Monday, May 14, 2018


As a self-described Houstonian, I know more coffee shops than the majority of other humans on the planet. Over the past few semesters, me and some of the loves of my life began doing Friday Adventures.

Basically, we just hit up different coffee shops and color walls and did photo shoots while drinking tasty beverages. It was a cheap way to relax, hang out and recap on what happened that week, what professors were currently plotting our deaths, and moan about how broke we were/are.

This adventuring has turned into my favorite thing to do. I love coffee shops. I love coffee. I love foooooood.

This is going to be your one stop shop for some of my favorite coffee houses in Houston right now. The list of books at the end are some of the books I’ve read of late that are totally worth of the hours upon hours you’d spend at each of these lovely locals. I’ll hand over four of each. Let me know some of your favorite spots in your city!  


1712 Westheimer Rd

Greek-inspired, open until the wee-hours of the morning and packing drinks that'll leave you speechless, AGORA is a perfect coffee shop is there ever was one. I'd been meaning to visit this one for a hot minute. When one of the loves of my life came to Houston to visit me (she's in Boston) I decided this was the joint we'd be hanging out at. 

Surrounded by art and seated in chairs that allowed for optimal observation of our surroundings (which consisted of e v e r y o n e studying their butts off for finals the following week), we were content. I got my usual Americano. 


2201 Washington Ave


1953 Montrose Blvd A


729 Studewood St


by Isabel Wilkerson

"With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties."

by Zora Neale Hurston

“When God had made The Man, he made him out of stuff that sung all the time and glittered all over. Some angels got jealous and chopped him into millions of pieces, but still he glittered and hummed. So they beat him down to nothing but sparks but each little spark had a shine and a song. So they covered each one over with mud. And the lonesomeness in the sparks make them hunt for one another.” 

by Martha J. Nussbaum

"Should laws about sex and pornography be based on social conventions about what is disgusting? Should felons be required to display bumper stickers or wear T-shirts that announce their crimes? This powerful and elegantly written book, by one of America's most influential philosophers, presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our individual and social lives and, in particular, in the law."

by Yasunari Kawabata

“Your mother was such a gentle person. I always feel when I see someone like her that I'm watching the last flowers fall. This is no world for gentle people.” 

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