Barnaby's Cafe - Montrose
604 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77006
Constantly humming with lively conversation, this cozy cafe is a popular Montrose neighborhood hangout.
This snug little diner features fresh, uncomplicated, contemporary food. The service is quick, and the price is right.
The simple grab-bag menu includes a balanced variety of salads (Chinese chicken, chopped chef salad), cool sandwiches (pesto-chicken salad with artichoke hearts) and hot sandwiches (various burger combos and more). A popular Barnaby's plate is Doctor Gale's meat loaf served with garlic mashed potatoes. Other worthy offerings include the hickory-smoked pink chicken with honey-barbecue sauce; Pacific Rim vegetable stir-fry; and first-rate smoked chicken tostadas with roasted corn salsa. Beer and wine are available, but pop the top off a root beer or sip on a fresh lemonade for a refreshing change.