Empire Cafe

Café, Coffee Shop, and Breakfast Spot
1732 Westheimer Rd (Dunlavy), Houston, TX 77098, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 7:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:30 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 312 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Vaidehi K.
    "Focaccia eggs - yes! Also the texmex torta is pretty good."(3 Tips)
    Vivian L.
    "Best day to go is monday when they have half priced cakes."(24 Tips)
    Danielle S.
    "Daily pasta and soup specials are a must."(2 Tips)
    Jenn
    "Excellent omelettes and mimosas, too!"(6 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • cake
  • breakfast food
  • desserts
  • espresso drinks
  • mimosas
  • outdoor seating
  • omelettes
  • cookies
  • happy hour
  • casual
  • café
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • good for a quick meal
  • family-friendly
  • healthy food
  • great value
  • pizza
  • authentic
  • Cupcake G.

    OH HOW I LOVE THE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD (no carb diet) I've had the breakfast, the omelette are amazing, the mimosas are DELISH! This is my go to spot! 4yrs ago w/my Hubbs for our 2nd date was here! =)

    Cupcake Guerrero · 3 weeks ago
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  • Victoria E.

    Chocolate Chip Cookie is my thing but I'll pass on theirs.

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  • Victoria E.

    This chocolate frozen espresso drink will get your day started alright!

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  • Ashley A.

    Relaxed atmosphere. Like to work here.

    Ashley A. · April 10
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  • Hunter E.

    Great atmosphere, but the coffee could be better.

    Hunter Estrada · March 27
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  • Clifton M.

    Good place all around. Good food - desserts and coffee for sure - but plenty other food items on the menu worth having. Great place for a date if you want to talk.

    Clifton M · March 25
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  • Russell G.

    Pasta and cake. You can't go wrong.

    Russell Guess · March 13
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  • Henry C.

    Sunglasses and advil...last night was mad real

    Henry Cadena · February 12
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  • Vaidehi K.

    Focaccia eggs - yes! Also the texmex torta is pretty good.

    Vaidehi K · December 22, 2014
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  • Augustine V.

    The brunch menu here is awesome, lots of great options!

    Augustine Verrengia · November 12, 2014
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  • Patricia F.

    Whit my boy

    Patricia Fereira · October 23, 2014
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  • Lee L.

    Their coconut cake is amazing and they are half of on Mondays. I love their breakfast, the quesadiila one is my favorite.

    Lee L. · October 1, 2014
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  • nicole l.

    Forenza is awesome and their Germany chocolate cake is Devine! !! Also their Italian cream cake is so rich and delicate. ..it's amazing

    nicole lopez · September 10, 2014
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  • Lisa K.

    Try the frozen espresso drink!

    Lisa K · September 7, 2014
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  • Kevin C.

    The great chorizo in this dish puts Empire Cafe's Migas over the top!

    Kevin Copeland · August 30, 2014
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  • Colin D.

    The vanilla lattes are huge and come with great little sugar cookies. The French toast is amazing but so is most everything else on their menu. Enjoy!

    Colin Dismuke · August 30, 2014
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  • Damien F.

    You have to get cake. Always fresh. Always good.

    Damien Franco · August 25, 2014
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  • Dustin L.

    Good food and relaxing patio atmosphere on the street

    Dustin Lyday · August 19, 2014
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  • ℰℓℯⓝa

    The sugar daddy latte is delicious. The focaccia eggs breakfast is amazing. Cakes are moist and absolutely delicious. Spinach salad with chicken is also great. Shortbread cookies with every coffee!

    ℰℓℯⓝa · August 11, 2014
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  • Jason B.

    Build your own omelette with a nice variety of ingredients. Mimosas are great and strong, but can’t get them before noon on Sundays (thanks Texas blue laws).

    Jason Bessey · August 10, 2014
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  • Adam C.

    Breakfast, coffee

    Adam Cooper · August 6, 2014
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  • Stevie C.

    Very mediocre. I won't be going back. Out food was cold & bland.

    Stevie C. · August 1, 2014
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  • Candice R.

    Big girl mimosa

    Candice Razo · July 4, 2014
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  • JD H.

    Delicious café cubano!

    JD Harrington · June 24, 2014
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  • Howard R.

    Peruvia coffee is great!

    Howard Robertson · April 14, 2014
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  • Fernando C.

    The iced coffee is delicious, as is the mint limeade, which they middle with fresh mint for every order.

    Fernando Covas · April 12, 2014
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  • Fernando C.

    Good, simple, inexpensive, and casual. The patio is great for people watching!

    Fernando Covas · April 12, 2014
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  • Tammy N.

    Chicken roulade is very good. Very good portions too!

    Tammy Nguyen · April 10, 2014
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  • Mich J.

    http://goo.gl/maps/9G7m8

    Mich Jade · March 1, 2014
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  • Erika M.

    The breakfast quesadilla is delicious. The sugar daddy too

    Erika Marcial · March 1, 2014
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  • Van N.

    Try the Daily Pasta Special - Shrimp, portobello mushrooms, and spinach over fettuccine in a tomato cream sauce

    Van N · February 21, 2014
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  • Ahmed S.

    Awesome cake

    Ahmed Shalaby · January 18, 2014
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  • Daniel R.

    Poor service and mediocre food. Meh.

    Daniel Rodriguez · January 14, 2014
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  • Kayla

    So amazing! And I can take my dog there

    Kayla · November 18, 2013
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  • Vivian L.

    Best day to go is monday when they have half priced cakes. My favorite is berry white!!

    Vivian Le · October 28, 2013
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  • Juanma C.

    Try their caffe latte and their chocolate mousse cake.

    Juanma Cantos · October 25, 2013
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  • Kristal C.

    The sugar cookies ROCK!!! Best chill spot for coffee, brunch or just hangin' with friends. #MadLOVE for this spot!

    Kristal Casey · October 16, 2013
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  • Baris

    Omletleri guzel....

    Baris · October 10, 2013
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  • Georgia H.

    Amazing patio and great brunch! I'm a huge fan of their bloody Marys :) looking for a place to enjoy wonderful weather great food and drinks and a laid back atmosphere I def suggest empire

    Georgia Harris · October 7, 2013
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  • Kelly H.

    Broccoli & Cheese soup yes please!

    Kelly Hammond · October 2, 2013
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  • Kelly H.

    Well they don't have my spinach & mushroom pizza anymore but you can build your own....

    Kelly Hammond · October 2, 2013
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  • Julie M.

    Shrimp pasta rather dry.

    Julie Minerbo · September 22, 2013
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  • Danvy V.

    Cute place but the food could be served hotter

    Danvy Vo · August 16, 2013
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  • Carlos V.

    During happy hour on the purchase of a drink you get a free appetizer

    Carlos Von Bonn · August 13, 2013
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  • Carlos V.

    Hefeweizen beer, serve here!!

    Carlos Von Bonn · July 22, 2013
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  • James B.

    Cakes are half-price on Mondays

    James Brown · May 25, 2013
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  • Sandy F.

    Try the giant mimosa!

    Sandy Fias · April 15, 2013
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  • CRATEinteriors

    Best all day breakfast in Houston. House made dips and 12oz mimosas -all served up in a sunny boho courtyard....now that's a Crate idea!

    CRATEinteriors · March 31, 2013
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  • Britney S.

    Get the Milky Way to go and add whipped cream vodka.....supper yummy.

    Britney Schildgen · March 5, 2013
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  • Jerrell A.

    Amazing desserts!

    Jerrell Altic · March 2, 2013
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