Keep Cool and Caffeinated: Houston's Top 10 Iced Coffee Drinks

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7. Cafe sua da milkshake at The Burger Guys

This is the sole milkshake entry on the list (not counting the milkshake-like granita at Agora), but it deserves a spot for being both highly caffeinated and for improving upon the traditional Vietnamese iced coffee -- something we never thought was possible. Pro tip: Order this at lunch and dip your duck fat fries into it. Your arteries may not thank me, but your stomach will.

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6. Iced Mayan mocha latte at Dirk's

The "Mayan" mocha at Dirk's is a welcome twist on the standard mocha latte, giving the coffee the flavor of bittersweet chocolate that finishes clean and doesn't come off as cloying. If regular mochas are far too sweet for you, try a Mayan mocha instead.

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5. Honey bear iced latte at Catalina Coffee

This isn't technically called a "honey bear latte," but it makes the kids at Catalina laugh when you order it that way. If you don't like your super-serious baristas cracking a smile every now and then, you can order it by its regular name: iced latte with honey. Either way, it's a simple and refreshing treat in the hot weather from a place whose hot coffee is usually too good to pass up.


Location Info

Que Huong

11201 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Agora

1712 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Burger Guys - CLOSED

12225 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Catalina Coffee

2201 Washington, Houston, TX

Category: General

Antidote Coffee

729 Studewood, Houston, TX

Category: General

Inversion

1953 Montrose, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Boomtown Coffee

242 W. 19th St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Dirk's Coffee - CLOSED

4005 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

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8 comments
spy008
spy008

Minuti Coffee's Caramel Hazelnut Ice-O- Caramel is out of this world too!

brandius
brandius

Antidote's  Iced cajeta latte mixed together with Catalina's Honey Bear. EVERYTHING ELSE IS SUBPAR!

dora
dora

What about a bottled cold brewed iced coffee...Wolfgang Puck Iced Coffee...sold at Krogers and created by the famous Chef Puck himself in four fab flavors.  Only 120 calories, organic, cold brewed and kosher.  This is easier than going in to buy one and less costly I believe because you don't have to add all the sugar, syrups, etc.  Keep them at home or grab one at the market...perfect grab and go and fits right into the cup holder in the car. Twitter@CutTheFrapp;

www.wolfgangpuckicedcoffee.com

 

Eric Barton
Eric Barton

Great story but you left out Empire Cafe. You should check out their iced coffee. Good job nonetheless!

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

Also, I'm surprised you didn't name Lee's Sandwiches. Their iced coffee is probably THE standard for iced Vietnamese coffee in Houston these days.

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

Dirk's Iced Mayan mocha latte gets my vote - they have a whole bunch of other iced flavors that rock as well!

stit60
stit60

Great coffee review, Kate. Iced coffee also comes in a milk carton now too, except without the missing children on the side.  I think it's by International Delight.  Thanks!  Keep on writin' em.

kshilcutt
kshilcutt moderator editor

 @Mai Pham You're totally right. Lee's deserves a spot on the list, too.

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