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Saltlight Station serves up coffee and pho in Allen

Coffee and pho? Here’s the tea: Saltlight Station serves up both.
Saltlight Station in Allen serves up a selection of Vietnamese coffees, teas, and pho | Via @SALTLIGHTSTATION on Facebook

Coffee and pho? Here’s the tea: Saltlight Station serves up both. Located in a refurbished convenience store in Allen, Saltlight Station is a unique, fast-casual space bedecked with modern furnishings offering a selection of Vietnamese coffee, tea, pho and bahn mi, as well as other Vietnamese fare.

Saltlight Station was founded by Chef Robert Kealiinohomoku and Nhatha Nol-Mantia, who each oversee the restaurant and coffee house respectively. Kealiinohomoku has appeared on Food Network twice, on shows like “East Meets West,” and showcasing with Chef Wolfgang Puck the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, where Kealiinohomoku had previously worked as a chef.

“It was a long time dream of mine to open a community-centered coffee shop,” says Nol-Mantia on Saltlight’s website, “I even drafted a business plan when I took a course on Social Entrepreneurship. As a Vietnamese native, I also love eating pho, and thought why not offer both of these craft comfort food items I love under the same roof?”

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The pho menu contains five options, all of which contain no MSG. One of their pho recipes utilizes prime rib, and they also offer a prime rib bahn mi. Their phos are served in slow-boiled bone broths, and you can spice them up for $1.00 extra with a lemongrass broth.

A glance at the delicious pho offered at Saltlight Station | Via @SALTLIGHTSTATION in Allen

Specialty beverages include their Local Honey Lime Tea, made with honey sourced in Allen, boba milk teas, and Vietnamese hot or iced coffees.

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Saltlight Station is a stylish hangout for young adults; a nice, secluded spot for coffees, teas, pho, and other Vietnamese fare. They even have a drive thru pick-up option.

Saltlight Station

1501 S Greenville Ave, Allen


  • Sunday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

More: 469.675.3048 |