Houston >Food & Dining > Lee's Sandwich Shop
11210 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX | Directions 7707229.704590 -95.576587
Neighborhoods: Alief, Westside
To be honest, the enemy sound she's here are just okay. But what it does well is that it's streamlined process of ordering Vietnamese sandwiches. There's a drive-through to make things easy, and the Vietnamese iced coffee, or cafe sua da, is the sh*t -- Sweet, rich and utterly delicious. Weekends are sort of a madhouse here.
The sandwiches here are so big! You better go here famished because this place will stuff you and the food is always great and fresh. I would recommend this place.
good for lunch – my workplace is next to this shop and it is always a convenient restaurant to stop by for lunch. there are a variety of options to choose from and the sandwiches are pretty filling
Average but extremely popular vietnamese sandwich & coffee – Lee's sandwiches is like the Starbucks of vietnamese sandwich and coffee shops. It's a national chain that has a blueprint for success with a wide variety for a menu, and yet doesn't really excel in any particular aspect. Despite this level of mediocrity, it still commands a great deal of business for its convenience.
So why do I come here despite my tepid review?
The pros: There is a really good auto maintenance shop (Top Tech) across the street so this is the most convenient place to walk to while I wait for my oil change. I can come to Lee's Sandwiches for a nice breakfast of pork pate chaud and a cafe sua da (definitely not healthy but quite savory) while getting work done on the free wifi. Their croissant sandwiches are also pretty ginormous.
My major gripes?
a) the cafe su dua - although it is a pretty good cup of vietnamese iced coffee, they always never fail to load it up with waaaay too much ice. This applies to most of their drinks as well. When you ask for no ice or little ice, they simply don't fill it up. Apparently, they have a set predetermined measured corporate amount of coffee or tea that is to be poured into each cup with or without ice. I find this really annoying when you suck up your coffee within a few gulps and you're left with a nearly full cup of ice.
b) the crowd - the crowd here is almost always a devoted and loyal fan base of 50+ year old vietnamese men who enjoy sitting at the outside tables sippiing their coffee and smoking their cigarettes while occasionally playing chinese chess. It doesn't matter what time of day it is, there will always be such a crowd lounging around outside of this place. It gives the place a quasi-Parisian Saigonian feel where large groups of vietnamese older men are just chilling and people watching.
Overall - to sum it all up, Lee's Sandwiches on Bellaire is a place to get some work done and eat some okay vietnamese sandiwiches with over iced coffee.
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