Houston’s best coffee shops
The city is way serious about quality coffee.
In the bustling and cosmopolitan city of Houston, it’s important stay up to keep up. And did you know that it happens to be home to some of the country’s best coffee shops? Below, four independently-owned spots to hit up when you need a caffeine fix.
Escape the bustle of downtown, and drop by this New Orleans style café, outfitted with oversized windows and plenty of seating. Their quality beans come courtesy of neighbor Boomtown Coffee in the Heights, and are especially delicious in coffee cocktails, like the Cortado Corretto, a spirited blend of espresso, milk, cognac, and amaro.
Located in Westheimer, this laid-back nook is renown for its exceptionally friendly service – the staff is cheerful and happy to give recommendations – and wide array of house made products, almond milk, chai, and granola. When the weather’s fine, be sure to snag a seat on the patio.
Perched in the heart of the Museum District, this space features an industrial-inspired decor, soaring ceilings, and coffee concoctions brewed with beans from local roaster Greenway Coffee. Signature drinks include the Cloud 10’s Affogato, which is made with vanilla ice cream from Cloud 10 Creamery, and the Cafe Sua Da, a Vietnamese-inspired cold drink sweetened with condensed milk.
Many locals credit owner and barista Max Gonzalez with helping to kick off the craft coffee craze in Houston when he opened this shop in April 2007. To this day, this sun-drenched spot maintains a buzzy vibe, and is usually packed with loyal locals and epicurean tourists. The beans are sourced by responsible, sustainable roasters like Amaya Roasting Company.