If your dream day involves vintage, music, and tasty treats, then have we got the itinerary for you. For this February edition of Travel Bug, James of Bleubird Vintage led us on a caffeine-fueled tour — there are no less than three cafe recommendations in this post — of her hometown, Houston, Texas.
Ready to get your coffee ‘n’ culture fix? Let’s go!
1. Antidote. “The first stop on our tour is one of my favorite local coffee shops, Antidote. It is in walking distance from our house, and we go there often for coffee, a quick bite from the hotdog truck that frequents Antidote’s parking lot, or to watch an outdoor movie in their courtyard. They have a laid-back atmosphere with local art on the walls and unique, living room-style seating. Definitely a favorite spot.”
2. Replay on 19th Street. “One of my favorite vintage shops here in the Houston Heights. They have an enormous selection of unique finds, and their prices aren’t outrageous like so many [of] the other shops in town. Everything is sorted by era, style, and most of the racks are sorted by color. I found one of my bridesmaid’s dresses here. Replay does not disappoint.”
3. Cafe Brasil. “Excellent food and incredible patios. Brasil is one of my favorite cafÃ©s, right in the heart of Montrose (a hip area of Houston with lots of great shops, bars, coffee houses, and restaurants). I recommend their beet and goat cheese sandwich on ciabatta and their pomme frites.”
4. Cactus Music. “We love Cactus! The people that work there are great and very helpful. They have a large selection and frequent in-store [concerts], where you can see touring artists play while sipping on a pint of free local beer.”
5. Agora. “Hands down, the most chill and relaxed coffee and wine bar in Houston. It’s hard to find a seat most days, because this place has become such a popular spot for locals.”
6. Revival Market. “Everything they make and carry is locally made or grown. They carry everything… fresh eggs, yogurt, butchered meats, pickled beets, bulk olive oil, and macarons. They also make a killer breakfast taco and one mean cup of coffee. The folks at Revival are extremely friendly, and I always feel like family when I stop in.”
Thanks for the tour, James!
Have you been to Houston? What would you recommend?