A breath of fresh air.
That was my first thought upon walking into The Weekend – a breezy boutique coffee shop in the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas. Granted, my initial affinity for this caffeinated oasis may have been swayed by the abundance of windows and sunshine—a welcome change from the dreary rain and chill I had just left in NYC. But, as the barista greeted me with a smile and I went to find a cozy corner to curl up, I felt sure I’d found a great little spot.
The Weekend’s decor is eclectic—a combination of vibrantly colored armchairs and lounges intermixed with gold and copper tables make it a great choice for work or leisure. I chose to pull out my laptop and settle into a bright turquoise armchair with an overhanging gold lamp and gold side table, complete with a vase of fresh orange flowers.
You can also tell the baristas take the art of crafting coffee quite seriously—each order is brought out on a wooden serving board, and each drink (to stay, of course) is served in stoneware with the foam decoratively swirled on top. Personally, I thought my chai was a great combination of smooth and spice.
The coffee shop is also located next to shops featuring fun books and works of art, which one can’t help but peruse on the way out.
Overall, I recommend. Thanks, The Weekend, for being a great spot to while away a few hours on a Wednesday afternoon!
Find out more about The Weekend here.