A date night out with someone you love is one of the best things in life. Good food, good drinks, and no kids all make for a lovely evening. But, there is an unsung genre of dates that my husband and I have been enjoying since we first started dating, and that is the coffee shop date. It’s the perfect mid-day date without any pressure. If you’re looking to get out of your big chain coffee shop rut for you and your partner to enjoy, this list of best coffee shops in Collin County for romance to brew is for you!
Nestled sweetly in the heart of downtown Plano, this fun, pink, trendy coffee shop is the perfect place to stop in on your date morning/afternoon/night in the historic downtown. Grab a cup to go or stay awhile. They also have a wide selection of pastries and tapas to try, too!
My fav: The Americano
Downtown Wylie is one of the sleepiest little downtowns in Collin County that, in my opinion, does not get the credit it deserves. Shoemaker & Hardt is hands-down one of my favorite coffee shops ever. The staff is friendly and the drinks are very unique. Their assortment of mocha flavors is not something you’ll find at a regular coffee shop. Bonus, this coffee shop doubles as a country store that sells all sorts of fun home goods, gifts for kids, and more. You can shop while you wait for your coffee, which is arguably one of the greatest things in life.
My fav: Peppermint Mocha (or really any flavor of mocha)
Mudleaf is a fun, off-the-beaten-path coffee shop in central Plano. This coffee shops gives off a cozy boho vibe that would make for an amazing day date spot. They also offer a selection of beer and wines so your coffee date can turn into happy hour!
My fav: Nitro Cold Brew
This coffee shop in Downtown Plano holds a special place in my heart: My husband and I planned our wedding menu on the couches there. The tin ceilings and the mismatched chairs make for a vintage, cozy feel that you can’t help but be drawn to. It is a very popular spot, so you may have to grab a cup to go, but it’s still worth the visit and a stroll around Downtown Plano is always a good choice.
My fav: Americano
I was originally influenced to try this place by an Instagram influencer who lives in South Texas and frequents one down there. My husband and I made the journey to this location at the height of the pandemic last April and it was soo worth it! You can buy their “Moon Milk” by the bottle, and I highly recommend you do so. They also have a wide variety of gluten-free pastries.
My fav: Summer Moon and a bottle of “Moon Milk” to go.
This list is obviously not an exhaustive one, there are so many other amazing coffee shops in Collin County. These are simply a few of my husband and my favs. Do you and your partner have a favorite go-to coffee date place? I’d love to add it to my list of places to try!