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.