Houston Living: Coffee At Cavo

I hate to call myself a coffee shop snob, but I must admit — a girl has standards. While Starbucks is always a reliable stop for your on-the-go caffeine fix, there's nothing quite like visiting a locally owned establishment (#shopsmall), especially when it's as gorgeous as Cavo Coffee.

Located in crisp and clean Greenway Plaza inside the Regions Financial Center building, Cavo is a newly opened coffee shop created by Michael Caplan, co-owner of the uber-popular Siphon Coffee in Montrose.

I'm a sucker for a good Instagram feed, so after a bit of mindless scrolling one night, I stumbled across Cavo's page and instantly became obsessed. (Seriously, check it out. It's perfect.) The very next day, I packed up my work bag and headed into town, on a mission to see if the real thing lived up to the Instagram hype. (Spoiler alert: It did.)

"It's so LA," I thought to myself when I first stepped inside. With its copper-toned seating, elegant marble counter, and chic details and decor, it brings a trendy yet upscale vibe to the already high-end neighborhood, the perfect place for men and women who need a relaxing spot to meet, eat, or work. 

Aside from Cavo's obvious physical beauty, the shop boasts an extensive menu of espressos, wine, craft beer, toast, tacos, sandwiches, salads, and desserts, making it a worthwhile choice for any meal of the day. During my visit, I went for my usual pick — a vanilla latte — to accompany me as I caught up on some work. With the perfect amount of flavor and sweetness, it was undoubtedly one of the best I've ever had. 

While we were there, we had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Michael Caplan (who's really nice, by the way), and he shared his continued vision for the newly-opened space. When I mentioned how great my latte tasted, he paid tribute to the quality ingredients: "When there's only three, you have to use the best!" I also learned that Cavo works with Houston roaster Amaya Coffee & Heart, in an effort to support local vendors.

In addition to your standard coffee and wifi, there you'll also find $5 breakfast tacos all day, weekday happy hour from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m., and bottomless mimosas on the weekend. There's a free parking garage behind the building for your convenience, with designated spots for visitors, a much-needed break from the street parking required downtown and along Montrose.

All in all, if you're looking for an Instagrammable shop with eatables and drinkables that taste just as good as they look, head over to Cavo Coffee. You won't be disappointed.

Address: 3773 Richmond Ave #1F, Houston, Texas, 77046

Website + Menu: https://www.cavocoffee.com/