Keep Houston Press Free

Conscious Cafe - Closed

2612 Scott St.
Houston, TX 77004


  • Tue-Sat 9am-7pm
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Perhaps the only Nation of Islam-run restaurant in town, Conscious Cafe is also - therefore - the only place in town to get some bean pie, that cross between sweet potato and buttermilk pie that uses navy beans (the only beans allowed under Elijah Muhammad's strict dietary guidelines) in place of sweet potatoes, which are forbidden to eat. Adhering to those guidelines, the cafe specializes in healthy pescatarian food like a grilled wild salmon burger and a savory eggplant hoagie. Customer service is tops at this little neighborhood joint, which also serves as a community center of sorts for this Third Ward neighborhood; you'll feel right at home in no time, even if you don't know Farrakhan from Marrakesh.

Related Stories (9)

  • Houston, Here Are 7 Seafood Sandwiches to Help You Survive Lent
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7 a.m. by Brooke Viggiano

    One Friday down, seven more to go. This past week, the 40 days of Lent began. For many, it's a time of prayer, atonement and -- most important for the purposes of this article -- meat-free Fridays. This can be quite difficult, espec...

  • Top 10 Restaurants in the Third Ward
    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6 a.m. by Katharine Shilcutt

    All of Houston's original six wards are rich with history, but none captivate me quite as much as the Third Ward. Once home to the city's wealthiest residents, the area just southeast of downtown has gone through a tremendous amount...

  • The Third Ward Goes Vegan
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12 p.m. by Katharine Shilcutt

    Although the Third Ward recently lost vegan cafe and art space The Eat Gallery to the Heights, the neighborhood is still home to a small but dazzling array of vegan and vegetarian restaurants. A friend of mine raised in the area rec...

  • The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die...in Houston
    Monday, May 28, 2012 at 8 a.m. by Katharine Shilcutt

    When we published our "Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die," the suggestion was made by several people that we reprint the list -- this time with instructions on where to find these various delicacies in Houston. I'll ...

Load More Articles
View All

More Soul Food Restaurants in Third Ward

View All

More Soul Food Restaurants in Houston

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.