It’s easy to say that Duino Coffee in McKinney is one of our all time favorite coffee shops in our area! From the very first time we visited, we were smitten! The coffee itself is not only exquisite, but the whole experience of the coffee shop is out of this world… Let me tell you why.
Here’s what you need to know about Duino Coffee in McKinney:
Appearance? The moment that you walk into Duino, you are immediately met with amazing art creations that you definitely don’t see everyday. The walls are a soft gray to highlight the awesome art on the walls of local artists and student artists at nearby schools. My favorite statement piece is the cool, hand-blown, multicolor chandelier from Turkey that hangs directly to the right when you walk in. It is unlike anything that you have ever seen and is very insta worthy. The atmosphere is anything but a stuffy art museum, though. The warm colors of the furniture, the comfy seating, and the smiling faces of the staff as you walk in make you feel like you’re at home away from home. One thing that I love about the shop is the openness of it. There are large windows on two sides of the shop, so there is plenty of natural light which is something I think is great!
Do I come here to chill, study, or socialize? Duino Coffee has an incredibly inviting atmosphere that is perfect for gathering with friends, hanging out, or getting work done. There is booth seating, smaller tables, and long tables for bigger parties. This shop has a lot of space, including a cute living room area at the front of the shop with comfy chairs gathered around a coffee table. It is a shop where you can truly do it all! Duino coffee might display art on the walls, but the shop also promotes another type of art- music! Duino has incredibly talented individuals and groups come in and perform live music. Something that I think is so special about this is that they do not only display one type of genre, they truly embrace any and every type of musician. Check out their social media (Facebook and Instagram) to see when they have live music next! They post updates regularly on their social media. Grab a group of friends and come chill with some live music and tasteful coffee!
Coffee? This coffee shop brews Eiland Coffee, which is a local roaster in Richardson, Tx. Their coffee is EXCELLENT. There aren’t many places that you can go in, order the house coffee, and not have to add in a few sugar packets and cream. Here, you definitely do NOT have to do that! I could drink their house coffee made with Latin American beans all day long! Their lattes are amazing without any added sugar syrups and are strong enough to get you through a hectic day. If you do add in some flavoring, vanilla and caramel are quite delicious. Every single time I come into the shop, the coffee is consistent and absolutely delightful. Not a huge coffee lover? That’s okay! They have some tea options just for you. My friend, Jess, who isn’t a huge coffee drinker ordered the hibiscus tea when we came in and she adored it.
Can I buy the delicious Eiland coffee beans there? You sure can!
- Is there a drive thru? The coffee shop focuses on community and having a connection with every single person that comes in, so there is not a drive thru…BUT mobile ordering is in the works, so stay tuned!
- Snack, breakfast and lunch options? All three! They have breakfast options if you are on the run, like croissants, muffins, bagels, etc. Duino started breakfast sandwich croissants and breakfast tacos on the weekends and will add new items to the breakfast menu every week. They have plenty of snack options for you on the go, as well as, sandwiches for a convenient lunch or dinner. Something that I have really loved getting with my coffee has been the slices of cake that they offer made by a local baker! My favorite is the red velvet, but they are getting many new options for you to try!
- What stuck out to you about this shop? The people!!! Every time we walk in the shop, we are greeted with enthusiasm and smiles! One of our favorite baristas at Duino, Lauren, took the initiative to ask and learn our names and by the next time we visited, she greeted us by name. That is not something that you see just anywhere; this place is special. They serve amazing quality coffee and go out of their ways to check on you and make connections with everyone in the shop!
- Fun Fact! The founder and general manager, Hesham Bakr, is an Aggie!!! You all know by now that Madison and I attend(ed) Texas A&M and our family are huge Aggie fans. It was cool that we had that connection with the owner! What is more cool, though, is the fact that everyone that enters through Duino’s doors is treated as the Aggie network treats one another, like family.
Hours: M – F: 6:30am – 8pm Sat: 8am – 8pm Sun: 8am – 5pm
Address: 7650 Stacy Rd Ste. 200, McKinney, TX 75070
Established: December 2018
The grand opening celebration for Duino Coffee is Jan. 31st (starting with the ribbon cutting) through February 3rd. Visit the shop during the grand opening celebration for an awesome music line up and fantastic coffee (as always)!
Check out the Duino website! https://www.duinocoffee.com/
Follow Duino on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuinoCoffee/
Follow Duino on Instagram: @duinocoffee