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“"Healthy Start"”
Review of Empire Cafe

Empire Cafe
Ranked #103 of 8,696 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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.

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Thank Khushboo_Golyan
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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 Benedict Florentine. The potatoes came out cold. The whites in the poached eggs were runny (uncooked) and the English Muffin was untoasted, cold and soggy. I sent mine back (my sister gets mortified to do that ever and suffered in silence). From the staff, there was no sorry about that, or our bad! When the server brought the new one out he only said ‘check’. Aside from the food being undercooked, cold, and tasteless, and the service being rude, the ham portion and quality for the price was absurd. We have crossed this off of our go-to list and will never recommend again!

Thank Seneca H
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great pasta dinner tonight at the Empire Cafe. Tried the Rustica and it was delicious. Italian sausage, onions and basil over a penne pasta. House salad was also delicious. Would have had a piece of cake, but I didn’t have room! FYI, you order at the counter and then pick a place to sit.

I will be back!

Thank Desmond K
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

You stand in line at the counter and order your food as well as pick some of it up, though the rest can get delivered to your table. I had a truly amazing turkey sandwich, juicy, scrumptious and with some sort of amazing chutney. Good teas and juices. Simple patio atmosphere little pretense and decent prices.

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Thank Vincent_van_Halsema
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a restaurant where you stand at the counter and order. If you order a Latte or something which has to be fixed to drink you have to KNOW to go pick it up at the counter they do NOT deliver it to you. I ordered an Italian type cereral with a vanilla syrup. It came cold and they took it back to the kitchen and heated it in the microwave with the strawberry still in the cereal. Hot strawberries are GROSS. My adult children loved their food and had an ok experience I think it's an average fairly pricey place to eat breakfast.

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1  Thank Vicki L
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