Saturday morning, we ran around Houston, TX like caffeine addicts on the hunt for the best macchiatos and lattes. We visited four coffee shops and hit the jackpot each time! Just from the research, it seemed like Houston had its fair share of coffee gurus. There were so many that we wanted to try.
Our first stop was at PaperCo Cafe — a modern cafe that’s connected to a church. It was inside of a warehouse-type building with windows as large as garage doors. The dawn’s lighting was gorgeous. I loved the fact that we were greeted with a charming, blue door. The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful, and the coffee and breakfast sandwich were delicious. The potato chips were extra crispy and slightly sweet making it perfect for breakfast. To top that off, there were yellow picnic tables outside with the view of Houston’s skyline! This place was a hidden gem with an amazing view.
Our second stop was Agora. I was craving a green tea latte by then, but unfortunately we didn’t see it on the menu. That didn’t stop me from snapping some pics of the interior though. It was a two-story cafe with a very artsy and poetic vibe. The outside patio had a view of a large, colorful graffiti wall so I had to take a picture with it, even if I had to squint for the photo.
Our third stop was Catalina Coffee. Immediately, I was in love with the tables they set up outside. The trees provided shade enough to keep you cool from the Texas sun. The breeze felt so nice that day, and we had to enjoy it while it was there. We were able to find a table outside just in time despite the crowd. Kasey — the lovely guy behind the camera (and my boyfriend) — ordered his second macchiato, and I opted for a warm chai latte for the sake of fall weather.
The next morning, we made our fourth and final stop at Blacksmith Coffee. This one was crowded on a Sunday morning, but I tried the best hot vanilla latte there. It was so good that I wouldn’t change anything about it. It was warm and sweet enough with the right amount of coffee. I thought their latte art and presentation skills were superb as you’ll see in the pictures. Unfortunate, my camera was out of battery, and I also forgot to pack my charger (typical me) so you’ll have to see it through pictures from my iPhone.
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Each time we visit Houston, there is one place we always have to eat for lunch… Ruggles Green! This restaurant wins our heart every single time. If you’re familiar with that restaurant, you’ll know just how delicious it is! They serve the best healthy, flavorful food! We drove to the one in City Centre and ordered our usual: the buffalo burger, sweet potato fries, and margherita pizza! You can view pictures of it and my details of my outfit here.