There is a great coffee shop near 610 on 27th between Durham and Shepherd called Throughgood Coffee. It was set up to donate a portion of the profits to social projects to benefit the poor. Their website notes the following:
'Over 25 years ago we began serving hot meals to homeless women and men in downtown
Houston who were in hopes of a better life. Today the organization that we
founded (Temenos Community Development Corporation) provides housing to
previously homeless people and is focused on restoring the dignity of every
resident through an extensive number of supportive services. A portion of the
proceeds from Throughgood Coffee goes to initiatives designed to empower
persons who are transitioning from challenged lives to their next level of
It is an excellent and recommended spot for coffee. On my inaugural visit when they first opened in 2017, I had a drip coffee and got to sample their Espresso Old Fashioned which I believe barista Rodolfo perfected for them when they first opened. Single estate espresso over orange zest with bitters and whiskey extracted vanilla. Wow.
But I can't get it out of my head, thinking, "George Throughgood and the Destroyers" every time I walk in.