15 of the Best Coffee Shops, Cafes, and Bakeries in Houston

Best coffee shop in HoustonLooking for coffee or a snack on the go? Want a warm, unique, and inviting atmosphere to share a drink with friends or family? Luckily for you, our team has the answers for you!

Check out our definitive list of the 15 best coffee shops, cafes, and bakeries in the Houston area below!

1. Boomtown Coffee

Boomtown Coffee is more than just a jolt of caffeine. Their coffee is served with individual care and love. As a small-batch specialty roaster in the Houston area, this coffee shop specializes in house lattes, the “custom concoctions,” as well as everyone’s favorite: The classics.

Additionally, this cafe has individual bags of coffee so you can take the flavor of Boomtown Coffee home with you.

2. Siphon Coffee

Working with both local and national roasters, Siphon Coffee satisfies the palate of any coffee lover. They also work with local vendors to ensure that each meal is made with quality ingredients at the forefront.

The all-day menu includes popular and unique favorites, such as chilaquiles, hangover fries, and just about any espresso or latte that you could think of.

3. Common Bond

The “common bond” at Common Bond is the love of good food that unites us all. That is why this coffee shop and bakery specializes in delicious and unique coffees and pastries for all, including drip coffees, chai lattes, croissants, scones, and even kouign-amann.

This shop also includes special offers, such as Frosé Fridays, as well as “Last Bake” where selected pastries are half-price during the last hour of service.

4. Sweet Paris

Sweet Paris can be considered the place to go to get a crepe in Houston. From savory to sweet crepes, as well as fan favorites such as waffles, salads, paninis, and even milkshakes, their menu appeals to any hungry Houstonian.

On top of that, their signature lattes are hand-crafted to perfection, with the Nutella latte being a sweet dose of extra caffeine.

5. Barbarossa Coffee

With over 16 years in the coffee and tea business, Barbarossa Coffee continues to roast, brew, and serve its drinks with love for their customers. Along with their Tomball and Louetta locations, these coffee roasters offer individual bags of unique blends, as well as an array of merchandise for customers.

They will soon offer their very own coffee subscription for those that want a consistent (and delicious) Barbarossa Coffee experience!

6. Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen

Founded in 2017, Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen is a café for the community in Houston’s Historic Richmond. Breakfast and lunch are served 7 days a week, as individuals are encouraged to gather in either the cozy indoor atmosphere or enjoy the nice weather on their outdoor patio.

We encourage you to head over to their Jax & 7th location in Richmond to try one of their freshly roasted coffees or loose-leaf teas, as well as their BLTA salads, pastries, and even their adult grilled cheese sandwich.

7. Cavo Coffee

Cavo Coffee offers unique blends from Cleo Roasting Company, all made with sustainability, quality, and community in mind. That is why their café offers traditional coffee and tea favorites, as well as baked goods such as croissants and fruit Danishes.

If you are looking for a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy an afternoon of delicious snacks and refreshing drinks with a small group, this is the place to be.

8. A 2nd Cup

At A 2nd Cup, coffee with a cause is the main root of their work. Though they serve coffee and food at their Houston establishment, their overall goal is to educate individuals on human trafficking, as well as provide alternatives to create long-form change.

By doing so, this coffee shop has been able to create awareness and partnerships nationwide. So, if you are looking to donate to a good cause, or even do so by purchasing coffee, snacks, or merchandise from A 2nd Cup, we highly recommend that you do so!

9. Day 6 Coffee Company

In the Houston Skyline District sits Day 6 Coffee Company, a coffee shop dedicated to satisfying your caffeine and sweets fix with delicious solutions. This black-owned business does so by offering a diverse breakfast and drink menu sprinkled with breakfast offerings that people should try.

Some of their unique offerings include kolache, as well as the infamous brisket taco. Each meal can be accompanied by popular drink options, such as the cortado, the Americano, and even a pup cup for your furry friend.

10. Clutch City Coffee

Clutch City Coffee’s goal is to encourage Houstonians to shop local while serving fresh, quality ingredients that are made to order. The setup of this establishment is intended to provide food and drink orders quickly through their drive-thru to Houston residents that are on the go.

Along with their coffee and tea options, individuals can order breakfast favorites, as well as their specialty Danishes, croissants, and even tacos that are sourced right from the Houston area!

11. Bluestone Lane

Though Blue Lane has individual locations that offer premium, fresh coffee, and delicious eats, their commitment is satisfying the needs of each individual. This Australian-inspired café and lifestyle brand does so by bringing the coffee culture of Melbourne, Australia to Houston, Texas.

If you are looking to expand your palate to incorporate the innovative beverages and complementary cuisine of everyday Aussie culture, Blue Lane is the place for you!

12. Uncle Bean’s Coffee

Move over Uncle Ben, Uncle Bean is here! Working out of a storage container, this mini coffee shop includes a drive-thru and walk-up window for individuals to order their coffee. Additionally, people can enjoy their drinks and snacks on their cool, pet-friendly patio.

Some unique menu items that you cannot find anywhere else include the featured micro lot options, as well as the overnight oats that you can take on the go.

13. Buffalo Bayou Coffee

In Houston’s original landmark hotel sits Buffalo Bayou Coffee, an authentic local experience for those staying or passing through The Whitehall Hotel. Mainly serving quick bites for breakfast and lunch, the menu also offers a diverse array of “bayou classics,” which are served hot, and “bayou blasts,” which are served cold.

If you are not in the mood for a coffee or tea, smoothies, and sparkling frescas based on your preference.

14. El Gato Coffee House 

If you are looking for a cat cafe in the Houston area, El Gato Coffee House is the place to be! Pairing with El Gato Charities, this café’s mission is to create a comfortable environment for adoptable cats and kittens, as well as give people the opportunity to give these animals the love they deserve.

Stop by and enjoy some sips of tea or coffee while playing with some adorable cats! Who knows, you might end up taking one home with you.

15. Buzz & Bites

Buzz & Bites is a must-stop Houston Coffee shop that encourages replenishment of the hardworking community. Because of this, this coffee shop specializes in delicious drinks and bites to encourage production in any shape or form.

The menu includes various delicious baked goods, snacks, and sandwiches, as well as a full coffee menu. The menu even includes “cloud” drinks for customers to enjoy.

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Rachel Calvis

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Rachel Calvis

Rachel is an Online Marketing Specialist at Sixth City Marketing. Her main role is constructing and editing concise marketing copy for our B2B and B2C clients.

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