Peaberry Coffee in Dallas' Oak Cliff goes for seconds with new spinoff
An Oak Cliff coffee shop is expanding: Peaberry Coffee, which first opened in Oak Cliff's Kiestwood neighborhood in 2019, has spun off a second location 2.2 miles away, at 2015 S. Edgefield Ave., in a former driving school, where it opened on August 9.
Peaberry is from Elijah Salazar, an Oak Cliff native and former teacher at Harold Budd Elementary School who is all about bringing things to the community.
"I see a lot of these shops opening in other places, and feel like much of Oak Cliff is underserved," he says. "I want to make it all about the experience and community. They are ready. They want to have that community spot."
Peaberry's menu has classic coffeeshop drinks such as cappuccino, latte, mocha, dirty chai, London Fog, and their signature, The Oak Cliff, which contains espresso, simple syrup, and oat milk.
They also sell iced coffee in cans, labeled Kiestwood Iced Coffee, produced in their own wholesale building a block from the shop. Available in flavors such as Oat & Vanilla, Vietnamese, and Oat & Lavender, they've become a big seller at the store and are also being served at events such as Meow Wolf, the art installation in Grapevine.
Unlike the Kiestwood location, this new shop serves pour-overs and Yama cold brew, which take longer to prepare. They also plan to offer 3- and 6-drink flights of their Kiestwood drinks, for $8 and $16 respectively.
They also have food options including breakfast burritos, plus pastries from Lubella's Patisserie in East Dallas, such as almond croissants, conchas, cinnamon rolls, and muffins.
"We try to support local as much as we can," Salazar says. That includes buying their coffee beans from Eiland Coffee Roasters, based in Richardson.
The new location is next door to Herby's, the burger shop scheduled to open early this fall. Salazar is part-owner alongside DJ Sober and Jake Saenz from Rev’s Grilled Cheese. Saenz used to do pop-ups at Peaberry Coffee's original location, and currently prepares the breakfast burritos for both coffee shops.
The new space is lively and colorful, with murals by Dallasites S.M. Sanz and Wheron, who also designs the Kiestwood Iced Coffee cans.
"I wanted to make this shop different enough so people want to come here and also to our original shop," Salazar says. "The new shop is only six minutes from other shop, but it feels like a whole different area."