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Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe

2435 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005 (University Place)
(713) 526-9188
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Ranked #1,329 of 7,207 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: University Place
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: University Place
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
587 helpful votes 587 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped into the Croissant Brioche on a sweltering Sunday afternoon to get a reprieve from the heat and revitalize my shopping soul. Found a variety of attractive bakery items: enough to make the selection decision a difficult one! Ended up with a mouth watering chocolate eclair, one of the best I've ever had! I was also delighted to see a... More

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Napa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Had lunch here and it was packed. Service good and friendly. Suspect they are liked for pastries though I had none as I can't eat gluten. Lunch offerings were limited with very small portions. My Provence salad was a very odd combo of ingredients with a very off putting taste. I only ate it so as not to offend my... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

For a place that touts itself as a French bakery, the chocolate croissant was very disappointing. Tough and dry. The staff claims the pastries are all baked fresh each day, which must be true because I was not offered a replacement or alternative when I complained. They said putting it in the oven to warm would help, so I handed... More

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Disneyland Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I can't find a better cup of coffee in Houston if one orders the latte. It's deep and rich and served in a wonderful big cup. Served with one of the delicious danishes or a piece of freshly made quiche, or perhaps fresh bread and butter and jam...this is a simple breakfast at its best.

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Seabrook, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Love all of their stuff . Haven't gotten anything I didn't like. Never been disappointed! The price and service were very friendly.

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

While visiting in Houston I went with my hosts to breakfast every morning to this delightful Cafe. It is patronized largely by "regulars" who greet each other and exchange news while reading and sharing their daily newpapers. The bakery is excellent and one of the few places I have found 'miches' as well as baguettes, petits pains and 7 grain... More

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louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This was our last day in Houston this trip and we decided to try this restaurant in Rice Village (p.s., we've had good luck with most restaurants in Rice Village). We arrived at a lucky time - The line was not out the door. We had two quiche, a large Latte and a palmier for me. I recommend it, but... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 via mobile

My wife & I went on a Sat morning & were satisfied as expected. There are not many seats & this small cafe can get packed quickly, so go early or mid morning to avoid heavy traffic.

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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Okay, so ignoring the cheesy title, this place truly deserves every food connoisseur’s attention be they Houston natives or visitors. This place is nestled away in the heart of rice village in an almost unassuming building, however, don’t confuse unassuming with mediocre. This place creates some of the freshest and finest bread creations around. Their namesake creation (croissant) is wonderful... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

We've been coming to this spot for fifteen years. Eric, the owner is from Lyon and makes the best French breads in Texas. How he does this in the Houston humidity is a mystery, but the breads are fantastic. A great place to bring children or friends or just stop by yourself. Great soups, brioche, chocolate croissants, miche...all of it... More

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