We're the last to judge anyone for making a Starbucks run. But if you're in search of something out-of-the-box outside of the Loop, there are dozens of local coffee shop options to choose from in Houston's suburbs. Below, 10 of our favorite non-chain options:
Tomball: Jane and John Dough Bakery
Located in Old Town Tomball, Jane and John Dough Bakery is the perfect stop for those who crave coffee as well as fresh-baked goods and a mouth-watering selection of breakfast foods. The bakery uses beans from Portland-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters and offers treats such as their peaches-and-cream coffee cake and the duffin: a doughnut a disguised as muffin coated with cinnamon. The laid-back atmosphere and the comfortable vibes make it a coffee house that attracts regulars and coffee-crawlers alike.
Spring: Momentum Coffee
Momentum Coffee gives customers a casual sipping experience, offering coffee staples such as cold brew coffee and new summer selections like the Sucker Punch—a sweeter twist on an Arnold Palmer—and Vietnamese iced coffee which are ideal for beating the Houston heat. The shop's clean and sleek design make it an inviting space for guests to sit down, relax and savor a freshly brewed beverage.
Conroe: Conroe Coffee
Offering unique beverages like the Milky Way Latte and Toffee Caramel Latte, Conroe Coffee is guaranteed to give locals a new take on caffeinated favorites. The funky atmosphere is the perfect place to chill out and relax over a nice cup a joe without too much hustle and bustle.
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Humble: Javalope Coffee
A local establishment dedicated to preserving memories through coffee, Javalope Coffee gives locals coffee that is thoughtfully created and locally crafted. Javalope sells handcrafted roasted blends such as “Fancy Jack”—a house favorite with a hazelnut taste—and Blitz Hase, for those who favor dark roast and bolder flavor.
Pasadena: Sycamore Grounds Coffee
Sycamore Grounds Coffee House provides a relaxing space for visitors to sip on their coffee and enjoy enticing refreshments like almond bars and vegan raspberry bars that are likely to keep them returning for more. The welcoming ambiance, along with the artfully created lattes, makes the coffee house great for studying or just hanging out with a group of friends.
Pearland: Pearland Coffee Roasters
In addition to serving coffee and other specialty beverages, Pearland Coffee Roasters also offers their own ground coffee for customers to purchase such as their Original Black Star Blend and Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora Red Catuai. There’s no shortage of great drinks to try with selections like the miel latte, green tea latte and blueberry red iced tea.
Pearland: The Drink Station
The Drink Station opened its first location in Pearland in 2008 and has since opened two locations in surrounding Houston areas. Not only does it serve coffee but other beverages as well, giving customers an array of options to choose from including milk teas and energy boosting smoothies. Adamant on using non-GMO sugar and quality ingredients, Drink Station offers locals healthy beverages, but without skimping on the attention to taste.
Bellaire: Dandelion Café
Freshly made food plus locally sourced sweets equals a delightful experience at Dandelion Café, located just off Bellaire Boulevard. From the house-made chai to the scrumptious pastries from local eatery Cake & Bacon, Dandelion Café is the perfect stop for Bellaire residents and visitors looking for a quick bite to eat or a quality cup of coffee.
Sugar Land: Anonymous Café
Anonymous Café offers both gourmet coffee and authentic Greek food. With their made-from-scratch pastries, savory dishes and dependable coffee options, this cute Bellaire cafe could be the something new you need in your life.
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Richmond: Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen
Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen caters to coffee fanatics and those willing to try something different. An establishment that runs on locally sourced coffee and goods, Blockhouse gives customers selections that are focused on fresh flavors. There's an array of drinks to choose from, including loose-leaf teas and fresh pourover coffee. If you desire something sweet, Blockhouse also offers house-made chocolate chip cookies and sugary delights from local businesses such as Mon Chou Sweets, Bare Bakery and Cake & Bacon.