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10 Best Coffee Shops Inside The Loop In Houston, Texas

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Morgan
Updated: 12 December 2016
If you’re anything like us, coffee is a must. Whether you’re a student looking for a place to study, like to relax with some work, a good book, or simply need your caffeine fix, these coffee shops have you covered. Staying inside the 610 loop, here are our favorite caffeine pit stops between West U and The Heights.

Agora

Check out any list of Houston coffee shops and you’re sure to find Agora on there. This Greek-inspired coffee house is a staple for Montrose and attracts patrons with its ivy-covered building, outdoor celebrity icon art and interior adorned with wooden elements. Not to mention, they’re open late and serve beer and wine. Brewing one of the best espressos in Houston (served with real sugar cubes), there’s a reason Agora is always packed. Set the mood with your choice tune from the jukebox and say ‘hello’ to the barista. This place is bound to be your new haunt.

Agora | © Morgan Cronin

Agora | © Morgan Cronin

Blacksmith

Also located in Montrose, Blacksmith is just one part of the triple joy that is Blacksmith, The Hay Merchant and Underbelly. While each place offers something different, Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar & Refuge connects all three with his investment. Take our word, all three are world-class establishments. Even though Blacksmith serves up excellent coffee, the food alone will entice you. Whether you’re looking to enjoy delicious biscuits for breakfast or need to satisfy your daily coffee fix, be sure to stop by Blacksmith.

Boomtown Coffee

There are a few things to take into consideration when looking for the perfect coffee house: ambiance, location, Wi-Fi, menu, staff, and froth art. We could go on, but Boomtown covers it all. Located off the infamous 19th street in The Heights, Boomtown Coffee has ample seating and the Wi-Fi connection is ‘on fleek.’ If you’re doing some shopping in the area and need a great place to recharge, stop by Boomtown Coffee and enjoy an iced coffee on the patio overlooking the street.

Catalina Coffee

With a highly knowledgeable staff, Catalina Coffee delivers a good cup of joe. If you’re looking to try something new, try their traditional Italian take on the caramel macchiato. Be sure to pick up a bag of their signature coffee and brew from the comfort of your own home.

Antidote

Located in The Heights, Antidote is the perfect remedy to satisfy your java needs. The colorful patio umbrellas make Antidote a great place to sip cappuccino while enjoying the ambiance of Houston’s oldest planned community. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, Antidote has you covered.

Fellini Caffé

This West University gem calls itself ‘a taste of Italy in the heart of Houston.’ Fellini Caffé brews all your Italian coffee favorites while also serving delicious paninis and pastries. If you’re looking for an underrated place with an upscale, open atmosphere, be sure to check out Fellini Caffé.

Fellini Caffé | © Morgan Cronin

Fellini Caffé | © Morgan Cronin

Black Hole Coffee House

The great thing about Black Hole Coffee House is its location tucked away between Montrose and the Museum District. Off Richmond and Graustark, this spot is perfect for students and remote workers who enjoy eclectic furniture, homemade baked goods and free Wi-Fi.

Inversion Coffee House

Inversion Coffee House is sure to attract art lovers, drawing inspiration for its name from the infamous Inversion House located in the Art League Houston’s original building. Often showcasing art installations, Inversion is the perfect meeting place for coffee aficionados and artists alike. If you enjoy your coffee with a side of art, Inversion is the perfect blend for you.

Inversion Coffee House | © Morgan Cronin

Inversion Coffee House | © Morgan Cronin

Double Trouble

Like the name suggests, Double Trouble covers two vices: brew and booze. If you’re in the mood for caffeine or a cocktail, Double Trouble serves both, straight up. Hop off the railway and stop in for your pick of poison as it’s conveniently located off Main near Midtown. While other spots on this list are open late, Double Trouble stays open till 2am every night, except for Sunday.

Southside Espresso

If you enjoy espresso art as much as we do, Southside Espresso has you covered. Having the best espresso in Houston, this cozy coffee shop is tucked cosily behind Westheimer. The intimate setting and wonderfully accommodating staff treat each beverage with the delicacy it deserves, creating a unique experience.

Southside Espresso | © Morgan Cronin

Southside Espresso | © Morgan Cronin