In the age of do-it-all dessert shops, a new cake stall in Downtown called Treacherous Leches is excelling in the art of specificity with a shop devoted tres leches cakes.
The new cake bakery at 1010 Prairie Street in Conservatory Food Hall has a handful of varieties of tres leches cake on deck including chocolate, piña colada, and red velvet flavors alongside the delicious original milk-soaked cake. The mouth-watering offerings accompany some other cake-like desserts, all made by hand without mixes, like carrot cake, cheesecake, key lime pie, and doughnut bread pudding. The shop also serves up freshly-made juices, including hibiscus and lemonade.
Treacherous Leches is the brainchild of longtime baker Griselda Barrios and Jodi Wray, the facility manager of Conservatory and general manager of Prohibition, both of which share a parent company. “Our owners came to me and said they wanted a dessert vendor in the food hall, and I reached out to Griselda, who I’ve known for a long time,” Wray explains. “She’s a phenomenal baker. She’s been a pastry chef and done desserts for other people — she can bake like none other.”
Since opening last month, Treacherous Leches has gotten such a great response that the duo is already working on a second and third location in Houston, plus additional varieties of tres leches cakes. Be on the lookout for their forthcoming sweet bourbon leches.
Treacherous Leches hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.