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American, Cafe, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the bistro part of this place (couldn’t find the restaurant bit). As a coeliac it can be difficult to find gluten free options, I had seen on their website they had some items to choose from but when we arrived it was just what...was on the board. I was limited to the corn chowder soup which was nice but a shame they didn’t have any gluten free bread to eat with the soup. Nice place and it was busy for a Sunday evening, just a shame it didn’t have ,loads of gluten free choice.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decor, great chai and the best BLT I’ve ever had (Texas Club) a fresh and fruity lavender mimosa. Service is super friendly and location is great.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

This place is a joke. The employees don't even know what is a Napoleon or Mille Feuilles, which is the most popular pastry in France. And they have sell "French" pastry, mind you ! Inside, you cannot tell where you are. There are almost no...variety or pastry to be seen, I had to ask them if it is like that every day, they yes. They have maybe 7 different pastries some very ugly cakes . The place does not smell nor feel like an eatery. it is a disaster. And by the way, nothing tastes good. Is it a scam, a joke or just the destination of pure mediocrity. Never will go back. thank yo8u.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022

Elegant and tasty pastries, cakes, tarts, and breads. Very good menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Counter service. Great coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 8, 2022 via mobile

We only had a few minutes for a quick bite before an appointment and this bakery was the perfect stop. I had a chai latte and avocado toast and my husband had the soft scramble. Our other guests had the chocolate croissant and a muffin...with coffees. It was very busy but everything was prepared timely. Highly recommend this place for breakfast or brunch!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

The Apple coffee cake had burnt apples on it. The Hibiscus and chamomile teas were really good. The people serving were terrific. I forgot my credit card and a very kind young lady brought it to me. Those serving were cheerful and kind.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 29, 2021

The food is delicious, the place is good and the employees are kind. I love the cinnamon apple croissant.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2020 via mobile

Ordered a pistachio croissant and a hibiscus lemonade.. Got them to heat the croissant.. It was delicious.. Doesn't taste too pistachio-ey..

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020

ordered the biscuits and gravy. The biscuit was dense not light and fluffy like I would expect from a bakery. The gravy tasted sour or vinegary. Very disappointed. The general manager was no help. She offered me a gift card after her manager gave me...the run around and now I can't get a refund. She offered me a gift card, but why would I want a gift card to a place that can't make a biscuits and gravy.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020

1) Croissant- Big, bland, more like moist bread on the outside, than what a real croissant should be2) Chocolate croissants chocolate had chocolate bars inside a bit like a twizzler(had to tear the chocolate with some difficulty...)Same boring, little flavor croissant wrapped around it 3)...Almond Croissant had another boring taste/texture with a super sweet, way too sweet marzipan filling... 4) Blueberry Muffin was with tons of berries and tons of sugar inside and on top...but basic muffin was not very good. I think is a Bag Mix, probably Dawn mix. Very commercial. 5) Chocolate chip cookie...mostly a heavy vanilla/sugar laden too sweet chocolate object, not much cookie, and not a great cookie basic mix...they can do much better with some effort. 6) PB Choc cookie had better cookie basic mix. Not too bad. Ok. 7) Pecan Roll was about unedible. One of the worst in the City. Now we come to the thin, little bit of apple, Apple Pie. Am I missing something ??? Was I supposed to BAKE THIS PIE AFTER I BOUGHT IT? IT WAS as if it was NOT yet baked??? The few apples in it were ok to eat if I took the crust and filling and topping away from apples. The rest was like an 8 year old girls first apple pie... I know these owners use fresh from culinary school employees to bake most if not all of their goods to save money, and they are taught how to make their products look a certain interesting way...BUT??? They have NONE of their products ready, recipe wise to actually be Houstons BEST Bakery...Can you say Houstonians, HOODWINKED !!! signed, Robert Wilson, past Top Chef from Santa Barbara, who created first Menu for the famous Wine Cask Restaurant, and created the legendary Meet The Wine Maker Dinner series...I have a CLUE about great/even good pastries. I have extensive travels around world/US/France/Belgium and know good pastries...Try Amys Bread Restaurants next time you are in NY. THERE you will find out what a GREAT CC cookie should be, or what a great Muffin can be. HOUSTON? Wake up !!! You have a LONG way to go to be a culinary Mecca, and have YET to have a GREAT BAKERY in town. Robert Wilson 18057559057. I can give you more exact reasons/descriptions of why this is NOT a great bakery...just the only thing available maybe to most people in these areas.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 24, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in - for baked goods - while out. Masks were required, husband and I readily geared up at the door. Couple people eating, but otherwise empty. Been coming here several years....never had terrible customer service until today. There were many employees behind the counter,...but the young woman who helped us was rude. She acted super put out by us deciding what we wanted. Rolled her eyes when I turned and asked my husband about an item. Seemed irritated that I said all items could go in the same box, as if I had broken some bakery rule. We want to spend our money at local businesses and support them in this economy. Everyone is suffering right now, and I was surprised to be treated as if my business didn't matter. I was so rushed I didn't even look at the second case of pastries or the bread, even though I was willing to purchase more. We then got home only to find that the quality had gone down a bit. The scone didn't have the right consistency of a scone...it was more like a cake. Same with the nutella croissant....the consistency was not right - too thick, not flaky at all. We will go back; everyone has an off day. But I was surprised, since they normally do much better.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed May 11, 2020 via mobile

I finally got to go to the bakery, now that it is not impossible to get in lol. I ordered a cake for my husband's birthday, the double chocolate. I went to pick it up, and I was excited to see other little treats that...have to offer. Everything looked so good, especially the chocolate chip cookies, even though I was fasting, I was able to resist temptation, after we had a amazing cake to look forward to. I will need to return for those cookies, and the menu looks so delicious, I want to try everything, As for our cake, you can really tell the difference when quality ingredients are used. It was so good, it tasted like a hostess cupcake.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed April 15, 2020

This is one of my favorite go to spots from breakfast, lunch, or a meeting with clients. Their Chai tea is top of the line. I love their avocado toast for breakfast, and their turkey club on sourdough for lunch. Their desserts and cinnamon buns...are made fresh daily. I could find something good to eat here everyday at any time. Check this place out!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

This place is excellent for a pastry and coffee. Plenty of choices, lots of seating and delicious pastries. I got a decaf coffee and it was rich and flavorful. Even with a long line the wait was not bad.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

Visited Common Bond Cafe on 12/2 and so glad I found this spot. Its a cozy little spot in Montrose. It was a Monday and crowded yet quiet. I was digging it. This is the kind of place that regular patrons don’t want others to...find out about. I tried to get there on time for breakfast and just missed it so breakfast turned to lunch. So glad it did because I ordered the Hot & Crunchy Salmon and oh my goodness. I ate EVERYTHING off the plate. I may just be greedy but my stomach is grumbling right now as I write this review. That salmon was too damn good. I kept talking about it to the point my family wanted me to shut up. Even the vegetables were cooked to MY perfection. I never eat all my vegetables. They were gone. Just do yourself a favor… Stop by Common Bond Café and have the Hot & Crunchy Salmon. Drops mic....More

Date of visit: December 2019
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They have bakery items (bread, cookies, desserts) ready to go, but for dining it is a sit and wait place.
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Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5