The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Coffeehouses
Not only can you get one of the best flat whites or cortados in town here, you can also get it with one of the city's best breakfast tacos in the morning. And when you're done, head into the market section of the store to get all your locally sourced produce, meat, egg, dairy, breads, olive oils and more, all in one fell swoop.
Inversion increased its esteem substantially in my eyes after making me a wicked Day of the Dead-decorated flat white last month, and in fact has consistently good cortados as well as their regular menu of flavored coffee drinks and smoothies. It's also my favorite spot to grab a butter cookie from Michael's Cookie Jar or a fat, flaky, sausage-and-gravy pocket pie from Oh My! Pocket Pies in the mornings.
2. Greenway Coffee (formerly Tuscany Premium Coffee)
Photo by Gary R. Wise A latte at Greenway Coffee.
In 2009, Robb Walsh recognized the raw talent in David Buehrer and his little coffee shop in a nondescript Greenway Plaza office building. Buehrer and the shop have since become icons for all that's right and progressive when it comes to coffee in Houston. Known for collaborating with area restaurants, bars and chefs to come up with coffee cocktails or coffee pairings, Buehrer is all about spreading the gospel of good coffee, good beans and good roasts -- not self-promotion. Parking is a bear, but don't get too worked up over it: Greenway validates. And, anyway, Buehrer and partner Ecky Prabanto are opening another coffee shop very soon: Blacksmith.