Dallas Funny Library Coffee Shop Review

Virgin Dallas Hotel coffee shop called The Funny Library

Looking for a unique coffee shop experience in the Design District of Dallas? The Dallas Virgin Hotel has a coffee shop right next to the lobby called the Funny Library Coffee Shop.

I went to check it out, and the interior is amazing and my Americano was also very high quality. I visited around 9 a.m. and it was almost completely empty aside from one other customer who was probably a hotel guest.

In fact, the biggest issue with this coffee shop is that it feels like it’s really just designed for guests and doesn’t seem like a coffee shop that anyone else is necessarily intended to visit. There’s no place to park anywhere nearby unless you valet (well, there’s parking on the street but none that was available anywhere nearby), and I had to park on the street almost four blocks away and walk in.

Meanwhile, only a block away from this hotel is the independent coffee shop Ascension, which has its own parking lot, is bustling with activity most of the day, and also has excellent coffee.

This coffee shop would be fun and convenient if you were staying at the hotel. But if I were staying multiple nights, I’d probably have coffee here once and then walk over to Ascension the next day just to try something different and then go back to the one I liked better the third day.

Everyone was super friendly as we walked into the lobby of the hotel and I came away with a terrific impression of Virgin hotels. I’ve never stayed in one, but they look totally awesome.

But as far as a coffee shop for Dallas locals, it’s the kind of place that you’d visit once for the experience but probably wouldn’t make a regular stop.

Virgin Hotel Dallas Funny Library Coffee Shop sign and exterior

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