I’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the newest Three Brothers Bakery to open down the street. And, yes, the day came! I am already a fan of Three Brothers (original location on Braeswood between 610 and Stella Link). You probably are, too. They have received numbers awards and honors. Most recently: The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick, Houston Culinary Awards Pastry Chef of the Year 2011, and Houston Culinary Awards Favorite Bakery 2011.
They opened a week ago near Memorial City Mall, and I was finally able to go check out the newest digs yesterday. Lots of natural light, sleek interior, clean. Much space to sit at a table and share a cupcake or relax on a sofa. I went at 4:00 in the afternoon and the bakery was pretty busy with people picking up sweets and breads or snacking on an after school treat.
I tried several items, really because I just couldn’t decide on one! Lots of yummy choices! Let’s start with my favorite of the items I tried: the Reese’s Cupcake. It was HUGE! And, every bit as delicious as it looks. Maybe even more delicious. The chocolate cake was moist and dense. A devil’s food scrumptious-ness. The Peanut Butter Buttercream was spot on perfect. Excellent texture. Light and fluffy, but still substantial. The little baby Reese’s on the top gave a little bit of crunchy contrast to the soft moist cupcake.
Next, the Hostess Cupcake. Is it really possible to improve on a childhood favorite? Well yes. Yes it is! The same great chocolate cake as above with smooth, silky chocolate ganache on top. Of course, once you biteinto it, you see the yummy buttercream. A great re-invention of a classic.
Cookies. The cute smiling face with his tongue sticking out, well, he just made me happy. So, I bought him, and well, then ate him, too. He was good. The cookie contained cinnamon. And, it was crunchy, yet soft. Not crispy, just not too chewy. The buttercream on top was creamy and sweet. A good combination with the cookie. The dinosaur sugar cookie was light and simple. It would be excellent with hot tea. It reminded me of an English biscuit!
And, finally, The Cinnamon Roll (with Raisins). Oh. My. Gosh. Fabulous! Gignormous. Moist. Very moist. So many cinnamon rolls are dry. You know what I mean. They look all sinful and full of gooey love, and then you bite into it and its all dry and awful. You know. But not Three Brothers Cinnamon Rolls! The CR here was delish. Very cinnamon-y. Thick, dense dough. Plump raisins. The icing was a great compliment. The cream cheese was ever so subtle, making the icing still sweet, but not over the top. Move over Cinnabon, Three Brothers rocks.
I love having Three Brothers Bakery down the street. While they are not perfect (I do not like their bagels), they are pretty close to amazing on everything. They are consistent in product, consistent in good service, and consistent in a variety of offerings. Love me some Three Brothers! Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Three Brothers Bakery – Memorial
Houston, Texas 77024