Looking for a pick-me-up in east Dallas? Four new coffee shops are making their way to Lakewood with plans to open this fall. This list is not comprehensive.

Merit Coffee

San Antonio-based Merit Coffee is planning to open its fifth Dallas cafe at 4124 Abrams Road. Previously projected to open in August, the cafe is now expected to open Oct. 1, said Charlie Paulette, vice president of sales and marketing.

Merit Coffee sources fresh coffee from over 30 countries and roasts it with its custom-built German roaster in San Antonio, according to its website. In addition to its cafes, the company sells coffee at Whole Foods and Central Market stores throughout Texas. www.meritcoffee.com

Black Sheep Coffee

Black Sheep Coffee, a U.K.-based coffee chain, is planning to open its first cafe in the U.S. at 6240 E. Mockingbird Lane by the end of September. The shop was originally projected to open by the end of June, but a company spokesperson said it had to resubmit a permitting request with the city of Dallas due to design changes.

Black Sheep serves a variety of coffee drinks, smoothies and shakes along with Norwegian waffle snacks and packaged coffee beans. The company has locations in the U.K., France and the Philippines. https://leavetheherdbehind.com


After closing its store at 6312 La Vista Drive in July, Starbucks is planning to reopen in a new space in the Lakewood Shopping Center at 1924 Abrams Parkway. After previously projecting an opening date of Aug. 21, a company spokesperson said the cafe will open sometime this fall.

The international coffee shop chain serves iced and hot coffee, tea, espresso beverages, and pastries. www.starbucks.com

White Rock Coffee

Dallas-based White Rock Coffee is planning to open its seventh location, and its second in Lakewood, at 6312 La Vista Drive. An opening date has not been set, but Wes Ballard, director of coffee education and creative operations, said the cafe will open this fall.

The new cafe, located in the Lakewood Starbucks’ former space, will have a walk-up window and mobile order pickups for fast service. Along with coffee, White Rock Coffee serves a selection of baked goods and lunch items. www.wrcoffee.com