Empire Cafe

84% love it
Hipster cafe
This sleek, stylish cafe serves up yummy breakfasts and some of the best coffee in the neighborhood. The funky decor caters to a fairly young scene, but the older and wiser Montrose locals come in for Sunday brunch.


    • texbearjoe
      texbearjoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Funky
      Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Menu hasn't varied much in 10 years, but the food is always well prepared, but they're great with a variety of egg dishes for breakfast, and good basic one-step-above-diner dinner menu. Portions bit on the too big side. Stand in line to order, food brought out ergo not a a real restaurant or cafe for that matter. Need more salads for lunch. Unpleasant desserts - huge spongy cakes that grandma may have liked. Funky Fun decor. Nice outdoor area (covered!). Plates of "demo" food at ordering line somewhat nauseating after they've dried out.

    • decadentguy
      decadentguy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Brunch delight
      Great place for brunches, but gets very crowed. Seating is limited to mostly outside, but the food is great. Nice eating if weather perrmits. Staff very plesant. Try it you'll will like it.

    • MammyGraham
      MammyGraham Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Too good for its own good
      This is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It has a lot of personality, which is not very easy to find in H-town. The outdoor seating is also great if it's not summer. Very good food at good prices with a chic yet comfortable atmosphere is the reason why the straights have ventured into Montrose to overrun this place.

    • mfangman
      mfangman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Straight hell!
      To many babies and children. Do not attempt on a weekend as straight people have invaded! &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;i&gt; &lt;/i&gt;<br><br><i> </i>