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Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
+1 713-528-5282
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“frittata” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (29 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
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1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for Sunday Brunch. I went with my sister and ordered a "create your own omelet." There are plenty of healthy options-- including egg-white omelets, a lovely outdoor patio that's perfect on a sunny day, and we enjoyed the...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great Czar Salad. Can eat inside or outside. Deserts look awesome. Strong coffee. A variety of choices. $12.95 is for a pasta dish. Large size with a side salad.

Thank King97
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was here 10 years ago and remembered it. Still same fun place with good eats and great coffee. The chicken mushroom special I had was a sort of best of all worlds plate - chicken breast in a creamy crimini mushroom sauce, buttery roasted...More

Thank Darlene D
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Always a favorite! The staff and the food couldn't be more amazing! The unfried chicken and waffles were delicious with a house seasoning and panko crumbs. Still crispy and complement the thick and crispy waffle. The migas are made to order and we have an...More

Thank LittleJude
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My husband and I visited this restaurant while we were staying in Houston this past January. We selected it based on location and reviews. If I remember correctly, my husband and I shared the oatmeal and an omelette. I remember thinking this restaurant was good,...More

Thank Amber K
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Empire Cafe has been my go to choice for brunch after church for many years. The quality of the food & the variety of choices is big. Love the mimosas...big & good. Favorite menu item is florentine eggs Benedict. Delish & comes with a large...More

Thank marthag1947
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My golf game was rained out this past Sunday so I returned home to invite my wife out to breakfast/brunch. After considering several options, we elected to try Empire Cafe since my wife was looking for hashed brown potatoes that were shredded, not chopped. We...More

Thank FredMHouston_Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The unusual menu offerings are varied and interesting. There is ample, pleasant outdoor space available. Coffee is excellent. One of my favorites for many years now.

Thank TakingBreaksFromWork
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The little low key cafe has been a neighborhood institution for many years. It features local art, a huge covered dog friendly patio and great customer service. The portions are just the right size and all feature a small side of fresh seasonal fruit. There...More

Thank panicale63
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I remember coming here back in my college days... so when we visited Houston recently, I dragged my hubby and 5 yo here to have some coffee and breakfast. We really enjoyed our breakfast. Coffee was good (served with a sugar cookie, even at breakfast!)...More

Thank Traveler-Kaye
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-5282
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