Coffee in Houston: 12 Popular Shops for Your Coffee Fix, 5 Best Coffee Roasters and More

Just like almost every other city in the United States, Houston too is developing a major coffee culture. More and more people are favouring coffee over other caffeinated drinks and are making more coffee runs throughout the day. In other words, coffee in Houston is fast becoming a favourite beverage and thus it is no surprise that many coffeehouses and roasters are coming up all around the city.

The following is all the information you need to fulfil your need for coffee while in Houston

12 Popular Shops for Coffee in Houston

1. Boomtown Coffee

The Boomtown Coffee exterior
 If you are looking for coffee in Houston, head over to Boomtown Coffee since they specialise in roasting small batches of artisanal coffee so as to assure you of quality and taste. Located in the Heights, their coffee menu consists of cafe au lait, latte, drip, cappuccino and Americano, while some other drinks include iced black tea, iced chai latte and loose leaf teas. If you are looking for something to eat, they make sandwiches, tacos, quiches, bagels and salads. 
Established: 2011
Address: 242 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

2. Throughgood Coffee

Throughgood Coffee in the evening
 Throughgood Coffee is a small shop featuring reclaimed walls and a cozy environment that serves locally sourced coffee. They roast their coffee by focusing on the acidity and sweetness of the beans, and also offer tea which is procured from Tea Sip Heights. You can enjoy a cup of espresso, drip coffee, Americano, cappuccino, and different tea beverages like Sky Grey, chai tea latte, Clouds & Mist, Wild Berry and more. They sell retail coffee bags, soda and also donuts. It is open to both people and their dogs!
Address: 732 W 27th St, Houston, TX 77008, United States
Timings: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

3. A 2nd Cup

The A 2nd Cup storefront
 Dedicated towards helping combat human trafficking with each coffee purchase, A 2nd Cup is a decetly-sized coffee shop that procures coffee from local roasters and serves delicious drinks. Flat white, drip, Americano, macchiato, cortado, latte and cold brew are some of the coffee drinks available, beginning at USD 2.5 and made with their hand-crafted syrups. Moreover, you can have some hot chocolate, smoothies, hot or iced tea, along with their croissants, cookies, tacos, grilled cheese paninis, and more. 
Established: 2011
Address: 1111 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009, United States
Timings: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

4. Pura Coffee

The inside of Pura Coffee
 Pura Coffee is situated in the Memorial/ Spring Branch and is popular for their specialty coffee, served in a warm yet modern setting. Some of their most famous gourmet coffee drinks include cappuccino, latte, macchiato, cold brew coffee, and other beverages are blueberry matcha, hot tea, Thai tea, hot chocolate etc., beginning at USD 2.69. You can also enjoy their croissants, oatmeal, biscotti, muffins and cookies, some of which are available gluten-free.
Address: 7925 Katy Fwy Ste C, Houston, TX 77024, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday- Friday), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

5. Antidote Coffee

 Antidote Coffee is a quaint little cafe known for serving fancy coffee drinks, including fancy brew and drip coffee. Some of their well-known drinks are the signature Antidote, coffee made with an extra shot of espresso, and the cajeta latte, which comprises caramel made of goat’s milk. Apart from their coffee, they also serve alcoholic beverages like wine and beer, and food items like pastries. You can sit in the outdoor or indoor area and take advantage of their free Wi-Fi.
Address: 729 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007, United States
Timings: 6:30 am to 9:00 pm

6. Inversion Coffee House

People at Inversion Coffee House
 If you find the idea of sipping on some coffee while sitting in a comfortable yet chic environment appealing, make your way to Inversion Coffee House. They serve artisanal coffee and some of their specialties include honey badger, which is made using steamed milk, espresso, cinnamon and honey, horchata, lattes and cappuccinos. Besides coffee, they also serve other beverages such as frothy chai cream, mint green tea, and kombucha. What’s more, you can get gelato (even with espresso), donuts, cookies, breakfast tacos and more.
Address: 1953 Montrose Blvd A, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm (Monday- Friday), 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

7. Blacksmith

The outside seating area at Blacksmith
 Known for its excellent service, Blacksmith serves quality coffee as well as delicious food and emphasises on making almost everything by hand. You can either sit inside or outside and pick something from their extensive beverage menu, which consists of coffee (espresso, daily black, vanilla latte, cold brew, cortado), tea (chamomile, jasmine pearl, Celadon pearl, house iced tea), kombucha, hot cocoa, orange juice and more, all from USD 2.50. You can also order croissants, Vietnamese steak and eggs, the Blacksmith bowl, enchiladas etc. if you stop by for lunch or breakfast.
Established: 2013
Address: 1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

8. Catalina Coffee

Coffee preparation
 Catalina Coffee is excellent if you’re looking for somewhere to work, and they offer a variety of beverages like coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk, chai latte, steamer and more. Whether you are craving Americano, macchiato, espresso, drip coffee, flat white or café au lait, they have it all (from USD 2.50). While you are sitting there, you can also have some of their pastries from Weights + Measures like mixed berry muffins, rosemary scones, cinnamon rolls, Spanish danishes or more. They also sell retail coffee like Passeio, La Paloma Seasonal Blend, Decaf- Colombia etc.
Address: 2201 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007, United States
Timings: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm (Monday- Friday), 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

9. Cafeza

Coffee at Cafeza
 Cafeza, located in the First Ward District, focuses on promoting local talent at their cafe. Inspired by Spanish and South American cafes, it serves coffee and snacks. While you enjoy a live show, you can sip on a cappuccino, an Americano, an Agridulce, a chai latte or a Picador, a signature drink, starting at USD 3. You can also order churros, fried plantains, a tropical fruit bowl, empanadas, or an açai bowl. By going onto their website, you can not only order coffee or food but also get yourself a wine tasting kit and a charcuterie platter.
Established: 2011
Address: 1720 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007, United States
Timings: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

10. Paper Co. Cafe

Paper Co. Cafe against the city skyline
 Paper Co. Cafe is located in First Ward within a refurbished paper factory and features vaulted ceilings shared with the Ecclesia Church. It is the ideal place if you are craving some coffee, brunch or lunch. The coffee menu comprises cold brew, latte, Cortado, espresso, flat white and more, beginning at USD 3. Their specialty drinks include grain latte, hot chocolate, matcha latte, Vietnamenese coffee etc. When it comes to food, you can have a fried egg sandwich, breakfast burrito, chimichurri burger, fries, seasonal fruit and more.
Established: 2013
Address: 100 Elder St, Houston, TX 77007, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

11. Southside Espresso

The Southside Espresso facade
 Southside Espresso is a coffee shop and wine bar located in Montrose that sources fresh roasted coffee beans from Fusion Beans Coffee Roastery and pastries from Coiterié: Wine & Coffee. You can purchase coffee in 12 oz bags and have baristas whip up a drink you like; some options include Guatemala Santa Ana, Sumatra Kerinici, Yemen Zamarrud etc. and they come in different flavours too. If you don’t want coffee, you can have tea; they offer herbal (Spearmint, Cascara etc.), black (Sunstone, Black Gold etc.), Oolong (Precious Flower, Honey Orchid etc.) and more.
Established: 2012Address: 904 Westheimer Rd suite c, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday- Friday), 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

12. FIX Coffeebar

FIX Coffeebar from the outside
 Situated in Montrose, FIX Coffeebar is a coffee bar and an art collective serving a variety of concoctions in terms of coffee, tea and even food. Their quality coffee is procured from local roasters and their coffee beverages include espresso, macchiato, mocha, Americano etc. beginning at USD 3, while their tea menu comprises Ruby Oolong, iced tea, turmeric ginger, Valerian Dream. You can also have hot chocolate, kombucha, soda, breakfast tacos, sandwiches, wraps and pastries.
Established: 2016
Address: 415 Westheimer Rd #101, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday- Friday), 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

5 Well-known Coffee Roasters

1. Pearland Coffee Roasters

Pearland Coffee Roasters coffee packets
 Located in Old Townsite, Pearland Coffee Roasters is dedicated towards roasting quality coffee in-house and providing you the best product, along with tea and other refreshments. They have seasonal blends, Colombia decaf, Palo Alto, Black Star, Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora Villa Sarchi etc. They start as low as USD 5 and the staff can help you pick the one you would like best. You can also sit at the cafe and enjoy their variety of beverages along with freshly baked pastries. The option to order their coffee online is also available.
Established: 2010Address: 4106 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

2. Katz Coffee

Coffee from Katz Coffee
 Katz Coffee is a certified organic roasting company known for sourcing the best quality coffee, especially green beans, from small farms around the world. They roast it in small batches and sell coffee to restaurants and coffeehouses. They offer a variety of flavour notes including nut, grain, floral, chocolate and spice. You can get espresso, decaf, dark roast and other kinds of coffee, and some of the products available are Angel’s Wings, Barton Springs, Bat City Blend, Caramel Creme, Coconut Almond Joy etc. They begin at USD 10.
Established: 2003
Address: 2400 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092, United States
Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

3. Amaya Roasting Co.

Coffee roasting
 Striving to produce quality roast coffee, Amaya Roasting Co. focuses on the acidity, sweetness and the depth of flavours so as to bring out the complexity of the beans. They get beans from South America, Indonesia, Central America and Africa, and offer coffee called Colombia, Peru, Brasil, Seasonal Blend and Seasonal Espresso. A few of the products available include Cauca Decaf, La Paloma, Passeio and Omar Pillimue, starting at usd 15. You can also order their coffee online, along with merchandise.
Established: 2008
Address: 2201 Washington Houston, Texas 77007, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday- Friday), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

4. Java Pura

A bag of coffee from Java Pura
 Java Pura seeks to procure some of the best coffee in the world, roast it and provide customers with quality products. They partner up with farmers from Kenya, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica and more, and some of the coffee categories available include Geisha Coffee, Blend, Decaf, Green Unroasted, Single Origin etc. Some coffee packets sold are Sumatra Boru Batak, Kenya AA PLus Nguvu and Espresso Blend, and they start at USD 9. You can visit Central Market, the Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market or opt for Curbside pickup to try their cold brew.
Established: 2008
Address: 5250 Gulfton St suite 4-g, Houston, TX 77081, United States
Timings: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday- Friday), Saturday- Sunday closed

5. House of Coffee Beans

The House of Coffee Beans storefront
 House of Coffee Beans is a quaint little coffee shop known for roasting fresh gourmet beans. After a few years of establishment, they stopped buying coffee from third-party suppliers and began roasting their own. Using a Germany-based roaster, they assure freshness, sustainability and quality. They also add natural flavours after roasting coffee by hand, so as to add a coating of favour. Some of the coffee sold by them includes Guatemala Antigua, Apple Pie, Decaf Cafe Amaretto, Vienna Roast and Decaf Colombia, and they begin at USD 6.40.
Established: 1973
Address: 2348 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, United States
Timings: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

The Specialty Coffee Tasting Workshop

A demonstration at the Specialty Coffee Tasting Workshop
 If you have a keen interest in learning about coffee and not just drinking it, the Specialty Coffee Tasting Workshop at Memli is the perfect event to attend. As you go around tasting coffee, you shall be told about the process of coffee production and about the key players involved; farmers, roasters and baristas. The History of Coffee is a key component of the event where you are told about a goat discovering coffee in Ethiopia. Moreover, you shall be told about the various coffee farming, processing and roasting techniques, ending with the role of a barista. Essentially, this event includes 8 fine specialty coffee in 4 flights. Admission fee is USD 30. 
Address: 2759 Essex Terrace, Houston, TX, United States
Timings: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

The Houston Coffee Festival

Latte art at the Houston Coffee Festival
 Organised in the month of May at the Silver Street Studios, the Houston Coffee Festival features coffee from the many coffee shops and roasters around the city. It aims to draw attention to the baristas and the coffee roasters and showcase their creativity. At the festival, you get to taste different kinds of coffee, watch the baristas do latte art and also vote on what you loved the most. Admission is USD 5 (no admission fee for children under the age of 10), and if you wish to have access to unlimited tastings, you need to pay USD 20 and shall be given special wristbands for the same.
Address: 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX, United States
Timings: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Coffee in Houston has become increasingly popular, giving way to the establishment of a number of coffee shops and roasters in the city as well as the organisation of several events featuring coffee as the main attraction. If you are a coffee-lover, you would have no difficulty in finding a place to have coffee.

This post was published by Arushi Bhowmick

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