The 10 Best Places for Desserts in Houston

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You better believe these cakes from Dolce Delights made our list.
Sometimes you just want something sweet and when you get that sugar craving, you have to satisfy it right then and there. Baking cookies or brownies takes too long and that small piece of chocolate you have in your pantry just won't do it for you. But, there are multiple places around town serving up killer desserts. You just have to walk inside, choose your poison, sit down and enjoy it. How easy is that?

We are aware that a multitude of restaurants offer quality desserts, like the chocolate coconut shell, el coco, at Caracol, the banana's foster at
Brennan's of Houston and the tres leches at the Cordua restaurants. However, we want to share with you the ten best places that specialize in just desserts. These are the places you want to visit and know you're going to indulge in something sweet. These are the places where sugar is the common denominator. And these are the places you can count on to always satisfy your sweet tooth.

Best Place for Sweets Almost Too Pretty to Eat
Dolce Delights
Candace Chang creates some of the most beautiful and exquisite desserts in the city, whether it's her bright and colorful macarons available in just about every flavor imaginable, or her mousse cakes easily mistaken for works of art. Although her cakes and sweets are almost too pretty to eat, once you take a bite of anything in her display case, your hesitancy to ruin her creations will go out the window. Share a Pick Me Up cake complete with Devil's food cake wrapped in espresso cheesecake, all sitting on a graham cracker crust, or take the fruity route and try the Lady Bug featuring pistachio cream in the center of raspberry mousse on top of an almond sponge cake. Pair any of these cakes, cookies or macarons with a mocha or caramel macchiato, or take your sweetness to the next level with a cookies n' cream frappe.

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Just because the cupcakes are small, doesn't mean they aren't mighty tasty.

Best Place for Miniature Indulgences
Petite Sweets
Just because the name of this bakery implies small desserts, that doesn't mean the flavor is lacking. Sink your teeth into one of the famous custard sandwiches featuring two chocolate chip cookies and a thick filling of swirled chocolate and vanilla custard, or grab a cup of your favorite gelato paired with a macaron for a refreshingly, sweet dessert. Of course, a couple of miniature Bacon Jam Pancake Cupcakes or a few salty caramel macarons with a cappuccino make for an incredible evening dessert. Take a seat inside the bright and colorful sweet boutique, and indulge in a frozen custard parfait. If you want a larger cake or cheesecake, yes I'm talking about that vibrant red velvet cheesecake, then order it in advance or stop by BRC Gastropub.

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You know you want the Bayou Goo on the left.

Best Place for Late Night Sweet Tooth Cravings
House of Pies
Thank goodness the House of Pies on Kirby reopened because we were at a loss of where to go for late-night dessert cravings, specifically ones for pie. Cozy up to your own slice of apple pie, Texas pecan fudge or the ever-popular Bayou Goo complete with a crunchy pecan crust topped with cream cheese, vanilla custard, chocolate chunks, and the finishing touch of fluffy whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Honestly, any slice of pie at HOP will do the trick.

Location Info

Caracol

2200 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Petite Sweets

2700 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

BRC Gastropub

519 Shepherd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

House of Pies

3112 Kirby, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ooh La La Bakery

23920 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX

Category: General

The Chocolate Bar

1835 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Common Bond

1706 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Happy Fatz

3510 White Oak, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Three Brothers Bakery

4036 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Ruggles Café Bakery

2365-A Rice Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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30 comments
hkmart3
hkmart3

Happy Fatz? Wow, I've been there. Was so caught up in the dogs, I must not have even noticed the desserts. Return trip!

Rese FiveFoot Ten
Rese FiveFoot Ten

I have to disagree with The Chocolate Bar nomination. The food is bad and the customer service is far worse. However, you were spot on about Brennan's. The banana's foster is heavenly and their pralines are to die for!

Susan Cipolla
Susan Cipolla

Pam Ellis more items to add to ur H town must see and do list...

Rudy Rivas
Rudy Rivas

Mary Dao Mima Mima Karla Hernandez

Ashley Rochelle
Ashley Rochelle

Dessert Gallery should definitely be on this list!!!!

Carol Nash
Carol Nash

One of my favorites is World Catering & Bakery on Silber just north of I-10. Always something delicious in their case...and fantastic savory lunch specials every day. Daniel cooks my lunch pretty often thank goodness!

zquezada
zquezada

I really think you're missing an ice cream contender. Fat Cat Creamery or Cloud 10? Both places are amazing- in their own ways.

Nicki Stacy
Nicki Stacy

Bayou Goo......mmmmm. It's been too long!

wiccangrl28
wiccangrl28

You missed out on Drew's Pastry Place..maybe you should try it.

wiccangrl28
wiccangrl28

I can't believe you didn't even mention Drew's Pastry Place!  

h_e_x
h_e_x

Cakeballs are so so so good but such a hassle to make yourself.

Aldo Aceves
Aldo Aceves

There are also new places around town worth checking out, like Sweet Galeanna in the South Belt/Ellington area.

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

Lawwwwd i am hungry!!!!!   Whats that silver 'mouse shaped' thingy sitting ontop of those carrot cakes?!?  I want one!

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