2243 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098
The Hobbit Cafe has been around for a long time – back to the 1970s when it was called “The Hobbit Hole” and it has survived in the cutthroat Houston restaurant scene because of the quality of its food and the relaxed atmosphere. Example: The best guacamole in Houston is not to be found at a Tex-Mex or Mexican restaurant. The best guacamole in Houston is to be found at the Hobbit Cafe. Although they do have a varied menu, the Hobbit Cafe is best known for its sandwiches. Each sandwich is named after a character from the books. My favorite is the Bilbo. The Bilbo is a guacamole sandwich! It’s amazing. My girlfriend’s favorite is the Dwalin (curried chicken). The sandwiches are huge and the bread delicious. This time, however, I didn’t have a sandwich – I had the portabello mushroom fajitas. That’s right – fajitas without meat – but it isn’t missed because the portabello mushrooms are so good. Also on the platter were sizzling red peppers and onions, rice, black beans, guacamole, and pico di gayo. The Hobbit Cafe has an excellent beer selection, including a few on draught Belgian beers. This time I had the Blanche de Bruxelles and it went well with the fajitas.