We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


1928 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
+1 713-524-0201
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
13 Jul 2017
“Fresh sandwiches made to order”
2 weeks ago
“Dine in lunch - always a pickle!”
Open Now
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Deli
$$ - $$$
1928 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (16)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place - full of locals, keen to eat well in a relaxed and comfortable cafe. The sandwich menu and soup menu are full of great options; the salad variety makes this place worth considering as a repeat visit option. The roast beef...More

Thank teeay65
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a cute lunch spot near Rice University. They have indoor picnic style tables for lunch or they will pack up a "picnic box lunch" for you to take to the park. This includes a sandwich, cookie, chips and fruit. Their chocolate chip cookies...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Neighborhood standard near Rice University and the vast Houston Medical Center. If your tired of the restaurant atmosphere and would enjoy a great lunch, Picnic is you place. Fresh and fun

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy about this place. Got a picnic-style sandwich. It was made fresh and fast. Only issue I had was seemed kind of small for the price I paid. Other than that, the food was quality and fresh.

Thank doc10261881
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to relax and have a great sandwich with a pretty damn good cookie. The simple cuisine, makes choosing your meal a breeze. Great bread makes a great sandwich filled with quality meats.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for a coffee with my wife. She ordered a cappuccino and I ordered an espresso. My wife's drink was almost all milk with almost no foam and my espresso was like watered down diner coffee because he didn't tamp the grounds. I went...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We discovered this little place on our way to the MFAH and popped in for lunch. When we arrived it wasn't very busy and we were able to order and receive our lunches quickly. The soup was excellent and both sandwiches (veggie & tuna salad)...More

Thank mcfiddle
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Warning! The sourdough bread here is highly addictive. In the middle of the beautiful Houston Museum District, Picnic is surrounded by live oak-lined streets and lovely old and new contemporary homes. Lots of options for coffee and tea, freshly baked goods temptingly displayed, salads, soups...More

Thank AnnSays
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary but you can always expect quick service, great breads, and decent sandwiches. Parking is sometimes difficult.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

My vegan girlfriend lives walking distance from picnic, and every so often we stop in for a salad or a sandwich.. the food always seems quite fresh, and I like the unpretentious decor. But, last weekend as I was finishing my turkey sandwich, a horrified...More

1  Thank Edmund P
Nearby HotelsSee all 525 hotels in Houston
Extended Stay America - Houston - Med. Ctr. - Greenway Plaza
125 reviews
1.01 km away
Modern B&B
210 reviews
1.18 km away
Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks
1,694 reviews
1.56 km away
Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District
1,795 reviews
1.58 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Star Pizza
239 reviews
.86 km away
Antica Osteria
115 reviews
.66 km away
Raven Grill
129 reviews
.04 km away
Amy's Ice Creams
105 reviews
.95 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rice University Trail
102 reviews
1.15 km away
French Country Wines
7 reviews
.96 km away
McGonigel's Mucky Duck
111 reviews
1.28 km away
Salento Coffee
17 reviews
1.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Picnic staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1928 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighbourhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: +1 713-524-0201
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing