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DDD Spotlight: Ascension Coffee

Whether it's for a morning pick-me-up, an afternoon treat, or an evening of wine + cheese, Ascension has long since been our go-to neighborhood café and wine bar. Between their diverse menu offerings and casual-cool ambiance, can you blame us? But, their bites, brew, and backdrop aren't all that have us coming back. The team behind Ascension is truly terrific. Read on to get to know more about what makes Ascension's DDD location so scrumptious.

Ascension has been part of the Design District community for some time now! What do you all enjoy most about having a location here in the DDD?

The Design District offers a true sense of community. A civic pride if you will.  The Design District attitude is infectious. Our neighbors whether they are residents, visitors, or in business all claim the vicinage as their own. Design District is a natural match for our way of doing business.

Tell us about the background of Ascension and when + how the Design District location came to be.

We opened our first shop in the Design District in late 2012. At that time we thought the Design District was one of the most exciting, hippest, growing areas of Dallas. 

Is there anything unique or exclusive to Ascension’s DDD location? 

The roots of our DNA start here. That being said; each Ascension has its own personality. What is distinctive about this location is a manual pour-over coffee station, slightly different menu options, and live music on Thursday and Friday nights.

What would you say sets Ascension apart from other local cafés? 

We are a coffee café first and foremost. Having said that, we have an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with a great wine menu and a full mixed beverage bar.

When it comes to menu offerings, both beverage + food, do you all work in seasonal selections or specials based on current industry trends?

Ascension has become known for trendsetting. We take pride in our consistency and quality in all of our products. With our impending expansion, we will be implementing a new innovative menu at the forefront of local and international café dining trends.

It’s no secret that Dallasites love a good happy hour, not to mention a weekend brunch. Tell us about Ascension’s happy hour and brunch offerings. 

At Ascension our happy hour is simple: 50% off all bottles of wine. We have been open for brunch since 2012 and D Magazine rated us one of Dallas’ best breakfasts; D Readers voters’ best coffee shop 3 years running.

Any current favorite or go-to beverage and/or food picks you’d recommend?

Don’t miss the Doki Doki (Japanese style cold brew on nitro),  and our Aussie Bacon and Egg Roll. You’ll thank me later!

Complete this sentence: “A trip to Ascension isn’t complete without _______________.”

…leaving fully caffeinated.

Next time you're in the DDD, no matter the time of day, do yourself a favor and stop by Ascension. Whether it's to recharge or relax, they're guaranteed to have the fix you need. And in the meantime, take a scroll through their Instagram and/or website to see some of the goodness you can expect to enjoy.

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