Coffee has come a long way. Gone are the days when coffee was overly bitter, similar in taste from one brand to the next, and consumed mostly as a means to stay alert during the workday. Coffee nowadays is much better tasting and more diverse in flavor and variety. These five Houston craft coffee spots represent some of the best ways to enjoy the coffee renaissance.
Catalina Coffee
2201 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-8448

Small but satisfying is a good way to describe Catalina Coffee. This Houston Heights-based coffee shop serves well prepared and distinctive lattes, cappuccino, iced coffee, and much more. Catalina serves fresh roasted seasonal coffees, a good variety of teas, plus cookies and pastries perfect for a morning or afternoon snack. The interior features works of art for your viewing enjoyment and the smaller interior makes for a more intimate setting, good for reading a book and getting away from the noise and distractions of the workaday world.

Fix CoffeebBar
415 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 807-4562

If a morning fix is what your body craves, Fix Coffeebar is the solution to your problem. Fix Coffeebar is a little larger than most coffee spots and it features a nice assortment of coffee and other beverages, including items not usually found in a coffee shop, like wine and beer. Muffins and croissants abound at Fix Coffeebar and many match up perfectly with a hot or cold coffee, tea, beer, or wine. They even serve nitro coffee, for a creamy and memorable taste sensation not usually experienced at a coffee spot.

Siphon Coffee
701 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77006
(281) 974-4426

A trendy member of the Houston Montrose area landscape, Siphon Coffee is one of dozens of coffee spots in this region, but many rank it among the very best. Siphon Coffee grabs customer attention immediately thanks to its display of flasks and beakers, reminiscent of a high school chemistry class. Order a delicious iced coffee and pair it with a morning breakfast dish or an afternoon or evening panini, for a memorable meal. The larger interior makes Siphon Coffee a great meetup place for tasty coffee, quality bites, and endless conversation.

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Doshi House Cafe
3419 Dowling St.
Houston, TX 00000
(713) 528-0060

Intriguing and quaint, Doshi House Cafe is a perfect stopover for coffee, tea, and food. Doshi House is focused on vegetarian and vegan menu options, making it ideal for those who ascribe to a meat- free diet. Those who want something energizing might opt for a tonic or smoothie, made with an assortment of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and syrups. Even if you normally go for meat, the quality and delicious taste of the foods and beverages at Doshi House Cafe are likely to win you over, at least temporarily, to the vegan way of life.

Campesino Coffee House
2602 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 831-6486

Coffees, teas, hot chocolate, lattes, and other hot or cold beverages draw loyal customers to Campesino Coffee House each day. In addition to the excellent drinks, Campesino features a homey atmosphere with benches and couches so that guests can sit back in comfortable seating and converse with others. Campesino serves more exotic and spicy options compared to other coffee spots, making it a good choice for the more adventurous drinkers among us. Add an empenada, tamale, or cheese tray to your choice of beverage for the perfect food and beverage combination, great any time of day.

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