In what might be the ultimate act of restaurant chutzpah, Blacksmith owners David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto have opened a coffee shop that serves doughnuts less than a mile from a Shipley's and honey butter chicken biscuits less than a mile from a Whataburger. But of course, these are no ordinary donuts and biscuits. Dedication to the craft of doughnut making gets combined with a Houston twist on flavors like pineapple fritters, a honey-glazed doughnut (honey sourced from the Heights), and homemade sprinkles for the strawberry frosting. While Blacksmith's food has taken a Southern direction, Morningstar is more Southeast Asian, offering a selection of rice bowls that provide a heartier, healthier alternative to doughnuts — even that honey butter chicken biscuit gets a sambal glaze. On the beverage side, a full lineup of matcha drinks supplements the espresso-based offerings and provides people who don't want to consume dairy (whether for dietary or health reasons) with a choice that's designed for them.