Common Bond

1706 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77098
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Common Bond +

Photo by Troy Fields


  • Tue-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm, Kitchen closes at 3pm daily
  • $; $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
When the original chef (Roy Shvartzapel) first opened Common Bond, he announced that he wanted to create the best bakery in the world. Shvartzapel is no longer affiliated with the bakery, but his legacy lives on. Every day, the line for fresh pastries and bistro-style savory dishes snakes through the shop and out the door, with people waiting half an hour or more for some of the delectable creations. The kouign amann (like a caramelized sugar croissant) and the plain croissant have been two of the most popular baked goods, while desserts like lime or chocolate tarts and Black Forest mousse make for a sweet, sweet end to a light meal. The savory menu changes frequently, but the kitchen puts just as much energy into sandwiches, soups and salads as it does into the perfect croissant.

Related Stories (21)

  • Try These 5 Outrageous Egg-Topped Dishes in Houston
    2 months ago by Erika Kwee

    Hashtags like #putaneggonit and #yolkporn have garnered thousands of devotees on instagram, and Houston delivers some solid options for local runny-yolk worshippers. Here’s where to get five of the most outrageous egg-topped dishes ...

  • Eat the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Houston
    3 months ago by Erika Kwee

    The search for the best chocolate chip cookie in Houston started as a simple taste test of a handful of chocolate chip cookies. Then I posted a photo on Instagram casually asking for other recommendations and received a mountain of ...

  • Eat This: Fruit Crossaint at Common Bond
    6 months ago by Joanna O'Leary

    The fruit croissant at Common Bond may initially confuse one not well-versed in the complex world of French breakfast breads (e.g., this author) because it's shaped like a diamond, not the traditional sickle shape seen in most stand...

  • Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Our Brewfest Is Going Down
    7 months ago by Brooke Viggiano

    Houston Greekfest @ St Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church Friday – Sunday 1100 Eldridge In its 20th year, St. Basil's annual Greekfest is back and better than ever. Immerse yourself in Greek culture as you enjoy traditional Greek...

Load More Articles


View All

More Bakery Restaurants in Lower Shepherd-Kirby

View All

More Bakery Restaurants in Houston


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >