Almost everything you need to know about Americano Coffee Lounge is in our name. Rather than focus on the “Italian family” of coffees that are ubiquitous in coffee shops and cafes nowadays, our specialty is the Americano: a simple-yet-classic American pour that traces its roots back to the WWII era. When we open in Houston Station this summer, our philosophy of “classically American” is one with big potential in the Nashville coffee market.
Americano Coffee finds comfort in the simplicity of yesteryear. We serve classic coffee drinks (lattes, espressos, brewed coffee, and of course, Americanos) and a light but tasty food menu within friendly confines denoted by comfortable furniture and handmade touches guaranteed to intrigue as well as please.
There are a few reasons why the word “Lounge” appears in our name. One motivator was a deliberate desire to separate the Americano Coffee Lounge from coffee shops and cafes: the type of places that patrons tend to frequent between the hours of 6am - 4pm, usually with the intent of completing a work-related task and never long enough to soak up some ambience. We envision our place as one that people will want to visit at all times of day or night, enjoying our small but memorable corner of an undeniably up-and-coming neighborhood.
Our owners, Cody and Delana, are definitely more “lounge” than “shop”. Cody was once a touring musician who wiled away his downtime in coffee shops from Texarkana to Tempe. During these repasts he spent hundreds of hours mentally mapping out plans for his own place, and one thing he was sure of is that he’d spent enough time in coffee shops. Cody also collects fine cigars, which are certainly more at home in a lounge than a café. Meanwhile, Delana is the proud owner of an ever-expanding shoe collection, many of which she feels more comfortable wearing in a lounge environment. Cody and Delana also own four large pack dogs, and the obvious space limitations posed by a space any smaller than a lounge – especially one with as inviting an atmosphere as the Americano Coffee Lounge – would have compromised the dogs’ ability to kick back and relax.
Against the warm, eclectic backdrop that is the Americano Coffee Lounge, we expect that people of all persuasions will find a home here: morning cyclers, afternoon power-lunchers, early evening tailgaters, and late-night live music lovers looking to recharge their batteries before heading out for one more song.
Wedgewood Houston (or WeHo) has been called a lot of things: revitalized, trendy, up and coming, a work in progress – but one thing it’s never been called is dull. In fact, we’re just as excited about opening our doors and joining the existing cadre of cool bars, restaurants, and coffee shops near Wedgewood-Houston as we are about meeting our diverse neighbors: distillers, brewers, artists, musicians, all manner of creative souls putting WeHo on the map.
We look forward to seeing you this summer. In the meantime, check out our menu, delight in our Instagram page, and bone up on the colorful history of Houston Station.