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Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
+1 713-528-5282
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always a buzz especially on weekends.Decent and a vast breakfast menu to choose from.Good choice of beverages, breads, and sides.A healthy start to the day.

Thank Khushboo_Golyan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Empire had been a family favorite for years. We had recommended it to family and friends. So when my sister came to town and we had a rare opportunity for a girls day, I suggested we come. What a mistake! We both had the Eggs...More

Thank Seneca H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great pasta dinner tonight at the Empire Cafe. Tried the Rustica and it was delicious. Italian sausage, onions and basil over a penne pasta. House salad was also delicious. Would have had a piece of cake, but I didn’t have room! FYI, you...More

Thank Desmond K
Reviewed 7 February 2018

You stand in line at the counter and order your food as well as pick some of it up, though the rest can get delivered to your table. I had a truly amazing turkey sandwich, juicy, scrumptious and with some sort of amazing chutney. Good...More

Thank Vincent_van_Halsema
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a restaurant where you stand at the counter and order. If you order a Latte or something which has to be fixed to drink you have to KNOW to go pick it up at the counter they do NOT deliver it to you....More

1  Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure what all the hype is about.... we were down in the area and found this place when searching for breakfast /brunch locations. My husband and I ordered eggs Benedict - it, along with the hash browns, came out not even warm -...More

Thank TexasTravelerLover
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered the Verdi- the spinach and eggs were bland and tasteless. The 'cheddar hasbrown did not taste like there was any cheddar or cheese in them at all plus the were dry, burnt and cold. The fruit was bitter. My husband had the strawberry...More

1  Thank Enna J
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

If you like French toast, you'll love their version. Made with, yes, you guessed it, thickly cut Italian toast. Served with fresh strawberries, blueberries and syrup. It's divine. We usually sit on the patio but there's plenty of indoor seating too. The cafe used to...More

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 29 August 2017

About the only place open. They did a great job with a limited menu and resources to put out some nice meal in light of Harvey. Keep up the good work guys!! It is appreciated!!

Thank hdhatp
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Love this place for coffee and snacks! The outdoor patio is one of the best in Houston. The sugar daddy latte is my favorite. Delicious and the cookies on the side are a nice touch. I've been here several times and always have a great...More

Thank Kristin H
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-5282
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