Ahh, Houston. We're regarded as the fourth most populous city in the nation, and we've got the traffic to match. The hustle and bustle of highways and byways leave many to stop for their signature brew at popular franchises, but why limit your tastebuds when the Houston area is sprinkled with boutique coffee shops all over town?
Spice up your mornings with the city's most unique coffee bars.
1. Boomtown Coffee
The Heights roastery knows how difficult it can be to get the most important meal of the day in 一 especially in a city like Houston. Boomtown Coffee helps to start the day with their small-batch artisan roasts sourced from around the world, and their breakfast offerings like The Boomtown Taco and The Ricotta Toast are just the icing on the cake.
Boomtown Coffee, 242 W. 19th Street. www.boomtowncoffee.com
2. Brass Tacks
If productivity is your game, Brass Tacks is the place to be. For that extra boost of caffeine to get you through your afternoon, try their Flat White or their Nitro Cold Brew. Not only is the shop perfect for work, but open later hours to knock out the competition.
Brass Tacks, 612 Live Oak. brasstackshouston.com
3. Brasil Cafe
Brasil Cafe has been a mainstay in Houston for over 10 years. Located in the heart of Montrose, the coffeehouse and cafe offer food purchased from organic markets and present an abundance of vegan options. Need a morning boost? Try one of Brasil Cafe's house specialties 一 the Lavender Honey Latte is made with lavender, honey, and cracked pepper served hot, while the Iced Maple Oat is blended with cold brew, oat milk, hazelnut, and maple syrup.
Brasil Cafe, 2604 Dunlavy St. www.brasilcafehouston.com
4. Mo' Better Brews
An intricate pun on the 1990 Spike Lee film, Mo' Better Blues, this Houston coffee shop merges a love for caffeine and music. The Third Ward Outpost was brought to life by Courtney and Chasitie Lindsay, who also created the Houston Sauce Co. concept. The vegan menu serves up java for the culture. 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. Kaffeine Coffee
Housed in the heart of Houston's Historic Third Ward, Kaffeine Coffee is your one-stop shop to satisfy your morning sweet tooth. The Almeda outpost serves craft frappuccinos like their Kappa Frappa and their addictive Churro Latte. If you really want a sweet treat, try their Rose-shaped Cold Brew.
Kaffeine Coffee, 5225 Almeda Rd. www.kaffeine.pickled.space