is my favorite. They make the best poached eggs, but the multi-grain toast with honey butter? The best. They also carry Vim + Vigor juices and Bellocq Organic Teas. Everything here is done well, just as their philosophy says:
“Our salads, sandwiches, soups, dips and baked goods are all prepared in-house to the highest nutritional standards with simple ingredients of the best quality available. We strive to use all organic products when possible or use local farmers when organic is not available. Most of our offerings are gluten-free and dairy-free, and adhere to the Paleo Diet standards with vegetarian and vegan options…”
Next to the coffee bar, and on their second floor, they sell designer-wear like cashmere scarves, leather leggings, simple tees and Sheryl Lowe jewelry. They also sell pillows, candles, blankets and other decor from local boutique Forty Five Ten, which are held in an offset room attached to the cafe called “Chapter 02.” This little, sun-lit room is lined with bookshelves decorated with art prints, vases and books. Whether I’m spending a couple hours studying with an almond chai tea or grabbing a quick americano to-go, I always stop and browse through the books. They have such a great collection. You can’t miss Number One next time you are in Highland Park Village. See what it’s all about here.
Speaking of Forty Five Ten, they also own a small cafe called the T Room, which is deemed the chicest spot to have lunch in Dallas. I’ve been wanting to try their pecan crusted chicken salad. A review on the T Room is coming soon.