Are you in the mood for something sweet to eat? Maybe you’re craving flaky pastry, a freshly-baked cookie, or a rich piece of cake. Or maybe you’re more in the mood for a crusty loaf of bread. We’ve put together a list of the best bakeries in Houston for you to choose from so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Top Bakeries in Houston
1. Fluff Bake Bar
Fluff Bake Bar is a great place to go to get your fix of sweet treats. The patisserie shop is a mix of French pastry technique and trendy, inventive design. The result is always bright, colorful, and delicious. Enjoy menu items like the Fluffernutter, which combines peanut butter oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cream, and marshmallow fluff, or the Veruca Salt cake, which is devil’s food chocolate layered with salted caramel buttercream and pretzel crunch.
Where: 1701 W 15th St, Houston, TX 77008
2. Moeller’s Bakery
Moeller’s Bakery is proud to be the oldest family-owned bakery in Houston–they’ve been in business since 1930! Naturally, it has a distinctly retro feel.The cozy little bakery is a great place to grab petit fours, elaborately iced sugar cookies, and custom cakes. The cheese straws are also a surprise favorite. There are regulars who have been going back for more for over 50 years thanks to how delicious and reliable this bakery is.
Where: 4201 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
3. El Bolillo Bakery
A Mexican bakery chain, El Bolillo Bakery is an alternative to the more common French style of baked goods that you see in most bakeries in Houston. You’ll find a wide variety of options, including empanadas, churros, and conchas. Some people consider the tres leches cake the best in the city. The prices are also extremely affordable.
Where: 2421 S Wayside Dr, Houston, TX 77023
4. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery
Common Bond Bistro & Bakery is a favorite in Montrose (and other parts of the city, too–there are several locations) for its croissants, macarons, savory breads, and coffee. Its menu offers a good balance of delicate pastries and heartier breads such as German three grain loves and sunflower rye bread.
Where: 1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Pondicheri is an Indian restaurant with an in-house bakery that’s worth a trip all on its own. Enjoy sweet pastries infused with classic Indian flavors such as gulab jamun doughnuts, summer trifle with cardamom sponge cake, and chai-spiced pie. The bakery itself is referred to as the Bake Lab because of the experimentation that goes on there–the cake pictured above, for instance, is 100% vegan with a caramelized beet chip as a garnish. There’s a reason the restaurant’s head chef was considered for a James Beard award in 2020.
Where: 2800 Kirby Dr b132, Houston, TX 77098
6. Tinys Milk & Cookies
Tinys Milk & Cookies is a great place to grab, well, cookies. This bakery serves delicious, freshly-baked cookies hot out of the oven. They also offer croissants, danishes, baguettes, focaccia, and a mean lavender latte, along with some seasonal breakfast options. The cookie is definitely their brand, though, and they make sure to let you know that you can buy some frozen dough to take home to make yourself and share with friends.
Where: 3636 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005
7. 3 Brothers Bakery
3 Brothers Bakery is a bakery that continues a five-generations-long baking tradition. It holds a special place in many people’s hearts because it was founded by three brothers who fled to the U.S. from Poland in the 1940s. The brothers continued their family’s tradition of baking here in Texas. They’re known for Jewish-style baking such as bagels and challah, as well as cupcakes, pies, and a now-famous creation of their own called the pumpecapple pie cake. This dessert consists of a three-layer cake with pie inside, cream cheese icing, and caramel drizzle with pecans.
Where: 4036 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
8. Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop
Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop is an unusual take on the bakery experience. It’s a no-frills, small batch bakery with a rotating menu and a limit of six baked goods per customer if you don’t order ahead. There are cakes like the lemon blueberry cake pictured above, as well as the Fat Elvis, a banana chocolate chip cake with peanut butter buttercream, and the Animal Cookie cake, a vanilla cake with animal cookies baked right in. There are also savory breakfast options like kolaches with bacon and chives, and bacon, cheddar, and jalapeño quiche. On top of the usual coffee menu, you can also order beer and wine. The bakery accepts special orders for gluten-friendly or vegan cupcakes and cakes, but it also has some standard gluten-free and vegan options available in-store like sugar cookies, almond thumbprint cookies, and brownies.
Where: 1045 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008
9. Sinfull Bakery
Sinfull Bakery is a fully vegan bakery–the first of its kind out of all the bakeries in Houston. You can stop in at the bakery itself or find its baked goods at farmers markets or at certain grocery stores around town. The menu include pies, cakes, granola, pop-tarts, cinnamon rolls, and more. Even non-vegans find themselves drawn to the food at this cute, vintage eatery.
Where: 1714 Webster St, Houston, TX 77003
1o. La Table
La Table is a French restaurant with a dedicated bakery counter. Expect standard French fare like macarons, tarts, baguettes, and plenty of delicate pastries. The bakery is modeled after traditional French boulangeries and is open from mid-morning to close. If you head upstairs, you’ll hit the fine-dining part of the two-level restaurant.
Where: 1800 Post Oak Blvd Ste 6110, Houston, TX 77056
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