Old Katy’s café offers a space for healing and well-being
Serene Beans’ menu, which includes lattes, smoothies, teas, smoothies, and other hot and frozen drinks, has recently been expanded to include matcha lattes and Italian cream sodas. (Photo by Morgan Theophil / Community Impact Newspaper)
When a customer walks into Serene Beans, they’re often looking for more than coffee, owner Karen Howard said.
“It is the serene atmosphere that they seek, the environment open to spirituality of all kinds,” she said. “We provide that here.”
Howard, who opened the cafe in 2016, said the path to Serene Beans started when she was looking for a serenity store or a store with salvage related items, after moving to Katy from California. . She couldn’t find one, she said, so the seed to open hers was planted.
After working for a large financial institution for two decades, Howard decided to pursue his dream and open Serene Beans to bring Katy some quiet space. The store has moved twice but will remain at its current location in Old Katy, Howard said.
Serene Beans opened with recovery in mind, Howard said. From the start, she said she wanted to make the store not only a place for coffee, but also a place of healing and well-being.
Visitors to the cafe can also find local food and jewelry as well as frankincense, sage, and other natural products.
“It’s hard to put words on this place, it’s just a bunch of serendipity,” Howard said.
Serene Beans’ menu, which includes lattes, smoothies, teas, smoothies, and other hot and frozen drinks, has recently been expanded to include matcha lattes and Italian cream sodas.
The new drinks were the result of feedback from residents; Howard said she values customer feedback before introducing new items because she wants Serene Beans to be community-driven.
Serene Beans has become a popular landing spot for residents looking for a calm and welcoming environment to enjoy a cup of coffee, Howard said.
“I can’t explain it because it’s not in my hands,” she said. “We provided the space and just said yes to whatever came our way, and it turned into this.”
5609 Third St., Katy
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 7 am-7pm