It’s the hap, happiest season of all.
I do not think anyone can argue with me on how Christmas time honestly is the happiest, jolliest, and warmest time of the year. Sure, it is a crazy busy time and sure things can be very hectic, but speaking generally, people are happier and everything around is just overall more fun and inviting. When one of my friends sent me the information about this pop-up coffee shop in Dallas, I was all ears. The fact that this was the first pop-up Christmas coffee shop in the city was shocking; it was definitely time for one! The days before Christmas are getting fewer and fewer and the the holiday is approaching with extremely high speed. We had a morning to spare and yesterday (Friday the 22nd) Madison and I, along with our dad, hopped onto the quite chilly highway 75 stretch to Dallas. McKinney is just a mere forty-five minutes north of the big city so it makes for a pretty nice trip and a great excuse to jam to the Lady Antebellum Christmas album (if you haven’t given it a listen, you should).
As I have mentioned before, I love names that have a cool or funny meaning. The name of this coffee shop is literal perfection. The pop-up coffee shop is in historic Old East Dallas on 1623 North Hall Street in Dallas and the name is “Deck the Hall Street Coffee Shop”. How incredibly perfect is that?! I absolutely love it. The shop is located in what was “Method Coffee”. A goal of Method was to show people that excellent coffee does not have to be pretentious. This fun Christmas shop is everything in the world but pretentious. The coffee shop is going to be renamed and branded so we are all going to keep our eyes peeled for that, but in the meantime the “Deck the Hall Street Coffee Shop” is there for us until after the new year!
A helpful hint is to come to the shop expecting to hunt for parking; we ended up parking in a nearby neighborhood and it was just fine! When you pull up to the shop you absolutely can not miss the beautiful and bright red side wall that says “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”! The firewood and bright red make for the most wonderful picture backdrop so you can post a cute picture of yourself and your java for the gram. Front porches are a few of my favorite things and this shop has an awfully cute one! Don’t let the chilly air or next door construction scare you from sitting out there and sipping your steaming coffee. When you walk into the shop, you are immediately greeted with the amount of Christmas cheer that you see in movies. There’s a lovely, lit Christmas tree, wreaths galore, garland, red bows, hanging snow, and your favorite Christmas jams playing throughout the shop. The little awesome touches like the “Ya Filthy Animal” and the “World’s best cup of coffee” signs from classic Christmas movies did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. I would say that my absolute favorite touches of this Christmas shop would be the festive reindeer, Santa, and elf mugs that they used for the in house drinks. I got a drink to go because there was no seating and saying the shop was “busy” would be an understatement, but I did not miss out on a fun, festive touch! The coffee sleeves have cute Christmas sayings like “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, “Cotton headed ninny muggins”, and “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal”! So fun! On top of the crazy awesome decorations, the baristas were incredibly kind and inviting despite the busyness of the shop. They are truly spreading the Christmas cheer to every single person walking into the shop and that sure is a lot of people!
They do have their classic coffee menu you can look through but the pop-up shop has an additional Christmas menu to choose from! They have extremely creative drinks like the “Candy Cane Forest”, the “Secret Santa”, “Brewdolph”, and “White Christmas Wassil”. Honestly all of the drinks looked creative and delicious and it was pretty hard to choose one! I decided on the “Falala Latte” because of the name and the ingredients. It was a latte with cinnamon, lavender, and star anise garnish. Very out of the box, very festive, and absolutely scrumptious! It wasn’t your typical “Holiday” or “Christmas” beverage and I think that is what I loved so much about it! Something to celebrate the season but not something that you have seen a million different times before! What a treat!
We decided to post this write up for the shop today (not how we normally do it) because we want any of y’all in the Dallas area or coming to the Dallas area for the holidays to be able to enjoy this fun shop before the season is over! They are open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve they will be open but will close at 1:00 p.m. You can enjoy this Christmas shop now but only until the New Year and then it will close it’s doors, so go quick and join in on the festive fun!
Merry Christmas ya coffee lovin’ animals!