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New coffee shop debuts in Dallas with avo-toast and coffee 'flights'

New coffee shop debuts in Dallas with avo-toast and coffee 'flights'

Fairgrounds Coffee
Chicago knows its coffee. Gauge Collective

A coffee concept is coming to Texas from Chicago, one of the biggest java towns in the U.S.: Called Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea, it'll open its first shop in Dallas, in a high-rise office building in the Knox-Henderson district.

The shop is opening at Highland Park Place, at 4514 Cole Ave., which would be within eyeshot of the Starbucks on Knox, just one block away. According to a release, Fairgrounds will open in 2021.

Their "thing" is that they serve coffee made with beans from a dozen craft coffee roasters from across the country - big names like Verve, Colectivo, and Counter Culture. That's very Chicago, a coffee-centric city that's home to legendary concepts such as Intelligentsia.

"You wouldn't go to a bar that only sells Budweiser products, so why do we settle with coffee?" the release asks.

Fairgrounds gives tea equal emphasis, with 15+ tea varietals, served hot or iced, plus intriguing options such as matcha whisked to order.

Other items include cold brew and kombucha on tap, and coffee flights, with tastes from three different roasters, so that you can become almost as well-versed in the whole coffee thing as a Windy City resident.

They also do a menu of food that's fairly sizable for a coffee shop, with breakfast and lunch options, plus snacks and a grab and go market.

The cafe will be adorned with Pothos plants; caramel colored booths; and vintage fair decor. It'll seat 90 and feature an outdoor patio.

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea currently has 8 locations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and L.A.