The Hobbit Café In Houston Is The Best Place To Eat Outside Of The Shire

Colby Smith Colby Smith

The Hobbit Café In Houston Is The Best Place To Eat Outside Of The Shire

Have one or two of your six meals of the day at the Hobbit Café in Houston.

You don’t have to journey all the way out to Mordor to enliven your Tolkien-esque fantasies. Here in Houston, just southwest of Montrose is The Hobbit Café. Since 1972, the café has served all the hobbits, elves, wizards, and dwarves the best food Middle Earth, Houston has to offer. [Featured image: @shelbie.mariee]

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The precious, vegetarian-friendly Hobbit Cafe pays homage to the fantastic works of J.R.R Tolkien. Under a giant oak tree is its homely terrace, framed with white trellises, adorned with lush greenery that’d make Samwise Gamgee proud.

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Tasteful decoration of Middle Earth relics stolen straight from the lair of Smaug is hung upon the walls and corridors. As typical of a hobbit hole, this café offers a pleasant, comfortable space for travelers to dine.

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Its menu is full, juicy, and scrumptiously crunchable. The café offers a hoard of vegetarian options as well as burgers, sandwiches, and other Dwarvish dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.


Go bold with their Balrog Burger — a double-meat, double-cheese burger with bacon, avacado, stuffed jalapeno, mushrooms, and chipotle mayo. Or choose from one of their sprucy salads or sandwiches, the latter include their Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, and Fatty Lumpkin.

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Enjoy one of their rotating “hobbit-approved” ales, meads, or wines. Or ward off the Far Downs of a hangover with one of their decadent brunches. Gnash on their poached salmon benedict, boudin and eggs, or migas. They also offer a fellowship of omelets, scrambled-egg dishes (I recommend the beef fajitas and eggs), pancakes, and, brunch booze options.

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Alas, the Hobbit Café in Houston is well worth the quest there and back again!

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