Houston’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Gets Its Own Store: Culty New Shop Brings Major Menu SurprisesBY Jailyn Marcel // 11.16.16
Tiny Boxwoods brings its signature chocolate chip cookies to Austin.
An array of pastries awaits.
Up to 10 ice cream flavors will be featured each week.
Fresh waffle cones anyone?
Don't forget the donuts.
When pondering Houston’s most beloved cookie, Tiny Boxwoods is always in the equation. The cult-fave café has earned a rep for having one of the best chocolate chip renditions in the city, which should come as no surprise considering head chef and co-owner Baron Doke (other co-owners include Gregg and Lance Thompson) tinkered with the recipe for nearly three months before its release in 2007.
Now, the signature cookie gets top billing with the opening of Tinys Milk & Cookies at 3636 Rice Boulevard, sharing the address with its sister restaurant Tinys No.5. The original Tiny Boxwoods, which opened almost exactly nine years ago on Nov. 14, 2007, sits at 3614 West Alabama Street.
While Tiny’s cookie takes center stage, the walk-up bakery designed in collaboration with FOUND For the Home, also showcases revolving scratch-made pastries. Pastry chef Valerie Stanley churns our confections such as cherry turnovers, chocolate croissants, lemon scones, donuts, and more.
Freshly baked artisanal bread (pumpkin and gingerbread make an appearance), a full espresso bar featuring coffee from Houston’s own Southside Espresso, and up to 10 homemade ice cream flavors a week — think honey lavender, salted caramel, strawberry jam, dairy-free coconut milk chocolate, and the obligatory milk & cookies — grace the menu.
The new outpost also touts surprises including chia seed pudding, house-made granola, sausage & cheese croissants, fresh squeezed/pressed juices, and breakfast taco Fridays.
Now all that’s missing is a tall glass of milk.