There's a cool new coffee shop in Garland, opened by a Dallas influencer and her family. Called Bloom Café, it's in a small center just north of George Bush Turnpike, at 1815 Campbell Rd., where it's doing coffees, breakfast goods, and desserts.
Bloom is owned and operated by Saria Almaktabi, famous for her Dallas Food Wanderer Instagram page, and her entire family.
A UTD graduate who now works in healthcare management, she and her family have lived in the area for more than 20 years, which is how she knew it was missing a boutique coffee shop.
"I was hoping that somebody would open something different beyond a chain coffee shop, it was always on my mind," she says. "It ended up being us."
They serve coffee from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and have a selection of innovative signature drinks that include:
- Bloom Latte: rose, vanilla, espresso, milk
- Dreamy Latte: vanilla, espresso, milk, cream, and caramel drizzle
- Judy Moody Latte: toffee crunch, caramel, espresso milk
- Pistachio Latte: Pistachio, espresso, milk
They rotate in seasonal drinks such as peppermint hot chocolate and pumpkin latte. Almond and oat milk are available as alternative options for an extra charge.
They also offer baked goods including croissants, muffins, pumpkin bread, chocolate-chip cookies, cranberry & blueberry scones, Danishes, and cake pops from New York Bagel and Bakery, also family-owned.
Eventually, they'll expand the menu, adding specialty teas and chai, plus gluten-free and savory food items.
Everybody in Saria’s family is involved. Her dad and brother worked on the site construction, and her siblings are baristas. Her mom and sister worked on menu and design alongside Saria.
The atmosphere is warm, elegant, open, and airy. Colors are bright and luxurious, a mix of rose, gold, and black. Tables have marble tops. The cups, done in a tasteful black, have inspirational quotes.
Beyond meeting the coffee needs of their neighborhood, they hope to cater to the Arab and Muslim community in North Garland, with late-night hours during Ramadan, for example.
"We're getting requests to use the space for women groups, and I'm also thinking about hosting monthly events and pop-ups," Saria says. She wants to bring events that are typically found in Dallas right to her shop.
"The drive can be too long to Dallas. I want to bring the same experiences to Garland," she says.