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A New Mediterranean Cafe and Grocer Brings Neighborhood Vibes to Bissonnet Street

Agnes Cafe & Provisions opens this week near Rice Village

a spread of Mediterranean food including red pepper soup, steak, mussles, fresh bread, and wine
Agnes will offer chic Mediterranean eats and boutique groceries when it opens next week.
Agnes Café & Provisions

A chic new Mediterranean cafe and grocery with some serious Houston restaurant cred is set to open next week near Rice Village.

Agnes Café & Provisions is a new project from longtime friends and Houstonians Molly Voorhees and Carolyn Dorros. The restaurant will open Tuesday, June 8 at 2132 Bissonnet Street.

the interior of a boutique grocery store
Agnes will offer retail like cheese from Houston Dairymaids, olive oils, and spices.
Agnes Café & Provisions

Agnes will serve casual breakfast and lunch, and offer table service for dinner, as well as take-away dishes and speciality groceries. Diners can expect dishes like breakfast mezze platters, baklava granola, Turkish flatbread stuffed with lamb kofta, roasted chicken, duck fat potatoes, and tahini-coated roasted cauliflower.

Bar-wise, expect a tightly-curated wine list and drinks like the tomato martini, made with vodka and fresh tomatoes. As for retail, Anges plans to sell items like meats and cheese form Houston Dairymaids, infused olive oils, baked goods, and spices.

Voorhees, who is president of Houston-born burger spot Beck’s Prime and the Chocolate Bar, and Dorros, executive vice president of real estate developer Wolff Companies, first met as students at St. John’s School in Houston. In a press release, Dorros, who is described as a passionate home cook, said the duo wanted to bring a restaurant to the largely residential area a few blocks north of Rice Village.

“With only a few restaurant options in the area, we wanted to create a relaxed yet elegant gathering place, walkable for neighbors to catch up with friends over a fantastic meal, coffee, or glass of wine.”

tarting June 8, Agnes will be open for breakfast and lunch Tuesdays through Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner service will follow later this summer.