These Are the Best Coffee Shops in Houston Texas

by Annette F

Are you looking for a great coffee shop in Houston Texas? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up all the best coffee shops in Houston — and there are plenty to choose from. We have provided the addresses and just a bit of information on each one. You can get your caffeine fix at any of these local Houston coffee shops and maybe something a little extra.

These are primarily local businesses. We didn’t bother listing places like Starbucks, because you can find those easily yourself with any app.

In this article, we’ve attempted to cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Whether you’re a local resident looking for a new regular spot to get your morning caffeine fix or a visitor eager to explore the city’s coffee scene, this guide is designed to help you quickly scan through and discover which of these Houston coffee shops might be appealing to you.


Blacksmith is known for it’s specialty grade coffee and tea as well as delicious pastries. They are said to have the city’s best sausage and egg biscuit.


Boomtown Coffee

Boomtown is a small batch specialty coffee roaster with two Houston locations. The Heights is the original locations and Understory is the newest location.

They serve classic coffee and espresso drinks as well as custom concoctions and house lattes.

Their menu also includes a wide variety of tacos, toast and breakfast plates.

Heights 242 W. 19TH ST. HOUSTON, TX 77008

Understory 800 CAPITOL ST. HOUSTON, TX 77002

Brass Tacks

Located in East Downtown Houston, Brass Tacks is a gathering place that blends work and life. They have several lounges, a cafe and bar, open work tables and a 1000 sq ft patio space.

The serve brewed coffee as well as french press coffee and a variety of espresso drinks, cold coffee beverages and tea.

Being a Texas coffee house, of course they serve breakfast tacos and lunch tacos all day.


612 Live Oak St, Houston, TX 77003

Canary Coffee House

Canary Coffee House is located in the historic Montrose district. They feature locally roasted coffee. They serve classic brewed coffee, double dark coffee, espresso beverages, loose leaf teas, matcha and chai as well as a variety of pastries.

1953 Montrose Blvd Ste A Houston, TX 77006

Catalina Coffee

Catalina coffee is a down to earth coffee shop, so much so that they don’t even have wifi. If you are looking to just enjoy a good cup of coffee this might be the place for you. They serve only Amaya roasts with the usual array of coffee and espresso-based beverages as well as Kombucha, Mexican Coke, pastries and bars.

2201 Washington Ave Houston, TX 77007

The Coffee House at West End

The Coffee House at West End is located in an historic building from the 1930’s built by the West End Baptist Church. The strive to serve the community through a love for people and high-quality coffee. The distinctive mural on the side of the building features Cherubs representing the city of Houston.

They serve drip coffee, espresso beverages, specialty drinks and tea as well as pastries.

802 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007


Koffeteria is a bakery and cafe that celebrates the flavors of Houston. It is located in East Downtown Houston (dubbed EaDo) in what was previously known as Vietnam Town. The neighborhood is now known for breweries, music and nightlife.

The owner and pastry chef, Vanarin Kuch has competed on Top Chef and Chopped. He returned to Houston to open Koffeteria after spending years in top kitchens in New York and Chicago.

In addition to coffee and espresso, they of course feature amazing pastries and baked goods made fresh daily.

1110 Hutchins St Suite 102 Houston TX 77003

Campesino Coffee House

Campesino boasts a Latin perspective on Montrose coffee culture. All their coffee beans are sourced from Mexico, Central America and South America.

They serve traditional coffee and espresso drinks but also feature specialty beverages unique Latin America, such as Horchata and Chan. They also serve, pastries, tacos and Salvadoran style tamales.

2602 Waugh Dr Houston, TX 77006

Black Hole Coffee House & Antidote Coffee

These sister coffee shops have a similar menu but the ambiance of each is very different. Where Antidote has a airy, colorful aesthetic, Black Hole is darker and perfect for studying.

They both feature the unique Cafeta Latte made with caramel from goats milk, tasting just like a dulce de leche.

Black Hole 4504 Graustark St Houston, TX 77006

Antidote 729 Studewood St Houston, TX 77007 

A 2nd Cup

A 2nd Cup is coffee with a cause. Their mission is to raise awareness of human trafficking and and provide dignified employment to survivors of human trafficking.

They serve coffee, specialty lattes, espresso drinks and teas as well as a wide variety of made to order breakfast items served until 2pm daily.

4928 Fulton St, Suite A Houston, TX 77009

Luce Coffee Roasters

As the name implies, Luce Coffee Roasters has on site specialty coffee roasting at 3 locations. If you are looking for something unique to do with friends, they also offer a wide variety of DIY classes from home roasting to latte art to a brewing class.

The menu features drip coffee, cold brew, espresso drinks, signature beverages and cool blends with Hibiscus tea. In addition they have a selection of pastries and breakfast croissants.

1717 W 34th St Suite #100, Houston, TX 77018

3995 Richmond Ave Suite A, Houston, TX 77027

2520 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Segundo Coffee Lab

Located in the East End, the Segundo Coffee Lab is the perfect place to stop before enjoying all the surrounding shops and vendors.

In addition to brewed coffee, pour overs and cold brew they offer espresso drinks and specialty drinks like the La Mexicana Latte with . They also feature breakfast tacos and empanadas.

711 Milby Street Houston, TX

The Cuppo Coffee and Tea

If you find yourself in Jersey Village looking for a caffeine fix, Cuppo Coffee and Tea is the place to enjoy quality coffee, loose leaf tea and fresh baked pastries and breakfast bowls. The cozy, welcoming atmosphere encourages guests to relax and stay a while.

Their menu features specialty coffee, cuppo jane (iced coffee), Vietnamese coffee and a whole host of iced beverages including and iced cuppo jane with Ube, house limeade, lycheetea and a mangonada smoothie. Cuppo also features a small art gallery with highlights of Jersey Village.

8805 Jones Road Suite A110 Jersey Village, TX

North Klein 4515 Spring Stuebner Road Spring, TX

EQ Heights

Equilibrium Social House is a neighborhood coffee house in the Heights that aims to promote socializing, dining, working or studying in a comfortable, home like atmosphere.

Their coffee beans are locally roasted and sourced from fair trade, small coffee farmers. They have a daily brew as well as espresso beverages and breakfast items including a sausage kolache.

1030 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

Retrospect Coffee Bar

The Retrospect Coffee Bar is located in what was a neighborhood gas station built in the 1920’s.

They serve up coffee, espresso, pastries, crepes and paninis as well as a host of coffee alternatives. They also have a selection of beer and wine in addition to mimosas.


3709 La Branch St Houston, TX 77004

Barbarossa Coffee

Barbarossa now has locations in Tomball and Louetta. They roast in small batches and source coffee beans from over 16 different countries.

They offer a host of brewing methods including french press, syphon, aero press, turkish, kyoto drip cold, Chemex, Hario V-60 and espresso.

9166 Farm to Market 2920 Suite 100, Tomball, TX 77375

9222 Louetta Rd Ste 106, Spring, TX 77379

Common Bond Cafe and Bakery

Common Bond has several “on-the-go” locations that serve up coffee, espresso and lattes as well as quick, but delicious pastries, breads, salads and sandwiches.

They are known for their frozen bond which is a frozen concoction made from espresso, whole milk and sugar.

If you are looking for more sustenance, their bistro and bakery locations feature a full lunch, dinner and brunch menu.

601 Heights Blvd #699, Houston, TX

3210 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX

7680 Katy Fwy Houston, TX

1127 Eldridge Parkway Houston, Tx

4201 Main St, Houston, TX

820 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX

Giant Leap Coffee

Giant Leap Coffee provides “one small sip for man” leading to one small step for a better morning. They are a community based coffee shop in the Uptown park neighborhood. They serve locally roasted single origin coffee from Amaya roasting as well as globally sourced teas and kombucha.

1135 Uptown Park Blvd Houston, TX


Agora is a staple in the Montrose neighborhood. It is a cozy 2 story home with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and a patio and bar. In addition to a vast menu of specialty coffee drinks, Agora features a large selection of imported ales, beer and wine.

If you are looking European delicacies and someplace a little different, this might just be the place for you.

1712 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX

Siphon Coffee

Siphon Coffee is a hip cafe that uses a unique brewing method that puts the tasting notes of each coffee bean at the forefront. They utilize halogen burners, vapor pressure and a looking glass double chamber to brew their locally roasted beans.


Slowpokes serves specialty coffee, beer an wine. They feature Ethiopian, Guatemalan and Central/South American coffee blends to showcase new technologies for modern takes on traditional brewing methods.

They partner with local business to provide baked goods, breakfast and flatbread.

1203 W 34th St. Suite D. Houston, TX

2925 Richmond Ave. #120 Houston, TX

8147 B Long Point Rd. Houston, TX

6725 Stella Link Houston, TX

Sunday Press

Sunday Press serves sandwiches, salads, bowls and breakfast in addition to a wide range of beverages. They also have a drive through coffee window for those on the go.

Alongside their coffee menu they have signature beverages like the Butterfly Pea Latte and Blushin Berry as well as a host of cold press juices.

3315 Ella Blvd Houston, TX

Tenfold Coffee

Tenfold is a cafe and roastery that strives to build strong producer relationships with thoughtfully sourced coffee beans. Alongside the coffee menu they are known to host unique food pop ups as well as coffee classes.

101 Aurora St, Houston, TX

Wolfsmiths Coffee

It doesn’t get more unique than this. Wolfsmiths is a custom motorcycle, coffee and taco shop! They serve locally roasted GEVA coffee blends for their drip coffee and espresso drinks.

636 W 26th St, Houston, TX

As you can see, Houston is overflowing with unique and intriguing coffee spots. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cup of joe, an inventive latte, or a pastry that’s fresh from the oven, you’re bound to find a local café that suits your needs. But the best part is that each of these coffee shops provides its own unique atmosphere, offerings, and experience, reflecting the diversity and vibrancy of Houston itself.

However, this list is by no means exhaustive. With such a bustling coffee scene in Houston, we’re sure there are other gems waiting to be discovered. So, if you’re a Houston local or if you’ve had the pleasure of exploring the city’s coffee culture, we’d love to hear from you. Do you have a favorite coffee shop that wasn’t included on our list? What makes it special? Do you have a memorable experience from one of the coffee shops we mentioned?

Please share your thoughts, recommendations, and experiences in the comments section below. We’re always on the lookout for new places to feature, and your input can help us and other readers explore Houston’s coffee scene more fully. After all, the best part about enjoying coffee is sharing the experience with others.

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