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Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
+1 713-528-5282
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“frittata” (4 reviews)
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07:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going here for about a year and the food is consistently excellent. The atmosphere is chill, eclectic and warm. If you don't live in the area and can't walk there, the parking is super easy, too. Enjoy!

Thank bluedoor8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy restaurant with interesting posters on the wall. You stand in line and order at the counter, then premade food is delivered to your table immediately. Visited on a bustling Sunday morning in July. Most of the wait staff clearing things from tables were very...More

Thank JayandPatricia888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a late breakfast this past weekend and it was terrific. We had Empire Eggs Benedict, which were expertly cooked. The atmosphere is upbeat and busy, but there are many families and it has a welcoming and pleasant feel to it. It is a...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Good eats AND a cozy live music venue with a full bar and dog friendly outdoor patio surrounded by greenery. Daily specials and and a large menu offering tasty meals. Soup of the day a go-to. The lettuce wraps are a filling app, and pizzas...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I was here at Empire Café for dinner with my friends and it was a really nice experience we had. The service was fast and friendly, the surroundings are spotless and comfortable. I ordered veggie pizza and it was tasty. In addition, I bought egg...More

Thank Glen T
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This cute little cafe is so friendly and has great food. Very casual with an indoor and outdoor patio surrounded by greenery. And the best part are the fabulous cakes (usually about six varieties) which you can buy by the huge piece and share with...More

Thank suesan60
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had dinner at Empire earlier tonight and found it to be quite enjoyable. My wife had the Eggpant Parmesan and it came with Pasta in a Marinara sauce. Both were declared "delicious". I tried the 4 egg, 4 item omelet which came with grilled...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been to the Empire in a decade and decided to give it a shot on a free morning. It gets rave reviews and I loved it the last time I’d been there, today it was disappointing. Poached eggs over cooked, bland bacon, overall grubby...More

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Always a buzz especially on weekends.Decent and a vast breakfast menu to choose from.Good choice of beverages, breads, and sides.A healthy start to the day.

Thank Khushboo_Golyan
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Empire had been a family favorite for years. We had recommended it to family and friends. So when my sister came to town and we had a rare opportunity for a girls day, I suggested we come. What a mistake! We both had the Eggs...More

Thank Seneca H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-5282
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