The Search of the Best Coffee in Houston

When I first moved to Houston I was in search of a decent coffee.

In Australia, there was a great coffee culture and you didn’t have to travel too far for a delicious flat white.

I admit, I was sounding like a coffee snob when I moved here.  Too milky, not hot enough, no flavour.

Below are some of the best coffees that I have found here (not a Starbucks in sight).

Antidote Coffee

Antidote Coffee is located in a small strip shop off Studewood in the urban historic suburb of the Heights.  It has counter service and you can purchase a small snack.  The cafe is predominately filled with people on their laptops but has a very casual feel.

You can purchase a small latte for $2.25. I find that whilst it is not very strong, it is a great price and the coffee has a good flavour.

Catalina Coffee

This coffee shop is where people who love coffee go and is located on Washington Ave.

Catalina is often voted Houston’s best coffee shop, and I can see why.  The coffees are flavoursome, inexpensive and the service is great.  The also sell coffee beans.

What my husband likes here is that they will make you up a flat white (and they know what it actually is).

The small latte here cost $3.50 and has a stronger flavor.

Dirk’s Coffee

I really like this coffee shop, and it continually does well with reviewers and has a great vibe.  It has been around for years and has a retro diner feel.

Positioned on Montrose Ave, this no frills coffee shop attracts people from many surrounding suburbs.

The small latte here cost $3.09 and has a nice strong flavour.

Dirk’s Coffee 4005 Montrose Blvd

When I had a trip back to Australia, I realised that nothing really compared to the coffee shops back home, but I also realised that I didn’t have to pay $5 for a latte either.

We would love to know what your favourite coffee shop is in Houston, as everyone is constantly on the look-out for one.

*All costs are current on the date that the article posted.

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4 Responses to The Search of the Best Coffee in Houston

  1. Paul says:

    Catalina is great but the flat white is not the best. The latte is definitely better and more reminiscent of a flat white in both volume and flavor.

    Still, it’s hard to beat picking up a Nespresso machine for the home and hitting the button for your own brew. Quick and easy.

    There are some new coffee places around greenway plaza and rice village that we need to check out too…

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  4. Ray Perry says:

    hi guys, just arrived yesterday and am staying at woodlands. starbucks looks like my only option? any thoughts. I look like being here for some time and cannot drink the filtered coffee. even the tea seemed very weak,

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