When I first moved to Dallas I thought Oak Lawn was really a lawn. People thinking things like this need to stop by Oak Lawn Coffee. The girl behind the counter is ready and willing to begin Oak Lawn 101 on a whim. She didn’t hesitate to share that Oak Lawn is not only a street and a neighborhood, it is also considered to be a real live– gayborhood. Exciting!
Every person in this building is hip. Coming to this conclusion is simple when the person doing the concluding isn’t hip. Hip requirements have several levels depending on the actual establishment. The good news is no one is going to ask you to leave for sadly being regular. Hip people are still nice. Don’t be a hater just because you aren’t hip. It’s still possible to walk into any coffee place, keep your average-non-hip dignity while ordering, then retreat back to your own kind.
People that aren’t cool still have the ability to mingle with those who are. After a brief mingle, I usually daydream about what I’d look like as a hip person. I sometimes leave hip places with an inner urge to go buy some hip clothes, while still having no desire to be classified as hip. Hip people usually have hip glasses. These glasses cannot be found at Pearl Vision, people. Non-hip people should not wear these glasses— ever.
I’m positive 90% of the hip-girl population has straight bangs. These bangs have been cut with precision. Cutting a hip girl’s bangs crooked is unacceptable. Fact: Do not mess with a hip girl’s bangs. Hip girls do not have time to keep moving bangs away from their hip glasses.
STOP THE PRESS. Just when it seemed like a regular morning, Instagram sent shocking notification to my iPhone. This notification maintains that an important Dallas writer left insider information in the comment area of this picture. Before, this picture was pretty much basic. Everything changed after reading this sentence: “Best chaser for an espresso shot ever.”
Do not ask me who this writer is. There is no way this information is going public. The very second I say something, the writer I’m referencing will probably unfollow me on twitter and never leave a comment again. I will then live a lifetime of depression coupled with name-dropping regret. It’s not worth it. Just take the information given and be satisfied. (1) A secret is a secret. (2) Nobody likes name-droppers. Plain & simple.
Moving right along…
Oak Lawn Coffee is certain they have the best iced coffee in all of Dallas. Besides iced coffee excellence, this business believes in giving back to better the community. “We believe it’s possible for local businesses to make a positive impact in their communities by supporting those who are dedicated to making a difference, which is why Oak Lawn Coffee is committed to giving 10% of it’s profits to local non-profit organizations who are working to improve the quality of life for those in Oak Lawn and Dallas at large.” Their employee is like an information philanthropist. She’s giving back by educating others about Oak Lawn.
What’s up with everyone being out of blueberry muffins all the time? Strawberry lovers rejoice, for you are in luck. Oak Lawn Coffee offers yogurt parfait, breakfast bagels, Kessler Co. cookies, granola bars, and a fruit cup. Some sandwiches can be seen on the bottom shelf as well. Notice the wifi password conveniently attached to the register when ordering, with a tip jar located directly beneath. Do not be cheap. This girl deserves a tip. She’s like a coffee maker and a tour guide. Oak Lawn Coffee’s choices of coffee periodically change throughout each season. Check out the current menu —> here.
FIVE: High 5!
FOUR: Please & Thank You
TWO: Double Wow
ONE: Wow + Ouch = Wouch
People that can’t see the slideshow above are probably sad. This is why the link to flickr is —> here.
Oak Lawn Coffee
2720 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219