Cultivar Coffee is closing one of its Dallas shops on Feb. 21

Cultivar Coffee Roasting Co. will close after hours on Sunday, February 21, on Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff.

The Cultivar Café in East Dallas will remain open. The beans are also sold in grocery stores such as the Central Market and used in other independent cafes in North Texas.

Owner Jonathan Meadows said in a letter to fans that the pandemic affected Cultivar sales and the Oak Cliff lease was closed.

“I think this is the right decision to protect the Cultivar brand in the future,” he writes.

Cultivar was founded in 2009 in a garage in Dallas. Meadows and friends first began pouring espresso in the missing (but not forgotten) Good 2 Go Taco in East Dallas. The team then added a coffee service at Hypnotic Donuts in Denton. Cultivar moved part of its coffee operations to the Goodfriend Package in East Dallas in early 2016 and opened Cultivar on Jefferson Boulevard in April 2016.

The Oak Cliff Shop was Cultivar’s first standalone café. When it first opened, it was a neighbor of Small Brewpub and Carnival Barker’s Ice Cream, two local businesses that have since closed.

In a 2016 story, we said Cultivar was successful during an indie coffee shop boom in D-FW by attracting “a devout following of coffee nerds with their Central American beans sourced directly from farmers” , attracted.

The Well Grounded Coffee Community is located on Garland Road and N. Buckner Boulevard in East Dallas.

Cultivar in Oak Cliff not only sold lattes, cortados, toppings and the like, but also avocado toast, a hummus plate, several salads and a good turkey-brie sandwich with spicy mustard. These groceries will disappear when the Oak Cliff store closes, as East Dallas only offers coffee. (Customers in East Dallas can order groceries through the Goodfriend package instead.)

Since Cultivar opened in Oak Cliff in 2016, the neighborhood has become a hotbed for coffee shops. In the past 18 months these stores have popped up nearby: La Reunion, Xaman Cafe, Hola Cafe, Wayward Coffee, Brewed, and White Rhino. They join Davis Street Espresso, Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, the Wild Detectives, and Oddfellows.

Cultivar is open until the end of the day on February 21st at 313 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. The East Dallas store will remain operational at 1155 Peavy Road, Dallas.

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