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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.

Is your favorite Houston bakery missing from this map? Shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop

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1045 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 649-2977
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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

2. Fluff Bake Bar

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314 Gray St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 522-1900
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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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3. La Table

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1800 Post Oak Blvd Ste 6110
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 439-1000
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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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4. Sinfull Vegan Bakery

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1714 Webster St
Houston, TX 77003

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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5. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 529-3535
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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.

Common Bond

6. Weights + Measures

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2808 Caroline St Ste 101
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 654-1970
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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.

Becca Wright

7. French Gourmet Bakery

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2250 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 524-3744
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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.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

8. Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop

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2800 Kirby Dr Ste B240
Houston, TX 77098

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.

9. Tinys Milk and Cookies

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3636 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 352-3086
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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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10. Flo Paris Bakery & Cafe

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RICE VILLAGE, 5407 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005
(346) 980-6800
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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.

11. El Bolillo Bakery

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2421 S Wayside Dr
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 921-3500
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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.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

12. Moeller's Bakery

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4201 Bellaire
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 667-0983

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.

Ellie Sharp/EHOU

13. 85C Bakery Cafe - Houston (Bellaire)

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9750 Bellaire Blvd #168
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 831-1392
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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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14. Kamalan Bakery

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9889 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 449-8398
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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.

15. Three Brothers Bakery

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4036 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 666-2253
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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.

Three Brothers Bakery

16. Mademoiselle Louise

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1725 Main St Suite 1
Houston, TX 77002
(346) 980-8763
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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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1. Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop

1045 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008
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.

1045 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008

2. Fluff Bake Bar

314 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002
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.

314 Gray St
Houston, TX 77002

3. La Table

1800 Post Oak Blvd Ste 6110, Houston, TX 77056
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.

1800 Post Oak Blvd Ste 6110
Houston, TX 77056

4. Sinfull Vegan Bakery

1714 Webster St, Houston, TX 77003
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.

1714 Webster St
Houston, TX 77003

5. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
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.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

6. Weights + Measures

2808 Caroline St Ste 101, Houston, TX 77004
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.

2808 Caroline St Ste 101
Houston, TX 77004

7. French Gourmet Bakery

2250 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
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.

2250 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

8. Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop

2800 Kirby Dr Ste B240, Houston, TX 77098

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.

2800 Kirby Dr Ste B240
Houston, TX 77098

9. Tinys Milk and Cookies

3636 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005
Eater Austin

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.

3636 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005

10. Flo Paris Bakery & Cafe

RICE VILLAGE, 5407 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005

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.

RICE VILLAGE, 5407 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005

11. El Bolillo Bakery

2421 S Wayside Dr, Houston, TX 77023
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.

2421 S Wayside Dr
Houston, TX 77023

12. Moeller's Bakery

4201 Bellaire, Bellaire, TX 77401
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.

4201 Bellaire
Bellaire, TX 77401

13. 85C Bakery Cafe - Houston (Bellaire)

9750 Bellaire Blvd #168, Houston, TX 77036
85C Bakery Cafe

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.

9750 Bellaire Blvd #168
Houston, TX 77036

14. Kamalan Bakery

9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

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.

9889 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

15. Three Brothers Bakery

4036 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
Three Brothers Bakery

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.

4036 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77025

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16. Mademoiselle Louise

1725 Main St Suite 1, Houston, TX 77002

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.

1725 Main St Suite 1
Houston, TX 77002

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