New drive-thru to open in East Dallas serving coffee & breakfast tacos
A new drive-thru coffee shop is coming to east Dallas with a little Latin flair. Called Remote Coffee, it's opening in the former TC shaved ice stand at 10999 Garland Rd.
Owner Joel Roland, who is planning to have it open by March, saw a need in a neighborhood with relatively few drive-thru coffee options.
While the area does boast an Ascension Coffee, Cultivar Coffee, the original White Rock Coffee, and LDU Coffee To Go, the only drive-thrus nearby are a Starbucks and Scooter’s Coffee, both on Northwest Highway. But none of the drive-thru chains that have descended upon DFW such as 7 Brews, Dutch Bros, Human Bean, or 151.
Roland has coffee experience: He founded Toasted Coffee + Kitchen before selling the company eight years ago. (He also owns Yellow Rosa, a bar in Deep Ellum he opened in 2020.)
He founded Remote as a response to the increase in people working remotely during COVID-19. He hopes to provide a quick and easy option for both remote workers and those seeking coffee on their way into the office.
The menu will include standard coffee and espresso drinks like lattes, mochas, and Americanos, but also Latin American favorites like cafe con leche, espresso horchata, and calabasas (pumpkin) spice.
Drinks will be made with beans Roland gets imported from Mexico and syrups made in-house with cane sugar. In keeping with the Latin flair, it will also feature agua fresca drinks.
In addition to drinks, Remote will sell breakfast tacos, burritos, salads, and sandwiches, including a Japanese-Mexican fusion sandwich made with ciabatta bread.
Rendering of Remote Coffee shows seating inside and out.Courtesy rendering
"We’re trying to get everyone good, nutritious food and the best coffee available," Roland says
Roland is giving the former shaved ice stand, which had been there for 30 years, a sleek makeover, and is also adding some limited seating, both indoors and out, with a narrow patio running alongside the exterior.
Opening Remote Coffee brings him back to an industry he loves. He also lives in the neighborhood himself, and wanted to create something for the locals.
“I’m getting older and a little wiser, and I’d just rather be in the coffee business than the alcohol business,” he says. "It’s a little more tranquil and peaceful, and it feels like I’m providing a product that brings joy. It’s just more my vibe."