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Common Bond

On weekends, you’re likely to find a line out the door at this Montrose sweet spot. But don’t worry, the fast-casual cafe manages the Snapchatting crowd just fine, and besides, it’s worth the wait. Now co-owned by the Carabba family (yes, those Carabbas), Common Bond serves up the same sugar-dusted, chocolate-dipped, and whipped-cream-dolloped treats that it has from the start. 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 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.
Photo by Troy Fields
  • Price: $, $$
  • Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street
  • Extra Services: Catering
  • Takeout
  • Delivery