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El Bolillo Bakery
Just like the savory, oval-shaped loaves of bread that inspired its name, El Bolillo Bakery is a culinary staple amongst Houston's Hispanic community. Though it started as a modest corner bakery, El Bolillo is now nothing short of a legend. Its reputation can be traced back to the droves of people who flocked to the original Greater Heights location once word of its fresh pastries, churros, and tres leches cakes got out. Growing demand led the crew to open up a second and third location just to keep up with the crowds. Today, the bakery continues to craft fresh bolillos, tortillas, and empanadas every day. Though these would be highlights at almost any other restaurant, here they take a backseat to El Bolillo’s famous custom cakes. Available in a variety of flavors, these cakes can be made to resemble anything from a favorite cartoon character to a designer purse that looks and tastes just like the real thing.