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1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623 (Neartown/ Montrose)
713-528-5282
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Ranked #73 of 7,259 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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English first
Houston
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nestled among the antique stores on Westheimer west of Shepherd is a quaint little almost nondescript cafe which is easy to pass by. The outside patio is nestled with greenery. There is adequate parking behind the cafe which is nice. This place is as local as local can get. The meals are inexpensive & delicious. Their cake slices are huge... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went here for breakfast when I was in Houston on business. I had the breakfast tacos which were amazing. Good service and a friendly atmosphere. Will go back there on my next trip.

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Brownsville, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It's my favorite restaurant to have breakfast in the Houston area, I try to visit this restaurant every time is possible. Well located, great tea variety, excellent food, beautiful location. Just a nice place to have a cup of coffee of hot tea.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Home made cocktails, abundant coffee and tea, great food and wine at superbly modest prices with a surprisingly calming outdoor sitting. Yes, this is a very budget-friendly urban oasis. Staff is very friendly and parking is not an issue at all. Go there, you will love it...

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The Woodlands, Texas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have been coming here since High School and when I am here it just takes me back. I love how you can come chill out and have a cup of coffee on the street of Westheimer.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wonderful across the board and good prices too! Lively and casual atmosphere. Great omelets, specials, baked items & coffee. Highly recommend for brunch!

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Napa, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Quaint cafe where you stand in line, choose your menu items and pay, then sit down and have a short wait until the food is served. Coffee is fresh, hot, and good. Busy place but staff are very friendly and polite. I had an omelet with cheddar hash browns and fresh fruit. The food was good but not great. Seems... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very quaint cafe tucked away in a neighborhood just west of downtown Houston. We stopped here on the way to New Orleans because the kids had a bent for local cafes only while on vacation this summer. This one definitely did not disappoint! Breakfast was awesome. There were options for everyone - french toast, omelets, yogurt, etc. The coffee was... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Bakery-YES! Nice assortment of relaxed American style cooking-YES! Priced right.Great tea bins. I'm going here when I want to eat outside and not stare at a SUV grille.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a lovely time! Nice place to have lunch. The chicken salad wrap was fresh and filling with a side salad. I'll try a pizza next time! Great coffee and wine selections. Delightful sitting outside with plenty of seating and lots of shade.Vey personable staff!

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Additional Information about Empire Cafe

Address: 1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
Phone Number: 713-528-5282
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert

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