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Catalina Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
Sixth Ward, Houston
  • The espresso at Catalina Coffee is a can't miss
  • Stephanie A.
    "Flat white and cortado are excellent."(9 Tips)
    Candice W.
    "Best mocha lattes ever."(4 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)
143 Tips and reviews
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  • Karl H.
    Karl HideyoApril 20
    Great coffee, no wifi!?!?
  • Christophe T.
    Christophe TruongApril 7
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is legit!
  • David C.
    David CJanuary 3
    Fantastic coffee but the space is small and gets very crowded with a long line
  • Luke B.
    Luke BDecember 19, 2016
    BYOWifi and charged laptop to this coffee and pastry joint: no outlets or internet provided. Great for casual meetings or social time with friends. Too loud (especially with the grinder) to study.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GonteSeptember 22, 2016
    I'm a coffee lover and They're flat white drink is amazing. And great baristas.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileySeptember 10, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Simply the best cappuccino in Houston.
  • Anita A.
    Anita Alvz de CortesAugust 27, 2016
    Cute little café, good looking baristas and good coffee.
  • Geoff L.
    Geoff LouAugust 8, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Best macchiato in town.
  • J D.
    J DGJuly 27, 2016
    The best "cortado" in Houston.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BradyJuly 15, 2016
    Great vibe. Great people watching. Stick to the coffee and you will be happy.
  • Rob J.
    Rob JohnsonMay 27, 2016
    Very good espresso. They take it rather seriously here. Use Amaya beans which is a very respectable roaster in Houston.
  • Megan R.
    Megan RameyMay 4, 2016
    The macchiato is fantastic along with the carrot pastry thing was really good. :-)
  • James F.
    James ForsbergMay 2, 2016
    Iced mocha.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyApril 30, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    It's all about the espresso baby and this one is bold, fruity with a hint of cocoa. Nice coffee.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BanksApril 22, 2016
    Cortado = Clutch
  • Manuel V.
    Manuel VillasmilJanuary 23, 2016
    Great Coffee corner! Stop by order a Flat White and enjoy...
  • Manuel V.
    Manuel VillasmilDecember 23, 2015
    The best place to have a cup of coffee in #Houston period. If you are looking for an energy boost try their Cortado.
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasDecember 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Pros: top quality coffee, service, and atmosphere. Cons: no wifi or power outlets.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They have neat little stickers and postcards by the register you can grab.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is amazing here but if you are looking for a place to plug-in and crank out some work: look elsewhere. No wi-fi. This is a place to come and enjoy a superb cup of joe!
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best coffee I've had. Period! ☕️
  • Michael C.
    Michael CalderoneOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The mocha latte is pretty darn good!
  • Fez
    FezOctober 10, 2015
    I think I just had one of the best coffees in my life. I said to the barista "surprise me". He really did.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StewartSeptember 14, 2015
    Pretty space and good coffee but no outlets and no wifi
  • Arce D.
    Arce DuarteSeptember 6, 2015
    The vanilla latté was to die for!
  • George Smiley
    George SmileyJuly 18, 2015
    Cafe latte
  • George Smiley
    George SmileyJuly 18, 2015
    Seriously. Good. Coffee. Down to earth shop and nice people.
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WilliamsJuly 12, 2015
    Coffee is great! Great atmosphere.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CopelandJuly 8, 2015
    The slow drip iced coffee is awesome!
  • Robert D.
    Robert DechantJuly 5, 2015
    The espresso is amazing here. They sell good coffee beans as well.
  • Mazanin F.
    Mazanin FJune 28, 2015
    No wifi in here which is a good point. Ask for their best pour-over coffee!
  • James F.
    James ForsbergJune 20, 2015
    Friendly staff and reasonable prices.
  • Timothy L.
    Timothy LeeMarch 12, 2015
    Sail away to the best coffee Houston has to offer!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LapidakisFebruary 20, 2015
    There's no wifi... It's odd to have a coffee shop without wifi. Kind of a deal breaker for me.
  • Rin O.
    Rin OsJanuary 10, 2015
    Loved their Mocha latte
  • Keith T.
    Keith TanskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Best coffee I've had in Houston.
  • Kimberly G.
    Kimberly GarciaDecember 31, 2014
    Check out their library of magazines and special printed items.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HaleyDecember 27, 2014
    Probably the only coffeeshop in the world without Internet.
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AllenDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Flat white and cortado are excellent. Can get suuuuuper crowded on the weekends.
  • Enrique A.
    Enrique AlvaradoNovember 2, 2014
    Coffee is amazing and great atmosphere!!!
  • Layla A.
    Layla AlharbiNovember 2, 2014
    The coffee here is phenomenal with a good selection of pastries. Th ambiance is casual and relaxed.
  • まみ ち.
    まみ ちゃんOctober 11, 2014
    Mineral water comes with your espresso
  • Bobby
    BobbySeptember 19, 2014
    The coffee is great here; I love everything about this place, I always have.
  • Travis H.
    Travis HookhamAugust 23, 2014
    If they're not too busy they'll make your coffee French press style. Try it, it's amazing.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Chef Phillippe Schmit eats here on his nights off. He loves the Cappuccino. Read more
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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!
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LydayAugust 19, 2014
    Their Espresso is superb.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 12, 2014
    This is not a corporate caffeine factory - Catalina prides itself on expertly crafted coffee drinks. Read more
  • Colin D.
    Colin DismukeAugust 6, 2014
    Every espresso drink is top notch.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DouglassAugust 6, 2014
    Great coffee and a relatively quiet atmosphere.
  • 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
    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
    Do not be intimidated by this coffee shop. It might be the best cup of Joe you miss out on otherwise. Read more
  • Haavard O.
    Haavard OestensenMay 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Tb M.
    Tb MancusoMay 31, 2014
    Excellent coffee...good motif
  • Grace G.
    Grace GonzalesApril 25, 2014
    My phone breda a new Carrier.
  • Helen P.
    Helen PeaceApril 21, 2014
    Best macchiato I've ever had! So good!
  • Yodani Q.
    Yodani QuezadaApril 12, 2014
    Awesome Cortado
  • Batli J.
    Batli JoselevitzApril 8, 2014
    There's no wifi. Don't go if you plan to do work there.
  • Farida
    FaridaMarch 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mocha latte was divine. Rich, velvety dark chocolate taste. Not overly sweet, perfect.
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory McCubbinJanuary 20, 2014
    No plugs for laptops. No backs on chairs.
  • 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."
  • Annette T.
    Annette TorresDecember 11, 2013
    Slow drip V60 so worth it
  • Frank C.
    Frank CarusoOctober 22, 2013
    I can't believe how good the coffee is here... I want to come back again and again
  • Karen L.
    Karen LAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The pastries are worth the splurge--rustic and not too sweet.
  • Melanie K.
    Melanie KiserJune 12, 2013
    NOT laptop friendly. No wifi, no electrical outlets. Good coffee, though.
  • Aisha T.
    Aisha TaylorJune 3, 2013
    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.
  • Linnea C.
    Linnea CastroMay 13, 2013
    Go first thing in the morning for a berry danish & drip coffee.
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha L.May 10, 2013
    The best latte ever, mostly I don't drink coffee, but this place made me have 2 cups.
  • Rick K.
    Rick KendallMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Finest coffee in the city. Consistently great flavor. Wonderful baristas. Thanks!
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah Peacock 🎈April 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    House made syrups
  • Janessa T.
    Janessa TomberlinApril 2, 2013
    This is among the very best coffee houses in the city. The espresso tastes like apricots...AWESOME.
  • My Table Magazine
    My Table MagazineMarch 27, 2013
    This is where you’ll find the city’s most discriminating java drinkers sipping on Houston’s own Amaya Roasting coffee. Read more
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SmithMarch 25, 2013
    Slow drip iced coffee.
  • Eric F.
    Eric F.February 5, 2013
    Excellent espresso. Both doppio and cafe latte were superb
  • Lauri T.
    Lauri TamneyJanuary 31, 2013
    It's java art! Best coffee in Houston hands down.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LiuJanuary 22, 2013
    bartenders withheld my pour-over kenya from me before the sediments settled and the temperature was right.
  • Jeremey B.
    Jeremey BarrettJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Get your latte in a bowl!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FernandezDecember 17, 2012
    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.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EarthmanNovember 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CerezoNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I traveled 1000 miles to get the cortado.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressOctober 10, 2012
    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Coffeehouse.Check out more Houston Press Winners here: Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.
  • Leah J.
    Leah JohnsonOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lattes are not over-rated. Definitely get one with an almond croissant. And sit by the window.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanSeptember 28, 2012
    Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Coffeehouse
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MelendezAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get Sophia to fix you an Afogato. You won't be sorry!
  • Greg N.
    Greg NobleJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Seriously one of the best lattes in town. They are not all the same. It takes true skill to consistently make a perfect latte right down to the heart or flower shaped foam and this place nails it!
  • Young
    YoungJuly 5, 2012
    Try Cortado!! I really miss it~
  • Joe D.
    Joe DavisJuly 3, 2012
    No outlets and no wi-fi. Such a letdown.
  • Marketta P.
    Marketta ParkerJune 9, 2012
    Try the ice cream it's delicious, and so are the cookies :D
  • Patty R.
    Patty RathbunJune 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    This is not the f-ing heights.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MayJune 3, 2012
    White Stripes and awesome coffee. Rock your morning here.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressMay 31, 2012
    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best Coffee Shop. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.
  • Marketta P.
    Marketta ParkerApril 28, 2012
    Try the berry Danish it is delish.
  • Dena F.
    Dena FloridaApril 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Dirty soy chai latte here is my favorite in Houston. You don't even need to sweeten it
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 27, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine recognized Catalina Coffee for being one of the Best Places to Get Caffeinated in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
  • Leah J.
    Leah JohnsonMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the V60. Makes about 4 cups, really good coffee and can split it with a friend.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher St. JohnMarch 17, 2012
    Excellent cortados.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChenMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They take their coffee seriously.
  • beadshop, h.
    Love this popular 6th ward coffee house! I go there often and park around back.
  • Will C.
    Will CunninghamFebruary 21, 2012
    Best iced coffee.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanFebruary 20, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Coffee Houses - #1
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellFebruary 16, 2012
    I've only been to one coffee shop in Houston, this one, but I can't imagine a better one exists in the city. Be patient when it's busy. It will be worth every minute of the wait.
  • Cassandra T.
    Cassandra ThompsonFebruary 15, 2012
    A coffee shop without wifi?! Boo.
  • M H D.
    M H DraperJanuary 30, 2012
    Best coffee shop in The Heights/Lower Washington.
  • Cathal K.
    Cathal KeaneJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy your beans here and you get a free drink. They'll grind them for you too. The beans, btw, are best in Houston.
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LopezJanuary 13, 2012
    I don't go here as often as I'd like, but when I was in school, this was a regular spot for my friends and I. The interior is awesome.
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ClementsJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their flat white is great.
  • Cathal K.
    Cathal KeaneDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is quality: coffee, pastries, and music selection (get your shazam ready for new tunes). Also keep an eye on the rotating art exhibits.
  • Dena F.
    Dena FloridaNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They have the BEST espresso....try it! Order a soy chai latte on ice with double don't even need sugar
  • Russell M.
    Russell McDowellOctober 12, 2011
    Really great coffee.
  • Sixto W.
    Sixto WaganSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the slow drip iced coffee. Beautifully rich and nicely intense
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MelendezSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Kenya! Get the Kenya anyway you can!
  • Joanne W.
    Joanne WSeptember 5, 2011
    Take home their fresh roasted beans.
  • Candice W.
    Candice WhiteSeptember 4, 2011
    Best mocha lattes ever.
  • Gira D.
    Gira DesaiAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Come here to unplug and enjoy coffee & a book.
  • Gira D.
    Gira DesaiAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced mocha or coffee is perfect for Houston heat. Actually good coffee.
  • Gira D.
    Gira DesaiAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Any of their coffees iced for Houston heat!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No outlets. No wifi. BUT parking in the back & fantastic espresso
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonJuly 14, 2011
    Love chai lattes? Try Catalina's. We think they've got the best in town.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SmithJuly 12, 2011
    Best coffee Read more
  • From A_to_B
    From A_to_BJuly 6, 2011
    The quaint just right local coffee shop in the Heights with serious coffee! Read more
  • Piper J.
    Piper JonesJune 19, 2011
    Really nice selection of brew options. Had a Ethiop Amaro Gaya in Aeropress and a nicely pulled espresso Guat - will try V60 next time. Also grt collection of coffee geek equipment to brew at home.
  • Grace T.
    Grace TaylorMay 30, 2011
    Best coffee I've had in Houston along with a very friendly staff, but FYI...there is no wireless internet and no power outlets/plugs for customers. Read more
  • Dan F.
    Dan FunderburkeMay 29, 2011
    Bring your own wifi if you plan to surf. They might have electrical outlets, but no Internet.
  • shadi f.
    shadi farahaniApril 18, 2011
    Totally addicted to the croissants. Have to have them!
  • Karen D.
    Karen DresselMarch 16, 2011
    Park in the back
  • Derek G.
    Derek GilboeMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Houston's number one coffee house for quality and amazing baristas! Check out there micro-roasts with a V60 process.
  • Eva K.
    Eva K.March 8, 2011
    Order a cortado, my fave here!
  • Roby F.
    Roby FitzhenryMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stout Americano. Amazing!
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JonesJanuary 3, 2011
    I knew they cared about coffee when I saw the workers measuring the pH level in the water. WIN!
  • Robert B.
    Robert BellDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    excellent espresso. buy some whole beans and enjoy it at home. best coffee shop I've been to, period.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
  • Liam
    LiamOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Cubano Breve, baby! Trust me.
  • Cynthia M.
    Cynthia MillerOctober 11, 2010
    love their cappuccino!
  • I.J. I.
    I.J. IkavalkoOctober 10, 2010
    The best cappucino in Houston.
  • Alexis
    AlexisAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    El Guapo! Best coffee in Htown!
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DarrJuly 29, 2010
    Fabulous coffee location with urban charm. Love that they roast their own beans. As a bonus, their pastries are yummy!
  • Luis C.
    Luis CerezoJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    off the menu item: Stout Americano. Brilliant!
  • Margaret B.
    Margaret BremerMarch 13, 2010
    This coffee shop has the best coffee in Houston.
  • 13 celsius
    13 celsiusFebruary 12, 2010
    Order a REAL shot of espresso made by baristas who truly want to show you the difference.
  • Sean S.
    Sean StonerJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Lattes are the best!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BradyNovember 26, 2009
    There's a parking lot behind the shop!
  • Olinda L.
    Olinda LuksenSeptember 1, 2013
    Best espresso macchiato ever
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