The Roastery Coffee Kitchen starts pouring at its fourth Houston location today, bringing seasonal fig toasts and its take on the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte to Buffalo Heights.
The growing brand attaches itself to H-E-B grocers, and this latest site is no different (3663 Washington Avenue), complete with its own entrance.
The brainchild of Jason Giagrande has quickly risen as a hot Houston coffee brand in just a year, roasting its signature “H-town” blend on-site at its San Felipe flagship location. Its two other locations reside in Bellaire and the Heights.
The latest industrial-chic setup, lined with marble counters, chevron wood accents, and stained concrete walls and floors, stars a custom Mavam espresso machine splashed with a Houston skyline design. Coffee drinkers can park at bar-high tables, communal seating, and an outdoor patio area.
Its pumpkin spice latte aims to elevate the seasonal Starbucks order, made with homemade pumpkin pie syrup (with actual pumpkin), cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla, garnished with a pumpkin spice mini donut.
Culinary director Matt Johnson’s casual lineup includes sandwiches, toasts, salads, made to order mini-donuts, pastries, and gelato. Seasonal selections include an autumn quinoa salad with shaved Brussel sprouts, citrus, walnuts, tarragon with an apple cider vinaigrette and a squash salad doused with a sherry vinaigrette.
Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.