The Best Houston Coffee Shops

For many of us moms, coffee is what gets us going … and keeps us going all day long. The truth is, whether you’re a stay at home mom, a working mom, or really any kind of mom, momming is exhausting. Coffee is the fuel that keeps us going.

Whether you have a French Press, a Keurig, or a good old-fashioned coffee pot, there is still something special about getting a cup of coffee out on the town. But when you live in a city as vast as Houston with as many options as we have, where do you go for the best house blend or specialty latte? Here at Houston Moms, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite independent coffee shops in Houston {and surrounding areas} so you can see for yourself!

HOUSTON COFFEE SHOPS :: INSIDE THE LOOP

Third Ward

The Nook:: If you find yourself at the University of Houston, be sure to stop at The Nook for a cup of Cougar Blend or the signature Rattlesnake {white chocolate, hazelnut, caramel drizzle, layers of coffee, and whipped cream}. 

Doshi House:: This place is a gem with unique teas, plant-based alternative milks, and a vegan menu. Be sure to try an iced chai tea latte and a Yachea Gogi panini {stuffed with mushrooms and red cabbage in a Korean BBQ sauce}.

Downtown

Tout Suite:: This channels the hipster vibes and serves up a mean cup of Oregon’s own Stumptown coffee. Rumor has it the macaroons are heavenly. They also have a full menu of drinks and delicious food!

Rice Village

Fellini:: Great espresso, gelato, tasty pastries, and good people watching. Enough said.

Museum District

Kaffeine Coffee:: If you are looking for a comfortable place to relax, read, or get some work done, this place has you covered. Be sure to try the Latte 4 Work.

The Heights

Antidote:: Here you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere with great drinks and an outdoor dog-friendly patio. The cajeta latte {goat milk, Mexican caramel, milk, and espresso} is a nutty and subtly sweet treat.

A 2nd Cup:: Coffee with a side of social justice? A 2nd Cup is a non-profit whose proceeds go to fighting human trafficking. Try the iced Secret Squirrel (hazelnut + amaretto) and a cookie.

Revival Market:: If you are looking for organic and locally sourced food, this is your place. While you sip your joe, enjoy a gluten-free or vegan option. Be sure to order the iced honey lavender latte. It won’t disappoint.

EQ Heights:: If you need some peace and quiet and a cup of coffee or tea, this is your place. And if you need to rehydrate, the infused water should do the trick.

Siphon Coffee:: Coffee is an art form at Siphon. Grab a friend and try the siphoned coffee for two.

Montrose

Agora:: Whether you need caffeine or alcohol, this place has got you covered. If you have an hour to yourself or need somewhere to hang after date night, settle into this charming and unique aesthetic. They’re open until 2am! 

Blacksmith:: If you are looking for a latte that goes down smooth, Blacksmith is your place. Not too loud and not too quiet; a great space to escape for some alone time or to meet up with a friend.

Black Hole:: Black Hole is a chill little café run by friendly staff and filled with business folks, hipsters, gamers, and knitters. And the lattes are both beautiful and tasty.

Brasil:: Spacious patio with a nice quiet vibe. And the mocha latte is to die for.

Southside Espresso:: A tiny, cozy coffee house and wine bar with house-made syrups and beans roasted by the owner! You won’t want to miss this hidden gem.

HOUSTON COFFEE SHOPS :: OUTSIDE THE LOOP 

Memorial

Verbena Coffee:: With locally sourced coffee beans and pastries directly from Kraftsmen Bakery in the Heights, you’ll enjoy settling into this cozy and casual space.  

Spring

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery:: With locations in Spring, Montrose, the Med Center, and the Heights, you can find Common Bond nearly anywhere in town! Their website offers a grab & go menu, easy online ordering, and curbside pick-up, a must-have for busy moms on the go. 

Humble

Java Man Coffee:: Fresh roasted coffee, great ambiance, and house-made fluffy beignets! What could be better?

Pasadena

Sycamore Grounds Coffee House:: Neighborhood coffee shop with famous breakfast tacos made fresh daily! They offer a cozy environment decorated with local art that’s made for hanging out, working, or just relaxing.

Pearland Coffee Roasters:: Great coffee and espresso with a nice patio too!

The Drink Station:: Their menu goes well beyond coffee to teas, smoothies, and juices. And if you’re out and about, they’ve also expanded to League City and Alvin too.

Katy/Fulshear/Richmond

Proud Pie:: They may be known for their over-the-top pies, but don’t let that fool you … the coffee is pretty delectable here too. Looking for a recommendation? Try the Butter Pecan Latte. You’re welcome.

Cocohodo:: With a unique brown sugar and caramel flavor, Cocohodo Espresso is medium roasted every three weeks for max freshness.

Kosmos Coffee:: Here you can drink a great cup of joe and know that your money is going to a great cause. Located inside The Fellowship Church, they also serve pastries, tea, and smoothies.

Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen:: With locations in Richmond & Katy, this coffee shop has a great chill vibe with delicious coffee. There are some delicious sweet treats and breakfast items on the menu. The Katy location offers a green space just off the back patio where they host farmer’s markets and story times!

Humble Grounds Coffeehouse:: Located in Fulshear, this sweet little spot is charming and inviting. It even has a kids menu! 

Serene Beans:: This casual coffee shop truly lives up to its name- located in what was once a home in Old Katy, you feel the serene vibes as soon as you walk in. Enjoy it with a pastry indoors or out on their charming patio. 

Delices de Maurice:: Sweet little atmosphere, delicious pastries. You won’t want to miss this gem in Katy’s Villagio Town Center.

Kona Reserve Coffee:: With coffee beans from Kona, Hawaii, this place serves up a great ambiance with tables for working or couches/chairs for lounging. Gorgeous macarons are on the menu, plus, they have a drive-through!

One11 Coffee Roasters:: Located in Katy, One11 has some great menu offerings besides coffee including smoothies and a beautiful virgin pineapple daiquiri!

Sugarland

Anonymous:: Fun fact – Anonymous is owned by a Greek husband and wife duo, and the wife also teaches cooking classes and currently has a cooking show played in several countries around the world. So you can just imagine how great their coffee is.

Minuti Coffee:: They may be listed under the Sugarland area, but these coffee shops are popping up all over Houston.  Curious what the hype is?  Go try a cup for yourself!

Republic Roots:: The décor is trendy and stylish, and they specialize in coffee and juices!  Be sure to check out their pour-over coffee too.

Tomball

Cafe Marrese:: Serving up beautiful latte art, their brews taste as good as they look!

Cypress

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee and Bakery:: Relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Their bakery offers custom-made mouthwatering baked goods and their mission is to support coffee growers in Rwanda! 

Magnolia/The Woodlands

HeBrews Coffee Co:: Ethically sourced and locally roasted, this place has some unique menu offerings! I’ve heard the coffee flights are not to be missed!

Lovebeans Coffeehouse:: Named after their very own Lovebean Fudge Spread, this unique coffeehouse gives back to the community and has some killer menu items besides coffee, like the Lavender Rose Lemonade. 

Is this list missing one of your favorite Houston coffee shops?  Let us know in the comments below!


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Bethany, the daughter of an army chaplain and a special education teacher, grew up moving every 2-3 years. She considers herself an introvert who had to learn how to make friends quickly! She met her Houstonian husband, Paul, in college and they married in 2004. They first settled just north of Houston, where she earned her master's degree at Sam Houston State in School Psychology. After working in public education for a couple of years, she decided to stay home full time with their children, Charlie {2008}, Norah {2010}, and Will {2013}. The family moved to Katy in 2012, where they’ve been ever since. She loves decorating and even had her own small business for a while. She also loves to read, binge-watch old TV shows, talk politics and enneagram, and will not turn down a cup of strong coffee or a good conversation with a friend.

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  1. Tree House Coffee on Memorial. Lots of choices, great service and bonus – they can do Afogato because they have ice cream!

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