Eat and drink essentials in Prosper, Melissa and Anna, TX

With so many people moving to northern Collin County, you’re probably wondering what’s up there besides the sprawling real estate developments. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the restaurants that are now open, organized by each city.


ANNE, TEXAS

Photo: Crow’s Country Cafe | Official site

Claiming to be home to the best local fried chicken steak, Crow’s Country Cafe’s home cooking is sure to tempt any Texan’s palette. Order one of their signature steaks and shrimp, build burgers yourself, or even get a dirty crow’s nest. Sign up for their email newsletter to discover new menu items and specials throughout the week, and find them on Fourth Street every day except Monday.

Photo: Lihoudies | Official site

Enjoy the best the Mediterranean has to offer in Lihoudies at Anna. They serve fresh Greek cuisine and baked goods sourced from Texas markets to ensure that everything on their table is the freshest in season. They have everything from platters of hummus, tzatziki, gyro and babaganoush salads with pita bread. Enjoy their on-site food or specially packaged take-out offerings.

Photo: SushiGo | Facebook

Casual sushi isn’t out of reach in the northernmost corners of North Texas, so check out Sushi Go on White Street in Anna. They have a variety of rolls such as fuji mountain, caterpillar, crab lover, fire dragon, and crazy shrimp. Find them between Walmart and Brookshires for dine-in or take-out.

Image: Spurlock Malting.

Featuring the first neon sign ever erected in Anna, Spurlock’s Malt Shop has been a local favorite since 1959. Featuring a simplistic menu featuring burgers and hot dogs, Spurlocks is a nearly seventy-year tradition off the coast of Highway 5. Step back in time with their outdated storefront and pressboard menu. To find out more, see Local Profileprevious cover.

Photo: Sunview Cafe | Facebook

Founded in 2016, Sunview is rapidly spreading across North DFW with locations in The Colony, Lewisville, Allen, Anna and Melissa. Have your brunch, breakfast, or lunch at any of these locations between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.


MELISSA, TEXAS

Photo: Cardinal Nutrition | Facebook

Are smoothies and juices your jam? Do you want to drink healthy and good for you drinks or do you want a morning treat before your work day? Stop by Cardinal Nutrition and try one of their power smoothies or a (nutritious!) cookie dough shake. Order online or stop by their location at 121 in Melissa.

Photo: George’s Cafe | Facebook

Conveniently located just off 121, George’s Coffee offers an extensive menu with every syrup flavor imaginable – your drinks are fully customizable and pair best with one of their on-the-go snacks. You can always keep it simple by ordering one of their signature drinks, like George’s Mocha Caramel, Seasonal, or a Mango Peach Smoothie. Book their meeting room to study or meet colleagues while enjoying your drinks.

Photo: Sugar Babes Donuts & Deli | Facebook

With over twenty varieties of donuts, ten different sandwiches, and a build-your-own burger option, you can eat at Sugar Babes for breakfast and lunch and never get bored of the options. Everything is always fresh and made to order every day. You can even place orders for customizable decorated donuts.

Photo: The red feather | Official site

Ever wanted a wine bar with a carefully crafted menu that pairs well with the drinks? La Plume Rouge is made for you. With live music on the weekends and a variety of charcuterie boards, salads, flatbreads, paninis and entrees, this will quickly become your favorite place to hang out in Melissa. You can find them off Sentinel Way and online to check out their weekly specials and happy hour deals!


PROSPER, TEXAS

Photo: The brass faucet | Facebook

With over 150 craft beers on tap, this is the perfect place for you or a beer-obsessed family member or friend. With bingo and quiz nights galore, there’s always something different going on at the Brass Tap. You can also check out their menu which includes sandwiches, wraps, burgers, tacos, salads and even three different types of gourmet grilled cheese.

Photo: Honeylu Coffee | Facebook

Boasting Prosper’s finest artisanal coffee, Honeylu’s takes it back to basics with its signature drip, single-origin, pour-over, and cold-brew that’s sure to please any pretentious coffee lover. For the less demanding or the most gourmet, they also offer iced coffees and a variety of homemade syrups. You can even book their Speedy Bean coffee truck for your next event, or book a tasting or coffee 101 class where you’ll learn about history, flavor profiles, and grind settings.

Photo: Sabaidee | Facebook

The name is like the food: a Lao and Thai combination or phrase, meaning “happy” and “good,” which is the feeling this restaurant hopes its food gives you. Try one of their favorites such as their pad thai, basil fried rice, nam khao or basil stir fry. Featured in publications such as enjoy your food, their location on South Preston Road is one of several located in DFW. There is also one in California.

Smoothies + Coffee

Photo: Sarah Hornstein | Local Profile

In naming Smoothies and Coffee, the owner simply smiled and said he “wanted customers to know exactly what we were talking about.” With fully customizable smoothies and coffee drinks, customers can add everything from protein powder to electrolytes to extra espressos. This family-friendly spot is easy to spot from Highway 380 and also has a drive-thru for even faster pickup. Stop by today and check them out on Instagram.


PRINCETON, TEXAS

Photo: Big Spray Brewery | Facebook

Half pub, half restaurant, all relaxed. In addition to hosting live music and events, Big Spray Brewing frequently tries new food items (deviled eggs on pizza, anyone?). Go out to watch your favorite team or catch up with friends old and new.

Picture: Restaurant Jocy | Facebook

The best in American comfort food can be found at Jocy’s in Princeton. Try one of their half pound burgers, sandwiches or salads at the restaurant or from their new online ordering program. All of their food is made to order from scratch with only fresh ingredients. Check them out on West Princeton Road.


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