Houston Heights

Down House

1801 Yale St. Houston, TX 77008 Map It
  • Address:
    1801 Yale St.
    Houston, TX 77008
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Located in the Heights, Down House is a restaurant-coffee shop-bar hybrid with a Darwinian theme, named after his home in Kent.

Down House seems to always be open, with brief, locally-focused and well-executed menus available for breakfast, lunch/dinner, late night and brunch. Up late? Down House serves up small plates like calamari, Down Frites, flatbreads and gnocci until 2am daily.

The neo-classic cocktails, the outfits on the servers, the used books that carry the checks — they’re all arranged just so in order to cultivate a certain tone, a precise aesthetic. And it’s a very nice tone when reclining on a tufted leather couch with a quince swizzle or snifter of Belgian beer in hand.

  • Included on Texas Monthly's list of the 40 best breakfast spots in Texas (2011).


  • Hours: Monday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Tuesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Thursday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM In September of 2010, lifelong friends Joey Treadway and Chris Cusack began discussing ideas that eventually became Down House. There were a few ideas that were clear even from the very beginning: The idea that whatever we did, we would do it to the best of our abilities. That we would never accept the status quo as the only option. That we would use our business as a way of bringing positivity to our community. The idea of challenging the status quo manifested itself early with a few questions: Who says that restaurants have to have bad coffee? Who says that bars have to have bad food? Who says that coffee shops can’t have great food or alcohol? It would be the mission of DH to serve professionally executed specialty coffee, a chef-driven menu, and a quality focused craft bar. We enthusiastically live our values of community, quality, hospitality, education, and fun every day.
  • Price: $$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip $11-$30)
  • Seating Capacity: 100
  • Reservations Required:
    • No
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Menu: New American
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