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Black Hole

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
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  • Mandi H.
    "The cajeta latte is the best latte I've had."(5 Tips)
    Glenn B.
    "Wifi password is blackholeguest."(3 Tips)
    April Y.
    "Best place for hipster eavesdropping"(6 Tips)
    David C.
    "Great coffee, excellent cold brew coffee concentrate to go"(4 Tips)
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  • Purav P.
    Purav PatelApril 23
    Wifi password is now blackhole
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus D.April 22
    Coffee sometimes comes with a shot of attitude behind the register
  • Pelu
    PeluApril 14
    Cajeta latte is the best!
  • Andres E.
    Andres ElizondoJanuary 11
    Their cold brew coffee is so good
  • venu v.
    venu vasudevanOctober 26, 2016
    chill place, hipster vibe, music talk. i wouldn't say that either the food or the coffee stands out, and the service is languid at best. that said, if convenience is important ..
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JespersenAugust 30, 2016
    Love the Iced Soy Chai.
  • George M.
    George MavridisAugust 26, 2016
    Love this place. Ice tea and VEGAN CINNAMON BUNS!!!!!
  • David C.
    David CJuly 11, 2016
    Great coffee, excellent cold brew coffee concentrate to go
  • Jaya P.
    Jaya PunethaJuly 5, 2016
    The palm sugar vanilla bean flavor melds perfectly w their latté☕️
  • Ben P.
    Ben PoonJune 8, 2016
    Cajeta latte
  • Adriana P.
    Adriana PalenciaJune 2, 2016
    The dulce de leche latte is the best! Great place to study with a group!
  • Jason C.
    Jason ConneryApril 2, 2016
    Coffee and cinnamon rolls
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezDecember 12, 2015
    Average coffee shop. Nothing surprising.
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RamseyNovember 18, 2015
    Iced coconut latte FTW
  • Eric P.
    Eric PanNovember 9, 2015
    Who says there aren't hipsters in Houston
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 5, 2015
    Try the dirty chai here!
  • electrobabe
    electrobabeOctober 18, 2015
    hipster spot
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    quality ice coffee and decent selection of periodicals
  • Gemrick C.
    Gemrick CurtomSeptember 19, 2015
    Their iced chai tea lattes are top notch 👌 I can't go anywhere else!
  • Laura G.
    Laura GraceyJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Good beer and wine selection. Love their rice krispies and daily cupcakes!
  • Baran K.
    Baran KoçJune 19, 2015
    If you're visiting from Europe, never ever dare to try their croissants. Chocolate croissant has barely chocolate in it and mine was at least 2 days old! Their latte is OK. Cosy atmosphere. Overpriced
  • Erin P.
    Erin PonsonbyJune 18, 2015
    Great lattes
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurnsMay 10, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    This place is a giant cash register. Want a good place to study? All of Rice is already here. No room for you, unless you arrive at 7am. Then you can relax on their broken, wobbly furniture.
  • Damien F.
    Damien FrancoFebruary 27, 2015
    So they have a great happy hour that starts at 4.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OFebruary 16, 2015
    Relaxed environment to hang or work on the weekend.
  • M T.
    M TFebruary 5, 2015
    Parking- enter the lot from Castle Ct (not Graustark) to make your life easier
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Slightly on the expensive side, but there is always a spot to sit unlike some other local shops.
  • Vijay J.
    Vijay JohnJanuary 12, 2015
    The Cajetta Latte.... Tastes like Mexican vanilla and coffee
  • Sunheng T.
    Sunheng TaingDecember 26, 2014
    Great iced coffee and muffins.
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 23, 2014
    Several plugs. Wi-Fi password: blackholeguest Read more
  • Joker
    JokerNovember 19, 2014
    It is too crowded. no place to sit, music is so loud, like a club and not very good for working. If they fix these things, it would be great.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StewartNovember 11, 2014
    Great vanilla latte and free wifi
  • Damaris R.
    Damaris ROctober 11, 2014
    Baked goods, coffee, tea and sandwiches
  • Mandi H.
    Mandi HolmesAugust 24, 2014
    The cajeta latte is the best latte I've had. And their cold brew is top notch. it's a great place to study. Lots of tables and chairs. Usually more people with laptops than just socializing.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 12, 2014
    It's not every coffee shop that also sells wine, beer and food from local bakers and chefs. Read more
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SchwabenbauerAugust 7, 2014
    Coffee and desserts
  • John W.
    John WallerAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to study and chat with friends.
  • Mo J.
    Mo JoJune 6, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Wifi is MUCH improved of late. Try the Cajeta Latte. It's orgasmic.
  • Aptraveler
    AptravelerJune 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It can get crowded, so come early in the evening or late in the afternoon for good seating! It usually has a nice quiet vibe!
  • Taylor J.
    Taylor JenningsMay 13, 2014
    baristas still need to eat a dick
  • Nicholas Anthony M.
    Nicholas Anthony M.April 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    It's not all that...
  • Michael F.
    Try the cold brewed iced coffee. Drink it black, Jack!
  • Bryce R.
    Bryce ReeseMarch 24, 2014
    It's not literally a black hole in space, it's just a cup that looks like a black hole until it's empty then it's an empty cup but who would name a place that?
  • Karen P.
    Karen PalaciosJanuary 28, 2014
    Nice little chill spot with really good coffee
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurnsDecember 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    This place is almost always unmanageably overcrowded, thanks to an abundance of Rice students. Time to move on.
  • Aisha T.
    Aisha TaylorOctober 23, 2013
    WiFi password: blackholeguest
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurnsOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    This place needs a lot of work. Things to start with: replace the little school children wobbly chairs along the window. Put up decent art along your walls. Say goodbye to the Lohans...
  • Aisha T.
    Aisha TaylorOctober 8, 2013
    It might be hard to find an outlet and the chairs closest to outlets are sometimes the least comfortable. Pretty sure they bought these from an old high school. It's all thrift shop furniture....
  • Aisha T.
    Aisha TaylorOctober 8, 2013
    Cheapest coffee I've seen, plus they let you pay with Square AND free wifi AND AND AND craft beer and wine. Oh and a patio. Sold.
  • Josh F.
    Josh FerraraSeptember 2, 2013
    Iced coffee is the way to go!
  • Erin N.
    Erin NittiAugust 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Harissa hummus is delish.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki ShowAugust 22, 2013
    The butter Croissant is perfect! And the iced coffee is also perfect :p yum
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BAugust 9, 2013
    Dirty chai with almond milk - it's like drinking dessert.
  • Adrian
    AdrianJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Iced Coffee is awesome, add some skim milk and spoon full of agave, complement with a slice of sukini bread and enjoy your book.
  • James K.
    James KilgoreJuly 8, 2013
    Great coffee spot. Very relaxing.
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurnsJune 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    This place has mostly broken ass furniture. It's cool for when you're trying to impress someone. Otherwise...
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurnsJune 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Something must be done about the new lighting arrangement, blaring down like heat lamps almost as if to deliberately persuade us to leave or become homegrown.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SmithJune 2, 2013
    Their pretzels with bacon jam and whole grain mustard are the bomb dot com.
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurnsMay 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Sometimes the bacon smell becomes an all out invasion. Vegetarian eyes sting.
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BurnsMay 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Wifi password is blackholeguest.
  • Ida J.
    Ida JamshidyMay 22, 2013
    The Chai here is amazing. You have to try it.
  • Stacey H.
    Stacey HApril 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The mate latte is excellent-- so is the chai latte.
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JagnananApril 11, 2013
    Despite its somewhat hidden location, this is one the more happening coffee shops inside the loop. Check out the table with local author's books near the counter.
  • My Table Magazine
    My Table MagazineMarch 27, 2013
    Black Hole in Montrose is affectionately dubbed a hipster hangout, but the crowd is actually surprisingly diverse. At any given moment you’ll find... Read more
  • Mary G.
    Mary GrahamMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful! Get the dirty chai! One of my favorite places to do homework. They have great coffee, beer, wine, and snacks.
  • Mo J.
    Mo JoMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great food, decent pricing. Wifi is spotty.
  • Diogo D.
    Diogo DFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Cool decor, great people watching, good coffee. Awful Wi-Fi. Please fix it!
  • Janette M.
    Janette M.February 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's always really crowded on Sunday afternoons, so be prepared for that. It's a lot easier to find a table on a Saturday!
  • Kaleb F.
    Kaleb FulghamDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a sweater at night! Super cold air flowing from the vents.
  • David T.
    David TurnbullNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Really hard to get a seat
  • Gunes A.
    Gunes AvciSeptember 29, 2012
    Hummus plate! Phenomenal!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DouglassAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Saw the bacon gouda rosemary scone, and had to try it. I was a little worried the flavor would be too strong for a scone, but they nailed it.
  • Elvia F.
    Elvia FrancisJuly 24, 2012
    Their strawberry-basil mimosas, for $5, are exquisite! Excellent large space and seating as well. The baristas are pretty nice too.
  • Sami A.
    Sami AJuly 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A less annoying alternative to Inversion. Parking is surprisingly easy.
  • Shahkoh S.
    Shahkoh SohailJune 28, 2012
    Just Ask For Something Creamy,Sweet, and Cold... lol
  • Ryan
    RyanJune 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Coffee is better here than Agora ans still montrose-centric. Sinful treats sold here--delicious.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressMay 31, 2012
    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best Free WiFi Spot. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: http://bit.ly/JCaGyR Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.
  • I Am S.
    I Am ShitleyApril 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It had been a good while since I'd been here but they expanded the outdoor seating. It looks very nice out here!
  • April Y.
    April YangMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place for hipster eavesdropping
  • Robert B.
    Robert BellMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Alternate name idea: Tragically Drip?
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanFebruary 20, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Coffee Houses - #8
  • Marc O.
    Marc OmarFebruary 3, 2012
    Get the bottomless cup
  • Audrey L.
    Audrey LeonJanuary 8, 2012
    Dirty Chavez (espresso & milk) sounds all kinds of wrong, but tastes all kinds of right.
  • chris j.
    chris jonesOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    freshly baked goods in the morning you can't beat that
  • Tawny
    TawnyAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The banana whoopie pies are delicious!
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BernalAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Waiting for a 6:30 lecture sipping on a dirty chai.
  • DesignBigger
    DesignBiggerAugust 3, 2011
    Good selection of food and drink. The iced tea is good, cheap, and you get unlimited refills. The wifi is also pretty good. Don't let the secret out! ;)
  • Brian B.
    Brian BlockJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    From top to bottom, the blueberry muffins rock!
  • Subria L.
    Subria LJuly 17, 2011
    Agreed great 4 people watching, music is just at the right level not to quiet not too loud, soothing, yet not going to put you to bed. Wifi connection is great and there are about 20 ppl on comp LIKE
  • Rubix R.
    Rubix ReduxJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    $1.50 bagel and cream cheese. Get the red onion and caper cream cheese.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SmithJuly 12, 2011
    hippest place in Montrose off the beaten path Read more
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GoetzJuly 10, 2011
    Get an iced chai latte with almond milk. Flavor is unreal. 20 times better than if made with regular milk.
  • Crystal L.
    Crystal LeeJune 23, 2011
    Get there early if you want a table inside. Hipsters dont wake up til the afternoon. ;p Also that hot green tropical green tea is uber potent. dilution might be needed
  • Marshall W.
    Marshall WalkerJune 21, 2011
    Great coffee although kind of noisy...
  • Heath G.
    Heath GrogroJune 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The strawberry muffin with lemon glaze is amazing!
  • Genie B.
    Genie BeanMay 2, 2011
    Sunday mornings aren't crowded here. Enjoy a cajeta latte sitting next to one of the large floor-to-ceiling windows!
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SApril 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan cinnamon rolls!
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Hou coffee scene addition. Owned by Antidote folks. A bit loud if u come to study. Close to St. Thom. Chocolate cookie to die for.
  • Eva K.
    Eva K.February 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best people watching and tons of cute guys in one spot, which is somewhat of a rarity in Houston.
  • Chrissy M.
    Chrissy MichaelFebruary 6, 2011
    Delicious espresso machiattos!
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