Fountain View Cafe

★★★☆☆
Tanglewood favorite for all-day breakfasts and juicy hamburgers.
  • 1842 Fountain View Dr

    Houston, TX 77057

    Cross street: San Felipe Street

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  • 713-785-9060

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Absolutely not worth the trip or wait. First you wait in a line that moves like a turtle. The omeletes were good . The soup of the day was served with the egg and was awful. Couldn't eat even eat a spoonful. We waited 50 minutes for our

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★★★★★

Absolutely not worth the trip or wait. First you wait in a line that moves like a turtle. The omeletes were good . The soup of the day was served with the egg and was awful. Couldn't eat even eat a spoonful. We waited 50 minutes for our

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After driving by for many years, I stopped for breakfast -- after desperately searching for a parking spot (Saturday a.m.). It's counter service, try & find a place to sit, and wait for them to call your number. My bagel arrived burned black around the edges. Why would you even serve this to a customer? You have to get your own jelly from the serve counter. The choice is very limited. There was no water or napkin holders on the small tables for extra napkins. The interior hasn't seen a redo & is a candidate for HGTV's restaurant make-over. Too many good places in Houston to mess with this one!

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★★☆☆☆

After driving by for many years, I stopped for breakfast -- after desperately searching for a parking spot (Saturday a.m.). It's counter service, try & find a place to sit, and wait for them to call your number. My bagel arrived burned black around the edges. Why would you even serve this to a customer? You have to get your own jelly from the serve counter. The choice is very limited. There was no water or napkin holders on the small tables for extra napkins. The interior hasn't seen a redo & is a candidate for HGTV's restaurant make-over. Too many good places in Houston to mess with this one!

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I have gone here for over 10yrs mostly for lunch and liked their Malibu Chicken sand and soups. My mistake was to go to breakfast here this Sunday am. My son and I ordered an omelet and burger, after 45 mins of waiting (after we had ordered) I told the robot who impersonates a customer service person behind the register-he didn't see any problem with that kind of wait at all! After another 15mins our food arrived with burned hash browns and soggy fries-will never go back for breakfast.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have gone here for over 10yrs mostly for lunch and liked their Malibu Chicken sand and soups. My mistake was to go to breakfast here this Sunday am. My son and I ordered an omelet and burger, after 45 mins of waiting (after we had ordered) I told the robot who impersonates a customer service person behind the register-he didn't see any problem with that kind of wait at all! After another 15mins our food arrived with burned hash browns and soggy fries-will never go back for breakfast.

Pros: Homey Food

Cons: Kitchen that doesn't work

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The pancakes are uniquely spongy, the eggs are fresh, and the bacon is thick. I love this cafe for Sunday mornings, it feels like your in the country, even though its in the middle of a large city. Pancake sandwich is perfect!!!!

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★★★★★

The pancakes are uniquely spongy, the eggs are fresh, and the bacon is thick. I love this cafe for Sunday mornings, it feels like your in the country, even though its in the middle of a large city. Pancake sandwich is perfect!!!!

Pros: comfortable atmosphere, great food!

Cons: cashier doesn't seem enthused

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I have had lunch here several times with friends while I always thought the food was ok to good at best and was way overrated in some of my friends mind. Today I went into the Fountain View Caf for breakfast with 2 friends who has never eaten at this cafe.\nWithout a doubt the worst breakfast I have ever ate. I was trying to think that maybe in basic training Ive had a worst meal. I came to the conclusion that this meal was the worst breakfast that Ive ever had that came out of a kitchen including mess halls.\n\nThis is what we experienced:\nThe omelet actually not to bad\nThe scrambled eggs were over cooked and bland\nThe eggs were unseasoned and bland (possibly best since they seem to only know about salt)\nBacon was over cooked, poor quality and very salty\nBiscuits were not biscuits but something between a biscuit and a roll that fail apart when you touched it.\nHash browns over cooked\nGrits over cooked mush with a pad of butter in the middle\nGravy is salty chicken base with some type of salty pork floating in it. \nJuice and coffee were fine\nPoor quality food along with bad preparations has all the making for a horrible meal.\n

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★☆☆☆☆

I have had lunch here several times with friends while I always thought the food was ok to good at best and was way overrated in some of my friends mind. Today I went into the Fountain View Caf for breakfast with 2 friends who has never eaten at this cafe.\nWithout a doubt the worst breakfast I have ever ate. I was trying to think that maybe in basic training Ive had a worst meal. I came to the conclusion that this meal was the worst breakfast that Ive ever had that came out of a kitchen including mess halls.\n\nThis is what we experienced:\nThe omelet actually not to bad\nThe scrambled eggs were over cooked and bland\nThe eggs were unseasoned and bland (possibly best since they seem to only know about salt)\nBacon was over cooked, poor quality and very salty\nBiscuits were not biscuits but something between a biscuit and a roll that fail apart when you touched it.\nHash browns over cooked\nGrits over cooked mush with a pad of butter in the middle\nGravy is salty chicken base with some type of salty pork floating in it. \nJuice and coffee were fine\nPoor quality food along with bad preparations has all the making for a horrible meal.\n

Pros: Clean and friendly staff

Cons: Salt, poor quality of product and salt

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I have had lunch here several times with friends while I always thought the food was ok to good at best and was way overrated in some of my friends mind. Today I went into the Fountain View Caf for breakfast with 2 friends who has never eaten at this cafe.
Without a doubt the worst breakfast I have ever ate. I was trying to think that maybe in basic training I??ve had a worst meal. I came to the conclusion that this meal was the worst breakfast that I??ve ever had that came out of a kitchen including mess halls.

This is what we experienced:
The omelet actually not to bad
The scrambled eggs were over cooked and bland
The eggs were unseasoned and bland (possibly best since they seem to only know about salt)
Bacon was over cooked, poor quality and very salty
Biscuits were not biscuits but something between a biscuit and a roll that fail apart when you touched it.
Hash browns over cooked
Grits over cooked mush with a pad of butter in the middle
Gravy is salty chicken base with some type of salty pork floating in it.
Juice and coffee were fine
Poor quality food along with bad preparations has all the making for a horrible meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have had lunch here several times with friends while I always thought the food was ok to good at best and was way overrated in some of my friends mind. Today I went into the Fountain View Caf for breakfast with 2 friends who has never eaten at this cafe.
Without a doubt the worst breakfast I have ever ate. I was trying to think that maybe in basic training I??ve had a worst meal. I came to the conclusion that this meal was the worst breakfast that I??ve ever had that came out of a kitchen including mess halls.

This is what we experienced:
The omelet actually not to bad
The scrambled eggs were over cooked and bland
The eggs were unseasoned and bland (possibly best since they seem to only know about salt)
Bacon was over cooked, poor quality and very salty
Biscuits were not biscuits but something between a biscuit and a roll that fail apart when you touched it.
Hash browns over cooked
Grits over cooked mush with a pad of butter in the middle
Gravy is salty chicken base with some type of salty pork floating in it.
Juice and coffee were fine
Poor quality food along with bad preparations has all the making for a horrible meal.

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service was adequate, food was enjoyable; atmosphere reminded me of the small town joint where the old men gather to complain about the weather and drink coffee. I would definately go back.

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★★★★☆

service was adequate, food was enjoyable; atmosphere reminded me of the small town joint where the old men gather to complain about the weather and drink coffee. I would definately go back.

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I tried this place out a year ago after reading all the rave reviews on citysearch. they have AWESOME breakfast and even though I always get the same thing, it's amazing. the Biscuits are soft and flaky and buttery, the sausage gravy has a ton of flavor and goes really well with the biscuits AND grits. the eggs are always cooked to perfection. they also have great old fashioned burgers and onion rings which are great. I'd come to this place every weekend.

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★★★★★

I tried this place out a year ago after reading all the rave reviews on citysearch. they have AWESOME breakfast and even though I always get the same thing, it's amazing. the Biscuits are soft and flaky and buttery, the sausage gravy has a ton of flavor and goes really well with the biscuits AND grits. the eggs are always cooked to perfection. they also have great old fashioned burgers and onion rings which are great. I'd come to this place every weekend.

Pros: great food, nice people, not crowded

Cons: closes at 3, food may take a while to come out

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I've been going there for 20 years. Same old grumpy head on the owner that's too mean to buy a smile. There's always butter in the jam pots from the double dippers. Buy individual cups of Dickinson or smuckers or knotts berry or something. Place is always busy and the food is average. But I still like to go, I don't know why, it must be the atmosphere.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been going there for 20 years. Same old grumpy head on the owner that's too mean to buy a smile. There's always butter in the jam pots from the double dippers. Buy individual cups of Dickinson or smuckers or knotts berry or something. Place is always busy and the food is average. But I still like to go, I don't know why, it must be the atmosphere.

Pros: It has the feel of home

Cons: The Filthy Jam Pots

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really good breakfast and reasonable. serves fresh squeezed juices. has a big menu. however, make sure the guy at counter gets your egg order right. I asked for over medium eggs, got over easy.

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★★★☆☆

really good breakfast and reasonable. serves fresh squeezed juices. has a big menu. however, make sure the guy at counter gets your egg order right. I asked for over medium eggs, got over easy.

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Fountainview Cafe is a great neighborhoood breakfast place! Just went there this morning, and our meals were prepared exactly how we like it! The ""swedish-style"" pancakes were thinner than traditional pancakes (but not too thin), resulting in a light pancake. My over-medium eggs were not runny nor hard, the bacon was crispy, and the grits cooked perfectly (i am from New Orleans). With a coffee and large soda, it came out to $13. What a deal! The food is made to order, so dont your meal delivered too quickly (about 20 minutes or so). But if you want a good home-cooked breakfast, in a laid back neighborhood atmosphere, Fountainview is the place...

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★★★★☆

Fountainview Cafe is a great neighborhoood breakfast place! Just went there this morning, and our meals were prepared exactly how we like it! The ""swedish-style"" pancakes were thinner than traditional pancakes (but not too thin), resulting in a light pancake. My over-medium eggs were not runny nor hard, the bacon was crispy, and the grits cooked perfectly (i am from New Orleans). With a coffee and large soda, it came out to $13. What a deal! The food is made to order, so dont your meal delivered too quickly (about 20 minutes or so). But if you want a good home-cooked breakfast, in a laid back neighborhood atmosphere, Fountainview is the place...

Pros: good food

Cons: closes @ 3pm

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Great value, great food...a real humdinger. Straight out of the 80's to mid 90's the FVC offers great food....only people who hate themselves would refuse to eat here. Oh, and after breakfast you can head over to Ron's.

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★★★★★

Great value, great food...a real humdinger. Straight out of the 80's to mid 90's the FVC offers great food....only people who hate themselves would refuse to eat here. Oh, and after breakfast you can head over to Ron's.

Pros: Great food, quick, tasty

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I found this place when I first moved to Houston and we end up there at least once a weekend, if we can find a place to sit. I love to spend time there on Sundays, reading the paper and drinking coffee and ESPECIALLY eating their wonderful food!

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★★★★★

I found this place when I first moved to Houston and we end up there at least once a weekend, if we can find a place to sit. I love to spend time there on Sundays, reading the paper and drinking coffee and ESPECIALLY eating their wonderful food!

Pros: Inexpensive, Good parking, Breakfast all day!

 

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