Recommended by 97%
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Hollie · Married on 03/23/2019
Excellent!! 10/10! Highly recommend!
Cafe Natalie went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was perfect. The food was excellent, and I had several guests tell me it was the best wedding food they've ever had. All of the staff members were extremely professional. The event supervisor was outstanding and thought of everything. I couldn't be happier or say enough good things about them! It was expensive (we choose the top teir entrees: duck confit and beef tenderloin and had open bar), but you get what you pay for!Sent on 03/25/2019
Stephanie · Getting married on 06/11/2020
I am an Event Planner in Houston and always enjoying working with Diana, Chris + the entire cafe Natalie Team. They make the catering components in events so easy and stress free. And their food is delicious! I would highly recommend them for any couple looking for catering on their big day!!!Sent on 05/08/2019
Amisha Patel · Getting married on 11/05/2019
Great Food and Service!
Cafe Natalie did an excellent job on the food and service for my wedding at Moffitt Oaks. The food was more delicious than I remember at our tasting. I still can’t believe that Cafe Natalie could produce such exceptional food on site.Sent on 05/23/2019
Their wait staff and service was as impressive as their food. Their waiters were attentive and knew when our families joined the cocktail hour after photos – bringing them hors d’oeuvres. They even had waiters bring us hors d’oeuvres during our photos. I was amazed at how well their staff moved throughout the wedding attending to their tasks without disruption. The tables somehow got cleared but I don’t remember seeing the staff.
Our main waiter (Alex) took care of us for the entire wedding. He was always willing to grab us a drink or some water. It was wonderful knowing that our guests were as well taken care of as us and being feed scrumptious food. I couldn’t have asked for a more helpful, professional, quality caterer for our wedding.
Julie Wiley · Married on 07/30/2019
Café Natalie exceeded our expectations for our daughter's wedding! Everything they provided our family was off the charts excellent! Their professionalism throughout the whole process made our day easy and beautiful. Every staff member worked very hard to make sure we were well taken care of and ensured we enjoyed our day. We decided to have Family Style service to promote fellowship at dinner (which was the first time I had ever seen this type of presentation) The food was perfect, hot, and amazing. Guests made a point to come up to me to say that the food was delicious, the tables were beautiful and service was impeccable! Many THANKS again to EVERY staff member at Café Natalie which made our day remarkable and memorable.Sent on 07/30/2019
Annette Huynh · Married on 03/30/2019
Happy Bellies, Happier Hearts!
We had Cafe Natalie cater our wedding and they exceeded all expectations! We opted for stations (carving station, street tacos, and french fry bar). The carving station and street tacos both get an A+ but the star of the night was definitely the french fry bar. Our guests are still raving about them! We also changed our minds about various details/food items throughout the planning process, and the team was super patient and accommodating. 10/10 would recommend for your next event!!Sent on 04/26/2019
Stephanie Zinn · Married on 03/16/2019
Café Natalie was the BEST choice to cater our wedding! They were so professional and the food was GREAT! They were very responsive with emails and phone calls. I HIGHLY recommend them for any event!Sent on 03/27/2019
Jk Munch · Married on 01/12/2019
Cafe Natalie did a fabulous job with my daughter's wedding. They provided both the food and the bar service. The food was great and the service was outstanding. The staff was professional, friendly and helpful. I had MULTIPLE email exchanges regarding dietary restrictions, changes and questions. Every email was answered in a timely and patient manner. Would absolutely recommend and use again.Sent on 01/22/2019
Gina · Married on 12/27/2018
We had the chicken, steak, mac and cheese, and green beans for dinner. It was amazing! They were so fantastic at serving us and making sure we were taken care of as well as all our guests. We received so many compliments on all the food and working with Cafe Natalie was incredibly easy. The service was great all night. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to cater their event or wedding!Sent on 12/28/2018
Anna O'neill · Married on 10/20/2018
Food is incredible
Café Natalie was the caterer for our wedding last month and the entire experience from start to finish was incredible. We had several stations and everyone raved about how delicious the food was. The service was first class and everything went flawlessly. Don’t hesitate to book Café Natalie, you will not regret it. Love Anna & Pat!Sent on 11/24/2018
Marinez · Married on 10/13/2018
Delicious and Easy to Work With!
We selected Café Natalie to do the catering/tables/chairs from a list of vendors that our venue (Houston Museum of Natural Science) had vetted. They were the most responsive to our emails, had a wide selection of food to choose from, and were the best value (in our opinion) of the vendors on the venue’s list. Compared to a wider range of caterers, they would have likely been higher than the median. Prior to the reception, we found them to be responsive, accommodating multiple changes, questions, and an additional tasting session to make a change to the menu. Even using their buffet option, they were able to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. At the reception, the food was delicious and got multiple compliments from our guests that day and in the weeks that followed. They had experience coordinating with the museum and set up the floor plan/placed the tables exactly how we had asked. There were two instances where we were especially impressed: They prepared two plates for us without us asking so that we could eat as others were waiting for the buffet, otherwise we likely wouldn’t have had time to eat. In addition, we did not get to try the appetizers we had selected for the reception since we completely missed cocktail hour. As a surprise, the mother of the bride called Café Natalie to see if she could secure some for us after we came back from our honeymoon. Café Natalie not only provided these free of charge, but also delivered them to her home which was close by. We are very impressed and satisfied with their service and food, and recommend them for others.Sent on 10/30/2018
TLDR: We selected Café Natalie for our reception from a list of vendors that our venue (Houston Museum of Natural Science) had vetted. They were responsive, delicious, did good service the day of our reception, and a great value compared to the other vendors from our venue’s list.
Joe Adame · Married on 10/06/2018
Wow get so many compliments on our food choices! Café Natalie really helps you put together a great meal. substitutions were no problem for them and we were able to create a meal that celebrated both our backgrounds seamlessly. Their food is not only flavorfully delicious, it was well plated! Many plates polished clean off and saw people getting up for seconds! They are the best!Sent on 10/24/2018
Jenn and Andy · Married on 08/18/2018
Absolutely amazing meal and service for our day!! The staff was amazing through the entire process of tastings, set up and service during our reception. They took care of everything and our guests were very satisfied with the service!!Sent on 08/30/2018
Theresa · Married on 06/02/2018
We're Vietnamese, and all or most Vietnamese have their weddings in a ballroom at a place called Kim Son. That was never our dream and we made sure to break away from that idea lol Thing is, Vietnamese weddings are also 6-7+ course meals that are sit-down, family style served dinners which seemed to be only found at Kim Son.Sent on 08/07/2018
We had our reception at Balmorhea Weddings and Events but we still wanted that traditional style asian food to get the best of both worlds, modern and traditional. Cafe Natalie did just that for us.
-Food tasting experience/client service:
First off, Cafe Natalie has such a wide variety of food that they cater. I was surprised that they even did Vietnamese family style courses. The food tasting is for four people. The tasting was easy to set up, and you literally come and eat. They serve the food to you exactly the way it will look on your wedding day or whatever event they are catering for. They even give you a cute little dessert packaged for you to take home and even offer you a wedding magazine to take home if you want. They are very easy to get in touch with and communicate with. They respond on a timely manner. They work really well with other vendors too.
-On the day of the wedding:
FANTASTIC! Honestly. This was a high pressure wedding. People were used to the idea of a lot of food at Kim Son. Cafe Natalie made it happen. They served 6 courses for us, and all the food was presented beautifully. We got compliments for pulling off a traditional, yet modernized American/Vietnamese wedding. I must say that the food was not as hot as we wanted it to be, but that might have been our fault because we were a little behind schedule and started dinner 30 minutes late.
Nonetheless, Choose Cafe Natalie! We loved them. They are kind, professional, honest people. They're staff was amazing and we wish we could have thanked every last one of them. WE LOVE YOU!
P.S. Wish we had pictures of the food to show you all.
Tiffany · Married on 05/27/2018
Cafe Natalie catered food and bar for our wedding at Moffitt Oaks. We wanted to have an Asian multicourse family style meal and Cafe Natalie came highly recommended by multiple venues. We were not disappointed! Chris was extremely receptive and answered our questions promptly during the planning process. They even created a special meal for our guests with unique dietary restrictions. On the wedding day, our food captain, Heather, and her team were so attentive and professional. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. So glad with we went with Cafe Natalie!Sent on 07/26/2018
Allie · Married on 04/28/2018
I got married a couple weeks ago and had such a stressful time planning... Cafe Natalie was the best part of our wedding. Not only did they offer any help, they were so responsive and accommodating to ALL of our needs!! We were communicating with Chris (who was always super fast getting back to us) and Diana (who was so sweet and amazing that we requested she be at the wedding -- then at the wedding she helped our wedding coordinator like she was the coordinator-- sooooooo thankful for that). They also brought a HUGE staff of the sweetest people ready to do anything they needed to do to make sure everything was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sent on 05/11/2018
OK SO LETS GET TO THE FOOD NOW.... NEVER have I been to a wedding with such good food... I'm not even saying that because it was my own!! I got so many texts saying how nice the wedding was and HOW AMAZING THE FOOD WAS. Seriously, I think everyone was so impressed with the food that it was something they REMEMBER!!!! I can't even believe it!!!! We also used them for the full bar as well and I will just say THEY ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!!
I wouldn't have done a thing differently!!! Thank you Cafe Nataile!!!
Julie · Married on 04/21/2018
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! It’s been 2 weeks since my wedding and I’m still hearing from guests how wonderful the food was! Working with Adela at Cafe Natalie was such a pleasure. She was quick to respond and so professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Cafe Natalie!Sent on 05/07/2018
Vickie · Married on 04/07/2018
Cafe Natalie was a BIG hit at my daughter’s wedding!!! We received so many compliments on the food and everyone was so impressed with the quality and service. From the beginning they exceeded my expectations. They responded to phone calls and emails right away and were so thorough. They were diligent about getting things the way we wanted them to be at the wedding. When they got to the venue the team set things up exactly as we had planned. The tasting was a wonderful experience. We were able to choose a number of dishes before deciding on the final menu. The food was as wonderful at the wedding as it was at the tasting. Adele took care of everything at the wedding. She was so professional and accommodating. She made sure that the bride and groom were served promptly. She even made sure that my husband and I and the grandparents were taken care of without having to get up to go to the buffet. We rented some gold flatware from a vendor and I was responsible for it returning to them in a certain way. I mentioned it to Adele and she took care of it for me. They even made sure that young kids had chicken nuggets and Mac and cheese available. I am so grateful to Cafe Natalie for making the wedding even better than I imagined. They blew everyone away with their professionalism, their excellent food, and flawless service. I will recommend them to everyone and hope to have an opportunity to use them again myself. Thank you Cafe Natalie for your commitment to excellence!!!Sent on 04/18/2018
Meagan · Married on 03/24/2018
WOW!!! The service and food was outstanding!!! We cant say any more. Highly recommend!!! OUTSTANDING!!!Sent on 04/06/2018
Jessica · Married on 03/10/2018
Cafe Natalie’s food was delicious. The filet was cooked a perfect medium rare and the food tasted exactly like it did in our tasting. They were attentive to our guests and a few that had special needs.Sent on 03/26/2018
V · Married on 02/10/2018
Cafe Natalie is amazing!! The staff made sure that my husband and I ate and drank during the wedding and were just so kind and attentive to all our guests needs. If you want Asian family style food and alcohol, they are your best choice for it. Thanks again Cafe Natalie!Sent on 02/16/2018
Denise · Married on 01/20/2018
We cannot express how happy we are with our choice of Cafe Natalie for our daughter’s wedding last weekend! We received so many compliments from guests about the “amazing dinner”...some saying it was the “best catered meal” they have ever had! Food was hot, fresh, beautifully presented, and just as delicious as at our tasting! The staff was courteous, attentive and a joy to work with! Chris Nguyen, our Catering Director, was so helpful and quick to respond to any questions or changes we had along the way. We are 100% satisfied and so thankful we made the right choice in choosing Cafe Natalie!Sent on 01/26/2018
Ana · Married on 12/02/2017
Café Natalie was one of the highlights of our wedding day! Everyone so far has raved about the meal served by Chris and his team. We opted for the Classic Buffet package, which included Staff-Attended Buffet Service, One (1) Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres, Choice of Soup or Salad, Two (2) Classic Entrees, and Two (2) Dinner Sides. We selected 14 items on their menu to try during our tasting appointment. We were allowed to bring along four guests and had to arrive ten minutes prior to our appointment. We settled on Pulled pork tostadas for our passed Hors d’Oeuvres, Lobster Bisque for our soup selection, Beef au Poivre and Chicken Parmigiano for our entrees, and baked three cheese macaroni and sautéed vegetable medley for our side items. We also requested a few vegetarian plates and kid’s meals. Everything was so delicious; we couldn’t have imagined any other catering company coming close to the quality of food Café Natalie serves. Do yourself a favor and splurge on Café Natalie Catering, I am sure glad we did!Sent on 01/25/2018
Whitney · Married on 10/21/2017
Choosing a caterer was one of the more stressful decisions throughout the wedding planning process, likely because it's such a large portion of the budget, and of course I wanted the food to be wonderful. My experience with Café Natalie truly could not have been better.Sent on 11/07/2017
I reached out to Chris initially, who responded to me within 12 hours. From that point on, every email from him was just as quick - not to mention detailed and helpful. I had by FAR the most questions for him than I did with any of my other vendors, and he handled each and every one with so much professionalism, patience and understanding.
We initially signed a contract with Café Natalie for a seated dinner, but throughout the planning process we also added on bartenders/bar set up (our venue is BYOB) as well as wine stewards. As such, they were heavily involved in the mechanics of our evening. I felt so comfortable and confident going into the big day for a number of reasons: Chris had been wonderful, our tasting was to die for (they give you so. much. food. and it is all so delicious), and I had several other rave testimonies from other brides. With that said, I was STILL completely blown away at every turn throughout our reception. The professionalism of the staff was truly something to marvel, from the sequential serving of the food to the speedy & knowledgeable bartenders and everything in between. The food was of course exceptional, and the presentation was absolutely gorgeous. I had been nervous about the length of a seated meal and I now realize I shouldn't have wasted a second worrying about that - everything moved quickly and efficiently. I had so many guests comment to me not only on the quality of the food but also on how wonderful the staff was.
Thank you, Chris, and your amazing team for making our special day so perfect. It would not have been what it was without you. I would absolutely hire Café Natalie again and cannot recommend them enough.
Terri · Married on 09/30/2017
The service and the food from Café Natalie were top-notch. The tables were beautifully set and the food was delicious. The Café Natalie crew were efficient and friendly. I am so glad we selected Café Natalie to cater our daughter's wedding!Sent on 10/03/2017
Ellen · Married on 08/19/2017
Wonderful. Exceptional. The venue for the reception offered a beautiful space, but that is it. Cafe Natalie jumped in with an amazing buffet and bar service, on top of all the rentals we needed. They paid attention to every detail, including table pads, linens, china and glassware. They had a very short move-in and move-out time, and they very professionally created a stunning ballroom. Everyone of their people cared about our guests and was crazy accommodating. Their planning was meticulous; in fact, since we didn't care to have a cocktail/appetizer hour, they suggested that we replace that with late-night sliders after dinner. How fun is that?! They worked with the other vendors, and as a result, we had a beautiful reception. Any question we had was answered promptly, and we felt confident that they were beyond capable of handling our most important occasion. So because we enjoyed great food and impeccable service that was reasonably priced, we would highly recommend Cafe Natalie to take care of any event!Sent on 08/23/2017