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Black Hole

Coffee Shop and Café · Neartown - Montrose
4504 Graustark St (Castle Ct), Houston, TX 77006, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:30 AM–Midnight
Breakfast, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 295 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Mandi H.
    "The cajeta latte is the best latte I've had."(3 Tips)
    Glenn B.
    "Wifi password is blackholeguest."(3 Tips)
    April Y.
    "Best place for hipster eavesdropping"(5 Tips)
    Stephanie B.
    "Dirty chai with almond milk - it's like drinking dessert."(4 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • lattes
  • pastries
  • hipster
  • casual
  • trendy
  • free Wifi
  • blackholeguest
  • muffins
  • antidote
  • cozy
  • cinnamon rolls
  • wine
  • lively
  • happy hour
  • people watching
  • vegan food
  • whoopie pies
  • spacious
  • good service
  • Jason C.
    Coffee and cinnamon rolls
    Jason Connery · April 2
  • Ricardo H.
    Average coffee shop. Nothing surprising.
    Ricardo Hernandez · December 12, 2015
  • Shawn R.
    Iced coconut latte FTW
    Shawn Ramsey · November 18, 2015
  • Eric P.
    Who says there aren't hipsters in Houston
    Eric Pan · November 9, 2015
  • Andres N.
    Try the dirty chai here!
    Andres Novoa · November 5, 2015
  • electrobabe
    hipster spot
    electrobabe · October 18, 2015
  • Andrew H.
    quality ice coffee and decent selection of periodicals
    Andrew Healan · September 21, 2015
  • Gemrick C.
    Their iced chai tea lattes are top notch 👌 I can't go anywhere else!
    Gemrick Curtom · September 19, 2015
  • Laura G.
    Good beer and wine selection. Love their rice krispies and daily cupcakes!
    Laura Gracey · July 19, 2015
  • Baran K.
    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
    Baran Koç · June 19, 2015
  • Erin P.
    Great lattes
    Erin Ponsonby · June 18, 2015
  • Glenn B.
    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.
    Glenn Burns · May 10, 2015
  • Damien F.
    So they have a great happy hour that starts at 4.
    Damien Franco · February 27, 2015
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Relaxed environment to hang or work on the weekend.
    Pam ☕️ O · February 16, 2015
  • M T.
    Parking- enter the lot from Castle Ct (not Graustark) to make your life easier
    M T · February 5, 2015
  • Zach R.
    Slightly on the expensive side, but there is always a spot to sit unlike some other local shops.
    Zach Rand · January 23, 2015
  • Vijay J.
    The Cajetta Latte.... Tastes like Mexican vanilla and coffee
    Vijay John · January 12, 2015
  • Sunheng T.
    Great iced coffee and muffins.
    Sunheng Taing · December 26, 2014
  • Crew
    Several plugs. Wi-Fi password: blackholeguest Read more
    Crew · December 23, 2014
  • Joker
    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.
    Joker · November 19, 2014
  • Jessica S.
    Great vanilla latte and free wifi
    Jessica Stewart · November 11, 2014
  • Damaris R.
    Baked goods, coffee, tea and sandwiches
    Damaris R · October 11, 2014
  • Mandi H.
    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.
    Mandi Holmes · August 24, 2014
  • Houston Press
    It's not every coffee shop that also sells wine, beer and food from local bakers and chefs. Read more
    Houston Press · August 12, 2014
  • Matthew S.
    Coffee and desserts
    Matthew Schwabenbauer · August 7, 2014
  • John W.
    Great place to study and chat with friends.
    John Waller · August 6, 2014
  • Mo J.
    Wifi is MUCH improved of late. Try the Cajeta Latte. It's orgasmic.
    Mo Jo · June 6, 2014
  • Aptraveler
    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!
    Aptraveler · June 6, 2014
  • Taylor J.
    baristas still need to eat a dick
    Taylor Jennings · May 13, 2014
  • Nicholas Anthony M.
    It's not all that...
    Nicholas Anthony M. · April 28, 2014
  • Michael F.
    Try the cold brewed iced coffee. Drink it black, Jack!
  • Bryce R.
    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?
    Bryce Reese · March 24, 2014
  • Karen P.
    Nice little chill spot with really good coffee
    Karen Palacios · January 28, 2014
  • Glenn B.
    This place is almost always unmanageably overcrowded, thanks to an abundance of Rice students. Time to move on.
    Glenn Burns · December 7, 2013
  • Aisha T.
    WiFi password: blackholeguest
    Aisha Taylor · October 23, 2013
  • Glenn B.
    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...
    Glenn Burns · October 13, 2013
  • Aisha T.
    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 Taylor · October 8, 2013
  • Aisha T.
    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.
    Aisha Taylor · October 8, 2013
  • Josh F.
    Iced coffee is the way to go!
    Josh Ferrara · September 2, 2013
  • Erin N.
    Harissa hummus is delish.
    Erin Nitti · August 27, 2013
  • Nikki S.
    The butter Croissant is perfect! And the iced coffee is also perfect :p yum
    Nikki Show · August 22, 2013
  • Stephanie B.
    Dirty chai with almond milk - it's like drinking dessert.
    Stephanie B · August 9, 2013
  • Adrian
    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.
    Adrian · July 28, 2013
  • James K.
    Great coffee spot. Very relaxing.
    James Kilgore · July 8, 2013
  • Glenn B.
    This place has mostly broken ass furniture. It's cool for when you're trying to impress someone. Otherwise...
    Glenn Burns · June 20, 2013
  • Glenn B.
    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.
    Glenn Burns · June 15, 2013
  • Lindsay S.
    Their pretzels with bacon jam and whole grain mustard are the bomb dot com.
    Lindsay Smith · June 2, 2013
  • Glenn B.
    Sometimes the bacon smell becomes an all out invasion. Vegetarian eyes sting.
    Glenn Burns · May 31, 2013
  • Glenn B.
    Wifi password is blackholeguest.
    Glenn Burns · May 31, 2013
  • Ida J.
    The Chai here is amazing. You have to try it.
    Ida J. · May 22, 2013
  • Stacey H.
    The mate latte is excellent-- so is the chai latte.
    Stacey H · April 21, 2013
  • Joshua J.
    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.
    Joshua Jagnanan · April 11, 2013
  • My Table Magazine
    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
    My Table Magazine · March 27, 2013
  • Mary G.
    Wonderful! Get the dirty chai! One of my favorite places to do homework. They have great coffee, beer, wine, and snacks.
    Mary Graham · March 27, 2013
  • Mo J.
    Great food, decent pricing. Wifi is spotty.
    Mo Jo · March 26, 2013
  • Diogo D.
    Cool decor, great people watching, good coffee. Awful Wi-Fi. Please fix it!
    Diogo D · February 14, 2013
  • Janette M.
    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!
    Janette M. · February 3, 2013
  • Kaleb F.
    Bring a sweater at night! Super cold air flowing from the vents.
    Kaleb Fulgham · December 20, 2012
  • David T.
    Really hard to get a seat
    David Turnbull · November 16, 2012
  • Gunes A.
    Hummus plate! Phenomenal!
    Gunes Avci · September 29, 2012
  • Andrew D.
    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.
    Andrew Douglass · August 24, 2012
  • Elvia F.
    Their strawberry-basil mimosas, for $5, are exquisite! Excellent large space and seating as well. The baristas are pretty nice too.
    Elvia Francis · July 24, 2012
  • Sami A.
    A less annoying alternative to Inversion. Parking is surprisingly easy.
    Sami A · July 17, 2012
  • Shahkoh S.
    Just Ask For Something Creamy,Sweet, and Cold... lol
    Shahkoh Sohail · June 28, 2012
  • Ryan
    Coffee is better here than Agora ans still montrose-centric. Sinful treats sold here--delicious.
    Ryan · June 24, 2012
  • Houston Press
    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best Free WiFi Spot. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.
    Houston Press · May 31, 2012
  • I Am S.
    It had been a good while since I'd been here but they expanded the outdoor seating. It looks very nice out here!
    I Am Shitley · April 17, 2012
  • April Y.
    Best place for hipster eavesdropping
    April Yang · March 22, 2012
  • Robert B.
    Alternate name idea: Tragically Drip?
    Robert Bell · March 3, 2012
  • Laura C.
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Coffee Houses - #8
    Laura Chan · February 20, 2012
  • Marc O.
    Get the bottomless cup
    Marc Omar · February 3, 2012
  • Audrey L.
    Dirty Chavez (espresso & milk) sounds all kinds of wrong, but tastes all kinds of right.
    Audrey Leon · January 8, 2012
  • chris j.
    freshly baked goods in the morning you can't beat that
    chris jones · October 19, 2011
  • Tawny
    The banana whoopie pies are delicious!
    Tawny · August 24, 2011
  • Vanessa B.
    Waiting for a 6:30 lecture sipping on a dirty chai.
    Vanessa Bernal · August 23, 2011
  • DesignBigger
    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! ;)
    DesignBigger · August 3, 2011
  • Brian B.
    From top to bottom, the blueberry muffins rock!
    Brian Block · July 31, 2011
  • Subria L.
    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
    Subria L · July 17, 2011
  • Rubix R.
    $1.50 bagel and cream cheese. Get the red onion and caper cream cheese.
    Rubix Redux · July 16, 2011
  • Amanda S.
    hippest place in Montrose off the beaten path Read more
    Amanda Smith · July 12, 2011
  • Nicole G.
    Get an iced chai latte with almond milk. Flavor is unreal. 20 times better than if made with regular milk.
    Nicole Goetz · July 10, 2011
  • Crystal L.
    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
    Crystal Lee · June 23, 2011
  • Marshall W.
    Great coffee although kind of noisy...
    Marshall Walker · June 21, 2011
  • Heath G.
    The strawberry muffin with lemon glaze is amazing!
    Heath Grogro · June 8, 2011
  • Genie B.
    Sunday mornings aren't crowded here. Enjoy a cajeta latte sitting next to one of the large floor-to-ceiling windows!
    Genie Bean · May 2, 2011
  • Danielle S.
    Vegan cinnamon rolls!
    Danielle S · April 30, 2011
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    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.
    Henry's Hungry Houston · March 3, 2011
  • Eva K.
    Best people watching and tons of cute guys in one spot, which is somewhat of a rarity in Houston.
    Eva K. · February 21, 2011
  • Chrissy M.
    Delicious espresso machiattos!
    Chrissy Michael · February 6, 2011
  • Leah J.
    Larger seating version of Antidote with baked goods and food menu!
    Leah Johnson · February 3, 2011

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