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Sip Stir Cafe in Uptown percolates into Dallas' burgeoning coffee scene

Sip Stir Cafe percolates into Dallas' burgeoning coffee scene

Sip Stir Cafe, coffeehouse
Sip Stir Cafe aims to be the neighborhood coffee bar for Uptown Dallas. Sip Stir Cafe
Sip Stir Cafe, coffeehouse
Located next to Yumilicious, Sip Stir has fresh flowers and a chic, clean decor. Sip Stir Cafe
Sip Stir Cafe, coffeehouse
Sip Stir Cafe, coffeehouse

Nary a day in Dallas goes by without more coffee news. This time the buzz is in Uptown, with the soft opening of Sip Stir Cafe, in the old Dimples Cupcakes space, next-door to Yumilicious.

The neighbor situation is no coincidence. The Yumilicious guys have partnered with Sip Stir owner Kimberly Trang, who also manages the coffee shop day to day.

  Sip Stir has an artillery of fancy brewing devices, including a La Marzocco espresso machine and two Kyoto-style iced-coffee drip machines.

As is the norm in the current Dallas coffee scene, Sip Stir has an artillery of fancy brewing devices, including a La Marzocco espresso machine, two Kyoto-style iced-coffee drip machines, and a Siphon vacuum-style coffee maker. Coffee beans come from J Gursey, a roaster in Los Angeles.

Trang made the quintessential career move from office drone. "I was in corporate America, but I loved coffee, and hanging out [at coffeehouses] during my off time," she says. "But I couldn't find a coffee place I loved to hang out at."

The menu includes not just a big list of coffee drinks, but also Roots juices and unique tea options like Moroccan gunpowder tea, served in a cute little glass pot. Muffins, scones and pastries are delivered daily by La Spiga in North Dallas.

She's created a lovely atmosphere at Sip Stir with its clean decor, Plexiglas chairs, fresh flowers, muted house music and a warm welcome to everyone who enters.

"We knew we wanted to be in Uptown," she says. "We wanted a walking community and a place where people were going to be congregating. There's a lot of great restaurants here, and there's a great number of residential high-rises. We wanted to be their neighborhood coffee bar."

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