242 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
What better name for a Houston coffee shop than Boomtown? This eclectic little café on 19th Street in the Heights sports a gushing oil derrick on its signage—homage to the black stuff that helped build Houston and a fitting tie to the other black stuff served inside.
Boomtown Coffee serves its own small batch artisan roasts, sourcing quality beans from around the world. You’ll find great lattes and other espresso drinks and a mix of pastries and cookies for a little snack. The atmosphere is a little indie, with dark colors and a mismatch of furniture. A few tables dot the sidewalk out front as well for those looking to take in the lively streetscape of 19th.
There are often food trucks parked in front of Boomtown and the place is often crowded with a mix of passersby, students and regulars. Open seven days; til 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 5 pm on Sundays.