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The Top 5 Best Places to Grab Dessert in the Heights

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We all know that The Heights has incredible spots to eat, but after that meal when you’re craving a sugary treat, we want you to be equipped to know where to go. 

We’ve compiled this guide of the best places to grab dessert in The Heights so you can confidently lead your friends to a delicious spot after dinner and end the night with a treat!

Fat Cat Creamery

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Whether it’s a hot summer day or you’re having a sweet, creamy craving, Fat Cat Creamery is one of the best places to grab dessert in The Heights. All their ice cream is homemade with local ingredients, and the shop features amazing seasonal flavors that change daily, so there’s always something new to try!

If you’re up for something different, try their push-up pops, bon bons, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, or old-timey sodas. Enjoy all the sugar your heart could long for inside this bright, small, fun ice cream parlor. 

Temporary Hours: 

Monday–Friday | 12PM–10PM

Saturday–Sunday | 11AM–10PM

📍1901 N Shepherd Dr #3, Houston, TX 77008

El Bolillo Bakery

El Bolillo Bakery is home to the best pan dulce in Houston and a must-visit spot for all your carb cravings. This cozy bakeshop bakes fresh bread daily and offers delicious breads, pies, cookies, tres leches, and wedding and custom cakes. 

The bakery is part of the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce and has continued to rise in popularity in the Heights since its opening.  In 2011, it even won “The Official Best Bakery in Texas” award by the “Official Best Of…” so if you don’t trust our word, trust theirs – this place is the best. 

Monday-Sunday | 10AM–8PM

📍2517 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009

Cloud 10 Creamery

The ice creams here are so exceptional, they’ll keep you on cloud 10! This Houston-based creamery offers unique ice creams and sorbets made in house with only the freshest ingredients by acclaimed pastry chef Chris Leung. You need to try the alcoholic shake! 

The shop is located in a 1920s bungalow with outdoor seating featuring cute, yellow picnic tables and the customer service is on point, making the whole environment inviting. Cloud 10 Creamery is the only ice cream shop to be included in the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants list, so be sure and stop by for a sweet treat!

Monday-Sunday | 11AM-10PM

📍711 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

Three Brother's Bakery

This European institution made its way into the hearts and stomachs of Houston in 1949, becoming a community favorite and a fantastic place to stop for a delicious treat. The bakery’s story began in Chrzanow, Poland around 1825 and made its way to America after the children of one of the original brothers escaped a concentration camp and carried on the business by opening a shop in Houston. 

To this shop, the baked goods aren’t just sweets, but a way to make lifelong memories, which is why they say they’re “memory makers who happen to be bakers.®” Three Brother’s Bakery is mostly known for their traditional Jewish breads, cookies, pies, cupcakes, and custom cakes, as well as the deep history surrounding the shop and the wonderful memories made along the way. 

Monday-Thursday | 7AM-8PM

Friday | 7AM-9PM

Saturday | 8AM-9PM

Sunday | 8AM-6PM

📍4606 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

Hugs & Donuts

You donut want to miss out on this incredible spot! Hugs & Donuts is a snug shop featuring creative and classic donuts, including the most incredible vegan flavors. All ingredients are fresh and the fillings are made in house. Pair these delicious treats with a savory kolache and cup of coffee or espresso drink and start your morning off right!

Plus, you’ll experience amazing customer service here, making it an all-around sweet spot you won’t be able to resist.

Monday-Thursday | 7AM-2PM 

Friday-Saturday | 7AM-6PM

Sunday | 8AM-5PM

📍1901 N Shepherd Dr #4, Houston, TX 77008

More Stuff to Do in The Heights

We hope your sweet tooth cravings are satisfied at some of the best places to grab dessert in the Heights. Be sure to download the UNATION app (iPhone/Google Play) to check out some of our favorite restaurants, murals, and more in your area as well as the latest news on all the Houston events!

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Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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