A 2nd Cup
1111 E 11th St
A 2nd Cup is coffee with a mission – to end human-trafficking.
Pretty heavy stuff to go with a cup of morning Joe.
So you can do your part to help out the community on the way to work without even trying. And getting a solid cup of coffee to go with it.
It’s opening this weekend, so be sure to check it out.
242 W. 19th Street
Boomtown is the kind of coffee shop your mind immediately conjures up when you think of a great coffee place. It’s got the atmosphere and the delicious coffee to go with it.
Located in the Heights, it’s the go to place to pick up a Toddy Mocha and then head into the office and make all of your coworkers jealous.
Or bring some along and they’ll all love you.
Rice Memorial Center
Working on campus? Or near campus? Or somewhere relatively close to Rice and need an excuse to get some good coffee?
Stop by the Rice Coffeehouse.
1732 Westheimer Rd.
The undisputed king… err… emperor of coffee is Empire Café.
The coffee is all specialty blends — no Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts in this next of the woods.
But it’s also more than just coffee, it’s a great place for breakfast and brunch too. And it has 1/2 priced cake day.
So you should probably come here on a Tuesday morning an enjoy life a little more.
The Nook Café
4701 Calhoun Rd, Ste 150
Located on UH’s campus, The Nook takes on UH’s student run coffee shop and manages to top it.
While you can take advantage of the free wi-fi and classic atmosphere, the coffee is a reason to stop by all in itself.
Dot Coffee Shop
7006 I-45 South at Woodridge
There’s coffee and then there’s “Diner Coffee”. I think coffee tastes better when it served with huge portions of hashbrowns and eggs.
Dot Coffee Shop fills that diner experience to the T.
Come with your office mates before the day starts and you’ll stay full way past your lunch break.
The Doshi House
3419 Dowling St
In the mood for a Chai Latte? The Doshi House has you covered whenever that craving strikes.
The paninis and empanadas are also very tasty, so don’t be afraid to come for lunch if that’s when your day frees up.
1018 Westheimer Rd
Cane Sugar Latte.
Let me repeat… Cane Sugar Latte.
Blacksmith has that and more. And what’s this “more” you may ask? Well it’s Vietnamese steak and eggs.
And trust me on this one, if you bring that with you to work you’ll be the center of attention all morning.
1219 Marconi St
Run by a mother daughter duo out of.. wait for it… a bungalow, Bungalow has all charisma you could want in a coffee shop.
Take a load off on the porch swing and relax before your day starts with some delicious coffee.
And be sure to check out the knick-knacks inside. Might find some solid office/desk decorations.
729 Studewood St
Let me channel my inner Jason Mraz for a second:
If you’ve got the (coffee) poison, than I’ve got the antidote. The Antidote…
Well, it’s not quite the original, but I think it fits. And when you have a Cajeta latte, you have the remedy to early morning blues.