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Tiny Boxwood's Cafe

#93 of 7,176 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027-5906
+1 713-622-4224
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've visited this restaurant before and were looking forward to another great breakfast. We arrived in the morning after dropping our granddaughter at school. It looked closed. Surely we're not too early? No it was closed all day on a Monday. Moral of the story- check internet before going!

Thank SPBran
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm used to restaurants looking like cardboard boxes in Houston but this place is worth a visit not ably because if it's delicious food but also the atmosphere. It's hard to find (behind the nursery) but quite quaint and pretty when you arrive. Has a lovely garden terrace where we had a table and the waiter was really great and... More 

Thank LauritaLondon
Tacoma, Washington
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174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful space with indoor and outdoor dining. Very busy on a Saturday but you can enjoy mimosa while you wait. Lots to choose from. Artisanal meat and cheese boards, pastries including flaky croissants, scramble with avocado, burgers, sandwiches and more. Very impressive and finish with a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Thank kikirob
Houston, Texas, United States
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, absolutely delicious! This restaurant is filled with every option available, for every wandering tastebud imaginable! The staff was pleasant and the food exceptional! We sat outdoors and besides the mosquitoes, it was perfect!

Thank cmsoto2582
Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well if the test of any place is " would I return?" Then this place is a winner, but it's more along the lines of, for me anyway, the positives outweighs the downsides. So what's bad about the place, well it has a long queue and you have to wait in line to order before you can get a table,... More 

Thank Ashley R
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This adorable and quaint restaurant is hidden off a busy street and nestled in a nursery. The atmosphere is right out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog. The food is unique and delicious. Be sure to have a warm cookie for dessert as well. I've eaten at many restaurants in Houston and this place is truly a gem.

Thank Andrew G
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had brunch here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in March. The line you have to wait in to order your food was long, but they had a small bar that you could order mimosas or brunch cocktails that you could sip on while you waited. My chorizo and manchego pizza with a fried egg on top... More 

Thank Debra H
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Meet a group of ladies for lunch today at Tiny Boxwoods - it is a very nice setting but wow so many issues. 1. parking is a huge issue 2. I did not see any signage of the entry or even the name on the building 3. you stand in line to order - ok that's fine but are you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have lost count of how many times I have been to Tiny Boxwoods, Their coffee is great & they have a fabulous selection of food on their menu. Very gorgeous decor! Make sure you get there early as they generally have a line all the way out the door during busy periods

Thank Gina C
Keller, Texas
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A beautiful little spot in the city. We loved our breakfast here as a family, though didn't anticipate paying so much. We should have done more research on that. Prices aren't listed on the menu or online. The food was fantastic and the service was great, just not a place for people on a budget. :)

Thank Lrph

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027-5906
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-622-4224

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?