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Tiny Boxwood's Cafe

#99 of 7,112 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027-5906
+1 713-622-4224
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed brunch in a lovely garden next to a nursery on Sunday morning. The menu is superb. The service is polite and gracious. Great for family and friends. Can get busy after 11 am.

Thank axel42
Alexandria, Virginia
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284 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a lovely restaurant. Its really better than average, but not quite very good. It's warm and inviting with an imaginative menu. We sat at the bar and the service was ok, which can be the downside of sitting at the bar. They have a decent cocktail list and wine selection. The food ranges from appetizers to main... More 

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new york
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of food has gone down drastically from couple of years ago. This is evident even by the smell, as you get close to the counter to order. the place needs a major make over specially the kitchen area. The servers and the guy behind the counter are disheveled. You pay tip after waiting in line and order, but... More 

Thank babak t
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special place for special occasions, like my daughter's 18th birthday brunch, or a cozy lunch for my husband and I on a date day. It is definitely not a daily or weekly jaunt unless you're rolling in money. The food is very expensive, and the alcoholic drinks are off the chart expensive. Having said all of that,... More 

Thank Judy M
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location to have breakfast. You can sit inside or outside between flowers. Nice and caring waiters. Food is delicious. Tea made out of leaves - no teabag. :) There is no pricelist available. Prices are a little above average.

Thank Fliegerkathi
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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455 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We do not usually love places that you go up to place your order, but this one was great. Atmosphere is really good, great feel like you do not wish to rush- just relax and enjoy. The food was good and we people watched and everyone seemed very pleased with their food. Not at all cheap, but a really good... More 

Thank Richard D
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I couldn't wait to try Tiny Boxwoods. I've heard nothing but great things from friends who have eaten there but I must say I was very disappointed. Yes, the patio and atmosphere are amazing but the food was underwhelming. There was a very long line to place an order so perhaps they were just slammed on my visit and not... More 

Thank amy b
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A nice lunch with my family. The food did not come as quickly as expected but it was tasty. I enjoyed eating a beet and black bean burger with fruit, but I also had some fries and they were good. The atmosphere is elegant but casual, one might describe it as trendy. It is not the cheapest, but the food... More 

Thank Sami L
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast. Both of us had a cinnamon roll. It's big and is a meal by itself. They warm it up and put a tasteful quantity of vanilla bean icing. Very good. Highly recommended. The ambiance here is great. Very European in feel, at least to me. Large outside garden area with patio seating. Too cold when we were... More 

Thank BigDTravel
Richardson, Texas
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this ambience of this place. On a nice weather day you can sit outside and enjoy a garden atmosphere. There is a nursery and gift shop in back. It's very homey and the food is good. We only had a cinnamon roll for breakfast, it was wonderful. Bought some lemon poppyseed bread to take home. We did buy a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027-5906
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-622-4224

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?