Houston >Black Walnut Cafe-Rice Village
“Has a nice community atmosphere.”
“The coffee and desserts are good too.”
“Of course the gellato is amazing and they will let you taste wines to find the best choice.”
“It was on this fabulous panini-style bread.”
“The food here is great, and there is a variety of choices.”
“Black Walnut Cafe is a great place for lunch -- I highly reccomend the Santa Fe Salad.”
“The food is very good, the menu--while eclectic--is diverse but not overwhelming, and the service is ALWAYS friendly and prompt.”
“decent food, decent price”
“After working our way through the slow moving line we had to wait 20 minutes before a table was available.”
Nice place to eat and relax. The food is definitely above par and the choice of menu items is fantastic. Beverages as well. Comfortable seating and I can hear the person sitting across from me. A real plus.
I went to Black Walnut Cafe for the second time last night, and it was better than the 1st, which was amazing also!
I went for lunch the first time and sat outside on a beautiful day with a few friends. Last night I went for dinner and sat inside and it was pretty and dark and had a great feel to it.
One of the best places for lunch or dinner in Houston!
great gelatto!!. been to this location twice, both times during off peak hours, which makes it okay, as I can see where seating might be a problem during peak times......i've only had their breakfast tacos and desserts which are both decent.....it's a great place to grab a snack and catch up with friends! their gelatto with the vanilla wafers is the best!! would go there just for that!
Cute place for lunch/breakfast.
I waited tables for 4 years while in college, so I can usually tell right away when service is going to be awesome or stink... so generally I like to avoid casual restaurants with a wait staff and go to places like BW Cafe where you don't have to deal with a waiter. It's much easier when you are dining with a group too!
The food here is great, and there is a variety of choices. The coffee and desserts are good too. Parking can be a pain, but it's in Rice Village, so you have to go there knowing that parking stinks. I would park at Rice University and walk 3 blocks! :)
Great place for conversation and food. Has a nice community atmosphere. good for coffee and a sandwich. Though not for fine dining, things are quite enjoyable, if you are looking for a good place for you and friends. Be open minded.
A Little Disappointing. We go to BW once in awhile for breakfast or lunch. We were disappointed during our recent visit. The service is not what it used to be. I think we distracted him from talking to his friend. Our food took over 20 minutes to come out even though it was not busy. My chicken sandwich was barely warm. My friends order was made with items she had requested to be left off. It seems the food is mediocre compared to the past. The protein portions are almost non-existent for what you are paying. I suggest going somewhere else for brunch or lunch and coming back to enjoy some gelato and the patio.
Great quite place for a light dinner or even brunch!.
There are no servers, you serve yourself... drinks / napkins etc... so I don't know how you could have bad service unless you are too lazy to pick up your food or refill your drink. I've tried several items on the menu and they have all been GREAT! The "manager" or whoever that guy in a tie is even came up to us to help us choose things from the menu or answer any pairing questions we might have had. I haven't tried their desserts yet but the gelato is on the top of my list...
Everyone I have taken here has loved it! HIGHLY recommended!
Great food all the time. This place has really great food and is consistent with it! I have never had something from here I did not like. The service here is not great but the food definitely makes up for it. The menu is diverse and the prices are perfect for the quality of food you get. One of the best places to eat in the area!
Great all-around restaurant. I recently visited bw cafe and it was such a great experience. i was 'served' (there isn't table service) by a college aged kid with brown hair (ask for him!) and he knew the menu back and front, especially the alcoholic side of things :o) anyway, he suggested a great beer to pair with my food (st. arnolds with the chicken sandwich), and even convinced me and my boyfriend to get an appetizer (the crab mushrooms), which were also delicious! the food came out quickly given that the place was packed, and we will definately be coming back here soon! The atmosphere is great, and free parking! can't beat that in the village.
decent food, decent price. I dig their Anderson't 'Bout Time. They're a little skimpy on the bird, but it has a nice flavor. Sometimes the veggies aren't what they should be. Nonetheless, I'd recommend this for a casual bite.
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