If you’re looking for a morning coffee or sweet treat, stop by Staycation Coffee for beverages and bites in a small, cozy neighborhood cafe.
Staycation Coffee – just a 13-minute drive from campus – is owned by Nichola McClendon, who was inspired after a vacation to Puerto Rico to create a coffeehouse that encapsulates a paradise-like atmosphere and a get-away experience in the heart of Richardson. The coffee shop is located on the corner of Park and Texas Street and is situated in a small renovated house that provides students with a home away from home. Staycation Coffee is typically open from Tuesday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As you enter the coffee shop, you are greeted with a small, sage green, rustic-looking house, and when you walk further inside, it feels like you’re entering a living room back in your own home. The only difference between your house and this cafe is the friendly staff behind the kitchen bar.
When you visit, consider grabbing a coffee, whether that be regular hot drip coffee, a decadent mocha latte or perhaps some calming tea instead. Staycation won’t break your bank account like an actual vacation, as the price range of drinks is on the lower side, ranging from $2.75 to $6.25 for drinks and not more than $10 for a quick bite.
The breakfast menu consists of quiches and croissants, but expect a changing menu based on the featured pop-up breakfast chefs that provide pastries and kolaches. Your classics will be well executed in the restaurant, as their toasty croissants will melt in the mouth like butter.
A major feature of the establishment is its open backyard, due to the shop being based in a renovated home. But beyond the outdoor seating, expect a good amount of indoor setup, fitting in with the comfortable vibe of the establishment. Staycation Coffee has plenty of couches and plush chairs where you can sit down and have a chat with friends or get started on some early morning homework.
Staycation Coffee is a hidden gem in the town of Richardson and the perfect spot for students to feel like they’re visiting home again. Students should definitely take the time out of their morning to go experience the homely ambience and bring friends with them for a fun time.