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Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098

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(713) 528-5282


  • Sunday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Cuisine: Bakeries, Breakfast and Brunch, Cafes, Coffee and Tea

4.8 of 5.0 from 133 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • ChefMozI have been going here since I used to live in the Montrose area 6 years ago. I still enjoy coming here very few weeks to relish in the generous portions and exciting blends of cheeses and pastas. This place is so good, it is programmed in my phone and I have the weekly specials almost memorized.

    44444 by ChefMoz.org

  • Vince CCakes are great, but they have some cleanliness issues.

    55555 by Vince C

  • Luke B.The pollo piccata came out so soon after I ordered, and it was fantastic! Great value, excellent service

    55555 by Luke B.

  • Cary Michael AGreat place for desert and coffee after dinner. Cary Michael Cox

    55555 by Cary Michael A

  • M GBest cake in town! Always get the chocolate Italian cream for my birthday!

    55555 by M G

  • Ross MAwesome casual spot with something for everyone. Breakfast all day too

    55555 by Ross M

  • Ashley R.Almond joy☕️

    55555 by Ashley R.

  • Alessandro jEverything!

    55555 by Alessandro j

  • Jacqueline R.Super cute place and people are just so nice and helpful. Very nice environment

    55555 by Jacqueline R.

  • Vladimir D.Good sandwiches.

    55555 by Vladimir D.

  • Raul KGreat breakfast and a very nice patio! The positano pasta is amazing and so is their Russian java cafe! And don't forget to get one of their cakes for dessert - they're amazing:)!

    55555 by Raul K

  • Graham JThe traditional breakfast is good - my family raves over the other breakfast items - a winner for Sunday brunch.

    55555 by Graham J

  • Adriana G.Debes pagar y ordenar en caja los pacakes son muy buenos

    33333 by Adriana G.

  • Adriana G.En desayuno muy bueno

    55555 by Adriana G.

  • Alejandro M.Great food! House Salad, Chicken Sandwich, and Roasted Potato Chicken delicious!

    55555 by Alejandro M.

  • Brooke LI haven't had anything bad here. Everything I try is so yummy

    55555 by Brooke L

  • Yuqing CVery cheap brunch

    55555 by Yuqing C

  • Yuqing CRefillable coffee

    55555 by Yuqing C

  • Nabil Dgood cup of cappuccion

    55555 by Nabil D

  • Nabil Dpizza margarita smells so fresh and good

    55555 by Nabil D

  • Nabil Degg omelet with avocado and fresh fruit yummy

    55555 by Nabil D

  • Kelly GHalf priced cake on Mondays! I could eat my weight in that lemon cake

    55555 by Kelly G

  • Andres GGreat place to come for breakfast! Only problem: they have way too many delicious choices!!

    55555 by Andres G

  • Veronica KBreakfast is pretty good.

    55555 by Veronica K

  • Janice MThe Milky Way is my favorite. The coffee is great. I've never had anything bad here.

    55555 by Janice M

  • Emily NThe Milky way is amazing!!

    55555 by Emily N

  • Nik KThe Russian Java is the best iced coffee drink I've ever had. Get here early - the line wraps around the building on weekends. Good food too

    55555 by Nik K

  • Roxana A.The Roma Eggs are perfection!!

    55555 by Roxana A.

  • Maaria YasinBest Appetizer = Dips of the World w/ Spinach Artichoke!

    55555 by Maaria Yasin

  • Cupcake JOH HOW I LOVE THE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD (no carb diet) I've had the breakfast, the omelette are amazing, the mimosas are DELISH! This is my go to spot! 4yrs ago w/my Hubbs for our 2nd date was here! =)

    55555 by Cupcake J

  • Ashley A.Relaxed atmosphere. Like to work here.

    55555 by Ashley A.

  • Hunter EstradaGreat atmosphere, but the coffee could be better.

    55555 by Hunter Estrada

  • Clifton McAdamsGood place all around. Good food - desserts and coffee for sure - but plenty other food items on the menu worth having. Great place for a date if you want to talk.

    55555 by Clifton McAdams

  • Russell G.Pasta and cake. You can't go wrong.

    55555 by Russell G.

  • Henry C.Sunglasses and advil...last night was mad real

    22222 by Henry C.

  • Vaidehi K.Focaccia eggs - yes! Also the texmex torta is pretty good.

    55555 by Vaidehi K.

  • Augustine V.The brunch menu here is awesome, lots of great options!

    55555 by Augustine V.

  • Patricia FereiraWhit my boy

    33333 by Patricia Fereira

  • Dyana L.Their coconut cake is amazing and they are half of on Mondays. I love their breakfast, the quesadiila one is my favorite.

    55555 by Dyana L.

  • nicole l.Forenza is awesome and their Germany chocolate cake is Devine! !! Also their Italian cream cake is so rich and delicate. ..it's amazing

    55555 by nicole l.

  • Lisa K.Try the frozen espresso drink!

    55555 by Lisa K.

  • Kevin C.The great chorizo in this dish puts Empire Cafe's Migas over the top!

    55555 by Kevin C.

  • Colin DismukeThe vanilla lattes are huge and come with great little sugar cookies. The French toast is amazing but so is most everything else on their menu. Enjoy!

    55555 by Colin Dismuke

  • Damien F.You have to get cake. Always fresh. Always good.

    55555 by Damien F.

  • Dustin LydayGood food and relaxing patio atmosphere on the street

    55555 by Dustin Lyday

  • Jason B.Build your own omelette with a nice variety of ingredients. Mimosas are great and strong, but can’t get them before noon on Sundays (thanks Texas blue laws).

    55555 by Jason B.

  • Adam CooperBreakfast, coffee

    55555 by Adam Cooper

  • Stevie C.Very mediocre. I won't be going back. Out food was cold & bland.

    11111 by Stevie C.

  • Candice DBig girl mimosa

    55555 by Candice D

  • JD H.Delicious café cubano!

    55555 by JD H.

  • Howard R.Peruvia coffee is great!

    55555 by Howard R.

  • Fernando CovasThe iced coffee is delicious, as is the mint limeade, which they middle with fresh mint for every order.

    55555 by Fernando Covas

  • Fernando CovasGood, simple, inexpensive, and casual. The patio is great for people watching!

    55555 by Fernando Covas

  • Tammy JChicken roulade is very good. Very good portions too!

    55555 by Tammy J

  • Erika M.The breakfast quesadilla is delicious. The sugar daddy too

    55555 by Erika M.

  • Van N.Try the Daily Pasta Special - Shrimp, portobello mushrooms, and spinach over fettuccine in a tomato cream sauce

    55555 by Van N.

  • Ahmed CAwesome cake

    55555 by Ahmed C

  • Daniel R.Poor service and mediocre food. Meh.

    11111 by Daniel R.

  • Vivian EBest day to go is monday when they have half priced cakes. My favorite is berry white!!

    55555 by Vivian E

  • Houst-on.comTry their caffe latte and their chocolate mousse cake.

    55555 by Houst-on.com

  • Kristal C.The sugar cookies ROCK!!! Best chill spot for coffee, brunch or just hangin' with friends. #MadLOVE for this spot!

    55555 by Kristal C.

  • Baris ROmletleri guzel....

    55555 by Baris R

  • Georgia H.Amazing patio and great brunch! I'm a huge fan of their bloody Marys :) looking for a place to enjoy wonderful weather great food and drinks and a laid back atmosphere I def suggest empire

    55555 by Georgia H.

  • Kelly H.Broccoli & Cheese soup yes please!

    55555 by Kelly H.

  • Kelly H.Well they don't have my spinach & mushroom pizza anymore but you can build your own....

    55555 by Kelly H.

  • Julie M.Shrimp pasta rather dry.

    22222 by Julie M.

  • Danvy V.Cute place but the food could be served hotter

    33333 by Danvy V.

  • Carlos V.During happy hour on the purchase of a drink you get a free appetizer

    55555 by Carlos V.

  • Carlos V.Hefeweizen beer, serve here!!

    55555 by Carlos V.

  • James B.Cakes are half-price on Mondays

    55555 by James B.

  • Sandy F.Try the giant mimosa!

    55555 by Sandy F.

  • CRATEinteriorsBest all day breakfast in Houston. House made dips and 12oz mimosas -all served up in a sunny boho courtyard....now that's a Crate idea!

    55555 by CRATEinteriors

  • Britney S.Get the Milky Way to go and add whipped cream vodka.....supper yummy.

    55555 by Britney S.

  • Jerrell A.Amazing desserts!

    55555 by Jerrell A.

  • Graham C.Get a Milky Way!

    55555 by Graham C.

  • Vi N.The fiorenza pasta is delicious. Very nice staff as well.

    55555 by Vi N.

  • Sofia P.The breakfast tacos were really weird. Lettuce and eggs? Wtf.

    33333 by Sofia P.

  • Joshua J.Whatever bread they serve with the salads and pasta is delish.

    55555 by Joshua J.

  • Antonio D.Cafe con leche is coffee flavored water..:-(

    55555 by Antonio D.

  • DonMonday is 'half price cake day', but seriously?? I get home with my piece of tollhouse cake (to go) after eating dinner with a friend only to find this (see pic). Take a bite before boxing much?

    33333 by Don

  • Thiago CAwesome breakfast on the weekends!

    55555 by Thiago C

  • Ultimate H.Tried their hot chocolate and put up a review and pictures at www.ultimatehotchocolate.com. Loved the hot chocolate

    55555 by Ultimate H.

  • Emily M.Free cookies with any coffee drink! Make sure you ask for them with your to-go coffee too.

    55555 by Emily M.

  • John MauroBring your own sriracha for their delicious omelettes.

    55555 by John Mauro

  • Joseph E.The Milky Way is a delicious coffee drink.

    55555 by Joseph E.

  • Eloy G.You gotta have the coconut cream cake

    55555 by Eloy G.

  • Courtney K.Free coffee and tea refills. It's magical!

    55555 by Courtney K.

  • Ermelinda C.The coffee is great and fruit is good.

    55555 by Ermelinda C.

  • Chad O.Awesome desserts, beware most of them are huge... a six inch tall piece of chocolate overload! Good coffee and stellar patio when it isn't overflowing.

    55555 by Chad O.

  • Colin BGreat food!!! Try a slice of cake

    55555 by Colin B

  • Hans WongGreat place to hang out....

    55555 by Hans Wong

  • Tina M.You must try a slice of cake with your coffee!

    55555 by Tina M.

  • CultureMap HoustonEmpire's phenomenal cakes are half-price on Mondays.

    55555 by CultureMap Houston

  • Joan T.Peruvian coffee. Muy bueno

    55555 by Joan T.

  • Audrey L.Great mixed coffee drinks, delicious house-made breadsticks, super salad and big portions.

    55555 by Audrey L.

  • Joan T.Peruvian coffee wasamazing

    55555 by Joan T.

  • Butt KThe eggs are great...but the sautéed spinach is some of the best I ever had!! Skip the fruit and get the spinach!

    55555 by Butt K

  • Danielle S.Daily pasta and soup specials are a must.

    55555 by Danielle S.

  • Craig B.the Northwest scramble available on weekends if a gym rats dream! high protein/complex carb balanced!

    55555 by Craig B.

  • JennTheir breakfast is incredible. I love their foccacia eggs. Its scrambled eggs, tomato, cheese, bacon and sauce, on foccacia bread. Excellent omelettes and mimosas, too! :)

    55555 by Jenn

  • Ramon C.Decadent chocolate mousse cake!

    55555 by Ramon C.

  • Ashley CBest scones in the metro!

    55555 by Ashley C

  • Christine G.The cafe mocha & the espresso con panna are delicious!

    55555 by Christine G.

  • Mitch S.I always get the almond joy iced coffee. Great with their breakfast or their desserts.

    55555 by Mitch S.

  • Shunte' W.Try the hummingbird cake when the have it.

    55555 by Shunte' W.

  • CheapEats InHoustonHave your cake & eat it too with huge slices for half-price on Mondays. Come during the week for happy hour (4-7) for $1 off beverages and a free appetizer.

    55555 by CheapEats InHouston

  • Jessica H.Order the iced milky way...sugar, chocolate and caffeine= perfection

    55555 by Jessica H.

  • Lawrence KOmg. Rosemary Vinaigrette

    55555 by Lawrence K

  • Kim RI love the daily specials.

    55555 by Kim R

  • Kimberly R.Love the cookies served with coffee and milky way is cool

    55555 by Kimberly R.

  • Dustin M.This is where I found out Goat cheese taste like shit.

    55555 by Dustin M.

  • Jesse F.the velvet espresso is almost too incredible. and the MOJITOS!?! perfection.

    55555 by Jesse F.

  • Southern ESave money on cake slices on Mon. where slices are 1/2 off. Don't see your fave cake on display, ask for it, it may be available. Rosemary vingarette is a must on salad.

    55555 by Southern E

  • Elizabeth YDips around the WORLD!!

    55555 by Elizabeth Y

  • Robyn TThe Russian Java will change your world.

    55555 by Robyn T

  • Ura Y.Best bloody marys in town!

    55555 by Ura Y.

  • Liz S.Best salad I've ever had. Everything I've had here is good, but the salad...yum!!

    55555 by Liz S.

  • Nathan M.If the mayor is checked in here you might want to look for him. He might not be there.

    33333 by Nathan M.

  • Anthony RBest breakfast ever! I dig the Traditional!

    55555 by Anthony R

  • Hannah LThe food and cake here is great but the 'free' internet is so dissapointing. It cuts out all the time and they shut off access on the weekend so less people take up tables.

    33333 by Hannah L

  • Marissa M.berry white cake = best thing in the world

    55555 by Marissa M.

  • jeff t.luv monday 1/2 price cake

    55555 by jeff t.

  • Henry's Hungry HoustonGet the Positano: angel hair pasta served with shrimp and sun dried tomatoes. Comes with soup; get tomato basil. Today's specials displayed by register.

    33333 by Henry's Hungry Houston

  • Priya N.The mint lemonade is a MUST at brunch on a hot weekend...morning.

    55555 by Priya N.

  • James C.Focaccia eggs are absolutely fantastic!

    55555 by James C.

  • Brian F."Traditional" Two pieces of bacon, whole wheat toast, cheddar hash brown potatoes and fresh fruit.

    55555 by Brian F.

  • Josh T.The hot chocolates are excellent...with cookies.

    55555 by Josh T.

  • Melissa KHappy hour gets you $1 off each drink and a free appetizer that is *always* delish! 4-7 pm!

    55555 by Melissa K

  • Mary P.The fruit platter is HUGE!!

    55555 by Mary P.

  • MirandaThe hibiscus mint ice tea is phenomenal. Favorite lunch is the eggplant panini. Unique and very filling.

    55555 by Miranda

  • Ashley JAlthough Houston doesn't allow dogs at restaurants - the rules are pretty lax at Empire and you can usually sit outside with your pooch at your feet when eating.

    55555 by Ashley J

  • dustin h.Coffee royale. Mmmm.

    55555 by dustin h.

  • Jordan D.the nutty chicken pizza is the best ever. and the small size is huge.

    55555 by Jordan D.

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