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Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623 (Neartown/ Montrose)
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Ranked #99 of 7,217 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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138 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Empire cafe has nice yard to sit in the evening, their brunch at weekend is my favorite, meals have Tex size, big portion. Staffs are efficient, polite.

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Detroit, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is great place on Westheimer road which is very close to main street but surprisingly quiet. Russian Java coffee is delicious and they serve very aesthetically with litter cookies etc. This place has very comforting and casual feel and would be great place to hang out with friends and family!! They have nice outdoor sitting area.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This little jewel is a "don't miss" if you are doing some antiquing. The plates are plentiful and the desserts are "to die" for! They have everything from Eggs Benedict to delicious pizza. The iced coffee is so refreshing and delicious. It's busy on the weekends so get there early to avoid the line and to get a great spot... More

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Empire Cafe is a hidden gem in the Montrose area where you can watch the busy city slow down. It's really nice to be able to sit outside and enjoying a sunny day in Houston. I like the laid-back atmosphere and the friendly staff. Highly recommend the Milky Way and the chocolate cake - they are the definition of... More

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Houston, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This popular Breakfast spot is very good most of the time. The omelets range from very good to avg. all apparently depending on how busy they are. If the line is out the door they are so busy they are just churning out food and the quality suffers, otherwise I rate this Cafe as very good

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Frisco, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And dessert! Tasty selection. I stop in here to get work done between appointments during the day and like the laid back atmosphere. Nice staff. Enjoy an adult beverage too

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Top Contributor
466 reviews 466 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is a restaurant/coffee shop where you can perfectly grab a home made coffee or home made cake (recommend the chocolate one) which are very delicious and seat to chat for hours with your friends without being bothered. This place is on Westheimer street close to the montrose area and attracts local artists, painters, photographers and media people with... More

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Hialeah, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I visited this place with my cousins and I asked for a mocha latte, and actually I'm not a coffee fan but it was delicious, super good, much better than any other coffee in Mc Donald's or anywhere, so if you are in Houston TX stop there and enjoy of there delicious coffee and it's served with two incredible biscuits

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great atmosphere, staff, and location. Food options are great and the strawberry cake is amazing. This is the place to be whether you want to people watch, catch up with friends, relax and read a book, etc. Highly recommended!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The coffee and home made pancakes are amazing. You can order whole wheat pancakes with fruit. Mexican breakfast is great. Nice place to visit for breakfast.

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