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Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe

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University Place
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2435 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-9188
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good crusty bread!

We ate breakfast here at one of the outside tables (we had dogs with us). We were pretty happy with the food here. We ordered espresso and cappuccino (with cinnamon spiced whip), a baguette, a croissant, 2 hard boiled eggs, and a dessert roll for later. The service was quick, the food up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Deb D
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Edinburg, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After reading mostly good reviews about this place on Tripadvisor, my husband, daughter, and I decided to give it a try. I ordered a croque monsieur and got a small sandwich with nothing on the side that was just a grilled ham and cheese sandwich - NOT a croque monsieur (I recently returned from France and have made them myself... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped here because we wanted French food for lunch while visiting Houston. The menu has an assortment of items that are French and American, so we selected a croque monsieur, a French classic, and a tuna salad sandwich. The tuna salad was just what one would expect and very good, but the croque monsieur was terribly disappointing. If you've... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We ate breakfast here at one of the outside tables (we had dogs with us). We were pretty happy with the food here. We ordered espresso and cappuccino (with cinnamon spiced whip), a baguette, a croissant, 2 hard boiled eggs, and a dessert roll for later. The service was quick, the food up to standards (Happily the bread was crusty... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've always enjoyed the food at this cafe until I tried their "tabouli" salad. It's nothing more than an over-priced zesty couscous salad. Tabouli is my all time favorite dish and I am sad when I come by a tabouli salad made with so little authenticity. Did they even try??? Do they know what a tabouli salad is??? Answer: no!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Met friends for delicious coffee and French bread on Friday morning. Had only one roll but could have eaten a dozen: crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with real butter properly room temperature. Best in Houston!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The ambiance is nice both indoor and outdoor, but I was disappointed with 1) dessert 2) house coffee (French roast) 3) Ice tea 4) red velvet cake 5) blueberry cake/pie thing and 6) customer service. My friend did not like the tea because it was steeped too long and the taste was displeasing. My coffee was weak and that is... More 

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Columbiana, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The croissants were absolutely the best, but was disappointed with the quality of the chicken salad in the croissant sandwich, it was dry and skimpy for the price we paid. We picked our a nice variety of pastries to go, they were the best ever. The seating was very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want a nice friendly atmosphere , this is your place. fresh bread delicious sandwiches and good coffee helps too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This small jewel has incredible french bread and desserts worth breaking that diet for. The sandwiches are also pretty amazing. The coffee and lattes are delicious and just the pick me up for a lazy afternoon. The best part is walking off the calories in the Village with so many cute shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Every time I'm in Houston I make it a point to eat here at least one time during my visit. The espresso is great!!! And the almond croissant is a must!!! I really recommend this place!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2435 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: (713) 526-9188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?