Looking for the best Houston coffee shops to study or work out of to be productive? Check out our favorite coffee shops in Houston to get work done! Find local shops with plenty of plugs, delicious coffee, and the perfect atmosphere. Whether you’re studying for a final or have a deadline coming up at work, we have you covered!
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CAVO COFFEE SHOP
Upper Kirby || Daily 7am – 6pm
This has been my go-to Houston coffee shop for years. I love that there is no shortage of seating or plugs, that it’s a gorgeous trendy environment, and the coffee is solid! It’s like the best go-to no-fail option. They do have a parking garage available, plenty of seating, and some background noise for your brain. As for food, they have sandwiches and tacos available too!
Location & Parking: Upper Kirby in a Business Complex, Parking garage available
Seating & Plugs: Plenty, smaller and larger tables with bar seating too, and plenty of plugs
Vibe & Noise Level: Social, medium noise levels and good for working
A 2ND CUP
Greater Heights || Daily 7am – 10pm (5pm on Sundays)
Coolest thing about 2nd Cup is that it’s actually a non-profit with a mission against human trafficking! So your coffee sales help support their cause. Plus, the coffee is really good in general and the space is great for you to hunker down and get to work! And love the later hours.
Location & Parking: Parking lot out back, so there is plenty of space
Seating & Plugs: Built for working and studying out of, so plenty of smaller and larger tables and plugs
Noise Level & Vibes: Quieter, work focused environment
Food & Drinks: Limited food menu available, so don’t plan to eat here
The Coffee House Houston
The West End // 7am-6pm Monday – Wednesday + Friday, only 5:30pm on Thursday and 4pm on weekends
The Coffee House Houston at West End is a HUGGEEEE coffee space! It’s absolutely massive, which means endless seating options and plugs available. This is the space I go to if I dont want to fight for a chair, or if I need to meet with a group of people! PLUS it has a gorgeous rooftop you’ll absolutely love on a beautiful day.
Location & Parking: West End of Houston, Parking Lot Available
Seating & Plugs: PLENTY of seating available, but often pretty busy
Noise Level & Vibes: Both, sections where people are quietly working and some areas where you can be more social
Food & Drinks: Multiple coffee and espresso options, plus a full pastry menu
Urban Brew HTX
Midtown Houston // Daily 7am – 5pm but closes 3pm on Sunday
One of the CUTEST coffee shops you’ll find in Houston! Urban Bean is a new coffee shop in Houston just having opened in Spring of 2021, but already making favorites lists. It’s cozy cute interior and delicious crepes make it stand out from the rest of the coffee shop group!
Location + Parking: Located in Midtown, small parking lot out back and free street parking
Seating & Plugs: Not as many tables or plugs as some other coffee shops
Noise Level & Vibes: Usually some chatting people, not dead quiet for sure
Food & Drinks: Absolutely recommend their teas and crepes!
AGORA COFFEE SHOP
Montrose || Daily 9am – 2am
Pretend you’re in Greece while you’re here. Known for their bottomless coffee and late hours especially. Two stories with plenty of tables on both levels! And when you’re ready to switch to beer, you can absolutely do that here. This reminds me of being in a library, but with wayyy more coffee!
Location & Parking: Located in Montrose, Smaller Parking Lot available
Seating & Plugs: Plenty, two stories with tables so you can usually find a spot with a plug
Noise Level & Vibes: Both, sections where people are quietly working and some areas where you can be more social
Food & Drinks: Pastries available here, and a smaller menu
PURA COFFEE SHOP
Memorial Park || Daily 7am – 5pm
Known for their gourmet coffees, kolaches, croissants, and gluten free options! Definitely a solid option if you’re looking for something not in central Houston, and they have plenty of tables available to get work done at.
Location & Parking: Farther away from Central Houston in Memorial, Parking lot available, does get busy!
Seating & Plugs: Smaller tables available, minimal access to plugs so maybe come charged
Noise Level & Vibes: Quieter environment, mostly people working
Food & Drinks: Some pastries and snacks available, they’re known for their pastries and gluten free options here
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SLOWPOKES CAFE AND BAR
North Houston || Daily 7am – 10pm (Happy Hour Weekdays 4pm – 7pm)
What happens when the Houston coffee shops meet a beer garden basically. Louder noise levels for sure as it’s a social environment, but such a fun place to be if you want to transition from working to beer! Their outdoor patio is such a great spot as well!
Location & Parking: Parking lot available
Seating & Plugs: Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating with ample plugs inside
Noise Level & Vibes: Social, louder noise levels especially in the evenings
Food & Drinks: Food menu available here
BLACKSMITH COFFEE SHOP
Montrose || Daily 7am – 5pm
A cult favorite of the Houston coffee shops for their incredible coffee. This is for the cult coffee lovers, with it’s laid back feel and latte art and delicious biscuits and breakfast menu. A great spot if you plan on getting a full day of work here. Also the coffee is reasonably priced!
Location & Parking: Smaller Parking Lot, usually have to go with street parking
Seating & Plugs: Plenty, Various sized tables and bar seating and no shortage of plugs
Noise Level & Vibes: Louder noise levels, great for group work with people moving in and out
Food & Drinks: Breakfast sandwiches and bisuits available (get their biscuits!)
BOOMTOWN COFFEE SHOP
Greater Heights || Daily 7am – 5pm
Just your classic coffee shop with high quality roasting! Try the Mayan mocha, milk and honey latte, and fried egg tacos to really make the most of your experience here. Otherwise, a solid spot to hunker down in a relaxed environment and get work done!
Location & Parking: A few spots in front, but otherwise rely on the street parking
Seating & Plugs: Fewer seating options, smaller tables mostly and usually plugs are taken
Noise Level & Vibes: Louder noise levels, social environment
Food & Drinks: Breakfast sandwiches, tacos, and sides available
COMMON BOND CAFE (Multiple Locations)
Montrose || Daily 8am – 8pm
Definitely a more social spot, if you want to work before you meet with someone for lunch. But they’re known for their pastries and how great they are, so it’s a yummy spot to hang out at!
Location & Parking: Parking lot, but it fills up fast
Seating & Plugs: Limited, smaller tables and bar seating especially. Plugs are mostly by the walls and bar seating, so not as much
Noise Level & Vibes: Social, louder noise levels and more talking
Food & Drinks: Known for their delicious pastries, with a lunch and breakfast menu available too
Cafe Louie Houston
East of Downtown|| Daily 8am – 2pm
This cute and colorful cafe is the favorite option if you definitely want to eat something while you’re there! It’s light and airy with good coffee, pastries, and breakfast. On Monday and Tuesday they ONLY have pastries + coffee, but Wednesday to Sunday breakfast is served. Then at night, they turn into a restaurant and wine bar. This is the kind of spot I would go if I need a work lunch or something along those lines!
Location & Parking: Street Parking Available
Seating & Plugs: Smaller tables and bench seating mostly not a TON of plugs
Noise Level & Vibes: Louder environment, mostly people chatting
Food & Drinks: Full breakfast menu available Wed – Sun, and then pastries on Mon and Tuesday
Greater Heights || Daily 6:30am – 6pm
Definitely more on low key side of things! A comfortable spot to hunker down with a laptop, and I love their outdoor dog friendly patio too.
Location & Parking: Smaller parking lots available
Seating & Plugs: Limited inside seating, plenty of patio seating, plugs inside too
Noise Level & Vibes: Social, louder noise levels outside
Food & Drinks: Food truck available outside
TOUT SUITE CAFE
Downtown Houston || Weekdays 7am – 12am, Weekends 10am – 12am
A great Instagram worthy study location. Plenty of table and seats to get work down, and in a gorgeous airy modern environment. Plus, big fan of the dessert menu for some sweets while you work! And that you have two levels of seating, so finding a spot is so much easier.
Location & Parking: Smaller parking lots available, otherwise street parking
Seating & Plugs: Plenty, Smaller and Larger Tables and plugs everywhere
Noise Level & Vibes: Social, Good for Individual or Group Work
Food & Drinks: Dessert menu featuring pastries, macarons, toasts, and more
Tenfold Coffee Shop
Heights | Daily 7am – 6pm
This is probably the coffee shop I visit most often in Houston because it’s closest to my friends who live in the Heights! It’s a great spot for a workday, with tons of seating options inside and outside, a parking lot, and generally good coffee. Nothing bad I can say about this spot! It’s green and airy and so pretty, and its just going to hit the spot when you’re in town. Highly recommend!
Location & Parking: Parking lot available, no shortage of spots!
Seating & Plugs: Plenty, small and larger seating options and plugs around the walls
Noise Level & Vibes: Not super loud but not quiet, more chatty
Food & Drinks: Coffee only, didn’t see any snacks available?
HONEY ART CAFE
Montrose || Hours Vary Heavily (Closed Monday and Sunday)
One of the cutest and prettiest Houston coffee shops I have ever seen! I love the colorful walls and desserts, definitely will keep your spirits up. It’s not a TON of space, but usually you can find a spot. Only complaint is the confusing hours they have. FUN FACT they also offer art classes there!
Location & Parking: Street parking only
Seating & Plugs: Larger and smaller tables available, not a ton though. Plugs everywhere though.
Noise Level & Vibes: Medium noise levels, usually quieter though
Food & Drinks: Known for their delicious desserts!
7 LEAVES CAFE
Chinatown || Daily 8am – 11pm
This spot is insanely cute, and makes me want to work all day. Not only that, but I love that their hours go so much later, so you can do some late night cramming need be! Additionally, they’re known for their boba if you’re going for something other than coffee during your work session.
Location & Parking: Limited parking available
Seating & Plugs: Plenty of smaller and larger tables, and plugs too
Noise Level & Vibes: Social, medium noise levels
Food & Drinks: Known for their boba!
ONE 11 COFFEE ROASTERS
Katy, Texas || Daily 8am – 6pm
Firstly, note this is in Katy and not directly in Houston! Second, this looks like you’re walking into the most expensive coffee shop ever. It’s all white marble and florals, so I love going here when I am doing blog work because I feel very modern. Otherwise, it’s absolutely worth coming for their desserts and pastries!
Location & Parking: Plenty of parking available
Seating & Plugs: Plenty of smaller and larger tables available, but not a tonnnnn of plugs
Noise Level & Vibes: Quieter, medium nosie levels
Food & Drinks: Known for their delicious pastries
Thanks for reading about our favorite Houston coffee shops! If you have more you think should be on the list, comment below and let us know so we can check them out!
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