Agora Okay, so Agora isn't just a coffee house -- if all you want is a tall latte to go, we suggest Starbucks. This is a place to linger, to sip, to read. Dark and cozy like a library in one of those rambling Agatha Christie manors, Agora is an easy place to curl up with a book and lose a few hours. But just because it has a dreamy vibe doesn't mean it's quiet all the time: There's a great jukebox, and they serve beer and wine, too. The patio isn't huge, but it does have a nice, shady view of the Westheimer bustle.