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Cafe Express

1422 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-4927
+1 713-522-3100
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (8 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Deli
$$ - $$$
1422 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019-4927
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Love Cafe Express, but sadly there isn't one in Cypress, so whenever we're in Bellaire or Houston we always go. In September, we went 3 times! This is an order at the counter, get your own drink, pick up your food at the counter when...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

You place an order at the counter, find a seat, and wait for your number to be called. The menu is quite varied - and food is fresh and usually fast. It's always busy at peak times, so if you can vary your dining time...More

Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 Great_Beer_Now
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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