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Where to Find Houston's Best Coffee

These tasty coffees weren't boiled up cowboy-style in a tin pot over a campfire: Houston's baristas and independent cafés are employing some of the latest methods to make these smooth brews. Perk yourself up with a nitro or third wave coffee, a cold brew, an iced latte, an Italian espresso, or a plain old cup of joe at these coffee shops, restaurants, and favorite local joints.
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1712 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, USA
If you want to have a quintessentially Houston experience, check out the Montrose neighborhood. A great spot to hit is Agora—a cafe that serves small bites, good coffee, and some beer and wine. You pay at the counter.
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1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
If Blacksmith didn't have me at hello, they had me when I learned that they make their own almond milk, as well as all of their own syrups, in house. These days it's progressive for coffee shops to even have almond milk—but to make it from...
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3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027, USA
Ah, Tiny Boxwood's—this place is super relaxing. It's a bit tucked away, inside a plant nursery complex, but absolutely lovely once you find it. It's a great place to get brunch and a delicious lemonade.
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5211 Kelvin Dr, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Open since the fall of 2013, Fellini serves authentic Italian-style coffee in a shop designed to resemble one of Italy's sidewalk cafes. They use Lavazza coffee beans to make elegant coffee drinks that you won't find other places. The cafe is...
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550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007, USA
If you're a sucker for chalkboards, simple design, local products, and good food and coffee, Revival Market is your place. Everything served at this café is homemade, from the flaky chocolate croissants and kolachs (fruit-filled pastries) to the...
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3622 Main St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Specializing in both coffee and booze, Double Trouble in Midtown Houston calls itself a one-stop shop for speeding up, or slowing down. The particularly pleasant baristas and bartenders serve locally roasted Greenway coffee, specialty cocktails,...
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Brasil (cafe, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Before you hit the counter at Café Brasil, let us introduce you to some of Houston's cleanest ingredients. Local cheese artisans the Houston Dairymaids provide the cheese. Pizza dough, pastries, and breads are made in-house. And the eggs are laid...
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729 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
Antidote is a well-visited neighborhood cafe in the Heights. It has a great vibe, good prices, local products, and vegan options. The Cajeta Iced Latte is a favorite among regulars. Photo via Antidote Coffee Facebook page.
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242 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
If you can catch Boomtown Coffee without a crazy long line (or don't mind waiting), get some coffee here! They are a much loved small-batch artisan coffee roaster in Houston's Heights neighborhood with friendly, laid-back baristas. The Mayan Mocha...