Houston bakery El Bolillo has had a momentous year, celebrating 25 years of selling some of the most iconic Latin baked goods in the city, and it’s finishing off the year on a high note — with the opening of its newest location in Houston’s Westside.
The bakery opened its fourth and largest outpost in Mission Bend at 6766 S Texas 6, welcoming pastry aficionados to explore its 12,000 square feet of space and warm up with a cafe de olla on its outdoor patio — a first for any El Bolillo location.
Though the restaurant will continue with its tradition of freshly baking and serving around 100 variations of Latin pastries daily, including pan dulce and decadent treats like its iconic tres leches and custom-made cakes, owner Joel Garza says the Mission Bend bakery is hoping to offer something a little different than the other outposts.
Working to fill a void for Latin baked goods on the Westside, the new El Bolillo will also tap into the culture of the surrounding neighborhood, serving Asian-style pastries as an ode to the community and its third largest ethnic population, which is Asian, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Mission Bend bakery also sets itself apart from other locations with its distinct decor and design. The bakery walls and ceilings are outfitted hand-painted with murals, bright colors, and bird light fixtures as an ode to Mexico’s muralist movement and feature a bell tower, a call to traditional Spanish architecture. The Houston Chronicle reports that another location is slated to open in the Fountain View area.
The restaurant will celebrate with grand opening specials starting in the New Year, with 25-cent bolillos, free tortillas and cafe de olla, and more from January 2 through January 6.
El Bolillo’s Mission Bend location is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 6766 S Texas 6 77083.