I’m sure you knew it was coming, but we’re about to hit you with the most hipster of all the blogs.
There is nothing quite like finding a corner table at a coffee shop, opening your laptop, and pretending to be doing something really important when you’re actually just browsing Reddit. The shop has got to be local because chains are too mainstream, there must be indie/folk music playing in the background, and at least one barista with a sleeve of tattoos. As much fun as it is to make fun of hipsters, they might be on to something. These are some of the most unique, tastiest coffee shops in Houston:
Throughgood Coffee in the Heights serves coffee with a cause. Whether you’re just looking for a cup of coffee or want to grab some tea and a snack, this place delivers the best of all three. The company began by serving meals to the homeless and has since founded an organization called Temenos Community Development Corporation that serves people transitioning from challenging lives to more stability. The reclaimed interior walls make for a cozy setting to sit and enjoy your cup o’ joe. Open weekdays at 6:30 a.m. and weekends at 8 a.m.
Down House Coffee
The mission of this hip Heights spot is to deliver specialty coffee, a chef-driven menu, and an amazing craft bar in an atmosphere full of positivity. Fill your tummy every day with a different breakfast drink perfectly brewed to wake you up. Down House serves macchiatos, cappuccinos, and lattes as well as biscuits and jam and a breakfast taco plate.
Currently in the beginning stages of a Guatemalan coffee series, this local shop seeks out only the best products for their Houston customers. Blacksmith makes as much as possible by hand and has quickly become a hub of creative class. Open daily from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., they serve a wide variety of coffees and teas as well as a handful of meals beautifully crafted for every patron.
Inversion Coffee & Art
You know a coffee house caters to hipsters when their website link on google brings you to their Insta page. A gorgeous blend of coffee and art, Inversion Coffee House is meant to bring out the creative bone in all of us. This shop serves up fabulous food and drink and has an even more fabulous history. Opening at 6:30 a.m. during the week and 7:30 a.m. on the weekends, stop by for coffee or a snack and get those creative juices flowing.
1953 Montrose Boulevard
Paper Co Cafe
With everything roasted in-house, you have to appreciate the dedication Paper Co Cafe has to their craft. They work directly with farmers and use fresh ingredients in all of their products. They live by the motto that “coffee is family” and donate profits towards providing for the Houston homeless community. Open at 7 a.m during the week and 8 a.m on the weekends, Paper Co also stays open into the evening giving you plenty of chances to grab a drink and help the community at the same time.