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Fountain View Cafe

Great Uptown
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1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057-3004
+1 713-785-9060
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08:00 - 15:00
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excelente omelette made to order, the service staff should be dressed more appropriate easy parking and convenience in & out

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Thank Danny G
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

We're all about fresh-cooked food, Danny -- I'm so glad that your omelette was outstanding! Hope to see you again real soon for another tasty breakfast. All the best, Steve, Owner More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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535 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor is very simple and outdated, nothing fancy. The food is good and very reasonably priced. Simple breakfast combos with pancakes, omelettes, and more southwest breakfast dishes. They can get a large breakfast crowd on the weekends, lots of families with kids. Order at counter and pick up at window; wait time isnt fast, but it doesnt take very... More 

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Thank Alison R
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Alison, there's no need for anything too fancy -- we like to keep things simple here. I'm so glad that you're a big fan of how we do things, and it's great to hear that you love the food too. Thanks for all your support! Sincerely, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place operates on the principles of good simple food served with a smile and no pretentions. You are not paying for fancy décor or grandiose architecting or overpaid wait staff so the prices are reasonable. The service and the food are excellent as a result of friendly, hard working staff, simple menus, good ingredients and a great atmosphere. Everyone... More 

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Thank Bellasdad
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

We do our best to keep things simple -- no need to over do it. We know how important customer service is to any meal out, so it's fantastic to hear that you had a great time with our staff. And, of course, we're thrilled that your food was delicious too. Whether you bring the whole family or you just... More 

Davis, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I Loved their breakfast. Make sure to try their pancakes. It could get really busy on weekends and you might have to wait a while for a table.

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Thank HanjTrips
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Even when we're busy, we do our best to make sure everyone has a great breakfast. I'm so glad that you're a big fan of the pancakes, and I hope you'll come see us again soon for some more! All the best, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

PRO's: This is THE local neighborhood luncheon spot for casual dining. It serves a wide variety of dependable, well prepared deli/cafe/lunch counter type dishes that are well made, wholesome and in a family-friendly environment. CON's: This is a breakfast, brunch and lunch place. No dinner, it closes in mid-afternoon. Summary: If you are searching for dependable, comfort food in a... More 

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Thank Spurgeon B
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

We're so thrilled you enjoy what we have going on here -- thank you for the kind words! It's an honor to be a stop on your map, and we can't wait for the next time we can welcome you back. Thanks for the support! All the best, Steve, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We stayed in the Weston Oaks Hotel just wanted a good breakfast. It was very reasonable. I had eggs hash brown potatoes bacon toast just regular not fancy this is what I wanted. we also had pancakes they were the size of a dinner plate and very thin they were great.

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Thank michelekrugel
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you could come by for some breakfast while you were in town! I'm thrilled you enjoyed everything, and we truly appreciate you taking some time to support us too. Hope to see you back if you're ever in our neck of the woods! Warmly, Steve, Owner More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic pancakes and really tasty has browns. Order at counter and staff brings meal to the table. Staff very friendly

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Thank Helene S
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Helene, we're thrilled you're a fan of the pancakes -- thank you for the support! Hope we can look forward to seeing you around soon. Take care! -Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We make sure to go at least once or twice a week. Check the specials and they are always worth it! Try and save room for dessert (if you can)!

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Thank debsc44
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! We're so honored to have you as a regular -- thanks for the fantastic review! We can't wait for you to return for some of those specials and a little dessert. See you soon! Warmly, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Just order the cafe 2. My wife loves the biscuits, but I normally get the toast. I love the atmosphere here. Has a charming old cafe feel and the food is good and well priced. Don't miss it.

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Thank Tom D
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Tom, we appreciate the recommendation! Glad you enjoy the charm of our cafe, and it sounds like you are a master of our menu. We're looking forward to the next time we can serve you and your wife something great! Take care. Warmly, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
197 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I've been going for 8 years. It's across the street from Heb plenty of parking. Price is right, very reasonable. Locals and families. I love their breakfast croissant. They have the best hash browns, so crispy!!! Also their smoothies are huge!!! Yes, I had to wait over 35 min for my breakfast, but I had come at a very popular... More 

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Thank C L
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Always happy to hear from our longtime visitors! While the wait can be longer when we're busy, it sounds like it's been worth it. I'm so glad that you've always had a good time here, and I hope you'll be back again for another breakfast soon. Best wishes, Steve, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-785-9060
Description
For a hearty meal that tastes as good as mama's, look no further than Fountain View Cafe in Houston. We are a homestyle American restaurant featuring a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites. From omelets, pancakes, and french toast to burgers, sandwiches, pies, and sundaes, you'll never leave Fountain View hungry.

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