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“A Real Neighborhood Find”

Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #2 of 93 Bakeries in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: University Place
Anna Maria Island, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Real Neighborhood Find”
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 rolls. There are also quiches, sandwiches, etc. It is filled with patrons of all ages from the 90 year old "regular" to babes in arms. This is self service and the student staff is friendly and attentive. I will definitely return.

Visited March 2013
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louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A taste of France”
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 be advised it can get crowded on weekend mornings. There are some folks who just want to occupy a table endlessly, but most folks eat and leave in fairly rapid order. I was a little disappointed that a waiter scooped our dishes away as soon as we finished. But the waiting crowds probably didn't mind.

  • Visited March 2012
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Houston, Texas, USA
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Find!”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

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
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Sacre Bleu! Houston's got the French Connection”
Reviewed January 5, 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 and airy and not the doughy kind that has become synonymous with croissant in the US. Keeping in line with Texas tradition their quiches are big yet they are light and tasty. Last but not least they out do everything with the freshest selections of bread around. I would highly recommend that you come here early in the morning around 7 – 7:30 and smell and witness some awesome creations. The gigantic oven with its rustic look is visible from the counter and when they bring out the bread, its smell wafts through the store and the loaves of bread are a feast for the eyes. Do visit this place if you want to relive or experience for the first time the crunch of a true French bread or just want to try a light and airy croissant in breakfast.

  • Visited August 2011
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The Woodlands, Texas
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97 reviews
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“Great coffee, brioche, quiche, everything...”
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 is great. All of the coffees are wonderful, too.

  • Visited January 2011
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