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Houston's Best Cafes
Houston's Best Cafes

Houston's Best Cafes

Coffee culture done right ☕️✅


Looking for a quiet, cozy cafe that makes you feel like you’re snuggled up and reading at home? Or the stylish-chic ambience you need for your insta feed? Well say no more, we’ve got you covered. Whether it's smack-dab in the middle of downtown or a coffeehouse hidden behind walls of green, these coffee casas will make you want to never leave. 

Agora 

 
 
 
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Hidden away in the green of Melrose is a greek house goodie. This dark wood, two-story coffee house is one you can easily miss if you’re not looking. Hidden away under green ivy and trees, this college coffee find has the faces and art of ancient greeks surrounding its poetic walls. From listening to smooth music from the jukebox to relaxing on velvet couches, this hidden gem is one of the coziest in the city. 

Where: 1712 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Tout Suite 

 
 
 
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Giving us a lot of neutral tones and industrial vibes, this downtown coffee spot is the perfect place to unwind or start your day. Known for their fresh baked goods and aesthetically pleasing desserts, these treats will inevitably make you wish calories were just a myth. 

Where: 2379, 2001 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002
Wi-Fi: Free with purchase on weekdays; No Wi-Fi on weekends

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Penny Quarter

 
 
 
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What's better than a café? A café that also doubles as a wine bar. Enter: Penny Quarter serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with strong espresso drinks daily until 3PM and even stronger (and incredible) wines to choose from all day - I mean it is technically 5PM somewhere. No judgement here. Pro Tip: Wines by the glas are 1/2 off everyday from 2PM-5PM and all day on Mondays. Did Monday just become our favorite day of the week? Yep.

Where: 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006
Wi-Fi:
Free (But not the most reliable)

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Paper Co. Cafe

 
 
 
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With an outside looking more like a warehouse, Paper Co. Cafe is the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. With large garage door windows and minimalistic decor, this simple style cafe brews a lot more than just a pretty face. With house brewed coffee and a studded starting menu, there is no limit to how long we'll be spending here. 

Where: 1100 Elder St, Houston, TX 77007
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Prelude Coffee and Tea 

 
 
 
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Shifting to something more on-the-go and modern, in the heart of the busy city of Houston is Prelude. With sleek marble and black accents lining the floor plan, this coffee corner is the perfect spot for business meetups or a well deserved break. This place acts the part as well serves us some of the best coffee downtown.

Where: 609 Main St Ste 106, Houston, TX 77006
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Tropicales 

 
 
 
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Let's take a trip to the tropics. This vibrant, L.A. inspired spot is making a huge wave through Houston. With a more than symmetric and colorful style seating, this tropical hotspot is home to an impeccable menu of matcha, cold brew, cocktails and brunch. What more could we ask for? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

Where: 2132 Bissonnet St Suite 100, Houston, TX 77005
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Catalina Coffee 

 
 
 
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Building its rep in the greatest city, Catalina has been a staple for Houstonians for the past 10 years. With dark tones and rustic wooden vibes, its black marble counter serves up a delicious selection of Amaya coffee alongside other mouth-watering pastries. The location is just an added bonus. With a swarm of every walk of life flooding through its doors, Catalina is a fan favorite everyone can get behind. 

Where: 2201 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Wi-Fi: No

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Common Bond Cafe & Bakery 

 
 
 
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Neighbors to Agora coffeehouse is the more modern bakery and coffeeshop, Common Bond. Usually packed with people and a line of dog owners sitting outside, this place serves some of the best macaroons in Melrose. Ranging from desserts to brunch, this spot has become a local favorite spreading rapidly to more locations! 

Where: 1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Wonderland Coffee 

 
 
 
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Florals for spring a coffeeshop? Groundbreaking. Actually though, it is. Draped in luscious greens and flowers, this gorgeous coffee and tea hotspot is as delicious as it is beautiful. With amazing latte designs and breakfast, this is the perfect spot to start a shopping day or tour around the city! 

Where: 1463 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Wi-Fi: Yes

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El Gato Coffeehouse Cafe 

 
 
 
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Calling all feline fans! Yes there are cats roaming around every corner of this cafe. It's almost too good to be true – almost. You can now have the best of both worlds by hanging out with your new feline friends while enjoying yummy coffee and tea! Unlike any other coffeehouse in the city, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. We're still waiting for this version with dogs, just saying.

Where: 508 Pecore St suite a, Houston, TX 77009
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Tea and Victory

 
 
 
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Anyone up for a game? With a wall of free board games, this cafe gives us a great two-for-one deal of great drinks and even better memories with friends and family. If you need us, we’ll be enjoying a rainy day cuddling up and defeating our in-laws in scrabble.

Where: 2030 E T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
Wi-Fi: Yes

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