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Retrospect Coffee Bar Will Soon Finally Make Its Midtown Debut

Get ready for hyper-local drinks and drag bingo

Nothing like a good dose of nostalgia (and espresso)
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For more than a year and a half now, Houston has anxiously been awaiting the arrival of Retrospect Coffee Bar. The shop has been in the works since July 2015, and soon Retrospect will finally show off its transformation from an old Gulf gas station on West Alabama and La Branch into a hyper-local coffeehouse.

CultureMap reports that Retrospect Coffee Bar will officially open its doors in the next two weeks. The gas station turned coffee shop will be open all day, serving both coffee and beer alongside a selection of housemade snacks and meals that will come from a crew of rotating food trucks.

Included in the in-house snack menu are sweet and savory crepes. According to operating partner Stephen Harrison, the restaurant perfected its crepes by watching tons of YouTube videos on how the super-thin pancakes are are made with different techniques across the world. Despite their global influence and varied styles, crepes will be named after famous Texans like Willie Nelson and Sam Houston.

Retrospect is located at 3704 La Branch. No official hours yet, but we do know that the food trucks will stay open until 10 p.m. during the week and midnight on the weekends. Stay tuned.

Sneak peek: New cafe ready to bring crepes named for famous Houstonians and coffee to Midtown [CultureMap]

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