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#LocalsWeighIn: 15 Perfect Spots For Pastries

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas


We get it. We all love pastries, especially during the holidays. Nothing says "I Love You" more than freshly-baked goods, and Corpus Christi is filled with fabulous locations for in-house made treats! Whether its a quick fix for your sweet tooth or a last minute Christmas gift, locals have weighed in on the perfect one-stop shops for pastries.


S & J Bakery

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9802 Leopard St.

S & J Bakery proves that everything is indeed bigger in Texas. The bakery specializes in giant kolaches properly named Hogs in a Blanket and have the biggest cinnamon rolls you have ever seen!


Pastry flavors include apple, strawberry cream cheese, lemon, cherry and blueberry.

I just wish S & J Bakery had a branch here in the UK! - Lorie L.

Love, love, love this bakery! The cinnamon rolls are to die for! - Joyce L.


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3812 S. Alameda St.

Hester’s Café started out with one location off of Six Points opened by high school sweethearts Jason and Hester Rodriguez, and now have several locations in Corpus Christi. Aside from amazing the food and coffee, there is a huge variety of pastries and baked goods!


Quality ingredients creatively put together steal the show at Hester’s Café.

The pastries are absolutely delicious! Great ambience and customer service. Almost feels like you are transported to another place! - Veronica G.

It's so beautiful. Eating turtle cheesecake outside looking at the ocean view. Friday's don't get any better than this! - Jade M.


Rose Peddles Cafe


600 Leopard St.

Gluten-friendly, tiny, mini and delicious can describe the adorable baked goods of Rose Peddles Cakes.

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These fresh pastries are brought into Green Light Coffee daily for visitors to enjoy with perfectly paired coffee or tea.

Not only are her cakes/cookie/donuts gorgeous, they are like little bites of heaven. An experience that always leaves you wanting more... -Rebecca P.

Cannot even explain how yummy everything has been! My favorite is the Italian Cream Bundt cakes! - Sabrina L.


Cafe Calypso


5425 S. Padre Island Dr.

Cafe Calypso always has something different to choose from when it comes to pastries! Enjoy the sounds of folk music, classic rock, jazz, and bluegrass at this local coffee shop located inside Half-Priced Books. Pick out a favorite book and enjoy the freshly-made treats this cafe has to offer.

Homemade desserts to die for! The cheesecake especially -Zoe P.

Awesome coffee, amazing pastries and quiches! And the owners are the sweetest people I've ever met. - Magda E.


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302 S. Austin St., Rockport, TX

The Rockport Daily Grind is a favorite for breakfast and lunch time. Located right outside Corpus Christi in downtown Rockport, this cafe has assorted muffins, scones, bagels, Texas-sized brownies and more, with gluten-free pastries available! If you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth and have a wonderful meal, check out Rockport Daily Grind.

Rockport Daily Grind was the highlight of our visit. The quiche, the deserts, with your choice of coffee, was pure perfection.  -Bobby S.

Always the best coffee and the best customer service. Just wished we lived down in Rockport now. We would be regulars. - Tracy L.


JB's German Bakery & Cafe


 15137 S. Padre Island Dr.

JB’s German Bakery & Café offers the highest quality breads and pastries, made from scratch, using the strictest German traditions and recipes. Juergen Kazenmayer worked as a baker for more than 30 years in Germany before he and wife Brigitte decided to come to Corpus Christi, Texas, and open their own bakery. Their 2-ton wood-burning oven imported from Germany and their handmade bakery products distinguish them from all others. Locals flock to Padre Island to get a taste of their amazingly, delicious, sweet and savory pastries!  JB’s German Bakery & Café not only sells baked goods, but also serves lunch, coffee, and is dog friendly. 1908208_785274141540378_7369528714077556339_n.jpg

The strudels are so amazing they even opened a shop dedicated to them on the Southside of Corpus Christi called Strudel Mania. If there's one spot to satisfy your sweet tooth, it's JB’s German Bakery & Café.

Incredible selection, great taste! Hard-to-find items like poppy seed cake, hazelnut danish or bread, rhubarb pie. Also: German bread and rolls. So glad we found you! - Ruth S.

Amazing! Fantastic place to start my day. Reminds me of pastries I had in Europe. Be back for sure. - Michael R.


Nuevo Cafe


1124 Ayers St.

Treat yourself to the delicious pastries at Nuevo Cafe! Based in Corpus Christi, this cafe is the perfect spot for your pastry needs. Nuevo Cafe is a must-try in Corpus Christi, as it maintains a unique and authentic experience. It displays art from local artists, and is famous for the poblano soup. The pastries are always fresh and ready to go!

One of my favorite places!! The sandwiches are good, soup is amazing and the desserts are delicious!! - Lori A.


Ara's Midtown Cafe


New Location Coming Soon!

Ara's Midtown Cafe has an abundance of baked goods right when you walk through the door. Although it is currently moving to a new location, keep in mind that as a first time customer you can try a made-from-scratch bon bon of your choice!

First off, everything is pretty much homemade.  That already makes a place a notch above the rest.  The breads are homemade and delicious.  The dressings are homemade and delicious.  And best of all, the desserts are homemade and delicious! - Bill B.


Dave Makes Yummy Stuff


100 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Dave Makes Yummy Stuff  is every gluten-free lover's dream! Dave has perfected his caramel recipe to offer a wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth experience with each bite. Flavors include Chai Spice, Orange Chipotle, Chocolate, Pecan and so much more! Whether you live a gluten-free lifestyle or not, you will definitely love these pastries. You can find Dave Makes Yummy Stuff every Wednesday at the Downtown Farmers' Market!

Had the gluten and dairy free sandwich buns tonight. They were so good. My friend that does not have intolerance to gluten loved it! -Sara K.

AMAZING! Absolutely delicious. Our favorites were the peanut butter blossoms and the sea turtles -Rebekah P.


Bonn A-Petit


4301 S. Alameda St.

Bonn A-Petit can be described as a gourmet convenience store, but with amazing pastries that are ready to go for home or to events!


With a southern French twist, Bonn A-Petit brings tasty pastries to the table.

...Dessert was equally delicious- we ordered the flourless chocolate torte, bread pudding, and the French Vanilla strawberry cake. I wish I lived here so that I could come at least weekly. -Adam W.

I travel a lot and when I am in town I always eat here. I have eaten at almost every restaurant in Corpus Christi and this is by far my favorite. -Marcie V.


Fillingood Bakery


3819 S. Alameda St.

Fillingood Bakery is sure to leave you, well, feeling good. With a huge variety of pastries and noms there's no limit to what goes on your plate! Will you be choosing sweet or savory?

If I could give 100 stars I would....I've seen firsthand the quality and excellence that goes into everything they do! Quality, fresh ingredients and attention to detail....this is a rare find! Your croissants, made with butter, flaky, fresh, whether plain, chocolate filled or ham and cheese...are the best I've ever had. The bacon jalapeno scone was delicious:) I've had the pleasure of eating many, many of Claudia's great ideas and am always blown away with the flavor. -Darla M.

Fed By Bread

4231 S. Alameda St.

Fed By Bread exists in Corpus Christi to bake and sell homemade bread and support projects serving orphans and vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa. 100% of the profit supports viable organizations seeking to holistically serve vulnerable children. Not only do they have an amazingly great cause, but their bread and treats taste fantastic! And, you can even place orders online. To get the perfect experience, visit Eleanor's Coffee Bar + Market where Fed By Bread serves up some tasty treats to pair with specialty drip coffee.

The cranberry orange scones are incredible!! -Lindsay D.

So good! Love all the Fed By Bread stuff and such a great cause. -Kristin H.


Czech-Mex Bakery & Cafe


711 N. Carancahua, Suite 150

If you're looking for an adorable atmosphere to nom on all the deliciousness, get to Czech-Mex Bakery & Cafe. Cakes are the specialty, but with that comes many baked sweets and treats to choose from. Don't forget lunch! The menu has much to offer from sandwiches to warm meals.

 They bake their own bread and have a huge variety of kolaches, strudel, etc, all of which is delicious. -Megan K.


Small Planet Delicatessen & Bakery

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 5625 Saratoga Blvd., Ste 117

Where to get the best dessert, you ask? Look no further than Small Planet Delicatessen & Bakery in Corpus Christi. It's goal is to be a delicious part of your life, and trust us when we say it will be once you dive into all the scrumptious flavors of the pastries and cakes.

If one is looking to eat in a locally created, owned and run Corpus Christi deli, this is THE PLACE. -Herschel S.


La Michoacana Bakery


3829 Crosstown Expy.

Break bread with family by getting your fill of pan dulce at La Michoacana Bakery! It has the most awesome pumpkin empanadas. The cakes are beautifully decorated, the frostings are tasty and all around taste great.

I can't ever get enough of Mexican sweet bread and everytime I come back to Corpus my very first stop is always La Michoacana. -Robert M.

This Bakery is The Bomb! It's delicious just to pick your own sweet bread. It's my Favorite Bakery from now on. Thanks! -Robert M.


Now go and forget that New Year's resolution for now! After all, when on vacation in Corpus Christi, there's no better way to treat yourself.




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