Bakeries >Moeller's Bakery
4201 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX | Directions 7702529.705829 -95.445651
Neighborhoods: Southwest, West University Place
make sure you get what you pay for.... – The petit fours are adorable, and the taste is a bit above par. CAUTION: Check the box before you leave the bakery. On two occasions, I made it to the party lacking at least half a dozen (paid for) petit fours. I know, I know...I should have checked, but I was in a hurry...and the box was covered and stapled closed. Also, do NOT expect friendly service b/c this isn't the place for smiles and helpful employees (this comment is not based on a one-time experience...have been there many times).
No Flavor Cocolate Cake. – I picked up a chocolate cake with butter cream icing for my son's birthday. It was the worst cake we have had. I usually buy from 3 Brothers Bakery who makes excellent cakes. But, they are closed due to Hurricane Ike. There is no flavor to the chocolate cake. It may might as well be white or yellow. The icing is stiff and way too sweet. There is no creaminess to it. I will not be buying cakes from them again. Randall's makes better cakes and they are much cheaper.
My thought... – This bakery has been a childhood favorite. Every birthday I had a cake from Moellers. Their pastries, orange rolls, strawberry cake, peti-fours..etc...are to die for!! Moellers is a very original bakery. They will make you feel right at home. They do however, have their set backs with some of their workers. What customer service place doesn?t? We all have a perspective in this. How were you feeling the day you were being waited on? Was everything going your way? We have those days when no one can make us happy. Dont blame it on people who probably have nothing to do with your problem. i am not saying they are perfect, but nither are we. I thank the people at Moellers for having to deal with some of the people who come there. I have been there during Christmas... KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
Moeller's still the best – Moeller's has consistently been our favorite bakery in Houston. From their original location in West U, their breakfast pastries and petit fours are a family "must". My birthday cakes from my first to, shall we say, more recent have always been excellent. There is nothing like Moeller's to make you feel like it is made just for you! Although I find service a tad slow, it is part of Moellers and I still will highly recommend them for sugary sweets.
Awesome Mouthwatering Petit Fours – For over 20 years I've been in the Hotel & Restaurant Industry. Without fail, I always rely on Moeller's Bakery. They're Petit Fours are to die for...not to mention all the other yummie things they bake. I could eat a dozen or more in one sitting! You must try them!
Birthdays aren't birthdays without a Ms. Moeller's cake! – I have been eating Moeller's cakes/petit fors my whole life! I'm a choc-o-holic except when it comes to white-on-white birthday cake from Moeller's. Her cakes literally make a birthday. Did I mention how friendly and efficient they always are? Definitely the best bakery in town...
best bakery in houston, hands down! – I've been going to Moeller's Bakery since I was in a stroller... and now I'm 27. We've had birthday cakes, carrot cakes, wedding cakes, sugar cookies, danishes, gingerbread men, etc. for years. All of the white cakes taste like wedding cakes and the petit fours are a family favorite. Whenever my mom visits siblings out of state, she takes a box of them with her. We even had them shipped in little plastic containers to us while in college since birthdays felt incomplete without them. This is not a gourmet bakery, you won't get things with french names or complicated fillings. It's a classic bakery, more in the style of what you wish your mom/grandma could bake but prettier. Simple is often way better in taste! It's definitely a family bakery, many of the people I've seen since I was a little kid. They'll learn your name and you'll feel like you live in a little town rather than a huge city. Definitely try them out, I promise you'll be a return customer!
Outrageously good! – When I had a belated wedding reception in August 2007, I wanted monogrammed petit fours. I looked all over town and, on the recommendation of several people, tried Moellers. I was concerned when I read one of the other reviews here, but reassured I'd come to the right place when I saw and tasted the amazing desserts - just heavenly! Yes, the staff is busy, but this is clearly a result of the high quality of their product. The hold time on the phone and the wait in line were very well worth it as my reception guests could not stop talking about the wonderful petit fours. They were perfect - exactly what I wanted - and I would highly recommend Moellers!!
Average items with tiny selection and a good Gingerbread man – Well, we visited this bakery on the tentative recommendation of Mike Kahn out at Kahn's deli in the village because we were looking for someone that could bake the fabulous French pastries the way we used to get them at Alfred's delicatessen until 1995 when Alfred died and the deli shut down. (Mike is Alfred's son).
Very limited selection. No Mocha cake, no black forest cake, no fruit tarts, petit fours come in only two flavors. Similar to what you would find at Kroger or HEB.
From best to worst:
Ginger bread man - excellent. Soft texture rather than the usual crunchy. Excellent flavor and texture, tasted like the Lieb Kuchen we get from Germany.
Petit Fours - Good. Similar to other Petit Fours, they are extremely sweet, which doesn't appeal to everyone. More like candy. These are twice as big as the usual little cubes, a time saving measure, and the decoration is minimal. That's bad, but only two flavors? That really misses the point of Petit Fours being a delightful assortment of jewel like treats.
Creme eclair-almost better than average. Bread tastes like water.
Strawberry cake with cream cheese icing - Average. Bought on the recommendation of another reviewer on this review board. Similar to what you would get at HEB or Kroger, or make yourself with a box mix. How anyone could think this cake is "the best ever" is beyond me. Again, the cake is very sweet. The cream cheese icing is extremely sweet, and the combination makes for an over the top taste, similar to other American Style cakes. Almost no decoration.
Tiramisu - inedible. No coffee flavor, no liquor flavor, the cake portion was dry, and the cream portion tasted like whipped shortening. The cream portion is supposed to be mascarpone cheese, but I'm sure it wasn't that. This item earned the bakery a less than average rating.
For a better risk, try: Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe, 2435 Rice Blvd, in the Village. Their attractive cakes are good and they have a much bigger assortment.
The BEST Cake in Houston – I absolutely love Moeller's Bakery. I worked there in high school (in the early 90s) and have been going back ever since. We have a Moeller's cake for EVERY birthday, baby shower, and anniversary. The cakes are delicious. The butter cream icing is perfect. Everytime we introduce someone to a Moeller's cake, they all want the address immediately. It's impressive.
The gingerbread men, Petit Fours, dinosaur cookies, and snowballs are worth driving in from Sugar Land to get.
I do agree that customer service could be better, but once you leave and eat your yummy cake it's all worth it.
Must haves: Any devil's food cake, white cake, italian cream cake, gingerbread men, dinosaur cookies, snowballs, petit fours, carrot cake, angel food, lemon chiffon, cheese straws, orange rolls, etc....
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