The Best Coffee Shops in Houston

There are few substances more precious to students than caffeine, and fortunately, the area around Melia Medical Center has a multitude of great coffee shops in Houston to choose from. Why not stop by one of our local favorites the next time that you need a little pick-me-up?

Siphon Coffee

If you’re passionate about the taste nuances of your coffee, then Siphon Coffee is just the place for you. With their signature halogen burner method of preparing every cup of coffee they make, even the lightest tastes of the expertly roasted artisan coffee beans come to light. Many of their beans come from local roasters, such as Amaya Coffee, but they also source beans from Cat & Cloud and Huckleberry. In addition to their truly delicious coffee, they also offer a full breakfast and lunch menu, as well as pizza, baked goods, and beer and wine happy hour. We recommend stopping by for their El Taco Grande and double espresso for breakfast, and their Siphon Club sandwich is hard to beat. Vegetarian? Don’t worry! They also offer the Beyond Burger, with an option to make it vegan.

Boomtown Coffee

If you want to get your coffee from a place where they really, truly, deeply care about the cup of coffee that they hand to you, then stop on by Boomtown Coffee. They offer a variety of specialty coffees that you won’t find anywhere else, such as their Honeyed Costa Rican blend. Despite what the name might suggest, there is no honey in the coffee beans. The roasting process leaves part of the coffee cherry on the bean, resulting in less-acidic coffee which you have to taste to believe.


This one’s a two-for-one deal, as Agora is both a coffeehouse AND a bar, not to mention that it’s centered around a theme of ancient Greece (honestly, does it get better than that?). Whether you’re looking for a nice glass of wine, the perfect cafe au lait, or a place where you can enjoy replica ancient Greek art without having to pay museum admission, then this is the perfect place for you. Be sure to stop on by and see for yourself why it was dubbed Best Coffeehouse by the Houston Press on three separate occasions.

No matter what type of coffee shops or atmosphere you’re looking for, Houston has it in spades. We hope that this list will help you find that perfect cup of Joe. Any questions? Let us know! We at the Melia Medical Center are more than happy to help you out.

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