Caffeine lovers and wine connoisseurs can now divulge into their guilty pleasures at Houston’s newest coffee shop and wine bar, 3 Fibs. Located in the heart of downtown, the new bistro is occupied inside a series of historically reimagined buildings on Main Street.
Co-founder, Michael Caplan knows his way around the bar when it comes to both alcoholic beverages and bean brewings. Before entering the world of coffee, Caplan was the man behind multiple vivacious bars and nightclubs in Houston such as Grasshopper and Uropa. In 2014, he said parted ways with nightlife and partnered with Siphon Coffee, which served as the impetus for his latest concept, Cavo Coffee.
Following in the footsteps of Caplan’s mainstay coffee shop, 3 Fibs imports espresso beans from South America and Africa that are roasted by their in-house roaster, Cleo Roasting Co. Along with the in-house roasts, the new coffee shop also offers a unique new menu, curated by co-founder, Tim Leyden, also the owner of EaDough Waffles. The breakfast offerings include Belgium-Style Liege waffles that are created with house-made ingredients from France, avocado toast, and pecan smoked shoulder bacon.
"Our waffles are not your ordinary American waffle. They’re also different from a Belgian waffle. Once you take a bite, you will taste the difference. You can eat them plain as they do in Europe, or with toppings as we like them," says Leyden in a press release.
Once the morning rush clears, 3 Fibs journeys back to Caplan’s roots, transitioning from a coffee shop to a wine bar in the evening. Those who go to relish in an after-work drink will be welcomed with imported wines from South America and Mexico’s Casa Madero一the oldest winery in America. “Our opinion is you cannot find a higher quality wine at such a great price,” Caplan concludes.