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15 Essential Houston Bakeries

Where to find the city’s best cakes, cookies, pies, and everything in between

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Much like the rest of Houston's culinary offerings, Space City's bakeries offer a vast array of seriously great cakes, cookies, pies, and more delicious dessert options. When a serious sweet tooth strikes, Houston's essential bakeries serve up a bounty of pastries and other treats that will satisfy any craving.

From brioche to custard-filled buns to perfect pan dulce, the offerings at these 16 sweet shops are perfect for everyday hankerings and special occasions alike.

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Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop

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Owner Jessica Lusk put her architecture degree to use by designing her own bakery named after her spunky grandmother. Inside you’ll find a chic no-frills space pumping out delicious cakes and goodies like the signature Debusker: the magic baby produced by one part dark chocolate brownie and one part M&M cookie. Yummy cakes and a solid coffee program plus beer and wine make it a one-stop indulgence shop.

Maigen Sawyer

Fluff Bake Bar

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Rebecca Masson, known around town as the Sugar Fairy, performs pastry magic with creative, top-notch creations like the Fluffnutter, two peanut butter oatmeal cookies sandwiched with peanut butter cream & marshmallow fluff, and the Star Crossed Lover, a perfect marriage of salted caramel, rice Krispie treats, and chocolate.

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La Table

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What’s more dazzling, this beautiful French bakery counter or the goods sold within it? It’s a tough call. Baguettes and tarts, macarons and more tempting treats await here, both savory and sweet.

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Sinfull Vegan Bakery

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The bars, cookies, pies and breads that come out of this on-the-go bakery make be vegan but that doesn’t stop their products from flying off shelves and into the mouths of vegans and non-vegans alike. The stuff is just that damn good. Check their website for most current locations or find them at farmers markets, numerous coffee shops around town, Central Market, or shop online.

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Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

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Croissants, kouign-amann, baguette, and so many more baked delights await at this Montrose favorite. Alongside the savory breads, coffee drinks, and light fare, find decadent desserts like turtle brownies, sugared brioche, and macarons.

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Weights + Measures

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Sure, you can find W+M goods for sale in businesses across town but nothing beats buying goodies fresh from the oven. Nosh on favorites like muffins, croissants, cookies and danishes or go for one of over 23 breads ranging from ciabatta and challah to blue cheese & fig or black pepper parmesan. Headed to work early? This shop starts slinging pastries & coffee at 6 a.m.

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French Gourmet Bakery

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Bite into a piece of history at this bakery that’s been giving locals their sugar fix since 1973. Don’t miss the French Moka Rum cake made from layers of rum-brushed sponge cake, coffee buttercream, and pecans or any of the authentic éclairs, fruit tarts, and scrumptious cookies like the bestselling thumbprints. They also cater so you can enjoy delectable treats on your own turf.

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Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop

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If a full meal at Pondicheri isn't in order, head upstairs for sweet pastries and other takeaway fare that is equally satisfying. Score syrup-soaked gulab jamun doughnuts, mithai, and almond-topped madeleines, along with the totally addictive chai-spiced pie.

Tinys Milk and Cookies

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A true indulgence, these chewy, crunchy, perfectly constructed chocolate chip cookies are served warm from the oven. Need this dough in your life more often? Pick up some frozen cookie dough to bake up this magical goodness at home.

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Flo Paris Bakery & Cafe

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Baked treats, breads and light fare including salads, sandwiches, soups and freshly made quiches are readily available at this family owned bakery and cafe with multiple locations in Houston. Enjoy a sun-dried tomato and feta cheese quiche with a ham and cheese croissant, or swing by for dessert for a soft, puffy eclair or creamy red velvet cheesecake.

El Bolillo Bakery

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Everything you see in this Mexican paradise of more than 31 pastries, from the churros and empanadas to the slightly sweet bread conchas and cocadas, is absolutely worth eating. They’re also exceedingly affordable — total cost for this bountiful spread below? $13.25. Save room for the tres leches cake, because it’s arguably one of the city’s best iterations of this creamy classic.

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Moeller's Bakery

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From king cakes to petit fours, elaborately iced sugar cookies and wedding masterpieces, this locale has kept their cozy kitchen busy since 1930. It’s worth visiting just to see the incredible painted window art that rotates with the seasons and holidays.

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85C Bakery Cafe - Houston (Bellaire)

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A truly bountiful array of breads, cakes, pastries and more desserts greet sweet tooths at this Taiwanese bakery. Pair mango creme brulee, airy sea salt coffee cake, or dark chocolate chiffon cake with a sweet brown sugar latte, or stick to the savory side of 85C’s menu and score a sack of breads topped with everything from bacon to cheese and corn.

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Kamalan Bakery

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Tucked into the Dun Huang Plaza, find a bounty of Asian desserts ranging from pandan cupcakes to a towering, triple-layer mango cake. Breads, savory pastries like buns stuffed with ham and cheese, and freshly-baked fish-shaped ice cream cones are also solid options here.

Three Brothers Bakery

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Brothers Sigmund, Sol, and Max immigrated to the United States from Poland after surviving World War II in a concentration camp and settled in Houston in the 1940s, continuing the family’s baking tradition in their new home. Generations later, Houstonians still flock to three area locations for award winning cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, and breads.

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Mademoiselle Louise

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Mademoiselle Louise, a new bakery from a French pastry chef, quietly debuted in Downtown in January 2019. Tarts, chocolate croissants, eclairs and more sweets are on the menu, along with freshly baked baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, and more loaves.

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Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop

Maigen Sawyer

Owner Jessica Lusk put her architecture degree to use by designing her own bakery named after her spunky grandmother. Inside you’ll find a chic no-frills space pumping out delicious cakes and goodies like the signature Debusker: the magic baby produced by one part dark chocolate brownie and one part M&M cookie. Yummy cakes and a solid coffee program plus beer and wine make it a one-stop indulgence shop.

Maigen Sawyer

Fluff Bake Bar

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

Rebecca Masson, known around town as the Sugar Fairy, performs pastry magic with creative, top-notch creations like the Fluffnutter, two peanut butter oatmeal cookies sandwiched with peanut butter cream & marshmallow fluff, and the Star Crossed Lover, a perfect marriage of salted caramel, rice Krispie treats, and chocolate.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

La Table

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

What’s more dazzling, this beautiful French bakery counter or the goods sold within it? It’s a tough call. Baguettes and tarts, macarons and more tempting treats await here, both savory and sweet.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

Sinfull Vegan Bakery

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

The bars, cookies, pies and breads that come out of this on-the-go bakery make be vegan but that doesn’t stop their products from flying off shelves and into the mouths of vegans and non-vegans alike. The stuff is just that damn good. Check their website for most current locations or find them at farmers markets, numerous coffee shops around town, Central Market, or shop online.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

Common Bond

Croissants, kouign-amann, baguette, and so many more baked delights await at this Montrose favorite. Alongside the savory breads, coffee drinks, and light fare, find decadent desserts like turtle brownies, sugared brioche, and macarons.

Common Bond

Weights + Measures

Becca Wright

Sure, you can find W+M goods for sale in businesses across town but nothing beats buying goodies fresh from the oven. Nosh on favorites like muffins, croissants, cookies and danishes or go for one of over 23 breads ranging from ciabatta and challah to blue cheese & fig or black pepper parmesan. Headed to work early? This shop starts slinging pastries & coffee at 6 a.m.

Becca Wright

French Gourmet Bakery

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

Bite into a piece of history at this bakery that’s been giving locals their sugar fix since 1973. Don’t miss the French Moka Rum cake made from layers of rum-brushed sponge cake, coffee buttercream, and pecans or any of the authentic éclairs, fruit tarts, and scrumptious cookies like the bestselling thumbprints. They also cater so you can enjoy delectable treats on your own turf.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop

If a full meal at Pondicheri isn't in order, head upstairs for sweet pastries and other takeaway fare that is equally satisfying. Score syrup-soaked gulab jamun doughnuts, mithai, and almond-topped madeleines, along with the totally addictive chai-spiced pie.

Tinys Milk and Cookies

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A true indulgence, these chewy, crunchy, perfectly constructed chocolate chip cookies are served warm from the oven. Need this dough in your life more often? Pick up some frozen cookie dough to bake up this magical goodness at home.

Eater Austin

Flo Paris Bakery & Cafe

Baked treats, breads and light fare including salads, sandwiches, soups and freshly made quiches are readily available at this family owned bakery and cafe with multiple locations in Houston. Enjoy a sun-dried tomato and feta cheese quiche with a ham and cheese croissant, or swing by for dessert for a soft, puffy eclair or creamy red velvet cheesecake.

El Bolillo Bakery

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

Everything you see in this Mexican paradise of more than 31 pastries, from the churros and empanadas to the slightly sweet bread conchas and cocadas, is absolutely worth eating. They’re also exceedingly affordable — total cost for this bountiful spread below? $13.25. Save room for the tres leches cake, because it’s arguably one of the city’s best iterations of this creamy classic.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

Moeller's Bakery

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

From king cakes to petit fours, elaborately iced sugar cookies and wedding masterpieces, this locale has kept their cozy kitchen busy since 1930. It’s worth visiting just to see the incredible painted window art that rotates with the seasons and holidays.