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Empire Cafe

#66 of 7,060 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neartown/ Montrose
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1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
+1 713-528-5282
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Needed a treat before heading home for the evening. Delicious carrot cake, ate it too fast couldn't take a photo.

Thank Deborah D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the almond Encrusted chicken salad. Hubby had turkey club. Both delicious. Love the patio. Make sure u order at counter then sit down. We didn't realize that at first. We were waiting at table for a server.

Thank bramanrmma
Harlingen, Texas
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107 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place since my daughter brought me one time, I love Their coffee and I like that they have plates of their menu on display so you can see what you can get . Will keep coming back.

Thank Jose_R62
League City, Texas
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233 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is a combination breakfast / brunch / lunch / coffee shop / dinner / bar restaurant. Seriously something for everyone and every time. Walk up counter service then your order is delivered. The atmosphere is artsy counter culture. The menu is varied and high quality. The code is top notch and they serve an incredible variety of coffee drinks...... More 

Thank Brenda M
Guadalajara, Mexico
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. Its pleasant and welcoming interior is matched by good coffee and some of the most delicious cake I've ever had. EVER.

Thank Allison J
League City, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ever since this cool place has opened, I've been their loyal customer for 20 years. I just love everything about them - from fabulous coffee, breakfast/brunch menu and cakes to their light meals - all is delicious and you'll get to see such beautiful people there as well!

Thank Connie L
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Love, LOVE the Empire. Great coffee and coffee drinks, terrific breakfast menu. My favorites are the Verdi, the oatmeal (sometimes a bit runny but usually Outstanding), and the omelette to order. I don't eat waffles and other such fab things but other people can't get enough of them. Note: Empire is usually packed for weekend breakfast/brunch. And, the happy hours... More 

Thank BabyBlueOwl
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wife and brother in law and his wife went with me and really had a great time on that nice weather last Sunday... perfect food portions, and deserts are the best thing ever!

Thank GustavoRaymundo
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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443 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

In town for a conference and found this amazing place walking distance from where I was staying. Had a very healthy irish oatmeal with strawberries and bananas and great Guatemalan coffee. YUM1

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Houston, Texas
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167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Of all the breakfast spots around town, this is one of my favorites. The food is so good and the coffee delicious. On a nice day enjoy the patio!

Thank Tom D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?