Common Bond

5 Common Bond May 2014 breads under counter
Common Bond pastry case. Photo by Eric Sandler

The cafe with the aspirations to be the "best bakery in America" has Houstonians lining up to get a taste. The viennoiserie, the leavened breakfast pastries like croissants, kouign amann and kugelhopf, are the best in the city. Sweets such as chocolate chip cookies, tiramisu and macaroons are delicious, if not quite as must-try. The full range of savory breakfast and lunch dishes rounds out the menu. Two of the best are the soft scrambled eggs with pea risotto and the breakfast sandwich on Common Bond's first-rate bread. Lunch and brunch are packed, but, those willing to get there by 8 a.m. during the week will find lighter crowds, parking spots and a full selection of pastries. 


Common Bond
1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098


Open Now
Sun: 9 am-8 pm
Mon: 7 am-9 pm
Tue: 7 am-9 pm
Wed: 7 am-9 pm
Thu: 7 am-9 pm
Fri: 7 am-10 pm
Sat: 9 am-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Fast Casual
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