Introducing: Small Business Spotlights – Houston Desserts

We’re excited to introduce our new small business spotlights series — a monthly roundup of diverse small businesses from all different backgrounds and cultures.

by Aimie Ye

Earlier this year, we pledged to continuously improve our hiring practices, cultural norms, and diversity efforts at GoCo. We also pledged to work with experts in diversity and inclusion to assist HR professionals in leading a revolution inside of businesses. 

While there is still endless work to do, we’re excited to introduce our new small business spotlights series — a monthly roundup of diverse small businesses from all different backgrounds and cultures. Each month, we’ve selected a different business theme to help bring awareness to a diverse array of businesses. Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy and communities, and we’re committed to bringing the spotlight to them!

For our first monthly spotlight, we’ve decided to dive deeper into the Houston dessert scene. From hot cheeto croissants to keto cookies, here are our monthly business highlights!

Koffeteria

Downtown
1110 Hutchins St #102, Houston, TX 77003
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Owned by former Top Chef Vanarin Kuch, Koffeteria is known for its upscale ambience and creative pastries. As the child of Cambodian refugees, food has always had a special significance for Kuch, which is evident in the bold array of items. From pastries to coffee and plated desserts, you’re sure to find the perfect treat.

Featured Items: Pistachio Baklava & Hot Cheeto Croissant

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Kai’s Kookies

Westchase
10846 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042
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Kai’s Baking Studio started off as a 6 year old girl, Kai, spending time baking with her dad at home, and has since blossomed into a family-owned business. Offering a variety of keto, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly and other treats, the sweets shop is far from ordinary. Respecting customers’ allergens and dietary restrictions is a top priority for the dessert joint. Not only do they have cookies, brownies, and cakes, but they also make killer bagels and savory tamales!

Featured Items: Keto Brownies and Keto Tamales

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Cupcake Kitchen Houston

MacGregor
2533 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
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Cupcake Kitchen is a cafe-bakery known for its artisanal cupcakes, cookies, pies and cakes. Native Houstonian and Owner Patrice Farooq built her business from the ground up, starting from a meal catering business. Visitors can indulge in banana pudding cake, cinnamon rolls and other tasty goodies at her shop. Patrice has continued to build on her dreams of opening a Seafood and Soulfood restaurant, so the spot now offers savory meals as well.

Featured Items: “Third Ward Classic Cake” and Banana Pudding

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GoCo is committed to creating and nurturing environments where diversity and inclusion are encouraged, and this is only one small step. Stay tuned for more business spotlights every month!

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