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Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
+1 713-528-5282
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“frittata” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequent this restaurant often. I have never had a bad meal (or drink) there. It is a quaint, comfortable establishment. For lunch, dinner or an after theater dessert, this is one of my favorites. (The cappucino is wonderful.)

Thank lenkcpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Liked this cool cafe. Had the 4 egg omelet with cheddar and ham, served with savory baby redskin potatoes. My wife had the pancakes. Really liked the fact that they served them with a small pitcher of warm syrup. Great food, friendly, efficient staff. Eat...More

Thank karlhsmith
Reviewed 1 September 2018

One of my favorite casual spots! Friendly service and good food - be sure to check out the daily specials, good additions to the menu! Great salads, soups, pizzas and a covered patio when the weather cooperates. Monday is "half-price" cake day and an easy...More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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 22 July 2018

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 17 July 2018

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 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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