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1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623 (Neartown/ Montrose)
713-528-5282
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Ranked #75 of 7,288 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
Cincinnati
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nice place with outside seating, many different coffees, Had a great western style omelet. The fried potatoes were red potatoes that were grilled and season, they alone were worth the trip. Recommended if you are in North Houston for breakfast or lunch

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west chester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The ambiance is worth going to, low key with friendly staff. Good for a casual date or group. Excellent cakes!

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Florence, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Service and menu,,,great outdoor area.One of first good cafes in area. Sometimes a bit hit or miss with breakfast service...

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Houston
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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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
69 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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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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