La Brioche: another one of Fondren’s perks

From Issue 6

If you walk inside Fondren Corner, you’ll find La Brioche. Known for their pastries, they also serve impeccable coffee. This cute, friendly shop is definitely a place you’ll want to stop.

Upon entering La Brioche, you’ll approach a pastry counter. They have many different french pastries, including macaroons, croissants, and more. You can order cakes for special occasions, too. If you find yourself with nothing to do on a hot summer afternoon, swing by and pick up a cup of gelato.

The shop offers a wide variety of coffee, some of which I wasn’t too sure what it was. I decided to get a Cafe Au Lait, and I do not regret this decision. The barista steamed the designated amount of milk, handing me the cup and directing me to the coffee. The coffee was already made and waiting for me. I was able to choose from medium or dark roast, which was nice. However, I didn’t like that I had to make the drink myself. It would’ve been easier if the barista had the coffee behind the counter and poured it for me instead of explaining to me what to do and letting me do it myself.

The great thing about La Brioche is the location. If you want to sit inside, the open feeling that the shop gives makes it perfect to study. If the weather is nice, there are tables outside of Fondren Corner to sit and sip a macchiato.

After your coffee, macaroon, or whatever you get has been enjoyed, the fondren area is great to walk around. You can get coffee, walk around town, or even walk through the nearby neighborhoods if you want. It’s really easy to spend a whole afternoon in Fondren, so I would highly recommend stopping by.