Four hospitality veterans have combined their talents to stir up a cafe and bakery concept that is sure to please Houston foodies. Guests can spend the entire day at White Elm Cafe & Bakery, from waking up in the morning to oven fresh baked breads and pastries to having lunch or dinner at the full-service, dine-in cafe or walk up counter.
White Elm Cafe Bakery is a reflection of the best of its four owners: Christopher “Chico” Ramirez of Dinner Table Investments, Tasos Katsaounis, owner of Bread Man Baking and Chez Nous owners Scott and Stacy Simonson.
Katsaounis, better known as the Bread Man, keeps customers happy with a variety of classic and Greek-inspired sweet and savory creations like croissants, scones, tarts and muffins, not to mention the restaurant gets its name from the street in Dallas where he grew up. Husband and wife team, Scott and Stacy Simonson designed the daily menu with a nod to the French countryside and Mediterranean coast.
Featured dishes include: charred octopus with muhammara, a vadouvan curry chicken salad sandwich, duck confit pizza with pomegranate glazed onions, and a bistro filet with bone marrow butter. From the Thai Crunch salad to the vegetarian Sweet Potato Lasagna, there is a mix of classic offerings with a sometimes surprising, but always tasty twist.
Ramirez envisions the fine dining restaurant also becoming a go-to grocery stop for fresh baked goods and grab-and-go pastry and coffee.