Common Bond Cafe & Bakery: Serving world-class cuisine with a smile
If you have ears.. then I’m certain you’ve heard all about Common Bond Cafe & Bakery. If you haven’t heard of them then I suggest you at least look them up and possibly stop in. They are known for having amazing pastries, specifically their croissants and cookies, wonderful brunch and delicious lattes that will have you dreaming about them.
For my birthday my boss treated me to breakfast at a place of my choosing. Being a self-proclaimed “Food Evangelist”, there was no way I could pass up the opportunity to try one of Houston’s most talked about hot spots on the scene today.
Common Bond’s breakfast is what I consider to be “lite fare”; your not going to see pancakes, eggs, bacon, waffles, chicken wings, grits or biscuits and gravy any where near the menu let alone on it. This makes the walk-up counter service a breeze due to the limited choices but please believe what you want isn’t listed on the menu.
The beautiful array of pastries like croissants, macarons and sticky buns are what you want. The “Pain Au Chocolat” and almond croissants are killer and must be tried.
We decided to try something from the menu and something from the pastries window. She ordered the soft scramble with fresh squeezed orange juice. The scramble came topped with sauerkraut and fresh tomatoes. It’s served with a portion of french loaf.
I ordered the almond croissant and the carmel latte. Both were amazing. I recommend you NOT wear black pants when eating the powder sugar dusted croissant or at least remember to bring a black napkin.
The Crossaint was so soft and crispy at the same time. The soft, creamy center deserved an encore.
Though I didn’t get to try the scramble my boss said it was “too good for words” and the the consistency of the eggs was “like nothing she had ever tasted. Or possibly would have ever attempted.”
The latte was stellar — oh my gosh. It was so pretty I didn’t want to drink it but I sooo did. It was the perfect balance of sweetness, caramel and cream. I enjoyed every last sip and was sad when I realized it was all gone. This drink paired with my croissant made for the best birthday breakfast ever. I didn’t leave stuffed and uncomfortable like I usually do at breakfast.
In addition to the sweets there are also an assortment of other breads to pair with your morning coffee, lunch soup, salad or sandwich or your evening bite. You can purchase these breads by the slice or loaf for great prices. Definitely a great way to enjoy Common Bond with the whole family.
Common Bond is open Tuesday – Friday 7a – 7p & 9am – 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and the kitchen closes at 3pm daily!