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Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
+1 713-528-5282
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“cake” (20 reviews)
“frittata” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure what all the hype is about.... we were down in the area and found this place when searching for breakfast /brunch locations. My husband and I ordered eggs Benedict - it, along with the hash browns, came out not even warm -...More

Thank TexasTravelerLover
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered the Verdi- the spinach and eggs were bland and tasteless. The 'cheddar hasbrown did not taste like there was any cheddar or cheese in them at all plus the were dry, burnt and cold. The fruit was bitter. My husband had the strawberry...More

Thank Enna J
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

If you like French toast, you'll love their version. Made with, yes, you guessed it, thickly cut Italian toast. Served with fresh strawberries, blueberries and syrup. It's divine. We usually sit on the patio but there's plenty of indoor seating too. The cafe used to...More

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 29 August 2017

About the only place open. They did a great job with a limited menu and resources to put out some nice meal in light of Harvey. Keep up the good work guys!! It is appreciated!!

Thank hdhatp
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Love this place for coffee and snacks! The outdoor patio is one of the best in Houston. The sugar daddy latte is my favorite. Delicious and the cookies on the side are a nice touch. I've been here several times and always have a great...More

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to find a parking spot right away as parking gets tricky. We went on a Sunday for brunch. There is usually a line as you order your food and drinks from the counter and they give you a number. You find a...More

Thank maggiet0813
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place for Brunch. All your regular fare is avbl. Omelettes, hash browns, coffee etc. All good. Nice layout.

Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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 4 August 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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