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24 Top-Notch Coffee Shops in Houston

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Caffeine addicts, rejoice. Houston boasts a plethora of haunts that serve up the perfect joe, brews, chai and toddies ideal for coffee-drinkers on the go or those looking to post up and stay awhile. When work-from-home has lost its charm, opt to settle in at one of these coffee house hangouts, where the snacks and atmosphere are given just as much careful attention as the coffee beans. These spots range from exports straight out of Italy or Greece to cozy nooks that are undeniably Houstonian in nature.

Looking for a late-night study locale, the perfect spot to caffeinate whilst writing that breakthrough novel, or a place to have a boozy chat with your tribe? Refer to our map of the 24 essential coffee shops in Houston.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Throughgood Coffee

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732 W 27th St
Houston, TX 77008
(281) 501-3976
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Providing locally-sourced coffee and hoping to inspire visitors to see the intrinsic good in everyone, Throughgood brews simple cups of joe in a cozy environment that breeds art, culture, and creativity. Canines and humans are both welcome. 

2. Boomtown Coffee

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242 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 862-7018
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Matthew Toomey’s quintessential Heights coffee shop is the archetype for fellow craft coffee shops in Houston when it comes to roasting artisanal beans in small batches for the best brew. Definitely try the Mayan mocha, milk and honey latte and fried egg tacos.

3. A 2nd Cup

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1111 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77009
(832) 962-7656
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Enjoy coffee for a cause at this non-profit coffee house in the Heights, where each purchase helps support the fight against human trafficking. Imbibe in specialty lattes like the “Sweet Toff” (English toffee mocha), a “Chai Fritz” (double espresso chai) or “Red Baron” (raspberry mocha) along with breakfast and lunch options served until 5 pm.

4. Antidote Coffee

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729 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-7400

Hidden in plain sight, Antidote features pastries, beer, wine and coffees in an unassuming environment with indoor and outdoor seating and free WiFi. The menu focuses on drip coffees and fancy brews, including the coveted cajeta latte, made with goat’s milk caramel, and the namesake drink the Antidote, a brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.

5. Pura Coffee

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7925 Katy Fwy C
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 940-0822
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Located in the Memorial/Spring Branch neighborhood, Pura serves gourmet and well-priced coffees and teas along with biscotti, kolaches, croissants, danishes and cookies which include vegan and gluten-free options. 

6. Catalina Coffee

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2201 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-8448
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This cozy spot is a popular destination for laptop warriors, so getting there early to snag a seat is a must. Once settled in, enjoy a raisin roll or rosemary scone and sip a perfectly-decorated latte.

7. The Tipping Point Coffee

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214 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 485-5650
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Find coffee, kicks, and more at this eclectic Downtown destination where guests are invited to order at the coffee counter, then peruse the adjoining storefront which stocks books, apparel, and limited edition shoes and accessories.

8. Secret Garden Coffee & Cocktails at Bravery Chef Hall

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409 Travis St suite a
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 909-0691
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Located inside a custom glass greenhouse at Bravery Chef Hall in Downtown, this Insta-worthy destination serves as a coffee shop and bar with an internationally inspired café menu ranging from strong Italian-style espressos to sweet (yet potent) iced Vietnamese coffee. A selection of pastries including muffins, scones, and cookies make for the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy coffee and sweets until 2 pm, and then start sipping cocktails.

9. Giant Leap Coffee

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1135 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 834-3604
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In addition to brewing coffee from Houston-based Amaya Coffee roasters, Giant Leap features kombucha, hot and cold tea, cold-pressed juice, and pastries from Cafe Louie.

10. Campesino Coffee House

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2602 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 831-6486
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With a hefty focus on Latin American coffee beans, the menu at Campesino Coffee House is bold, but fun, with beverages like the Café Cubano and the Maya mocha latte spiced with cayenne and cinnamon on the menu. Stay for snacks — here, sandwiches are presented on fluffy bolillo bread and tamales with plantain chips are served all day.

11. Southside Espresso

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904 Westheimer Rd Ste C
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 942-9990
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Located on some primo Montrose real estate adjacent to Uchi, this cute-as-a-button coffee shop offers innovative coffee creations in a quiet setting. Although the parking and seating is limited, the superb coffee, homemade seasonal syrups and pastries make up for it.

12. Blacksmith

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1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 360-7470
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This Montrose cult-favorite churns out some seriously perfect roasts from Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer and his merry band of skilled baristas. Sit down with a creamy flat white while nibbling (or in this case, gobbling down) a plate of Vietnamese steak and eggs and warm, flaky biscuits.

13. FIX Coffeebar

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415 Westheimer Rd #101
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 807-4562
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This Montrose coffee bar and art collective serves pastries, breakfast tacos, wraps and sandwiches alongside locally roasted specialty coffee. Order a rich, full-bodied French press coffee, Nitro cold brew or oat milk latte from a menu packed with options to fulfill any coffee and tea drinker’s dreams. 

14. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-3535
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In addition to fresh-baked breads, picture-perfect breakfast plates, and oversized morning pastries, Common Bond has java down pat. Its full coffee bar boasts selections like chai lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos, and drinks can be enhanced with flavored syrup or built with almond, coconut, soy, or nut milk.

15. Empire Café

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1732 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-5282
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This decades-old Montrose café is still wildly popular today, thanks in part to its solid coffee program, including free refills on the house blend and a vast list of beverage choices, from the Sugar Daddy, a latte with cream and hazelnut, to the Almond Joy, sweet with almond and chocolate syrup. Looking for a boozy boost? Try one of the many coffee cordials, spiked with Kahlua or Bailey’s Irish cream.

16. Agora

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1712 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-7212
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This beloved Montrose coffee house offers a cozy European atmosphere, complete with cigars, wine and beer, Greek freddo, baklava… even belly dancing! Split over two levels, there are plenty of corners to get comfortable in, while enjoying the old world ambiance and excellent coffee (and booze) selection.

17. DUO Coffee & Pilates

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2147 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 623-6078
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Part coffee shop, part workout studio, Duo offers guests a place to caffeinate and carb-load after a sweat-worthy pilates session. Enjoy traditional cappuccinos, café lattes, and cortados or substitute nut-milk, and pair with pastries from wildly creative bakery Koffeteria or bagels from Bagel Shop Bakery. Skipping the workout? No sweat — Duo is open to all from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

18. Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails

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3622 Main St Suite D
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 814-1094
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This MidMain spot, named after blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan’s backing band, is a coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night. Find coffee roasted by Houston icons Greenway, plus fresh dairy from Mill-King and nut milks from Texas-based Malk, as well as house-made syrups. At night, enjoy tropical cocktails and coffee-infused beverages like the Betty Whizzle, made with vodka, housemade coffee-infused rum liqueur, fresh cream and espresso.

19. Siphon Coffee

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701 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 282-0142
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Montrose is littered with killer coffee shops, but Siphon Coffee’s unique brewing process makes this spot special. The java here is brewed in halogen siphons, a rarely-used, centuries-old process. Free WiFi, a quaint patio and freshly-baked pastries are an added bonus.

20. Black Hole Coffee House

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4504 Graustark St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-0653
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Like an old, faithful friend, Black Hole is a trusted Montrose gem, beloved for its no-nonsense coffee menu, free WiFi, funky indoor lounging space and dog-friendly patio. After getting a coffee and pastry fix, take a stroll to the taco truck that’s often parked onsite.

21. Cavo Coffee

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2617 Bissonnet St #101
Houston, TX 77005
(346) 319-4092
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Coffee is served in countless ways at this West University shop — brewed in halogen siphons, an Aeropress, or poured over — which makes it a solid destination for anyone who’s seriously picky about their brew. In need of further sustenance? Score breakfast and lunch options like overnight oats, apple-gruyere scones, or a croissant breakfast sandwich until 2 pm.

22. Grinder's Coffee Bar

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5410 Kirby Dr Suite B
Houston, TX 77005
(346) 406-5960
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As the CBD trend rages on, Grinder’s Coffee Bar makes available a number of coffee house staples enhanced with CBD. Drinks like the Hindu Kush CBD mocha or the Golden Goat CBD latte can be customized with a shot of CBD and your choice of milk, including non-dairy varieties. Pull up a comfy chair and stay awhile — the adjoining store offers CBD for purchase.

23. Fellini Caffè

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5211 Kelvin Dr
Houston, TX 77005
(281) 888-6654
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This sleek Italian café boasts freshly brewed Lavazza coffee, cannolis and cocktails. Slink into a seat and enjoy pastries and paninis with an indulgent affogato (espresso over mascarpone) or sweet mocha.

24. BlendIn Coffee Club

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8410 US-90 ALT Bldg B
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(346) 368-2895
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Blendin co-owner Weihong Zhang took his background in biochemistry and applied it to coffee roasting and brewing, with offerings including traditional espresso, latte, teas, and drip coffee from single-source origins. Guests can choose how their coffee is brewed, whether it be French press, Aeropress, or a handful of other methods. Food includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and more, all served in a bright, contemporary venue.

1. Throughgood Coffee

732 W 27th St, Houston, TX 77008

Providing locally-sourced coffee and hoping to inspire visitors to see the intrinsic good in everyone, Throughgood brews simple cups of joe in a cozy environment that breeds art, culture, and creativity. Canines and humans are both welcome. 

732 W 27th St
Houston, TX 77008

2. Boomtown Coffee

242 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

Matthew Toomey’s quintessential Heights coffee shop is the archetype for fellow craft coffee shops in Houston when it comes to roasting artisanal beans in small batches for the best brew. Definitely try the Mayan mocha, milk and honey latte and fried egg tacos.

242 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008

3. A 2nd Cup

1111 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009

Enjoy coffee for a cause at this non-profit coffee house in the Heights, where each purchase helps support the fight against human trafficking. Imbibe in specialty lattes like the “Sweet Toff” (English toffee mocha), a “Chai Fritz” (double espresso chai) or “Red Baron” (raspberry mocha) along with breakfast and lunch options served until 5 pm.

1111 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77009

4. Antidote Coffee

729 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007

Hidden in plain sight, Antidote features pastries, beer, wine and coffees in an unassuming environment with indoor and outdoor seating and free WiFi. The menu focuses on drip coffees and fancy brews, including the coveted cajeta latte, made with goat’s milk caramel, and the namesake drink the Antidote, a brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.

729 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007

5. Pura Coffee

7925 Katy Fwy C, Houston, TX 77024

Located in the Memorial/Spring Branch neighborhood, Pura serves gourmet and well-priced coffees and teas along with biscotti, kolaches, croissants, danishes and cookies which include vegan and gluten-free options. 

7925 Katy Fwy C
Houston, TX 77024

6. Catalina Coffee

2201 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

This cozy spot is a popular destination for laptop warriors, so getting there early to snag a seat is a must. Once settled in, enjoy a raisin roll or rosemary scone and sip a perfectly-decorated latte.

2201 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

7. The Tipping Point Coffee

214 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

Find coffee, kicks, and more at this eclectic Downtown destination where guests are invited to order at the coffee counter, then peruse the adjoining storefront which stocks books, apparel, and limited edition shoes and accessories.

214 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

8. Secret Garden Coffee & Cocktails at Bravery Chef Hall

409 Travis St suite a, Houston, TX 77002

Located inside a custom glass greenhouse at Bravery Chef Hall in Downtown, this Insta-worthy destination serves as a coffee shop and bar with an internationally inspired café menu ranging from strong Italian-style espressos to sweet (yet potent) iced Vietnamese coffee. A selection of pastries including muffins, scones, and cookies make for the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy coffee and sweets until 2 pm, and then start sipping cocktails.

409 Travis St suite a
Houston, TX 77002

9. Giant Leap Coffee

1135 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

In addition to brewing coffee from Houston-based Amaya Coffee roasters, Giant Leap features kombucha, hot and cold tea, cold-pressed juice, and pastries from Cafe Louie.

1135 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

10. Campesino Coffee House

2602 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77006

With a hefty focus on Latin American coffee beans, the menu at Campesino Coffee House is bold, but fun, with beverages like the Café Cubano and the Maya mocha latte spiced with cayenne and cinnamon on the menu. Stay for snacks — here, sandwiches are presented on fluffy bolillo bread and tamales with plantain chips are served all day.

2602 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77006

11. Southside Espresso

904 Westheimer Rd Ste C, Houston, TX 77006

Located on some primo Montrose real estate adjacent to Uchi, this cute-as-a-button coffee shop offers innovative coffee creations in a quiet setting. Although the parking and seating is limited, the superb coffee, homemade seasonal syrups and pastries make up for it.

904 Westheimer Rd Ste C
Houston, TX 77006

12. Blacksmith

1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

This Montrose cult-favorite churns out some seriously perfect roasts from Greenway Coffee’s David Buehrer and his merry band of skilled baristas. Sit down with a creamy flat white while nibbling (or in this case, gobbling down) a plate of Vietnamese steak and eggs and warm, flaky biscuits.

1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

13. FIX Coffeebar

415 Westheimer Rd #101, Houston, TX 77006

This Montrose coffee bar and art collective serves pastries, breakfast tacos, wraps and sandwiches alongside locally roasted specialty coffee. Order a rich, full-bodied French press coffee, Nitro cold brew or oat milk latte from a menu packed with options to fulfill any coffee and tea drinker’s dreams. 

415 Westheimer Rd #101
Houston, TX 77006

14. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

In addition to fresh-baked breads, picture-perfect breakfast plates, and oversized morning pastries, Common Bond has java down pat. Its full coffee bar boasts selections like chai lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos, and drinks can be enhanced with flavored syrup or built with almond, coconut, soy, or nut milk.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

15. Empire Café

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

This decades-old Montrose café is still wildly popular today, thanks in part to its solid coffee program, including free refills on the house blend and a vast list of beverage choices, from the Sugar Daddy, a latte with cream and hazelnut, to the Almond Joy, sweet with almond and chocolate syrup. Looking for a boozy boost? Try one of the many coffee cordials, spiked with Kahlua or Bailey’s Irish cream.

1732 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

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16. Agora

1712 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

This beloved Montrose coffee house offers a cozy European atmosphere, complete with cigars, wine and beer, Greek freddo, baklava… even belly dancing! Split over two levels, there are plenty of corners to get comfortable in, while enjoying the old world ambiance and excellent coffee (and booze) selection.

1712 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

17. DUO Coffee & Pilates

2147 Westheimer Rd Suite A, Houston, TX 77098

Part coffee shop, part workout studio, Duo offers guests a place to caffeinate and carb-load after a sweat-worthy pilates session. Enjoy traditional cappuccinos, café lattes, and cortados or substitute nut-milk, and pair with pastries from wildly creative bakery Koffeteria or bagels from Bagel Shop Bakery. Skipping the workout? No sweat — Duo is open to all from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

2147 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77098

18. Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails

3622 Main St Suite D, Houston, TX 77002

This MidMain spot, named after blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan’s backing band, is a coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night. Find coffee roasted by Houston icons Greenway, plus fresh dairy from Mill-King and nut milks from Texas-based Malk, as well as house-made syrups. At night, enjoy tropical cocktails and coffee-infused beverages like the Betty Whizzle, made with vodka, housemade coffee-infused rum liqueur, fresh cream and espresso.

3622 Main St Suite D
Houston, TX 77002

19. Siphon Coffee

701 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006

Montrose is littered with killer coffee shops, but Siphon Coffee’s unique brewing process makes this spot special. The java here is brewed in halogen siphons, a rarely-used, centuries-old process. Free WiFi, a quaint patio and freshly-baked pastries are an added bonus.

701 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77006

20. Black Hole Coffee House

4504 Graustark St, Houston, TX 77006

Like an old, faithful friend, Black Hole is a trusted Montrose gem, beloved for its no-nonsense coffee menu, free WiFi, funky indoor lounging space and dog-friendly patio. After getting a coffee and pastry fix, take a stroll to the taco truck that’s often parked onsite.

4504 Graustark St
Houston, TX 77006

21. Cavo Coffee

2617 Bissonnet St #101, Houston, TX 77005

Coffee is served in countless ways at this West University shop — brewed in halogen siphons, an Aeropress, or poured over — which makes it a solid destination for anyone who’s seriously picky about their brew. In need of further sustenance? Score breakfast and lunch options like overnight oats, apple-gruyere scones, or a croissant breakfast sandwich until 2 pm.

2617 Bissonnet St #101
Houston, TX 77005

22. Grinder's Coffee Bar

5410 Kirby Dr Suite B, Houston, TX 77005

As the CBD trend rages on, Grinder’s Coffee Bar makes available a number of coffee house staples enhanced with CBD. Drinks like the Hindu Kush CBD mocha or the Golden Goat CBD latte can be customized with a shot of CBD and your choice of milk, including non-dairy varieties. Pull up a comfy chair and stay awhile — the adjoining store offers CBD for purchase.

5410 Kirby Dr Suite B
Houston, TX 77005

23. Fellini Caffè

5211 Kelvin Dr, Houston, TX 77005

This sleek Italian café boasts freshly brewed Lavazza coffee, cannolis and cocktails. Slink into a seat and enjoy pastries and paninis with an indulgent affogato (espresso over mascarpone) or sweet mocha.

5211 Kelvin Dr
Houston, TX 77005

24. BlendIn Coffee Club

8410 US-90 ALT Bldg B, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Blendin co-owner Weihong Zhang took his background in biochemistry and applied it to coffee roasting and brewing, with offerings including traditional espresso, latte, teas, and drip coffee from single-source origins. Guests can choose how their coffee is brewed, whether it be French press, Aeropress, or a handful of other methods. Food includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and more, all served in a bright, contemporary venue.

8410 US-90 ALT Bldg B
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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