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.

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