Greenway Coffee owners David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto have opened a number of cafes over the years — Blacksmith, Tropicales, etc. — but their Heights outpost defines their vision for the mix of coffee, tea, food, and hospitality they hope to achieve. On the beverage side, Morningstar serves both a full range of espresso drinks, as well as a matcha tea program designed for people who don't want to consume dairy. The eclectic doughnut offerings reflect Buehrer's esteem for the "Cambodian doughnut Jedis" that trained him and chef Carlos Belon. Legendary University of Houston architecture professor John Zemanek contributed to the cafe's minimal, industrial design.
Weekend doughnut specials and recent menu additions like Japanese-style pancakes keep things interesting for regulars who want something new to snack on.