Catalina Coffee

Coffee Shop
2201 Washington Ave (at Hemphill), Houston, TX 77007, United States
Closed until 6:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:30 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:30 AM–7:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 226 votes

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    Luis C.
    I traveled 1000 miles to get the cortado.(5 Tips)
    Lauri T.
    It's java art! Best coffee in Houston hands down.(2 Tips)
    Lauren F.
    Ask for a real shot of espresso - also have amazing Chai Lattes.(2 Tips)
    Candice W.
    Best mocha lattes ever.(3 Tips)
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  • Timothy L.

    Sail away to the best coffee Houston has to offer!

    Timothy Lee · March 12
  • Michael L.

    There's no wifi... It's odd to have a coffee shop without wifi. Kind of a deal breaker for me.

    Michael Lapidakis · February 20
  • Rin O.

    Loved their Mocha latte

    Rin Os · January 10
  • Keith T.

    Best coffee I've had in Houston.

    Keith Tanski · January 3
  • Kimberly G.

    Check out their library of magazines and special printed items.

    Kimberly Garcia · December 31, 2014
  • Patrick H.

    Probably the only coffeeshop in the world without Internet.

    Patrick Haley · December 27, 2014
  • Stephanie A.

    Flat white and cortado are excellent. Can get suuuuuper crowded on the weekends.

    Stephanie Allen · December 10, 2014
  • Enrique A.

    Coffee is amazing and great atmosphere!!!

    Enrique Alvarado · November 2, 2014
  • Layla A.

    The coffee here is phenomenal with a good selection of pastries. Th ambiance is casual and relaxed.

    Layla Alharbi · November 2, 2014
  • まみ ち.

    Mineral water comes with your espresso

    まみ ちゃん · October 11, 2014
  • Dariel N.

    The coffee is great here; I love everything about this place, I always have.

    Dariel Newman · September 19, 2014
  • Travis H.

    If they're not too busy they'll make your coffee French press style. Try it, it's amazing.

    Travis Hookham · August 23, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Chef Phillippe Schmit eats here on his nights off. He loves the Cappuccino. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Fernando C.

    Deliciously smokey and sweet macchiato made with perfectly roasted and ground coffee beans. Served with sparkling mineral water. Make sure to buy the Monocle and other great magazines in stock!

    Fernando Covas · August 20, 2014
  • Dustin L.

    Their Espresso is superb.

    Dustin Lyday · August 19, 2014
  • Houston Press

    This is not a corporate caffeine factory - Catalina prides itself on expertly crafted coffee drinks. Read more

    Houston Press · August 12, 2014
  • Colin D.

    Every espresso drink is top notch.

    Colin Dismuke · August 6, 2014
  • Andrew D.

    Great coffee and a relatively quiet atmosphere.

    Andrew Douglass · August 6, 2014
  • Local Houston Magazine

    With hearts or designs swooped right in the foam; it’s almost too pretty to drink.  With a happy cup of coffee, it’s a great way to start your day. Read more

    Local Houston Magazine · August 3, 2014
  • Local Houston Magazine

    Do not be intimidated by this coffee shop. It might be the best cup of Joe you miss out on otherwise. Read more

    Local Houston Magazine · August 3, 2014
  • Local Houston Magazine

    The staff is helpful & they keep it simple when it comes to the menu. Should you need to special order, they’re happy to oblige or explain to you why your “healthy” version might not be good for you. Read more

    Local Houston Magazine · August 3, 2014
  • Haavard O.

    Macchiato is good. Espressos are great, but maybe a bit too watery in terms of consistency. Drip coffee caters to the regular American with a preference for watered-down weak stuff.

    Haavard Oestensen · May 31, 2014
  • Tb M.

    Excellent coffee...good motif

    Tb Mancuso · May 31, 2014
  • Grace G.

    My phone breda a new Carrier.

    Grace Gonzales · April 25, 2014
  • Helen P.

    Best macchiato I've ever had! So good!

    Helen Peace · April 21, 2014
  • Yodani Q.

    Awesome Cortado

    Yodani Quezada · April 12, 2014
  • Batli J.

    There's no wifi. Don't go if you plan to do work there.

    Batli Joselevitz · April 8, 2014
  • Farida

    Mocha latte was divine. Rich, velvety dark chocolate taste. Not overly sweet, perfect.

    Farida · March 19, 2014
  • Gregory M.

    No plugs for laptops. No backs on chairs.

    Gregory McCubbin · January 20, 2014
  • TopSpot Internet Marketing

    SEO Specialist Laura says, "Catalina Coffee is by far my favorite coffee shop in Houston. As an added perk (ha!), it helps fuel my nerdy love for and interest in espresso."

    TopSpot Internet Marketing · December 26, 2013
  • Annette T.

    Slow drip V60 so worth it

    Annette Torres · December 11, 2013
  • Frank C.

    I can't believe how good the coffee is here... I want to come back again and again

    Frank Caruso · October 22, 2013
  • Olinda L.

    Best espresso macchiato ever

    Olinda Luksen · September 1, 2013
  • Karen L.

    The pastries are worth the splurge--rustic and not too sweet.

    Karen L · August 13, 2013
  • Melanie K.

    NOT laptop friendly. No wifi, no electrical outlets. Good coffee, though.

    Melanie Kiser · June 12, 2013
  • Aisha T.

    Great for coffee snobs and hipsters taking a sabbatical from the Internet. Otw, you can get good coffee plenty of other places and also have wifi an comfortable seating. Or a seat at all.

    Aisha Taylor · June 3, 2013
  • Linnea C.

    Go first thing in the morning for a berry danish & drip coffee.

    Linnea Castro · May 13, 2013
  • Samantha L.

    The best latte ever, mostly I don't drink coffee, but this place made me have 2 cups.

    Samantha L. · May 10, 2013
  • Rick K.

    Finest coffee in the city. Consistently great flavor. Wonderful baristas. Thanks!

    Rick Kendall · May 5, 2013
  • Sarah W.

    House made syrups

    Sarah Woo · April 17, 2013
  • Janessa T.

    This is among the very best coffee houses in the city. The espresso tastes like apricots...AWESOME.

    Janessa Tomberlin · April 2, 2013
  • My Table Magazine

    This is where you’ll find the city’s most discriminating java drinkers sipping on Houston’s own Amaya Roasting coffee. Read more

    My Table Magazine · March 27, 2013
  • Jeremy S.

    Slow drip iced coffee.

    Jeremy Smith · March 25, 2013
  • Eric F.

    Excellent espresso. Both doppio and cafe latte were superb

    Eric F. · February 5, 2013
  • Lauri T.

    It's java art! Best coffee in Houston hands down.

    Lauri Tamney · January 31, 2013
  • Dan L.

    bartenders withheld my pour-over kenya from me before the sediments settled and the temperature was right.

    Dan Liu · January 22, 2013
  • Jeremey B.

    Get your latte in a bowl!

    Jeremey Barrett · January 6, 2013
  • Lauren F.

    Don't let the Wash Ave address fool you. This is the best coffee place in Houston. Ask for a real shot of espresso - also have amazing Chai Lattes.

    Lauren Fernandez · December 17, 2012
  • Michael E.

    Coffees tend to be on the citrus-y side. Have no wifi nor electrical outlets. They keep things focused on good coffee with helpful experts.

    Michael Earthman · November 23, 2012
  • Luis C.

    I traveled 1000 miles to get the cortado.

    Luis Cerezo · November 17, 2012

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