Tommy and I went on a road trip down to Houston for the Memorial Weekend to see some good friends and their new baby! While Houston is known for its wide selection of food, we simply didn’t have time to go everywhere. All the food we had were great, but I wanted to specifically highlight some of the cutest coffee shops we stopped by! These places were recommended via Instagram, so thank you to everyone who took the time to message me with some awesome suggestions!

Common Bond

1706 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77098

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Common Bond was so packed and the line was continuously long even by the time we left. This was one of the top recommendations, so this is the first one we decided to check out. The food was great, but I think their pastry was the best part (pictured above is the Pistachio Croissant!) I really wish I would’ve gotten more. Definitely wouldn’t be a quiet place to work on my stuff or to study, but it’s a great place for lunch/dinner/snack/coffee dates with friends. No regrets with this one, for sure!

Café Poêtes

122 W. Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019

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This one was my favorite! It’s the cutest French coffee shop in Midtown Houston, and there’s a whole shelf of books that you can enjoy with your tea, coffee, wine, dessert, bites, and more. A couple of neat things about this place: 1) They give you a place marker for books you decide to pick up, so you can start where you left off on the next visit. 2) The “waiting number” card (I honestly don’t even know what you call those) is the name of a famous poet/author instead. For example, ours was Victor Hugo! The space itself isn’t big, but there is also a pretty patio space with Parisian vibes with the bicycle and flower decor.

Bouchée Patisserie

1600 West Loop South (Inside The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston)

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This coffee shop is super fruity, girly and gorgeous, but wasn’t happy with some of the unfriendly staff. It would be the perfect place to come with your girlfriends and take pictures of all the prettiness surrounding you. It’s located inside The Post Oaks Hotel at Uptown Houston, so we stopped by after grabbing dinner at Bloom & Bee. There is indoor and outdoor seating available (obviously imuch cuter inside), but I am still bitter about the service we got! Customer service is EVERYTHING, especially in a nice hotel like that. Also, the drinks and desserts were eh-okay. You’re really paying for the environment, I’d say!

Cavo

3773 Richmond Ave, #1F

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This one was our last stop before heading back to Dallas. The coffee shop is very modern, sleek, and simple. A good location to take that coffee and pastry picture on a faux marble table for all your low-saturation folks! It was very packed even on Memorial Day, and their coffee + Chai lattes were amazing. They also sell toasts, tacos and sandwiches, but the kitchen closes at 3pm so keep that in mind. The price point was average, but the coffee was definitely high-quality. If I were a local, this would most likely be my work spot on the weekends!

That wraps up the four coffee shops we were able to squeeze in during our two-day trip in Houston. I did get tons of more recommendations that I shall try out during my next visit! There are just too many good spots 🙂 Thank you for reading!

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