Like a lot of other people in the world, I love having a cup of coffee in the morning…but just one. Anything more than that usually makes me super wired for the rest of the day and a little hyper. When it comes to coffee, I prefer regular brewed coffee whether I'm drinking it at home from my Keurig or drinking it at one of my favorite local coffee shops. On the weekend, I like to treat myself with French Press coffee...I’m so fancy, but you already know…
Anyways, there are so many coffee places around town that sometimes it's just easier to run to Starbucks because you know where it is. Don't get me wrong Starbucks isn't bad, I just like having options. So I wanted to share a few of the coffee shops I visit frequently with you. That way the next time you’re meeting a friend for coffee you can try somewhere new.
1. Kraftsmen Kafe
This little cafe and bakery is located inside an old restored textile factory. It's got a rustic vibe to it and they have some old style furniture. There’s not a ton of seating or plugs so if you're going to work on your computer get there early. It's also a great weekend breakfast spot.
EQ is a little house turned into a coffee shop by day and a semi bar by night…aka they sell beer and wine in the evenings. They have a small selection of snacks and pastries and also host local bands at night. Plus they have lots of seating and plugs if your going to work.
This coffee shop is known for their coffee art and different drink flavors like chocolate cherry. It's surprisingly not as sweet as you think it. They showcase local artists so it's also a great place for getting your art culture on.
4. Café Brioche
If you're looking for a little Parisian café, then this is the place for you. They have lots of delicious pastries, breads and breakfast dishes and a country chic vibe. It's a quiet place to sip on your coffee in the morning.
5. Siphon Coffee
There are lots of new coffee brewing techniques popping up like cold brew and pour over. One you might not have heard about is siphon coffee. It's brewed in what looks like a contraption for a science experiment and take about 10 minutes to make. The coffee is almost looks like tea and has a much different flavor. I wasn't in love with it and it makes a ton of coffee (which is great since it’s pretty expensive), but I'm glad I can say I tried it.
If you're in the Houston area, I'm sure you're wondering why Boomtown Coffee isn't on my list. Well it didn't make the cut for two reasons. 1. The service there is so so terrible slow, whether you're getting it to go or staying there. So I would definitely not recommend going there if your in a hurry. 2. It's next to a cigar store so it smells terrible and it's really hot inside. And sitting outside is definitely not an option right now so Boomtown is a no go for me.
What are your favorite coffee shops in Houston?