Common Bond Bakery & Cafe

Common Bond Bakery & Cafe
1706 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098

I love a great pastry.  Surprisingly, Houston has a wonderful little bakery serving up some very quality sweets, pastries, sandwiches, and coffee.

I had to settle on just 3 treats because we’re only 2 people and we eat like 3, though I would prefer to eat like 4.DSC07940

Sometimes broiche can be kinda plain and eggy.  This was moist, fluffy, and just slightly sweet.  One of the best brioche I can remember.  The coarse sugary coating was too dense for my liking.DSC07941

Kouign Aman
I’ve only ever had a kouign aman like this, one other time at San Francisco’s B. Patisserie.  This might have been a better version since it didn’t have that runny syrupy center.DSC07942

Check out those layers.  It was a mess to eat, so you know it was nothing short of perfection.DSC07944

Chocolate Chip Cookie
I am a chocolate chip cookie fiend and I will always check out every bakery, cafe, or restaurant’s offerings.  Most places usually don’t past the appearances test for me, but the cookie at Common Bond looked the part.  While it wasn’t nearly as good as the chocolate chip cookies I make, as most are not, it was good.  It leaned more cakey than cookie and reminded me of Levain Bakery’s monstrosity.DSC07943

Common Bond was a surprising treat.  I was especially impressed by the kouign aman, which had the perfect flakey crunch on the outside with soft buttery layers on the inside.  That brioche was light and certainly could be enjoyed a little more guilt free than the kouign aman.  I can’t wait to go back and try their other offerings.  It looks like they make macarons too, but that’s not my thang.

10 – You NEED to eat here
 (if you love kouign aman)
9 – Awesome 
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here

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