Sometimes, you just want a nice cup of coffee, and sometimes you just want something sweet to go with it. While there are a lot of pastry and coffee shops in downtown Houston, the Empire Cafe is one of the ones that stands out above the rest.

Their menu is what one would expect from a coffee shop: Cafe Au Lait, Mocha Latte, and Cappuccino are just a few of the drinks that they serve. With coffee cordials, such as Mocha Java, and an eclectic list of dishes, such as breakfast, paninis, and salads, the Empire Cafe is a ripe choice for any meal of the day.

The atmosphere is that of a European Cafe, a relaxing ambiance that melds in a homey feel to it. The location on Westheimer is convenient as well, making it easy to access all hours of the day.