By Andrea Weir
This may be the Platonic ideal of a practical restaurant—a niche often unfilled in Houston, particularly downtown, where it has made Market Square the area’s best dining destination. You can get coffee and breakfast in the mornings, a quick weekday business lunch, or wine and cocktails with charcuterie and cheese in the evenings. But what truly sets Honeymoon apart is its emphasis on thoughtful innovation—a crispy chicken-liver po-boy with green tomato–onion jam, smoked salmon over potato latkes with tarragon aioli, or fresh beignets with grillades and grits at brunch—alongside the old standards. Oh, plus you get to watch your coffee being roasted in-house (if, that is, watching the street scenes outside ever gets old, which it won’t).