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Empire Café

Artsy café with a European twist

Imagine a sun-filled coffeehouse in Prague or Barcelona and you’ve got a good handle on the laid-back European attitude of Empire Café. Young artists mingle with a proliferation of intellectuals and expats and a loyal band of regulars from all walks of life who share an appreciation for stimulating conversation accompanied by an exquisitely brewed cup of coffee. The mellow Italian-American menu offers a variety of pasta, panini, pizza, and frittatas and there’s also beer and wine, plus rich homemade cakes served in humongous portions meant for two. Empire is that rare kind of place in Houston where you are welcome to sit for hours, even if all you want is coffee.

Empire's phenomenal cakes are half-price on Mondays.

1732 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77098
Open Now
Sun: 7:30am - 10pm
Mon: 7:30am - 10pm
Tue: 7:30am - 10pm
Wed: 7:30am - 10pm
Thu: 7:30am - 10pm
Fri: 7:30am - 11pm
Sat: 7:30am - 11pm
Good to Know
  • Fast Casual
  • $$
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Takeout