Houston >Restaurants >
1102 Yale St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700829.791116 -95.398663
Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri-Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 7am-9pm
Neighborhoods: Greater Heights, Central
The sweet, yet modern diner located in the heights, Lola, brings customers quality, home-style cooking with a twist. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lola offers a variety of traditional breakfast/brunch options with a creative twist like chicken and fruit waffles or omelets like the So-Cal with portabella, goat cheese, bell pepper, avocado and sprouts.
The quaint diner style restaurant can be found on the corner of Yale and 11th street and is housed inside of a 70 year-old heights building. The menu consists of an array of heart healthy, gluten free and vegetarian options is priced affordably with generous portion sizes.
After stopping by breakfast and enjoying the So-Cal omelet, I was sold. The freshly prepared, savory omelet with inventive combinations was perfectly balanced by the crisp, lightly buttered toast and juicy, to-die for chicken sausage.
Lola’s menu offers a dish for every appetite. Looking for a crisp salad? Try the Farmers Market Salad with organic spring mix blend, blueberries, strawberries, roma tomatoes, craisins, toasted almonds and feta. Or what about a fill you up, put you to sleep kind of meal? Try the Day After Thanksgiving sandwich filled with roasted turkey, cranberry, cornbread dressing and a side of brown gravy.
Lola is the perfect place for the foodie who is looking to relax, enjoy a comforting meal and enjoy the whimsical, laid back nature of the Houston Heights.
Very Good Food, Excellent Service – We ordered (around 2:00 in the afternoon):
Turkey Club and Steak and Onions - very good
Fries - Great
Coffee - good
As noted, service was quick and very nice.
Will come back when ever we are in the area.
Bleh! Not good. – The burgers were small and tasted like meatloaf. If my kid wanted meatloaf, she would have ordered meatloaf. The chicken Sopressata was okay - but really, it just tasted like standard chicken fettuccine. Music was too loud. No booster chair for my toddler. It was overpriced. If you're single and trendy it's probably more your style. If you're a family wanting good food at a reasonable price, this isn't the place. We won't be going back.
Wet Roast Beef Debris-- Yummier than It Sounds – My table, Lola's regulars, ordered the Day-after-Thanksgiving Sandwich on January 3...it's that good.
The Wet Roast Beef Debris is Angus roast beef, and provolone served on sour dough bread, with hand- tossed fries or salad. My sister said it was delicious.
My sister ordered the Chicken Sopressata
(Sopressata salami, penne, roasted garlic, and basil cream) for a second time. She said that they changed the side-dish recipe, but it was still good.
I devoured the Chicken Fried Steak/Chicken which is marinated in buttermilk and served with red-potato mashed potatoes spiced with salty cheese, and fresh green beans.
BYOB makes the patio more festive. The patio needs ambiance especially with all the road construction on 11th and Yale.
Awesome food, great casual atmosphere – The Day-After-Thanksgiving sandwich is nothing short of AWESOME! Love this place!
Always great I eat here at least 3 times a week – I have a little business which is right down the street from Lola's. I don't have much time to actually eat at the restuarant but order on a regular basis to go... Great staff, recognize you and almost always know your name. I highly recommend.
A Winner in My Book – I decided to check out Lola's in the Heights for myself after reading the mediocre reviews. I was pleasantly surprised. Our table ordered Chicken Fried Chicken, Veggie Lasagna and the Roast Beef Debris sandwich. We all had a taste of each other's dish and all gave the thumbs up for all three dishes.
You better believe we'll be back to become regulars. Can't wait to try the Chicken and Waffles.
How Sad – Oh no! I was planning to text a few friends to arrange for breakfast at Lola's in the morning. I will find another restaurant after reading the previous review.
Great breakfast and burgers – Lola has great comfort food. It's not a normal diner in that you order at the counter and your food is delivered to your table, but beyond that there's no real wait service - fine with me. The Lola Burger and the Wet Roast Beef Debris sandwich are my favorites - but be hungry, they are large portions. They also serve a good breakfast - a little crowded on weekend mornings.
I've only had a problem there once and the owner was very understanding and was quick to resolve the issue. A nice addition to the Heights fare.
Citysearch Editorial Review – With two well-loved restaurants under his belt (Pink’s Pizza and Dragon Bowl), restaurateur Ken Bridge strikes again with a crowd-pleasing diner concept. Situated on a busy intersection in the Heights, the cheery, cutely retro interior is spacious and buzzing. Familiar but well-executed menu items that are varied enough to keep customers interested should be ordered at the counter. Breakfast is enjoyed all day long by late risers and sandwiches, including the ‘Day After Thanksgiving’ combo of turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing and gravy, are crave-worthy.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Lola on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.