Serj Books: More Than Just Coffee

04.02.2015 by: Jo Firth
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Serj Books is the new kid on the block for Downtown Dallas coffee shops. It’s neatly tucked into a corner on St. Paul Street, and the tidy exterior can be easy to miss. But step inside, and you’ll find a quaint shop with lots to offer.

Specializing in locally-sourced beverages and snacks, Serj is a great new spot on St. Paul Street. 

The décor inside is simple and tidy; wooden counters display a variety of books for sale, while tables adorned with drawing paper create a perfect surface for casual doodling. They pride themselves on serving local food and drinks, and do a great job of sourcing every ingredient, even down to their water, from nearby vendors.

Serj is warm and inviting, and their selection of books for sale benefit local causes. 

While coffee is a natural choice for a shop like Serj, their menu features plenty of other options as well. They sell a variety of teas made by local company Sterling Tea, along with a standard selection of lattes, espresso, and mocha that will make any caffeine lover happy. They also serve cookies and ice cream, which pair perfectly with just about any drink you can order. For a special treat, order a foamy latte, then select a scoop from one of their seventeen flavors of ice cream. Or, skip a step and order an affogato; it’s a delicious combination of ice cream and espresso sure to delight.

With seventeen flavors to choose from, there's an ice cream for every taste at Serj. 

A hand-crafted latte pairs perfectly with ice cream. 

If you’re in the mood for something savory or seeking a quick lunch, Serj also sells a variety of soups made with locally-sourced ingredients. Most of their menu items can be taken to-go for those in a hurry, but it’s just as good a place to relax with friends for casual conversation. The atmosphere is laid-back and the staff is friendly, so you’re sure to feel at home. While you’re there, make a point to browse their selection of hand-picked books for purchase; you’ll find an eclectic blend of hardcover books on just about any topic you can imagine. Even better, Serj donates 10% of all book sales to LIFT, a local organization dedicated to promoting adult literacy, so make a purchase and give back.

Though this shop is still quite new, it’s worth stopping by if you’re in the neighborhood. They’re currently expanding, and adding a lounge to the back with murals commissioned by local artists; if you catch the owner in a good mood, he might even let you sneak a peek of the work in progress. Whether you’re looking for a place to work or study, a quick snack to-go, or a downtown spot for coffee with friends, Serj is worth a try.

Serj Books Official Site

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