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Fountain View Cafe

1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057-3004
+1 713-785-9060
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pancakes” (14 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057-3004
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was pretty decent but it's over priced. Husband had the French toast, I had a croissant and fruit and 2 coffees all came out to $26. It was a tad bit pricey for what we could have put together at our AirBnBMore

Thank Charmaine R
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Charmaine, I'm happy you stopped by, but I definitely wish we had impressed you more. Our food might be a little more than other breakfast stops, but we make everything from scratch, fresh to order. I hope you and your husband will decide to grab...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018

The Fountain View Cafe never disappoints. Line up to order - sit down and be patient. I love the pancake combo with an extra egg ( any style of course) . Pancakes are thin like crepes and lovely with butter and syrup. The servers are...More

Thank randallhH3967YB
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thanks for all your years of support, Randall -- it's always a pleasure having you here. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Steve, Owner

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We went for Saturday morning breakfast. A good, cooked to order, breakfast was quickly served. The prices are reasonable.

Thank ogibbs
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast -- thanks for stopping in! Come grab another bite with us soon. Warmly, Steve, Owner

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

First visit but will not be my last for many reasons. Quality of food, quality of service taking the order and servers were excellent. The breakfast special was outstanding and enough food to split but we didn’t and both went home with to go boxes....More

Thank generoblyer
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review -- it was a pleasure serving you! Next time you're in the mood for a delicious, big breakfast, we hope to see you again. Warmly, Steve, Owner

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you will find something great at the Cafe! The people are very friendly and the portions are huge...which is a good thing.

Thank debsc44
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thanks for being a fan of our cafe -- we love having you here! Hope to see you for another bite soon. Warmly, Steve, Owner

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I came here for breakfast Saturday morning. The place wasn't crowded yet, so we found a spot to sit. You order your food at the front counter and pay like a fast food restaurant, then seat yourself. Our food was really good,...More

Thank Beth B
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Beth, thanks for reviewing -- it's wonderful you and your family enjoyed your meals with us! We are known for great service, so I apologize for the slight glitch while ordering. We hope to welcome you all back soon! Sincerely, Steve, Owner

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Fountain Vie2 is a quaint, clean diner that sort of reminds me of an old soda fountain shoppe. Food is really good. Great place to catch up and have a bite. Whether soup and sanwich or salad is your preference. My personal favorite is their...More

Thank Kerri S
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Kerri, I'm so glad you enjoy coming to our place! Thank you for the compliments. Hope to see you back here soon! Best, Steve, Owner

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was our regular breakfast joint when we lived in Houston. We visited recently and had to go checkout the place to see if was still the same. They have updated the layout but the food is still quite delicious. You can't go wrong with...More

Thank TodayIsAGift
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

What an awesome review! I'm so glad the food was just as great as you remembered it -- we'll make sure that never changes. Hope you'll come back and see us next time you're in Houston. Sincerely, Steve, Owner

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Clean, friendly, great atmosphere, good food. Omelet and hash browns. Took my bride and she loved it.More

Thank DJ81850
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Glad to see we hit all the right notes for you, DJ! From the service to the food and atmosphere, you deserve the best. Thanks for the kind review and I hope we can welcome you and your bride back again real soon. Best, Steve,...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The food is decent but this would not be one of my top 3 locations in Houston. Nothing fancy about this place but it will do for a quick bite.More

Thank thatsher512
Steve D, Owner at Fountain View Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

While I'm glad you enjoyed a bite here, I do wish we'd made a better impression across the board. We pride ourselves on providing flavorful and fresh food across the board. We hope that you'll consider coming to see us again -- we know that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-785-9060
For a hearty meal that tastes as good as mama's, look no further than Fountain View Cafe in Houston. We are a homestyle American restaurant featuring a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites. From omelets, pancakes, and french toast to burgers, sandwiches, pies, and sundaes, you'll never leave Fountain View hungry.
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