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You’ll Soon Be Able To Dine And Learn How To Draw At Houston’s First Art Cafe

The concept is raising cash via Kickstarter to finish construction

Strawberry Mousse Cake - Honey Art Cafe
Strawberry mousse cake: food or work of art? Both?
Honey Art Cafe/Kickstarter
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Around the world, art cafes marry two pretty logical partners – visual art, and visually stunning food. And while you can dine in the beauty of the Menil Bistro, there aren’t a lot of spots in Houston where you can eat and create art in the same place.

Perhaps Honey Art Cafe will be able to change that. A project of Lulu Lin, the duo behind Houston Art Lessons, Honey Art Cafe is currently raising funds to open a restaurant in their River Oaks Studio.

The restaurant’s Kickstarter page describes the concept thusly:

Honey Art Cafe will be a space where people can spend hours pursuing a creative outlet. We believe great art and great food should be accessible to everyone, so all of our food and drinks are made with natural ingredients and priced under $10. We will be featuring art by local artists and most of it will be priced under $40. In addition to teaching weekly art classes, there will also be a lot of free events like live painting demos, doodle dates, and weekly artist meet-ups.

The project is currently under construction, but Lulu Lin launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise $5,000 in order to cover unexpected construction costs for the building. At present, Honey Art Cafe has raised nearly half of its goal – $2,178 at press time.

As far as the menu is concerned, think typical cafe fare with a global twist – salads, veggie curries, pastry, and boba tea. No word yet on when Honey Art Cafe will make its debut, but it is currently hiring baristas and kitchen staff.