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Fountain View Cafe

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1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057-3004
+1 713-785-9060
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07:00 - 15:00
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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

PRO's: This is THE local neighborhood luncheon spot for casual dining. It serves a wide variety of dependable, well prepared deli/cafe/lunch counter type dishes that are well made, wholesome and in a family-friendly environment. CON's: This is a breakfast, brunch and lunch place. No dinner, it closes in mid-afternoon. Summary: If you are searching for dependable, comfort food in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Spurgeon B
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

We're so thrilled you enjoy what we have going on here -- thank you for the kind words! It's an honor to be a stop on your map, and we can't wait for the next time we can welcome you back. Thanks for the support! All the best, Steve, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We stayed in the Weston Oaks Hotel just wanted a good breakfast. It was very reasonable. I had eggs hash brown potatoes bacon toast just regular not fancy this is what I wanted. we also had pancakes they were the size of a dinner plate and very thin they were great.

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Thank michelekrugel
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you could come by for some breakfast while you were in town! I'm thrilled you enjoyed everything, and we truly appreciate you taking some time to support us too. Hope to see you back if you're ever in our neck of the woods! Warmly, Steve, Owner More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic pancakes and really tasty has browns. Order at counter and staff brings meal to the table. Staff very friendly

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Thank Helene S
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Helene, we're thrilled you're a fan of the pancakes -- thank you for the support! Hope we can look forward to seeing you around soon. Take care! -Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We make sure to go at least once or twice a week. Check the specials and they are always worth it! Try and save room for dessert (if you can)!

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Thank debsc44
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! We're so honored to have you as a regular -- thanks for the fantastic review! We can't wait for you to return for some of those specials and a little dessert. See you soon! Warmly, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Just order the cafe 2. My wife loves the biscuits, but I normally get the toast. I love the atmosphere here. Has a charming old cafe feel and the food is good and well priced. Don't miss it.

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Thank Tom D
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Tom, we appreciate the recommendation! Glad you enjoy the charm of our cafe, and it sounds like you are a master of our menu. We're looking forward to the next time we can serve you and your wife something great! Take care. Warmly, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I've been going for 8 years. It's across the street from Heb plenty of parking. Price is right, very reasonable. Locals and families. I love their breakfast croissant. They have the best hash browns, so crispy!!! Also their smoothies are huge!!! Yes, I had to wait over 35 min for my breakfast, but I had come at a very popular... More 

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Thank C L
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Always happy to hear from our longtime visitors! While the wait can be longer when we're busy, it sounds like it's been worth it. I'm so glad that you've always had a good time here, and I hope you'll be back again for another breakfast soon. Best wishes, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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308 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

varied menu and fast service-I find this excellent place for a sandwich or burger very popular for breakfast-it has been a while but I like this place good food friendly people, very efficient

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Thank gay e
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you love our breakfast food and our sandwiches. Hope to see you back soon! Best, Steve, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

A good neighborhood place to meet an old friend for breakfast! Get there early or else you will wait in a long line.

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Thank vertigo1999
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to know we're a great spot to meet with friends for a hearty meal. Hope we'll get to welcome you back to do just that very soon. 'Til then, Steve, Owner More 

Paris, France
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

I am a Le Peeps fan, being going there for over 20 years. But wanted to try something different. The Fountain View Cafe had a good write in the Houston press so what the heck give it a try. Well no queue waiting to get in at 07.00, then one guy at the counter taking his breakfast away and another... More 

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Thank Toni M
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

Toni, thanks for giving us a try, though I'm bummed to hear that we didn't impress you more. Would love another chance to show you that we can make everything as delicious as those pancakes you enjoyed so much! Take care, Steve, Owner More 

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59 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

I ordered the sandwich combo which comes as a half sandwich and a bowl of soup. First the potato soup was belo we average, I mean really? A little cheese, bacon bits would have gone a long way to help the water and potatoes. The sandwich was very good, I should have stuck with the whole sandwich and forgot the... More 

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Thank John S
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this review

John, first things first, I want to apologize if anyone on the team seemed impatient, as we should always be warm and welcoming. As for the soup, I appreciate the feedback and will keep it in mind moving forward. Happy to know you enjoyed the sandwich -- would love another shot and impressing you more soon! Take care, Steve, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-785-9060
Description
For a hearty meal that tastes as good as mama's, look no further than Fountain View Cafe in Houston. We are a homestyle American restaurant featuring a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites. From omelets, pancakes, and french toast to burgers, sandwiches, pies, and sundaes, you'll never leave Fountain View hungry.

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