Backstreet Cafe

1103 S. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77019
713-521-2239
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  • Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-9pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Delivery, Fireplace, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Free Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Housed in a charming '30s-era house, Backstreet Cafe lies just off of South Shepherd in River Oaks. Cozy up in one of three intimate dining rooms as you nosh on jazzed-up Southern and Italian classics from renowned chef Hugo Ortega. Standouts include the seafood-stuffed Gulf Coast beignets, pecan-crusted chicken, and eggs Benedict over cheddar-chive biscuits. The restaurant also has a brilliantly curated wine list from sommelier Sean Beck. When the weather is nice, be sure to sit under the tall trees out on Backstreet's stunning New Orleans-esque patio, it's easily one of the best in town.

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