Ten Best Places in Houston to Get Your Next Cake

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Photo courtesy El Bolillo
Tres leches any way you can imagine at El Bolillo!
2. El Bolillo
The Mexican bakery makes wonderful pan dulce, but what it's really known for is tres leches. Now with three outposts, the bakery has the largest selection of tres leches cakes in town, and most of them are pre-made, just waiting for you to come in and pick one out. You can also custom order cakes (not just tres leches), and you might be surprised to discover that the folks at El Bolillo aren't just great bakers--they're great decorators as well. The beautiful custom cakes are incredibly reasonable, too. A standard eight-inch round cake that feeds 15 is only $22.

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Photo by Molly Dunn
Baker Francis Reznik at Rustika
1. Rustika Cafe & Bakery
Rustika makes some of the best cakes in Houston, but don't take our word for it. Molly just hired Rustika to make her wedding cake later this year. Molly is herself an avid baker, so it's not an honor bestowed lightly. With dozens (dozens!) of flavors to choose from, Rustika has something to satisfy any cake craving or preference, and each cake is made from scratch, so you know it will taste homemade, no matter the size. They don't just taste good, though. They're also really pretty. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Location Info

Map

Central Market

3815 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: General

Three Brothers Bakery

4036 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Dacapo's Pastry Cafe

1141 E. 11th St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Chocolate Bar

1835 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ooh La La Bakery

23920 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX

Category: General

El Bolillo Bakery

2428 Airline Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Rustika Cafe and Bakery

3237 SW Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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24 comments
cmtoo1213
cmtoo1213

How on the ever-living earth is The Dessert Gallery not on this list?! I am in shock! I created an account just to post that comment, too!

theOnce
theOnce

Hot Breads is a terrific value, and a cool discovery

Colleen
Colleen

Acadian Bakery and Cakes on Call (if they still exist)

mgre
mgre

Rustika is the best for sure!

Anse
Anse

Dacapo's makes a damn good cake. My wife and I had a great wedding but I think the only thing anybody remembers about it was that cake. Three years later people still bring it up.

Laura Hanet
Laura Hanet

Dacapos by far is my favorite!! Lisa Diane you must read this!

kristinadm0128
kristinadm0128

I really needed someone to make me a fondant cake topper for this Saturday..ugh!

Eric Dela Pena
Eric Dela Pena

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David A. Lipper
David A. Lipper

It has to be The Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe Why aren't they on your list. #missedtheboat

Tricia Moore Minor
Tricia Moore Minor

Bon Appetit Magazine named the Tres Leches at Cordua Restaurants Churrascos and Americas one of the top ten cakes in The U. S. No one tops the tres leches by David Cordua and Michael Cordua.

Sara Meyn Holder
Sara Meyn Holder

Seriously??? Do you even know the east side of the city EXISTS???? There is a huge city to the east of 610 and Westheimer... I am sure you have been there.. We have AMAZING bakeries in the Southeast side of town, I have friends who swear by the east side of downtown for goodies... Open your windows, there is a great big world outside of Southwest Houston and Katy...

Keke
Keke

These are all good choices and interesting. But if you are tight and want to spend a little less, Hot Breads Bakery on Hillcroft does wonderful cakes for probably 30% less than these other places.

Think you wrote just this week about the little Indo-French bakery with generations of experience and pricing that makes it worth the drive.

LosNix
LosNix

Yeeeaaaah, El Bolillo is a straight-up east-side legend. 


So there's that.

Keke
Keke

I think the East side of Houston is way under-rated, sorta like the East side of Chicago

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