The Best Houston Coffee Shops

The Best Houston Coffee Shops | Houston Moms Blog:: Photo Credit – Eighty Two Photography ::

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 work-from-home mom, a corporate mom, or really any kind of mom, momming is exhausting. Coffee is the fuel that keeps us going.

Whether you have a conventional coffee pot, a Keurig machine, or a good old-fashion percolator, there is 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 Blog, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite independent coffee shops in Houston {and surrounding areas} so you can see for yourself!


Third Ward

The Nook :: If you find yourself on 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 :: Don’t let the shabby chic exterior fool you. This is a gem. 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}.

Sixth Ward

Paper Co :: This repurposed warehouse features local art, nice people, plenty of seating, lots of natural light, and great drinks. {Logistical note – the shop is inside Ecclesia Church.}


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.

Rice Village

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

Museum District

Bosta Kitchen :: A quiet place for getting work done. Grab a cup of brew and enjoy the hum of the patrons and the espresso machine.

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 :: This place has 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 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.

Morningstar :: Everyone loves donuts, right? Indugle yourself in a gourmet Matcha Donut and Morningstar’s take on Vietnamese Sua da {black coffee sweetened with condensed milk}.

EQ Heights :: If you need some peace and quiet and a cup of coffee, 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.


Agora :: Whether you need caffeine or alcohol, this place has got you covered. If you have an hour to yourself, be sure to bring a box and settle in for unlimited house coffee for $4.

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.

Inversion Coffee & Art :: Always guaranteed good coffee and creative people everywhere. For an added perk to boost your endorphins, grab a window seat and you will be warmed by lots of natural sunlight.



Java Man Coffee :: *National Coffee Day Special* Stop on by from 6am – 1pm on Thursday, September 29th, and get a FREE Order of New Orleans style beignets with the purchase of a cup of coffee.  {One per customer.}


Sycamore Grounds Coffee House :: *National Coffee Day Special* Who knows exactly what they’ve got up their sleeve.  But teasers show that it is something good.  Check out their Facebook page for the most current info or drop by to see what they’ve got going on!


Pearland Coffee Roasters :: Word on the street is that fall drinks are starting here in October.  Yes, please!

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.


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.

First Cup Café :: *National Coffee Day Special* Drop in from 5 – 8am for a free 12oz brewed coffee.  And as if that wasn’t enough, from 8am – 9pm, they’re offering free 12oz brewed coffee with the purchase of a bag of Fort Bend Coffee Roasters!

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.  Win/Win.


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 the menu is fresh and tasty.  Be sure to check out their pour over coffee too.


Jane and John Dough Bakery :: If you’re in the mood for seasonal drinks, this is your spot.  They’ve got everything from spiced cold brews to in house autumn syrups.

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

Is this list missing one of your favorite Houston coffee shops?  Or do you know of a National Coffee Day deal around town??  Let us know in the comments below!

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4 Responses to The Best Houston Coffee Shops

  1. Mark Norelli January 22, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    Erica – thanks for the mention about Javaman Coffee on your blog. If you are ever in the area please stop by and introduce yourself. – Mark Norelli

  2. Carmela August 7, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    Where is for Cypress, TX? We have a lot of wonderful coffee shops here too!

    • Kelly D August 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

      We’d love for you to share your favorites too! Comment below so we can check them out. Thanks!!


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