Ahh, Houston. We are considered the fourth most populous city in the nation, and we have the corresponding traffic. The hustle and bustle of the freeways and roads leaves many stopping for their signature beer at popular franchises, but why limit your taste buds when the Houston area is dotted with coffee shops all over the city?
Spice up your mornings with the city’s most unique cafes.
1. Café Boomtown
Heights Roast knows how difficult it can be to get the most important meal of the day at Especially in a city like Houston. Boomtown Coffee helps start the day with its artisanal small-batch roasts from around the world and its breakfast offerings like The Boomtown Taco and The Ricotta Toast are just the icing on the cake.
Boomtown Cafe, 242 W. 19th Street. www.boomtowncoffee.com
2. Brass pins
If productivity is your game, Brass Tacks is the place to be. For that extra caffeine boost to help you get through your afternoon, try their Flat White or their Nitro Cold Brew. Not only is the store perfect for the job, it’s open later to take out the competition.
Brass push pins, 612 Live Oak. brasstackshouston.com
3. Brazilian coffee
Brasil Cafe has been a mainstay of Houston for over 10 years. Located in the heart of Montrose, the cafe and cafe features food bought from organic markets and has an abundance of vegan options. Need a morning boost? Try one of the Brasil Cafe’s house specialties 一 Lavender Honey Latte is made with lavender, honey and crushed pepper served hot, while Iced Maple Oat is mixed with a cold brew, oat milk, hazelnuts and maple syrup.
Brasil Café, 2604 Dunlavy St. www.brasilcafehouston.com
4. Mo ‘Better Brews
An intricate pun on the 1990 Spike Lee film, Mo ‘Better Blues, this Houston cafe fuses the love of caffeine and music. The Third Ward Outpost was created by Courtney and Chaitie Lindsay, who also created the Houston Sauce Co. concept. The vegan menu serves java for cultivation. Try their Indigo & Bleek blend, or if you need something stronger, try their Pineapple Mimosa.
Mo ‘Better Brews, 1201 Southmore Blvd. www.mobetterbrews.com
5. Coffee with caffeine
Located in the heart of Houston’s Third Historic District, Kaffeine Coffee is your one stop shop to satisfy your morning treat. Almeda’s outpost serves up artisanal Frappuccinos like their Kappa Frappa and addicting Churro Latte. If you really want a sweet treat, try their rose-shaped Cold Brew.
Café Kaffeine, 5225 Almeda Road. www.kaffeine.pickled.space