Your one-stop coffee shop located in the Allen Public Library.

Welcome to Food for Thought Market and Cafe! We are a family-owned cafe that resides in the Gallery of the Allen Public Library. We serve a variety of hand-crafted drinks (with coffee from local roasters Coffee del Rey), sandwiches, baked goods and salads to go. All made fresh in our kitchen daily!

Baked Goods

It takes a community to serve a community.

Here at Food for Thought, we believe that it takes a community to serve a community. That is why we are proud to be partners of these local businesses. We invite you to come to the cafe and experience the fruits of The Cookie Guy’s and Coffee del Rey’s culinary craftsmanship and coffee magic in person at our cafe.  Our website and social media person, Katherine Battle, also does freelance work for businesses and non-profits. You can contact them directly and find out more on how they can serve you by visiting their websites and social media pages.


Lindsey Hearn


Known as “The Cookie Guy”, Lindsey Hearn has been baking his heart away for the last twenty years. When he is not providing us with his delicious works of art, he is working as a GM for Cinemark West Plano. For fun, he enjoys watching movies, baking, traveling with his partner, Paul and hanging out with his dog, Lola Grace

employee in black sweater

Katherine Battle

Web and Social Media Freelancer

Nicknamed our “Social Media Guru”, Katherine has worked with us since 2017, developing and maintaining our website and social media. Currently, she is continuing to help other small businesses in the area from her home in McKinney. In her spare time, she loves reading, blogging and hanging out with her service dog, Nottingham.

Coffee del Rey has served the Plano area for many years and we are proud to have partnered with them for the last 8 of our 9 years of existence. Their company is not only committed to serving quality coffee, but also instigating positive change to the world by giving a portion of their proceeds to North Texas Food Bank.