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Hit The Sweet Spots

This is the time of year we want to treat ourselves to something delightfully sweet and sinfully delicious. Ooh La La Dessert Boutique offers fresh, made-from-scratch desserts, including award-winning cupcakes, pies, cookies and layer cakes.  Be sure to checkout the coffee drinks, milkshake bar and locally sourced gelato too. Ooh La La is a TCV neighborhood destination you won’t want to miss.

While you indulge, stay connected with free Wi-Fi and an inviting wrap-around patio to enjoy when Houston weather bestows glorious days. Pastry chef and native Texan, Vanessa O’Donnell is the founder of this darling desert boutique. Vanessa was recently nominated as a pastry chef of the year in the 20th annual Houston Culinary Awards program.

Another fave is a mid-morning escape to La Madeleine where light layers of heavenly puff pastry, strawberries and vanilla pastry cream make up LMs famous strawberry Napoleon. The all-butter croissants are made fresh daily and the Apple Tart Normande is back by popular demand. Sip and savor with a much-loved café Americano coffee.

Last but not least, are the dessert offerings at Café Express. You’ll find fresh, fast and casual fare with lots of patio seating. True confession: there are days when we dream of their Dreambar. This is by far, the most delicious Dreambar we’ve found in Houston. It’s made with love, sweet cream, graham crackers, chocolate chunks, coconut and walnuts and reminds of us the dreambars mom used to make. The warm bread pudding with vanilla sauce, pecan tart and chocolate lava cake also call our name when it comes to the best deserts around Houston.