NYC VIBE IN RICE
Australian-inspired, NYC-based coffee shop brews up third Houston locale in Rice Village
Australian-inspired, New York City-based coffee shop and cafe Bluestone Lane has opened its third Houston-area location in Rice Village. Located just around the corner from Navy Blue at 2412 University Blvd., the new cafe joins outposts in the Heights and the Galleria area.
Among the largest of Bluestone Lane’s nearly 60 locations, Rice Village features both indoor and outdoor seating. The exterior features a mural by local artist Houston artist Shelbi Nicole, and the interior has a coastal vibe.
Artist Shelbi Nicole painted the location's mural.Courtesy of Bluestone Lane
Bluestone Lane takes its inspiration from coffee shops and cafes in founder and CEO Nicholas Stone’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Among other innovations, it takes credit for being one of the first coffee shops in America to introduce two Australian staples: smashed avocado toast and the flat white. It also roasts coffee and offers an array of lifestyle products.
“The booming city of Houston is a natural fit for Bluestone Lane given the community is so passionate about delicious coffee, food and hospitality,” Stone said in a statement. “Our cafes have quickly become a beloved part of our locals’ daily rituals, thanks to the airy, inviting aesthetic, smooth, well-balanced coffee, and nourishing menu items.”
More than a coffee shop, Bluestone Lane operates as a full service restaurant with a substantial coffee program. In addition to several toast options, diners will find a range of dishes including bowls, salads, and sandwiches. While coffee takes the lead, the cafe also serves tea, juices, and smoothies.
“Rice Village is excited to welcome Bluestone Lane as our newest tenant,” Rice Management Company executive Morgan Lera added. “Our mission at Rice Village is to continue to attract high-quality tenants that better serve the needs of the Houston community. We are thrilled that Bluestone Lane has decided to call Rice Village home.”
Bluestone Lane opens daily at 7:30 am.