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Bread-ing The Line: The 5 Best Bakeries in Houston

Bread-ing The Line The 5 Best Bakeries in Houston
  • Wide selection: A good bakery has a good selection of options to choose from - but the best bakery in Houston should have a wide array of breads and desserts for you to pick and try out!
  • Fresh selection every day: Since bread gets stale easily, a good bakery should have fresh bread at its disposal every day. Though it might look like a waste, it’s to maintain that every customer can get fresh bread when they buy!
  • Diet-restricted choices: Since 6-7% of the population has a gluten allergy and most run a gluten-free diet, bread doesn’t fit in their nutrition plan. That’s why the best bakery in Houston should have gluten-free and vegan bread to fit every diet!
  • Reasonable price: We believe that food can be enjoyed better when you don’t have to pay ridiculous amounts of money to buy it in the first place! Though value for money doesn’t elevate the taste, it can help boost your experience!

1.) 85°C Bakery Cafe

85°C Bakery Cafe Homepage

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Website: 85°C Bakery Cafe

Address: 9750 Bellaire Blvd #168, Houston, TX 77036

Contact info: 832-831-1392

Operating Hours:  Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.7/5
Facebook Reviews Score3.7/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5


  • Plenty of locations all over the US
  • Both savoury and sweet options are available
  • Cake slices are a must-try
  • Box sets available on menu options
  • Online delivery through the website is available


  • Lack of gluten-free options

One of the most well-established bakeries all over the United States, 85°C Bakery Cafe has established itself as one of the best bakeries in Houston. And, it’s not hard to see why.

Their menu is the first thing that stands out. There are lots to choose from, ranging from the savoury bakery-style bread to sweet desserts that satisfy our sweet tooth.

In our opinion, the salted butter bread, while simple, is delightfully fluffy, and the Boroh Cream Danish has just the right amount of sweetness. Their white chocolate thick toast is absolutely delicious as well! 

We also liked their online delivery system, too! It’s easy to navigate and you can have your favorite bread from 85°C Bakery Cafe in a matter of minutes. You should also give their signature coffee a try on mornings where you need a quick pick-me-up!

But we do have to warn you that if you have a gluten allergy, then you might have to look somewhere else. 85°C Bakery Cafe doesn’t have gluten-free options for you to choose from. 

Budget conscious first-timers will be glad to know that you can save a lot of money by ordering the 10-piece box set. It’s a great way to try this bakery’s best seller’s in one go without breaking the bank. 

2.) Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe

Ms. Myrtle's Bakery Shoppe Homepage

Credit: Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe

Website: Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe

Address: 2020 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, TX 77003

Contact info: (713) 951-9211

[email protected]

Operating Hours:  Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Friday: 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Google Reviews Score4.3/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.7/5
Facebook Reviews Score4/5
Total Reviews4.1/5
Score Consistency4.1/5


  • Customizable cakes for celebration
  • Limited-time event and daily menu items
  • Plenty of vegan options available
  • Hand-decorated cakes 


  • No regular breads available

A certified Taste of Southern Sweetness, Ms. Myrtle’s sweet treats live up to their marketing strategy. Their cakes are well-made and are catered exactly for the Houston crowd.

Ms Myrtle’s fondants are well-made and not too sweet at all, which we enjoyed as we’re not huge fans of thick fondants.

We then found out that all of these cakes were hand-decorated, and we were amazed! You can even get customized cakes depending on the occasion, which can really make an event that much more special.

And they have vegan options that aren’t half bad at all, too! Typically, vegan cookies are flat and can be tasteless, even with the chocolate. But Ms. Myrtle’s vegan cookies are smooth and chewy to the point where we doubted whether it’s really vegan.

But unlike other of the best bakeries in Houston, Ms Myrtle’s doesn’t have regular bread, which can be a bit of a disappointment for those of us who want bread now and then.

That isn’t enough to stop us from liking Ms. Myrtle’s though! We suggest you to try out their cheesecakes on Fridays. You won’t regret it, really!

3.) Badolina Bakery & Cafe

Badolina Bakery & Cafe Homepage

Credit: Badolina Bakery & Cafe

Website: Badolina Bakery & Cafe

Address: 5555 Morningside Dr. Houston, TX 77005

Contact info: 832-649-5909

Operating Hours:  Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Sunday: 7 AM – 5 PM

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.3/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Score Consistency4.7/5


  • House drinks are well-made
  • A wide array of menu options
  • Gluten-free and vegan options available
  • International food options
  • Half-price at the end of the day


  • Closed on Mondays

Listen, the only thing we don’t like as much about Badolina is that they’re closed on Mondays. But it sure would be great to start off the week with one of their coffees and any sweet treat from their menu.

Badolina’s menu options are well-catered to the Houston demographic. Their Brioches, Pizzas, and Chocoholic Cakes are well-made with good flavor profiles that are just right.

And since we’ve mentioned some of their menu items, we should also explain that they offer a more international approach to their bakery. There are food items from France, Italy, India, Turkey, and a lot more – it’s like a travel experience from Houston.

But we understand that not everyone can enjoy bread and chocolates thanks to their dietary restrictions. So if you’re vegan or on a gluten-free diet, then Badolina Bakery & Cafe has a wide selection of options for you to choose from, too!

We tried some of their vegan and gluten-free options, and we recommend giving their Vegan Chocolate Fudge and the Iced Americano to wash it down. The Choclate Fudge can really crave any vegan’s chocolate cravings, and the iced americano isn’t too bitter.

And for you budget-friendly people, relax – they sell their breads at half the price an hour before closing time! Although you can’t get what you want, the half-price is still a tempting offer.

4.) Moeller’s Bakery

Moeller's Bakery Homepage

Credit: Moeller’s Bakery

Website: Moeller’s Bakery

Address: 4201 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77025

Contact info: (713) 667-0983

Operating Hours:  Monday – Friday: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM 

Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Sunday: Closed

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.9/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.6/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5


  • Oldest bakery in Houston
  • Gluten-free cookies are available
  • Comparatively plenty of menu options
  • Seasonal menus are well–made


  • Closed on Sundays
  • Lack of vegan options

Moeller’s has been in business since the 1930s, making it Houston’s oldest family-owned bakery. And judging from the quality and wide array of food that they offer, we can see why the Houstonians have kept them afloat for almost 100 years now.

Though their lack of vegan options can be a downside for some, their other menu options more than makeup for it. 

For our top pick, we suggest you try their Almond Logs and Pecan Pie. But if you’re allergic to nuts, the Hungarian Coffee Ring Cake and the Pumpkin Pie (even if it’s not Thanksgiving season) are also good.

We also liked their gluten-free cookies, too! The Chocolate Pecan Chewies have the right texture and they don’t break apart easily without being too tough to chew. 

Although their gluten-free options are good, you’re better off looking for vegan options elsewhere as Moeller’s doesn’t have any. And they’re not open on Sundays, so you can’t have any of their sweets before starting your week.

Don’t let that stop you, though! When the holiday season comes near, their holiday menu also opens up and you need to try out their sugar butter cookies!

5.) Magnol

Magnol Homepage

Credit: Magnol

Website: Magnol

Address: 1500 North Post Oak #160 Houston, Texas 77055

Contact info: (281) 846-6661

Operating Hours:  Monday – Closed 

Tuesday –  Friday: 7:30 AM – 5 PM 

Saturday: 8 AM – 2 PM  

Sunday: 8 AM – 1 PM

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.6/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.8/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Score Consistency4.7/5


  • Good quality on French bread
  • Breakfast pastries are good
  • Drinks and coffee are well-made


  • Not vegan-friendly
  • Only French bread

A bit of a one-trick-pony, Magnol is exclusively a French bakery that serves Houston with French-style bread and desserts. But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing for you to choose from!

Yes, they might only serve French bread, but the quality and flavor have a different feel compared to other bakeries in Houston. The taste screams “authentic” French pastries(*ahem, artisan baguette*), too! *

Their breakfast pastries (viennoisserie) are really good, too. From our experience, you have to give the Twice Baked Chocolate Almond Croissant a try. And you can have one without almonds if you’re allergic!

They have limited options, yes. But most of them have that quality touch in them that you’ll understand when you take a bite. And taking a sip of their cappuccino really seals the deal for us.

But with their limited menu also comes limited options. There are no vegan-friendly and gluten-free options on their menu. Well, maybe except for their Americano (which is good, may we add!).

That’s not the end of the world though, as their seasonal eclairs have this different flavor profile that’s sweet enough to get your sweet tooth whenever you want it.

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