I've done a lot of coffee shop looking around Dallas and have had a hard time finding something worthwhile. Many people swear by White Rock, but I must say I've been very disappointed on multiple occasions. I was about ready to give up, then I remembered that I enjoyed my espresso from Urban Dog, so i thought I'd check them out again. Once again i got a very good product.
If I really want good coffee i just make it at home, but sometimes I need to get out of the house. I inevitably feel buyer's remorse for dropping $2 on something I'd pour down the drain at home. The espresso is just what espresso should be. Full flavored, a bit roasty with some character, but no overwhelming distinctions. Most importantly it's not bitter, highly acidic, or acrid like so many espresso shots can be.
The location is also nice. There's a pleasant sitting area, a bar, a patio and it's connected to a funky pet supply store. Pets are welcomed, but those averse to sharing their coffee with canines can sit in the human only area. They are located on the South side of Oak Lawn just a bit East of Maple.