1100 Elder St
Houston, TX 77007
While Paper Co appears, from the outside, to be little more than an unmarked white warehouse, the interior is home to some truly excellent coffee. The building itself is large and industrial, but the cafe' inside is far more intimate, with white-washed brick walls, rows of wide tables , and a wood paneled coffee bar topped with a case of fresh pastries (all made in-house daily). The beans come from Mueva Coffee Co -- a fair trade company that sources their coffee beans directly from Nicaraguan famers -- and are roasted on-site (hence, the place smells like caffeine heaven). The coffee drinks are classic, sans pumpkin spice or whipped cream, and hot oatmeal, greek yogurt bowls and standard egg dishes are all prepared in the back. The cafe' also offers an early dinner, but the coffee is certainly the main attraction.