We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Lowes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
.Being able to create a unique environment. Hospitality is a transformative industry when it is done right!
The desire to create a space that customers and staff can all feel like they are a part of something special.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
LDU Coffee. We are all about high quality coffee in a fast, fun and friendly environment.
We are excited to offer Dallasites a local, premium grab and go coffee experience. We love being an alternative to big box coffee retailers.
Small business is always challenging, but extremely rewarding. We (alongside my brother Mark) started our coffee journey in Australia, running multiple coffee businesses there. After a fun series of events, we found ourselves relocating to Dallas to offer a similar experience here.
Without persistence, hard work and complete commitment to your small business, you can’t make it. You need to be surrounded by great people who understand what it takes!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I like to tour them around the metroplex to show them the crazy variety we have in DFW, from a street taco under the highways at Fuel City to watching Bentleys drive past you at Honor Bar in HP Village. Dallas is a great city to people watch.
Lower Greenville- Drinks at Truck Yard, snacks and more drinks at Alamo Club, dinner at Taquero
Deep Ellum- Terry Blacks for BBQ. Try and catch a show at Dada or Three Links, tacos at Ruins followed by cocktails at Armory DE. Head to Fair Park for a night cap at Los Almas Rotas.
East Dallas- See our Fitzhugh Ave neighbours at El Come Taco and Strangeways. More tacos at La Banquetta. Go for a drive around White Rock Lake, detour through Forest Hills, Finish with a burger at Kellers
Medical District- Celestial Beerworks for the best beer in the city followed by Mikes Chicken. Cross the bridge for a drive through Kessler Park to see the awesome homes, pit stop at Tiny Victories and then a walk through Bishop Arts
Sports- Cowboys, Mavs, Stars, Mustangs. All very fun and very different experiences.
OTT dinners- Town Hearth, Uchi, Al Biernats.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
.Family. To be surrounded by such a supportive and hard working unit
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