The pain au chocolat, chocolate eclairs and cream puffs here are among the best in the city. The croissants are as good as they get in our humid climate, and the almond croissants, filled with a thick slab of almond paste, are stellar. The espresso is Segafredo Italian brand, made with lots of foamy crema, and served in a Segafredo logo cup.
But as good as the sweets are, it's the bread that keeps people coming back. Maybe you're thinking that you've never tried French Riviera Bakery's bread—you're probably mistaken. If you have ever reached into the bread basket at a Houston restaurant and extracted an exceptionally crusty slice of thick French bread, you have probably already sampled the bread from this bakery.