Since opening in May 2009, Espumoso Caffe has helped fill a void in the Bishop Arts District. “We thought it was weird that an artsy place like this didn’t have a coffee shop,” owner Tony Hernandez says. Espumoso fights the flames of summer heat with its extensive list of cold treats like the frappé made with coffee and ice cream and topped with whipped cream and caramel. The acai smoothie is packed with fresh berries. Hernandez says his shop stands out because of its South American-infused theme. He uses Illy, the Italian coffee brand that gets its beans from South America. “They say it’s the Rolls-Royce of coffee,” he says. And you can’t leave without trying a beef or chicken empanada, his mom’s own Colombian-Venezuelan recipe.
• Bishop & Seventh
• EspumosoCaffe.com, 214.948.2055
Three more spots to chill
This dine-in shop offers dozens of frozen treats with a Mexican twist, if you like a little chili or lemon in your sno-cones. Try the iced Diablito for a spicy kick.
• Zang & Beckley
These Mexican popsicles come in all kinds of fun flavors like strawberry, coconut, pineapple and chili.
• Jefferson & Llewellyn
• PaletasFrutitas.com, 214.942.1255
Finish off your meal here with an Eno’s sundae or root beer float before heading back into the 100-degree weather.
• Bishop & Davis
• EnosPizza.com, 214.943.9200