I Love U A-Latte – Ally Duong
I Love U A-Latte is a local family-owned cafe that’s not only a great study spot, but also a nice date location for this Valentine’s Day season. The coffee shop is a quick four minute drive or a thirteen minute walk from campus. Like the name suggests, they offer a wide array of latte flavor combinations to try that are light and tasty on top of classic drink options. There are also meals, snacks, and dessert items on the menu like cookies and croissant sandwiches. Drink prices range from $3-$6 with treats and food around $3-$11. If you bring your Comet Card, they even offer a 20% off student discount. The atmosphere of the coffee shop is cozy with comfy chairs to relax in and purple walls perfect for Friends fans. There’s lots of cute details in the decorations for an aesthetic photo and a cute little bookshelf with eclectic reads to peruse while you sip your drink. Because of its close proximity to campus and reasonable prices, it’s sure to become a regular go-to spot perfect for cramming or a bit of escapism. The punny name itself is a good enough reason to check this place out.
Lemma Coffee Co.- Kaitlyn Zhang
Lemma is a specialty coffee shop that offers craft espresso drinks as well as brewed coffee, cold brew, teas, and pastries. They currently have four locations, and two of those locations are conveniently on our UTD campus! You can get a classic latte, cortado, americano, or a cappuccino for around $3-$6. You can also try one of their speciality drinks for around $5-$7 such as the Lemma Latte, or the Bee’s knees, which is a delicious latte made with lavender, honey, and vanilla. All of their syrups are made in house, and their off campus locations offer sandwiches, toasts and a parfait if you’re also looking to grab a light meal or snack. If you’re in between classes and you need a pick-me-up, you can grab a delicious craft coffee in either ATEC or the library basement. Lemma is also a perfect place to meet up for a quick coffee date on campus so keep that in mind this Valentines. If the date is going horribly you can conveniently run back to your dorm or apartment.