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Cool off with an iced coffee from these take-out and to go spots.
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Where to Cool Off and Caffeinate With Iced Coffee in Houston

It’s just too hot right now for the average cup of joe

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Cool off with an iced coffee from these take-out and to go spots.
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Each summer, Houstonians make the transition from hot coffee to iced coffee in an effort to stay equally caffeinated and hydrated. And, in an effort to keep things thrilling for coffee drinkers of all types through the sweltering summer days, restaurants and coffee bars are offering more and more interesting items to chill out with. From early morning frozen espressos to 3 pm ice-cream-topped sugar-rushes, there is a cold coffee menu option for everyone.

Looking for a chilled lavender latte sans the dairy or a sweet and spiced cold brew? Want the boost of a coffee without feeling the heat of a hot drink? Check out our list of some of the best places in town serving cool, refreshing, highly caffeinated coffee drinks, available for pick-up, carry-out and to-go.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Roastery

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The Roastery’s new cold brew julep is a refreshing mix of coffee and mint, made crafted with shop’s own cold brew and house-made mint syrup and guest’s choice of milk, then served over ice. Visit theroastery.com to order online and find The Roastery on Favor.

Morningstar

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At Morningstar in the Heights, a dairy-free iced lavender latte crafted with oat milk offers a fun and fragrant seasonal beverage with a unique flavor profile. Guilt-free? Maybe not when paired with a few doughnuts. Find Morningstar on Grubhub and Ubereats.

Common Bond On the Go

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Bond. Frozen Bond. The quintessential summer iced coffee has arrived at the new Common Bond On The Go in the Heights. The highly caffeinated blended beverage is built with Common Bond espresso, whole milk and Sugar in the Raw. Score a 16 oz for $4 or drop an extra $0.50 for 4 oz more and a whole lotta pep in your step. Visit commonbondcafe.com to order online for takeout and curbside pick-up.

Local Foods

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Feel good while you caffeinate with Local Foods’ house cold brew crafted with Katz coffee Benjy’s blend cold brew and sweetened with Hives for Heroes honey, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Local Foods is a proud supporter of Hives for Heroes, a national military veteran non-profit org focused on honey bee conservation, suicide prevention and healthy transition from the service. Visit houstonlocalfoods.com for curbside pick-up and delivery or find Local Foods on Toast.

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Snowy Village

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Dessert meets coffee at Chinatown’s Snowy Village where sky-high concoctions like the espresso Bingsu is made with a shot of espresso and condensed milk for guests to pour over shaved ice. Find Snowy Village on UberEats.

Daddy's Burgers

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Along with a new pop-up destination in Rice Village, Clark Cooper Concepts’ burger pop-up Daddy’s Burgers has shared a festive addition to its beverage menu reserved for guests 21 and up. The “Daddy’s Tune-Up” is a hand-scooped vanilla milkshake with double espresso, Old Forester bourbon and Licor 43. Visit daddysburgershouston.com for curbside pick-up or delivery.

Teacup Cafe

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Colorful, milky tea and coffee drinks are aplenty at this restaurant and tea house in Chinatown. Cool down with a syrupy sweet, iced strawberry matcha latte or an iced coffee topped with ice-cream. Add colorful boba for that perfectly Instagrammable moment. Insider scoop: Visit during happy hour, from 4 to 7 pm daily, and score 20% off your entire purchase. Find Teacup Café on Grubhub, DoorDash and UberEats.

Baguette & Tea

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In addition to refreshing milk teas with foamy toppings, find traditional Vietnamese coffee and blended frozen options at River Oaks hideaway Baguette & Tea — ideal for the dog days of summer. Call (832) 516-8871 to order.

Black Hole Coffee House

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The always dependable Black Hole Coffee House, who so many Montrose residents rely on for its unbeatable Nitro, offers a decadent summer treat crafted with the silky, Nitrogen-charged cold brew and heavy cream, whipped topping, cinnamon and raw sugar. Black Hole is open for carry-out.

Empire Café

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For coffee drinkers searching for a Space City breakfast beverage that is truly “out of this world”, Empire Café in Montrose presents the Milky Way for $4.95, a 16 oz iced espresso with cream, made extra with caramel, hazelnut and chocolate syrup. Throw in an extra shot for under a buck and get an added boost.

The Roastery

The Roastery’s new cold brew julep is a refreshing mix of coffee and mint, made crafted with shop’s own cold brew and house-made mint syrup and guest’s choice of milk, then served over ice. Visit theroastery.com to order online and find The Roastery on Favor.

Morningstar

At Morningstar in the Heights, a dairy-free iced lavender latte crafted with oat milk offers a fun and fragrant seasonal beverage with a unique flavor profile. Guilt-free? Maybe not when paired with a few doughnuts. Find Morningstar on Grubhub and Ubereats.

Common Bond On the Go

Bond. Frozen Bond. The quintessential summer iced coffee has arrived at the new Common Bond On The Go in the Heights. The highly caffeinated blended beverage is built with Common Bond espresso, whole milk and Sugar in the Raw. Score a 16 oz for $4 or drop an extra $0.50 for 4 oz more and a whole lotta pep in your step. Visit commonbondcafe.com to order online for takeout and curbside pick-up.

Local Foods

a hand holding an ice coffee in front of a green leafy bush
Cool off with an iced coffee.
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Feel good while you caffeinate with Local Foods’ house cold brew crafted with Katz coffee Benjy’s blend cold brew and sweetened with Hives for Heroes honey, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Local Foods is a proud supporter of Hives for Heroes, a national military veteran non-profit org focused on honey bee conservation, suicide prevention and healthy transition from the service. Visit houstonlocalfoods.com for curbside pick-up and delivery or find Local Foods on Toast.

a hand holding an ice coffee in front of a green leafy bush
Cool off with an iced coffee.
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Snowy Village

Dessert meets coffee at Chinatown’s Snowy Village where sky-high concoctions like the espresso Bingsu is made with a shot of espresso and condensed milk for guests to pour over shaved ice. Find Snowy Village on UberEats.

Daddy's Burgers

Along with a new pop-up destination in Rice Village, Clark Cooper Concepts’ burger pop-up Daddy’s Burgers has shared a festive addition to its beverage menu reserved for guests 21 and up. The “Daddy’s Tune-Up” is a hand-scooped vanilla milkshake with double espresso, Old Forester bourbon and Licor 43. Visit daddysburgershouston.com for curbside pick-up or delivery.

Teacup Cafe

Colorful, milky tea and coffee drinks are aplenty at this restaurant and tea house in Chinatown. Cool down with a syrupy sweet, iced strawberry matcha latte or an iced coffee topped with ice-cream. Add colorful boba for that perfectly Instagrammable moment. Insider scoop: Visit during happy hour, from 4 to 7 pm daily, and score 20% off your entire purchase. Find Teacup Café on Grubhub, DoorDash and UberEats.

Baguette & Tea

In addition to refreshing milk teas with foamy toppings, find traditional Vietnamese coffee and blended frozen options at River Oaks hideaway Baguette & Tea — ideal for the dog days of summer. Call (832) 516-8871 to order.

Black Hole Coffee House

The always dependable Black Hole Coffee House, who so many Montrose residents rely on for its unbeatable Nitro, offers a decadent summer treat crafted with the silky, Nitrogen-charged cold brew and heavy cream, whipped topping, cinnamon and raw sugar. Black Hole is open for carry-out.

Empire Café

For coffee drinkers searching for a Space City breakfast beverage that is truly “out of this world”, Empire Café in Montrose presents the Milky Way for $4.95, a 16 oz iced espresso with cream, made extra with caramel, hazelnut and chocolate syrup. Throw in an extra shot for under a buck and get an added boost.

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