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“love, the cozy and quirky feel of Empire Cafe”
Review of Empire Cafe

Empire Cafe
Ranked #100 of 8,244 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
Houston
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“love, the cozy and quirky feel of Empire Cafe”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The best coffee place on Westheimer in Houston. Great food too! It was just fun hanging out there and reading the paper and drinking coffee

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English first
Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is NOT Starbucks!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Tired of seeing Starbucks conquer the world of coffee, come to one of the last bastions of a real coffeeshop! The snacks were tasty as well!

Visited May 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast!”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

First time we've eaten here and i had the eggs benedict with fruits. It was just superb. We went on a Saturday morning around 9am and the place was almost packed by then. Nice and relaxing ambience. Looks like an old house that's turned into a restaurant. Trees all around that provides a good shade under Houston's scorching sun.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank IntanOsman
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Houston, Tx
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great spot to eat, have coffee and just read...”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Ive been coming here since 1996. The staff has changed, but the atmosphere and food really hasnt. Its a great brunch spot or date location. Prices are reasonable, staff is great, and they are usually very fast. Its inviting for people eating solo or with a group. Nice outdoor area as well.

Visited August 2012
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Thank travelintexas79
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awsome patio!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

High quality ingredients make for very tasty food. Good coffee, great desserts and a nice relaxing patio. It can be a bit hot in the heat of the summer.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Derick W
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