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Epicure Cafe

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2005 W Gray St Ste C, Houston, TX 77019-3624
+1 713-520-6174
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08:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Epicure Cafe has nice food selections with a variable menu. It has good soups, salads, and bakery items. It is a cozy spot to stop and enjoy a meal, coffee, or dessert as a couple or with friends.

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Thank jswflights
Baltimore, Maryland
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for supper before going to the River Oaks Theater next door for a movie. We had the food and wine special-- an entree plus wine for $20. The gorgonzola ravioli and vegetables was tasty as was a panini. The wine was fine. It's pretty casual in the bistro atmosphere and counter ordering. While the desserts looked great,... More 

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Houston
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this cafe for coffee with a business associate only to be reminded of what a perfect landing spot it is. The individual pastries and sweets behind a glass counter remind me of a patisserie. Service is friendly; the place is spotless. Our espresso choices were delivered in perfect condition. The patrons at other tables were enthusiastic about their selections,... More 

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Thank Ssaurage
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

All day dining on West Gray, next to the River Oaks Theatre, very convenient for before or after movies! Good food and service, my favorite drink is their berry lemonade, great for a summer warm day. Good salads and sandwiches and yummy desserts and cookies.

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Thank evamariacampo
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have always had good experiences here, but today, I was very disappointed. They make these awesome wheat rolls to go with the soup. The ones today seemed like they were warmed up in the microwave. They were very tough. I could not even slice through them. My spinach and mushroom quiche tasted old and in fact, several hours later,... More 

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Thank savoryone
Shreveport, Louisiana
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was referred to this cafe by a former Houstonite. Our food was good and filling. There are two ordering stations but the area should be flipped with the bakery display area. It is very congested and was either poorly planned for flow or it has out-grown the original plan. Perhaps a register on each side of the bakery display... More 

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Thank LeotaS
Beaumont, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stopped by this cafe after viewing a movie at the River Oaks Theatre and were delighted. It was difficult to choose from the large selection of delicious looking pastries but we decided on the Italian Creme Cake and the Strawberry Jelly Roll. Both were scrumptious, and surprisingly light. We had some of the best coffee we've had in Houston.... More 

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Thank Lori W
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This place is not gourmet, it is a quaint local cafe with traditional and unique menu items. Some of the items are mediocre, some are amazing. But I appreciate this restaurant because they make everything there, unlike La Madeline (whose ingredient quality has gone down the tubes as they have grown). I like the little raspberry linzer cookies, soups, and... More 

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Thank machita75
Houston, Texas
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I've given this place plenty of chances, to no avail. They are way overpriced. I spent way more for breakfast (two omelets, side of fruit, salsa, two iced teas) than for our lunch elsewhere. The salsa is $2 extra - don't bother. Makes Pace picante sauce taste authentic. They took 10 minutes to bring our iced teas - they used... More 

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Thank Karolina H
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

The Epicure Cafe sits next door to the River Oaks Theater on W. Gray in Houston. They have a beautiful bakery for a perfect afternoon tea, but I prefer to grab a meal before or after a movie. It has a very European style both inside and out, with a few sidewalk tables. Everything I have ever ordered is remarkably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2005 W Gray St Ste C, Houston, TX 77019-3624
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-520-6174

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?