While the craft brew scene in Houston may be primarily focussed on beer, there is a new craft beverage that has been taking the city by storm in recent years. Whether you are after foamy macchiatos or nutty cortados, here are some of the best spots to head to if you want to experience the finest of Houston’s craft coffee culture.
A bustling café in East Downtown, Tout Suite serves up Greenway coffee, so you know that every cup will be perfect. The coffee menu features a wide selection, from flat whites to creamy ca phe sua da, all of which is accompanied by freshly baked pastries. Tout Suite also serves up some larger snacks, from fresh soups and sandwiches to herby pastas and speciality tacos, making this the ideal place to pop into for a quick lunch.
Campesino Coffee House
Located in Montrose, the Campesino Coffee House serves up many different coffees, but are most known for their café cubano and café con leche, both of which are created to perfection. The focus here is placed on beans sourced directly from Central and South America, as well as Mexico, with new roasters being featured every couple of months. With plenty of comfortable seating and a laid back, relaxed ambience, this is a spot where you could easily spend quite a few hours.
Inversion Coffee House
Each of the coffee options scrawled on the chalboard menu at the Inversion Coffee House sound incredibly tempting, from the frozen chai cream to the salted caramel latte, and, thanks to the free WiFi, you could easily stay for a while and try a few. The interior walls are filled with different types of art, but still manages to retain a refreshing, airy feel, and there are plenty of snacks served up if you start to feel hungry, as well as a food truck always parked outside.
The brewed and espresso-based beverages that you will find at Siphon Coffee come from the likes of Boomtown and Amaya Coffee, meaning that you are bound to find something to please your pallette. For those who are after a more one-of-a-kind brew, order a coffee that is created using the store’s unique Siphon method, which makes use of halogen burners to impart distinct flavors onto the beans, resulting in a truly memorable coffee experience.
Paper Co. is a craft coffee house that is completely dedicated to giving back to the community, with 100% of its profits going towards creating spaces for the homeless, as well as feeding them. In addition to this, all of the beans that they use are responsibly sourced and roasted on-site, meaning that you can truly feel good about every cup of coffee that you drink here.
The craft coffee culture in Houston is steadily growing, with new coffee houses continuously opening up. The next time you are in the city and want a caffeinated pick-me-up, give the larger chains a miss and head to one of these craft coffee spots instead.