Coffee is a main staple in my life. Thankfully, there’s plenty of great options in Dallas. Since I’ve been working hard through this #BarExam review process, I was in desperate need of caffeination.

Enter: Stella Nova.

This new coffee shop in Snider Plaza is across the street from SMU Deadman School of Law – exactly where it needs to be! Law students need all the coffee, lordt knows our legal minds deserve it.

There’s plenty of natural light, comfortable seating, and a lengthy menu. The downside though is that there are few outlets, which means studying here for any real length of significant time isn’t entirely possible – unless you can figure out a way to share an outlet with someone else. Womp, womp.

The menu at Stella Nova is extensive and so is their pastry case! Holy crepes! I tried a the cinnamon roll and it is every bit of perfect, ooey-goodness. I was actually pretty sad I only ordered one, because the hubs helped himself to half of it. >.<

My coffee order consisted of the Smores Latte and Vanilla Latte. Personally, I think their coffee beans were burned, and a bit too bitter. That said, they didn’t over-sweeten my coffee, which I appreciated. The Smores Latte was not my favorite cuppa joe, though. It was slightly toasted, which I felt may have had some potential, but then the coffee itself needed some work. I’m not sure if the barista double brewed it, but the flavor lacked luster.

The rockstar here is the cinnamon roll. Next time I visit, maybe a plain drip is in order.

I haven’t tried everything on this menu yet – that kind of dedication takes time, y’all. However, there’s some excellent options in this cute coffee shop. Sure, there’s similar choices you might find at your local Starbucks but I think the Stella Nova ones taste a million times better. Make sure you pop in and try a few flavors – from coffee to sweets. This new shop is going to become a fave of mine. I’m hoping this location is here to stay.

What do you think of Dallas’ new coffee spot?