Best Place to Skip Dinner and Have Dessert - 2006
Ruggles Cafe Bakery
The rows of cakes, tarts, pies and puddings displayed at Ruggles might look modest at first, but they're some of the best desserts Houston has to offer. This substance-over-style approach is commendable, especially since not one of their 20 or so offerings has ever been a disappointment. The white chocolate bread pudding and Reese's pie are exceptional, and most of the desserts are so large and rich that they're difficult to finish without help. The staff here is friendly and efficient, so although the line out the door might look discouraging, it moves quickly. Another great thing about these desserts is that if you order them to go, the sauces and garnishes are packaged separately, so you can explore your inner artist at home.