I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time, and after such a positive response from the NYC Food Tour post, it prompted me to finally get it done! My hubby and I aren’t big drinkers, but we love a good cup of coffee and Houston hosts a number of great coffee shops to sit back, relax and enjoy the brew. We’ll go as a family or as a quickie day date when it’s been too inconvenient or hard to line up a sitter for an evening out.
This post is also in collaboration with Nordstrom#homeawayfromhome, specifically their terrific menswear department, so I’ve interspersed details about my hubby’s outfits and I have to say, doesn’t he clean up nice?! I clearly shop enough for myself at Nordstrom, but I feel good adding things for him to my cart too. Makes it so easy that I can accomplish all that at Nordstrom, and I’ll all about efficiency. #twobirds Those button-downs are a staple for casual days at the office, but his Under Armour gear is what he prefers to wear on weekends. Since Houston is so hot most of the time, he swears that those shirts help keep him cooler. I’ll never get him to part with his Wranglers, but then again, why would I want to, he looks so cute in those! 😉
As for the coffee shops, I’m going to focus on four of our faves that you must try if you live in, or get the opportunity to visit, Houston. If you want restaurant recommendations next, let me know! The coffee shops on our list are Common Bond, Catalina Coffee, Tout Suite, and The Honeymoon.
Common Bond, located near the corner of Westheimer and Montrose is a coffee (and sweets lovers’) dream! It’s light and bright and airy inside with floor to ceiling windows and an outside covered patio. Seating is tight, but there’s a good number, including at the pretty marble coffee bar.
It’s so hard to decide which of their fresh baked goods to try, but my husband is partial to their huge croissants.
I happen to think they have one of the best chocolate chip cookies in town.
On Washington Ave., as you approach downtown, Catalina Coffee is one of those ‘don’t blink or you’ll miss it’ small coffee shops with exceptional coffee and a variety of loose leaf teas. They offer pastries as well, but the coffee is the star.
This place is only open until 7pm, but it’s a great place to relax and unwind, read or browse Pinterest.
They don’t have a patio, per se, but they do have a couple tables on the outside sidewalk.
If you’re looking for it, this giant gorilla art is just next door.
My husband introduced me to Tout Suite last year and I’ve been hooked ever since. This is the largest of the bunch, located downtown, with tons of open seating and a delicious menu of breakfast dishes, soups and sandwiches. They also offer craft beer, wine and cocktails!