Every day, nearly 2.5 billion cups are consumed around the world, 400 million of those being consumed in the United States alone.
And with the help of today’s social media culture, it seems coffee consumption has become not just a necessary part of the day, but a trendy and photo-ready experience as well. Unlike corporate chains, “hipster” coffee shops offer caffeine-enthusiasts a quality cup of Joe with a more authentic feel.
Starbucks, move over– Here are the top 5 coffee spots in the Fort Worth area for all your aesthetic needs:
If you’ve ever wondered what if felt like to enjoy authentic coffee in an Italian café, Buon Giorno all but books your plane ticket. Owners David and Leyna said that they were first inspired by the European coffee house tradition of human connection; something that many places lack in our age of social networking and fast-paced technology. Buon Giorno offers a smaller, sit-down style café with romantic music, friendly staff, and a menu inspired by the rich Italian culture.
Most popular items: Tuscan Orange and Roma Bianca lattes; Almond Croissant.
Where: 915, Florence St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Company Quote: “No man is an island, entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” -John Donne
This café is so focused on crafting new and innovative drinks that they included it in their name. Every four months, Craftwork creates a brand new menu of drinks, said the company’s co-owner, Collin Sansom. This, paired with their earthy and intimate atmosphere, makes Craftwork a great location to experience new tastes and get some work done too. Daily study rooms are available for booking online.
Most popular items: Items always changing
Where: 4731 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Company Quote: “A space tailored to you.”
Whether you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant or an intimate café, Brewed somehow offers both. For those dining in, this eatery is most famous for their brunch and chef-inspired seasonal dishes, including beers and wines. If you’re there to write the next great American novel, however, Brewed also provides quieter seating with a diverse menu of unique caffeinated drinks and smaller snacks. With friendly staff, artistic decor, and old school music, Brewed is a hipster dream that keeps on giving.
Most popular items: Candy Bar Latte; The Grasshopper
Where: 801 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Happy Hour: Tuesday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Like the 1942 film, Casablanca Coffee is classic, romantic, and secretive. Unlike the other four on the list, this coffee shop is purposely hidden away to add to its undercover mystique. It’s also the smallest, making it perfect for grabbing one of their famous lattes for your morning commute.
Most popular item: Casablanca Latte
Where: 215 W 8th St, Fort Worth, Texas
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Weekends closed
At Avoca, brewing coffee is an art form. Owners Garold LaRue and Jimmy Story first created the establishment in 2011 as a way to bring high-quality coffee to locals, by locals. They also provide a spacious, industrial-style seating area for customers to work on homework or meet with friends. With art-decorated walls and intricate designs perfected on each latte, Avoca is the place to snap a photo with your drink and enjoy it too.
Most popular item: The Latte
Where: 835 Foch St Fort Worth, TX 76106
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.