Houston >Crave Cupcakes
The second, bigger location of Crave is sleek and shiny. Cupcakes are delicious. What's cool is all the glass that lets you see the whole operation, the cupcake making, the decorating--which somehow makes everything even more delicious. Also cool--the lattes flavored with cupcake icing. Mmm-mmm...
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I normally go to the Uptown location, and just had to try their new place. It is located in a strip shopping center close to Azuma Sushi. The place has a good vibe and is really clean.
As far as dining inside, there is an indoor community island with barstools at this location. They have a couple of small tables outside.
The staff was eager to greet the crowd and the service was quick but personable.
I tried the pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese icing and the deep roast coffee. The coffee was hand-dripped and excellent. The pumpkin cupcake tasted like a banana-nut breakfast muffin without the banana. I couldn't taste the pumpkin and nutmeg. I guess I was expecting to taste a rich pumpkin pie. The cream cheese icing was a B+.
The Crave Cupcake Latte was worth waiting for...they are not as quick as Starbucks. I had the Dulce de Leche and there are 5 other flavors like Mint Chocolate. They use a velvet espresso bean and grind them on the spot. It woke me up just right.
I also went back and tried the Gingerbread Breakfast Cupcake. It was sprinkled with powdered sugar and rich with holiday spices. It stuck to my front teeth...yes, it was very moist.
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