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Cafe Express

1422 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-4927
+1 713-522-3100
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
3 days ago
“Good, Agreeable Place to Drink and Dine”
8 May 2017
“Chicken grilled to perfection and not heavily salted”
Closed Now
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
1422 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-4927
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sit- down, full service restaurants are nice, but sometimes, you don’t have the time to spare and need something a little faster. You could go the route of fast food, but a better option is one that falls somewhere in the middle and a fine...More

Thank Bryan_Carey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Express is a fast-food place successfully strives to serve not great but pretty darned fine food. All food is cooked fresh, and you can tell that in the taste.. There is a small and quiet bar with a tv at one end. Other than...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

One of the most difficult things to adjust to in Texas is the amount of salt in everything. As humid as it is, it may be a necessity for the people here. That being said it was a pleasant surprise to get grilled chicken and...More

Thank Buddettes_Journey
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Remembering the nice breakfast I had there with my daughter last year I went there again for dinner - It was not the same - poor dinner

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I had a BLT and it was really bad. The bread was so stale, I could barely get it down. The bacon was meager and limp. (In the past, the BLT was much better). Change of ownership? I don't know. But, this is not the...More

Thank savoryone
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a typical semi-fast food place. The salads are especially tasty and the cheesecake is comment-worthy. Lunch time can be packed and slow, as are all the Cafe Expresses around town but if you want some filling fare at a decent price, this is...More

Thank sherri p
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Every November thru around end Feb great Chicken tortilla soup. Portion seems smaller this year and less/ no tortilla's but still nice. West gray location has a nice feel.

Thank Stevey1631
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

There are very few places that remain consistently good over a 20 year span but Cafe Express is one of those places. When I lived in Houston I went there weekly. Now days when I visit family I still consider it my go to place....More

Thank MyRiverSong
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

PRO'S: This restaurant is a standard bearer in the fast, casual Houston restaurant scene. Restaurant Chef, Robert Del Grande has the touch in selecting 40 dishes that are pleasing, filling and consistent in taste for each visit. Tasty, traditional, low-carb, andvegetarian selections gives you something...More

Thank Spurgeon B
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife ordered a burger, twelve clams, sweet potato fries, two clam upcharge and a coke, three clams. Total for burger, fries and coke, seventeen clams in an order at the counter and go get your food at the counter chain. Fries were cold and...More

Thank Alibooba
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1422 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-4927
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-3100
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