Cof­fee, Dessert and Bak­eries

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BISOUS BISOUS PATIS­SERIE Dessert & Cof­fee. Spe­cial­iz­ing in a large va­ri­ety of unique French­style pas­tries in­clud­ing French mac­arons, tarts, éclairs, crois­sants and cakes, Bisous Bisous’ orig­i­nal cre­ations are made from scratch daily us­ing the finest in­gre­di­ents. A ro­tat­ing se­lec­tion of de­lec­ta­ble of­fer­ings fea­tures sea­son­ally in­spired fla­vors. Chef/owner An­drea Meyer is a sta­ple at White Rock Lo­cal Mar­ket and pro­vides pas­tries and desserts to clients such as the Ne­spresso Café at Northpark Cen­ter and As­cen­sion Cof­fee, and now has her very own store in the West Vil­lage. www.bisous-bisous.com. 3700 McKin­ney Ave., 214.613.3570. CAFÉ STRADA Global. A charm­ing café seem­ingly picked right off of an Ital­ian side­walk, Café Strada serves up hand­made ge­lato, panini, lat­tés and more. Lo­cated near the Joule Ho­tel, it’s the per­fect place for a quick pick-me-up, cof­fee run or lunch on-the-go. 1520 Elm St., Ste. 107, 214.202.6485. EMPORIUM PIES Amer­i­can. The charm­ing pie pur­veyor s known for cult clas­sics like “Lord of the Pies” and the salty-meets-sweet Smooth Op­er­a­tor, but there’s al­most al­ways some­thing new in the oven de­pend­ing on the sea­son. A per­fect gift for food­ies or pot lucks, these pies are in high de­mand dur­ing the hol­i­days. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.em­po­ri­ump­ies.com.

FLUELLEN CUP­CAKES Amer­i­can. A dessert mecca in DFW, Fluellen Cup­cakes in Frisco and down­town Dal­las is known for its sig­na­ture fla­vors like snick­er­doo­dle, ba­nana pud­ding and Ger­man cho­co­late, as well as sta­ples like red vel­vet, wed­ding cake and straw­berry that are al­most too pretty to eat. Open seven days a week, pa­trons can get their sweet fix with a cupcake or a cake pop, a tinier treat that’s served on a stick. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.fluel­len­cup­cakes.com. 1408 Elm St., 469.248.0856; 2601 Pre­ston Road, Frisco, 214.705.1100. HYPNOTIC DONUTS Bak­ery. Got a taste for some­thing sweet and unique? Look no fur­ther than Hypnotic Donuts, of­fer­ing up spe­cial­ties like Jenny’s Evil Elvis, a mix of peanut but­ter, ba­con, ba­nana and honey. Look­ing to spice it up? Try the Mex­ico, a glazed donut with vanilla frost­ing, fresh jalapenos and Tabasco! www.hyp­notic­donuts.com. 9007 Gar­land Road, 214.668.6999. OPEN­ING BELL COF­FEE Cafes And Cof­fee Houses. To call Open­ing Bell Cof­fee “just a cof­fee shop” would be sell­ing it short. The hip gath­er­ing place in the base­ment of the his­toric Sears Roe­buck build­ing is part cof­fee shop, part restau­rant, part wine bar and part event venue, with live mu­sic pro­vid­ing the sound­track al­most daily. Though the staff might not be able to of­fer fi­nan­cial ad­vice, they can bring you a terrific latte or hot spice chai tea. www.open­ing­bell­cof­fee.com. 1409 S. La­mar St., 214.565.0383. STEEL CITY POPS Amer­i­can. Beat the heat or top off a tasty meal with a re­fresh­ing sweet treat from Steel City Pops. With brick-and-mor­tar lo­ca­tions in Fort Worth, Dal­las and Gar­land serv­ing up fresh fla­vors like av­o­cado and blue­berry basil, as well as gourmet cookie pops like cookie brownie and straw­berry short­cake, this is one pop­si­cle stand you won’t want to ig­nore. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.steel­ci­ty­pops.com.

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