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10 Best And Unique Cafes In Houston, Texas

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Caroline
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Houston makes for a dynamic and growing city, and its coffee scene is growing all the same. From quirky hipster vibes to true rustic, or modern and sleek, you have a lot of choice for how you want to enjoy your cup of coffee in Houston. These coffee shops can satisfy whatever your needs may be: whether you want to chat with a friend around a warm roast, relax, or get some work done in a cool atmosphere. We have brewed a selection of great and diverse cafes in Houston for you, so grab a cup and enjoy the flavor!

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1. Cafeza


Boasting almost 600 positive reviews, Cafeza is a popular café located on Crockett Street, just a little north-west of downtown Houston. The menu offers some “signature drinks”; unique and original mixes such as their “Agridulce” (coffee featuring pineapple syrup) or their “Carajillo” featuring orange bitters. And if you come in hungry, the café also offers a selection of simple meals such as tacos, snacks, and even churros! This café also acts as a place for a great evening, as they sometimes have live music. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, whether you come during the day, or during the night!

Cafeza

Address: 1720 Houston Ave, Houston, TX

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs 7 AM - 10 PM / Fri - Sat 7 AM - Midnight

Website: Cafeza

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2. Boomtown Coffee


Just like its interior, the menu of this café is classic, simple, and thus a safe bet. However, there are also a few “specialty lattés” such as the “Mayan mocha”, with cayenne pepper in it. There is a pretty good selection of teas for tea-lovers. As for the food, you can find some affordable options (such as a 5 USD taco), and some more off-the-beaten-path sandwiches. Also, this café’s menu lists clearly its vegetarian and gluten-free option, making it convenient for people with dietary restrictions to eat there.

Boomtown Coffee - Main Street

Address: 300 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 10 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs 7 AM - 8 PM, Friday and Saturday 7 AM - 10 PM

Website: Boomtown Coffee

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3. Fix Coffeebar


Located between Midtown and Neartown, this locally owned and locally proud coffee shop boasts high-quality roasts and unique blends. Among the original drinks, you can find in this coffee bar are the s'mores latte, the strawberry champagne latte, the honey lavender latte, the peach bourbon latte and much more! As one of the reviews for this coffee shop puts it: “My husband and I have been to almost every coffee shop in Houston and we can honestly say that the Fix is the best.” As an additional touch, they feature local artists on the very walls of this coffee shop!

FIX Coffeebar

Address: 415 Westheimer Rd #101, Houston, TX 77006, États-Unis

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7 AM - 8 PM, Sat - Sun 8 AM - 8 PM

Website: FIX Coffeebar

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4. A 2nd Cup


This coffee shop located in the Houston Heights area really sets itself apart from usual coffee shops. Starting from the assessment that Houston is a key area of human trafficking, this coffee shop sets out to raise awareness on these issues, as well as raising money to support their cause. If you’re interested in learning more, their website explains their mission more in depth, as well as what they do to accomplish it. The coffee beans are ethically sourced and ensure fair pay to the farmers.

A 2nd Cup

Address: 1111 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009, États-Unis

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 7 AM - 10 PM, Sun 7 AM - 5 PM

Website: A 2nd Cup

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5. The Yellow Cup


The Yellow Cup coffee shop, which can be found near Memorial Park (West of downtown), features appetizing desserts and pastries, as well as a wide and interesting selection of teas. Their motto is “Have Focus, Stay Positive, Be Present”, and their interior is a reflection of that motto: with bright colors and geometric design, the style is simple yet bright!

The Yellow Cup

Address: 6001 Washington Ave #100, Houston, TX 77007, États-Unis

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Sat - Mon 8 AM - 5:30 PM

Website: The Yellow Cup Coffee and Tea

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6. Paper Co. Cafe


Inside, the coffee shop has an industrial style: metal bars on the ceiling and dark woods give an urban vibe to the interior. However, the food and coffee is nothing of the sort! Paper Co. Cafe, located just a little to the Northwest of downtown, prides itself on their “made from scratch” meals and home-brewed coffee! As some reviews on Yelp put it, “it’s a hidden gem”, figuratively and literally (i.e grab a GPS before going!)

Paper Co. Cafe

Address: 1100 Elder St, Houston, TX 77007, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 10 - 15 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7 AM - 4 PM, Sat - Sun 8 AM - 5 PM

Website: Paper Co. Cafe

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7. Caffé Di Firenze


Taking its inspiration from the well renowned Italian cafés, this coffee shop located in Downtown Houston has a simple yet traditional menu. The products are ethically sourced, organic, and high quality. Their pastries and other meals are also inspired by this simple yet high-end philosophy.

Caffé Di Firenze

Address: 910 Prairie Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Average price for two people: 10 - 12 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 6 AM - 9 PM, Sun 7 AM - 7 PM

Website: Caffé Di Firenze

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8. Antidote Coffee

Posted by Antidote Coffee on Thursday, 13 November 2008

The interior of this Antidote Coffee is quite unique and eclectic. Located in Houston Heights, this coffee shop boasts over 500 positive reviews and affordable prices. As well, the opening hours are quite extraordinary so if you want to relax all day in a cozy coffee shop… You can!

Antidote Coffee

Address: QJP6+2Q Northside, Houston, Texas, États-Unis

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sun 6:30 AM - 12 AM

Website: Antidote Coffee

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9. Ahhh, Coffee

Posted by Ahh, Coffee on Monday, 14 December 2015

Whether you are looking to devour one of their appetizing looking fresh desserts, or if you want to enjoy a good home-brewed coffee in a quiet atmosphere, you can find Ahhh, Coffee just East of Downtown! Their reviews are overwhelmingly positive and praise the great food (which, by the way, has lots of vegan options) and tranquility of this place. And if you like their roast, you can actually buy their blends on their coffee brand’s website!

Ahh, Coffee

Address: 2018 Rusk St A, Houston, TX 77003, États-Unis

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sun 7 AM - 7 PM

Website: Argus Coffee

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10. Common Bond Café & Bakery


If you’re craving fine pastries and gourmet desserts, you might want to head to Houston’s Near Park, because that’s where Common Bond Café & Bakery can be found! Gourmet desserts are their specialties with items such as macarons, fruit tarts, croissants, black forest cakes, etc. This shop is rightfully so very popular in Houston, so it’s recommended to go there during the week, out of rush hours if possible, to avoid the crowds.

Common Bond Café & Bakery

Address: 1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, États-Unis

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sun 7 AM - 9 PM

Website: Common Bond Café & Bakery

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A vibrant coffee scene

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Source: Photo by user Takeaway used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Evidently, Houston’s coffee scene is alive and kicking. The focus is often on locals by celebrating the skills of local pastry chefs, baristas, farmers, etc., while also embracing European inspirations. With an emphasis on coziness and modernity, Houston’s cafés are truly fitted for people looking to relax with a warm coffee, or for people looking to get work done in a cool atmosphere.

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