Where can you find the best coffee in Dallas? At Cultivar! Without doubt, this is the sweet spot. Located in East Dallas, between Peavy and Garland Rd, Cultivar shares commercial space with Good 2 Go Taco (who have amazing breakfast tacos, btw). From the proficient way they roast their own coffee beans to the intricate matter they create latte art, the baristas at Cultivar know that coffee is a work of art. The owners, Nathan and Johnathan, first entered the coffee scene by working as baristas at White Rock Coffee and Pearl Cup. They learned and perfected the tips and tricks to roasting coffee beans and the methods on how to brew the perfect cup of joe. A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to judge a latte art throw down alongside Cultivar’s barista, Noe. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about coffee. Hands down, he is one of the best baristas in the DFW! Unfortunately, the other baristas do not have the same friendly vibe as Noe. Based on my experiences at this shop, the other baristas make absolutely no effort to have a conversation with you. If you ask a question about the coffee, they simply answer with as few words as possible, without even a glance at you. But at least they can make good coffee!
The layout is pretty bland and you don’t really see people trying to study here. Cultivar has more of a casual, family friendly environment meant for breakfast, early lunch, or ordering coffee to go. But I don’t recommend their pastries; they tend to be stale and flavorless. Instead, get your tacos next door from Good 2 Go. Also important to note, they are only open on Tuesdays thru Sundays from 7am to 3pm. So if you’re looking for a late afternoon latte, Cultivar isn’t the place. Another drawback is that since everyone knows how great this place is, it gets very packed! Finding a parking spot and/or open table on a weekend is quite the challenge. However, if you want to try an authentically delicious latte then Cultivar is definitely worth the trip!
**** Update: Cultivar has relocated to 1155 Peavy Rd. Dallas Tx. 75218 and now shares space with Goodfriend Package